- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 23, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers State of the Union address, House Floor, U.S. Capitol.

VICE PRESIDENT

9 a.m. — Attends State of the Union address, House Floor, U.S. Capitol.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the regional and state employment and unemployment rates for December 2006. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Health and Human Services Departmentholds a meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics subcommittee on privacy and confidentiality to discuss privacy issue around personal health records and noncovered health care providers. Location: National Center for Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville. Contact: 202/690-7100, or 301/458-4245.

3:30 p.m. —National Council on Disabilityholds a meeting by teleconference of the Youth Advisory Committee to consider announcements, reports and new business. Location: None given. Contact: 202/272-2004.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. At 9 p.m., the Senate meets in joint session with the House for President Bush’s State of the Union address. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Veterans’ Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on Defense Department-Veterans Affairs Department collaboration and cooperation to meet the needs of returning service members. Defense Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness David Chu and VA Deputy Secretary Gordon Mansfield testify. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9126.

10 a.m. Budget Committeeholds a hearing, “The Growing Tax Gap and Strategies for Reducing It.” Robert McIntyre, director of the liberal Citizens for Tax Justice, and Michael Brostek, director of tax issues, Strategic Issues Team, Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour debate and at noon to consider “The Seasoned Customer CTR Exemption Act”; “The District of Columbia and United States Territories Circulating Quarter-Dollar Program Act”; legislation to direct the secretary of Homeland Security to streamline the SAFETY Act and the anti-terrorism technology procurement process. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing on implications of Iraq policy on total force readiness. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. —Budget Committeeholds a hearing, “Why Deficits Matter.” U.S. Comptroller General David Walker of the Government Accountability Office and Edward Gramlich, senior fellow at the Urban Institute and professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, testify. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7200.

11:30 a.m. —Rules Committeeholds a meets to formulate a rule on “Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to permit Delegates and the Resident Commissioner to the Congress to cast votes in the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.” Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9091.

GENERAL AGENDA

Water-resources dialogue — all day The American Water Resources Association holds its third annual National Water Resources Policy Dialogue. Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlight — 9:15 a.m. — Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns delivers remarks

Location: Sheraton National Hotel, 990 S. Orme St., Arlington. Contact: 540/687-8390.

Capital forum — all day The Washington D.C. Technology Council holds its eighth annual Early Stage Capital Forum. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 9:15 a.m. — D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty delivers remarks

Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/637-9333.

Cuba and U.S. policy choices — 8 a.m. — The Inter-American Dialogue holds a discussion, “Cuba and U.S. Policy Choices.” Reps. Bill Delahunt, Massachusetts Democrat, and Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, participate. Location: The Inter-American Dialogue, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 510. Contact: 202/822-9002.

Energy-policy discussion — 8 a.m. — U.S. News and & Reportholds a discussion, “Which Way for Energy Policy? Prospects for Security, Diversity and Affordability.” Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat; Rep. John E. Peterson, Pennsylvania Republican; Deputy Energy Secretary Clay Sell; and Flynt Leverett of the New America Foundation participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 212/577-2584.

State of the Union forecast — 9:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The 2007 State of the Union Address: Addressing Key Questions of Economic and Foreign Policy.” Leon Aron, Dan Blumenthal and Thomas Donnelly of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St., NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Hybrid technology — 10:30 a.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute holds the one-year anniversary celebration of the National Plug-In Partners Campaign, which is “helping to spur the development and deployment of plug-in hybrid technology in the nation’s transportation sector.” Sens. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, and Maria Cantwell, Washington Democrat; Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Texas Democrat; and Austin, Texas, Mayor Will Wynn participate. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1885.

9/11 health funding — 12:30 p.m. Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrats, hold a press conference about ill September 11 first-responders. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7944.

Food safety — 3:15 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns delivers remarks on the farm bill and food safety at a Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee meeting. Location: Holiday Inn Central, 1501 Rhode Island Ave. NW., Mayors Rooms 1 and 2. Contact: 202/720-4623.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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