- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 15, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses the global war on terrorism at the Renaissance Mayflower hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Boardreleases a report on the industrial production and capacity utilization in January. Location: 20th and C streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Commission of Fine Artsholds a meeting to consider items affecting the appearance of Washington, which may include buildings, parks and memorials. Location: National Building Museum, Judiciary Square, 401 F St. NW, Suite 312. Contact: 202/504-2200.

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

9 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committeeholds a markup of the Improving America’s Security by Implementing Unfinished Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007; to extend the District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999; to extend the date on which the National Security Personnel System will first apply to certain defense laboratories. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

9:30 a.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportationaviation operations, safety and security subcommittee holds a hearing on the administration’s proposal to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

9:30 a.m. —Energy and Natural Resources Committeeholds a hearing on the fiscal 2008 budget for the Interior Department. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne testifies. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. Special Committee on Agingholds a hearing, “Boomers and the Budget: What Does it Mean for America’s Seniors.” Michael J. Astrue of the Social Security Administration and Leslie Norwalk of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services participate. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

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

1 p.m. Appropriationsmilitary construction, Veterans Affairs and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2008 appropriations for the Veterans Affairs Department. VA Secretary Jim Nicholson testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

1 p.m. —Veterans Affairsoversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing, “VA Inspector General — Budget and Best Practices.” VA Inspector General George Opfer testifies. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9756.

1:30 p.m. International RelationsAsia, the Pacific, and the global environment subcommittee holds a hearing, “Protecting the Human Rights of Comfort Women.” Rep. Michael M. Honda, California Democrat, Yong Soo Lee of the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery and Jan Ruff O’Herne of Friends of Comfort Women in Australia testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Investment forum — all day The government of Liberia holds a private-sector investment forum. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:05 a.m. — Richard Tolbert of the National Investment Commission delivers remarks.

12:30 p.m. — Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf delivers remarks.

Location: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/723-0437.

Economic reform — 9 a.m. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development holds a discussion, “Going for Growth 2007: The Political Economy of Reform.” Angel Gurria and Jean-Philippe Cotis of OECD participate. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/785-6323.

Lending industry — 10:30 a.m. The Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “Understated Risk: Are Structural Changes in Mortgage Securities Undermining More than the Lending Industry?” Joseph Mason of Drexel University and Joshua Rosner of Medley Global Advisers LLC participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Book discussion — 11:45 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research-Brookings Joint Center holds a book discussion with Peter H. Schuck and Richard J. Zeckhauser, authors of “Targeting in Social Programs: Avoiding Bad Bets, Removing Bad Apples.” Robert Hahn and Clifford Winston of the AEI-Brookings Joint Center and Douglas J. Besharov of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

U.S.-Panamanian relations — noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion with Panamanian President Martin Torrijos on the future of the U.S.-Panamanian trade agreement. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

GI Bill — 12:15 p.m. Sens. Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas Democrat, and Susan Collins, Maine Republican, hold a press conference to announce a plan to modernize the GI Bill. Reps. Vic Snyder, Arkansas Democrat; John Boozman, Arkansas Republican; and Stephanie Herseth, South Dakota Democrat, participate. Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4843 (Mrs. Lincoln); 202/224-2523 (Miss Collins); 501/324-5943 (Mr. Snyder); 202/226-7569 (Mr. Boozman); and 202/225-2801 (Miss Herseth).

Memorial wall — 1 p.m. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation holds a press conference to announce the selected quotations from King’s writing, sermons and speeches to be engraved on the memorial wall. Ed Jackson Jr., executive architect, and James Chaffers and Jon Lockhart of the University of Michigan participate. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Human rights — 4 p.m. The Georgetown University Law Center holds a lecture, “One Hundred Years of Human Rights,” with Judge Thomas Buergenthal from the International Court of Justice. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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