- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 30, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks on the economy and participates in a tour of Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Ill.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the metropolitan-area employment and unemployment for December. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10:30 a.m. Debt Management Advisory Committee holds a meeting and working session of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Bond Market Association. Location: Hay-Adams Hotel, 16th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/622-2042.

11 a.m. —Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Performance Measures Work Group. Location: One Potomac Yard (North Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Room N- 4830, Arlington. Contact: 703/305-0387.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Senate in session. The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for the weekly party luncheons. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:05 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a meeting to organize for the 110th Congress and to hold a hearing on “Senators’ Perspectives on Global Warming.” Members appearing before the committee include Sens. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat, and Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

10 a.m. —Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “Exercising Congress’s Constitutional Power to End a War.” David Barron, professor of law at Harvard Law School, and Bradford Berenson, partner at Sidley Austin LLP, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

1 p.m. —Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on “Iraq: Alternative Plans Continued, Session 2: The Iraq Study Group.” Former Rep. Lee H. Hamilton, Indiana Democrat, and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, co-chairmen of the Iraq Study Group, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. —Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on transportation-sector fuel efficiency. Elizabeth Lowery, vice president for public policy at the General Motors Corp., and William Logue, vice president for public policy at FedEx Express, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour debate and noon to consider establishing the House Democracy Assistance Commission for the 110th Congress. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on “Five and Ten Year Security Goals.” Former Sens. Warren Rudman, New Hampshire Republican, and Gary Hart, Colorado Democrat, co-chairmen of the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century; and 9/11 commission members Tim Roemer and Jamie Gorelick testify. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on “Security and Stability in Afghanistan: Challenges and Opportunities.” James Dobbins, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand National Security Research Division; and Karl Inderfurth, professor of international affairs at George Washington University, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

10:30 a.m. —Education and Labor health, employment, labor and pensions subcommittee holds a hearing on “Protecting Workers From Genetic Discrimination.” House Rules Chairman Louise M. Slaughter, New York Democrat, and Rep. Judy Biggert, Illinois Republican, co-sponsors of the “Genetic Non-Discrimination Information Act,” testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-0853.

2 p.m. Armed Services military personnel subcommittee holds a hearing on “Force Requirements Determination Process.” Army Maj. Gen. Richard Formica, director of force management and deputy chief of staff, and Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Stephen Johnson, deputy commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development, testify. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

GENERAL AGENDA

Government performance — 12:30 p.m. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao delivers remarks to the Performance Institute’s Government Performance Summit. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Guard empowerment — 2 p.m. The Senate National Guard Caucus holds a press conference to announce introduction of the National Guard Empowerment Act of 2007. The bill will strengthen the Guard by having the Defense Department approve one four-star general for the National Guard and give this Guard General a seat at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Sens. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat; Christopher S. Bond, Missouri Republican; and Ben Nelson, Nebraska Democrat, participate. Location: House Radio-TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3693 or 202/224-7627.

Ocean policy — 2:30 p.m. The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative holds a briefing on “Did We Sink or Swim in 2006,” which will examine its “Ocean Policy Report Card,” with Leon Panetta and retired Adm. James Watkins, co-chairmen of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative. Location: HC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/293-6200, Ext. 219.

Travel and tourism — 4 p.m. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson deliver remarks at Commerce Department Travel and Tourism Advisory Board meeting. Location: Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883 or 202/282-8010.

Arabs and terrorism — 8:15 p.m. Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a film screening of “Arabs and Terrorism.” Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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