- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 16, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. Economic Research Service releases the oil-crops outlook report and rice outlook report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/694-5050.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy holds a public meeting to present its rule-making to amend the existing energy-conservation standards for residential water heaters, direct heating equipment and pool heaters. Location: Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Room 1E-245. Contact: 202/586-7892.

1:30 p.m. —Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate holds a meeting of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt; and Frances Fragos Townsend, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, have been invited to participate. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street Northwest. Contact: 703/235-5316.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket number 06-84, Safeco v. Burr, consolidated with docket number 06-100, Geico v. Edo, one hour argument

Docket number 05-1429: Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. v. Pacific Gas

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 10 a.m. for morning business and 1 p.m. to resume consideration of the ethics and lobbying reform bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing, “Economic Opportunity and Security for Working Families.” Eileen Appelbaum, professor and director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University, and Jacob Hacker, associate professor at Yale University, testify. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2 p.m. —Judiciary immigration, border security and refugee subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Plight of Iraqi Refugees.” Ellen Sauerbrey, assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration; “Sami,” a former translator for the U.S. military; and “John,” a former truck driver (subcontractor) for the U.S. military, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. to consider observing and celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King and encouraging the people of the United States to celebrate his life and legacy and to provide a new effective date for the applicability of certain provisions of law to Public Law 105-331. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

3 p.m. Armed Services seapower and expeditionary forces subcommittee holds a hearing on Marine Corps force-protection equipment for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Brig. Gen. Randolph Alles, commanding general of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, and Brig. Gen. Michael Brogan, commanding general of the Marine Corps Systems Command, testify. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, 202/225-2675.

4 p.m. —Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule for “The College Student Relief Act of 2007” and for “The Creating Long-term Energy Alternatives for the Nation Act.” Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9091.

GENERAL AGENDA

Press conference — 10:30 a.m. The National Air and Space Museum holds a press conference on the ongoing installation of the forward fuselage section of a retired Boeing 747 in the air transportation gallery. Robert van der Linden, curator of the Aeronautics Division, participates. Location: National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 202/633-2374.

Children and AIDS — 11 a.m. The United Nations Children’s Fund holds a conference-call briefing, beginning at 11 a.m., “Children and AIDS: A Stock-taking Report.” Peter McDermott of UNICEF and Agnes Binagwaho, executive secretary of the HIV/AIDS Commission, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 212/303-7910.

Employee health management — 12:15 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a press conference to present its new publication, “Leading by Example: Leading Practices for Employee Health Management.” HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt, USCC CEO Tom Donohue and Partnership for Prevention President John Clymer participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

America’s future economy — 12:30 p.m. Sen. George V. Voinovich, Ohio Republican, and Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, hold a press conference to introduce “The Securing America’s Future Economy Commission Act,” aimed at comprehensive reform of tax and entitlement systems. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-7784.

Real estate industry — 12:30 p.m. The Mortgage Bankers Association holds its annual “State of the Real Estate Industry” press conference. Jonathan Kempner, president and CEO; John Robbins, chairman; and Kurt Pfotenhauer, senior vice president of government affairs, participate. Location: The Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/557-2730.

Homeland security meeting — 1:30 p.m. Homeland Security Department’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate holds a meeting of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; Homeland Security Undersecretary for Preparedness George Foresman; and Frances Fragos Townsend, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, participate. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW. Contact: 703/235-5316.

Congressional ethics — 3 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Congressional Ethics Enforcement: Is Congress Fulfilling its Constitutional Role?” former Rep. Robert Livingston, Louisiana Republican; former Rep. Louis Stokes, Ohio Democrat; Dennis Thompson of Harvard University; and Karen Tumulty of Time magazine participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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