- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 7, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Farm Credit Administration holds a meeting to review a proposed rule on joint and several liability-priority of claims and to receive the Office of Management Services’ quarterly report. Location: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/883-4009.

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

9:15 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on President Bush’s foreign-affairs budget and to vote on the nomination of John D. Negroponte to be deputy secretary of state. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

9:30 a.m. —Appropriations transportation, treasury, the judiciary and housing and urban development subcommittee holds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2008 budget request for the Transportation Department. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. —Budget Committee holds a hearing on President Bush’s fiscal 2008 budget and revenue proposals. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Advanced Fuels Infrastructure Research and Development Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2008 budget for the Veterans Affairs Department. VA Secretary Jim Nicholson, Acting VA Undersecretary for Health Michael Kussman, VA Undersecretary for Benefits Daniel Cooper and VA Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs William Tuerk testify. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.

10 a.m. —Appropriations homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2008 appropriations for the Homeland Security Department. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. —Science Committee holds a hearing, “The State of Climate Change Science 2007: The Findings of the Fourth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group I Report.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, delivers opening remarks, and Susan Solomon of IPCC testifies. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6375.

10 a.m. —Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2008 budget for the Health and Human Services Department. HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Symposium — all day The Maghreb Center holds its inaugural symposium, “Current Political and Economic Developments in North Africa.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: The Marriott Georgetown Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: administration@maghrebcenter.org

Youth homelessness — 9 a.m. The Urban Institute holds a discussion, “The Nexus of Youth Homelessness and the Child Welfare System.” Participants include Martha Burt of the Urban Institute, Amy Dworsky of the Chapin Hall Center for Children, Bab Mecum of Lighthouse Youth Services and Bob Reeg of the National Network for Youth. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-7200.

State of the Americas — 9 a.m. — The Americas Project at the Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “The State of the Americas.” Participants include Organization of American States Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza, Cynthia Arnson of the Woodrow Wilson Center, Arcela Sanchez of The Washington Post, Arturo Valenzuela of Georgetown University and Dan Restrepo of CAP. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Political asylum — 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom holds a press conference to present its report card on the implementation of the two-year-old “Report on Asylum Seekers in Expedited Removal.” Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/523-3240, ext. 127.

Carcinogenic products — 10 a.m. Freedom Press holds a press conference, “Carcinogenic Kid Products.” Participants include David Steinman, author of “Safe Trip to Eden: Ten Steps to Save Planet Earth from the Global Warming Meltdown,” and Jane Houlihan of the Environmental Working Group. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Holeman Lounge. Contact: 415/307-2348.

Black pro-life luncheon — noon The National Black Pro-Life Union holds a Leaders for Life luncheon. Participants include Sens. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, and Ben Nelson, Nebraska Democrat, and Reps. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, and Alan B. Mollohan, West Virginia Democrat. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/834-0844.

Politics discussion — 12:30 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion on ” ‘The Party of Sam’s Club’ Meets the ‘Liberaltarians.’ ” Participants include Ross Douthat of the Atlantic Monthly, Brink Lindsey of the Cato Institute and Ezra Klein of American Prospect. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW., seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Budget dynamic scoring — 12:30 p.m. Republican Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona and John Campbell of California hold a briefing to examine how dynamic scoring could affect this year’s budget and the newly implemented pay-as-you-go rules. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2635.

Faith discussion — 3:30 p.m. The Georgetown University Law Center holds a discussion, “Jesus: A Perspective of Three Faiths.” Participants include Michael Goldman, Jewish chaplain at Georgetown University Law Center; Duke Kwon, assistant pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Washington; and Hisham Mahmoud of Princeton University. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Payne reception — 6:30 p.m. There will be a reception honoring Rep. Donald M. Payne, New Jersey Democrat, chairman of the House International Relations subcommittee on Africa, global human rights and international operations. Location: Africare House, 440 R St. NW. Contact: Junie Francois at junieafricasummit.org.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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