- The Washington Times - Monday, January 8, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

11:10 a.m. — Meets with House members at the White House to discuss U.S. strategy in Iraq.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the retail report for the third quarter of 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

5 p.m. —American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Office of Science and Technology Policy holds a meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology to hear presentations on personalized medicine. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW, Congressional Ballroom. Contact: 202/456-7116.

10 a.m. —National Science Board holds a meeting of the Programs and Plans Committee to review the National Science Foundation’s draft Cyberinfrastructure Vision document. Location: NSF, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Public Meeting Room 365, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7000.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 06-102 Sinochem International v. Malaysia International Shipping

Docket No. 05-1575 Schriro v. Landrigan

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Ensuring Full Implementation of the 9/11 Commission’s Recommendations.” New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; Lee H. Hamilton, vice chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States; former Sen. Slade Gorton, Washington Republican, and former Rep. Timothy Roemer, Indiana Democrat, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for debate and at noon to consider mourning the passing of President Gerald R. Ford and celebrating his leadership and service, to consider the proposal for a Select Intelligence Oversight Panel and to consider implementation of the September 11 commission’s recommendations. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Symposium — all day The Surface Navy Association holds its 19th annual national symposium, “Surface Warfare: Brown Water to Missile Defense.” Events begin at 11 a.m.

Highlights — 1 p.m. — Retired Vice Adm. Kevin Green, resident at the association, delivers the welcome address.

1:45 p.m. — Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter delivers the keynote address.

3 p.m. — Rear Adm. Barry McCullough, director of the Surface Warfare Division, OPNAV N86, “Evolving the Surface Navy Vision.”

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 800/628-9762.

After Iraq — 9 a.m. The Center for American Progress holds a presentation, “After Iraq: The Next Steps in the War on Terror.” Richard A. Clarke, former head of counterterrorism at the National Security Council, and John Podesta, president and chief executive officer of CAP, participate. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Nuclear nonproliferation — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “After Nuclear Iran and North Korea: What Can be Done to Promote Nonproliferation and Regional Security?” with Henry Sokolski, executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Stem-cell research — 10 a.m. Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat; Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Republican; Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican; Rep. Diana DeGette, Colorado Democrat; and Rep. Michael N. Castle, Delaware Republican, hold a press conference on the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3254, 202/224-4254 or 202/225-4431.

Medicare drug plans — 10 a.m. Families USA holds a press conference to discuss a report, “No Bargain: Medicare Drug Plans Deliver High Prices,” in advance of the House vote to end the prohibition on Medicare bargaining for lower drug prices. Location: HC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/628-3030.

c Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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