- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 14, 2007

PRESIDENT

Meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in the Oval Office.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Census Bureaureleases a report on the manufacturing and trade inventories and sales in December. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Transit Administrationholds a meeting to allow the public to ask questions regarding the second notice of proposed rule-making for regulations governing the agency’s financial assistance programs for public transportation. Location: DOT, 400 Seventh St. SW, Room 2201. Contact: 202/366-4011.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on the semiannual monetary policy report. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391 [Note: There will be a lockup in 538 DSOB beginning 7:30 a.m. for reporters with congressional credentials to review Mr. Bernanke’s testimony. Reporters planning to attend the lockup and/or hearing must register with their appropriate media galleries. All material is embargoed until 10 a.m.]

10 a.m. —Budget Committeeholds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2008 budgetary proposals on tax compliance. Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mark W. Everson testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. —Judiciary Committeeholds a hearing on judicial security and independence. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

2:30 p.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportationfisheries and the Coast Guard subcommittee holds a hearing on recent setbacks to the Coast Guard Deepwater Program. Adm. Thad Allen, Coast Guard commandant, and Richard L. Skinner, inspector general of the Homeland Security Department, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Iraq war resolution. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Agriculture Committeeholds a meeting to organize for the 110th Congress and a hearing with the secretary to review the farm bill proposals for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns testifies. Location: 1302 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10 a.m. —Appropriations Committeeholds a hearing on the budget overview. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., Office of Management and Budget Director Rob Portman and Edward Lazear, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. —Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing on the fiscal 2008 defense budget request from the Department of the Army. Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202.225-4151; recorded schedule: 202/225-2675.

3:30 p.m. —Homeland Security intelligence, information sharing, and terrorism risk assessment subcommittee holds a hearing on the president’s proposed fiscal 2008 budget for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Charles E. Allen, assistant homeland security secretary for information analysis, testifies. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-2616.

GENERAL AGENDA

Energy day — all day The Alliance to Save Energy holds the “Great Energy Efficiency Day.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 11:45 a.m. — Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/458-2736.

Climate dialogue — all day Globe International, the G8+5 Climate Change Dialogue, and COM+ Alliance of Communicators for Sustainable Development host a Legislators Forum on Climate Change. Events begin at 9:15 a.m.

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — Sens. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat and chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee; Barbara Boxer, California Democrat and chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee; and Olympia J. Snowe, Maine Republican, deliver remarks.

10:15 a.m. — German Chancellor Angela Merkel (by video), “Presentation of the German G8 Presidency Priorities”

1:25 p.m. — Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, Maryland Republican, will deliver opening remarks; Nicholas Stern, author of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and head of the UK Government Economic Service, will be the keynote speaker; Matthias Machnig, German secretary for environment, will give concluding remarks.

2:30 p.m. — Sens. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, and John McCain, Arizona Republican, deliver opening remarks for a corporate leaders panel.

Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/458-2736.

Republican women — 10 a.m. Republican Women of Anne Arundel County holds a meeting. Location: Conte-Lubrano Apartment Building, lower level conference room, 130 Lubrano Drive, Annapolis. Contact: 410/757-2345.

Korean-American alliance — 10 a.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference, “The Korean-American Alliance for the 21st Century.” Park Geun-Hye, a member of the South Korean National Assembly and candidate for president, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Class action fairness act — noon The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies holds a discussion, “Class Action Fairness Act: Two Years Later.” John Beisner of O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Theodore Frank of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/822-8138.

North Korea nuclear program — 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Report for Pyongyang: North Korea’s Nuclear Future.” Joel Wit, former member of the State Department’s negotiating team on the 1994 Agreed Framework; and David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security, participate. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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