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Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the fiscal 2008 Labor, Health & Human Services and Education appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Financial Services Committeeholds a hearing, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy (Part Two).” Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4247.

2 p.m. Foreign AffairsMiddle East and South Asia subcommittee and international organizations, human rights and oversight subcommittee hold a joint hearing, “Reconstruction in Iraq’s Oil Sector: Running on Empty?” Joseph Christoff, director of international affairs and trade at the Government Accountability Office; and Tariq Shafiq, director of Petrolog & Associates, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

3 p.m. Foreign AffairsAsia, the Pacific and the global environment subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Impact of Coup-Related Sanctions on Thailand and Fiji: Helpful or Harmful to U.S. Relations?” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Eric John of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs testifies. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


Training program — all day Federally Employed Women holds its 38th annual national training program. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlight — 7 a.m. — Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican, and Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, attend the legislative breakfast.

Location: Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/898-0994.

Tribal lands — all day Law Seminars International holds a conference, “Successful Techniques for Energy Development on Tribal Lands.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Jacqueline Johnson, executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, delivers remarks on “Forecast for Economic Growth in Indian Country.”

2:30 p.m. — Steven Begay, general manager of Dine Power Authority, and Dirk Straussfeld, executive vice president of Sithe Global Power LLC, deliver remarks, “Developing New Coal-Fired Generation: The Desert Rock Energy Project.”

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/567-4490, 800/854-8009.

Global energy — 9 a.m. The National Petroleum Council holds a meeting to consider the proposed final report, “Global Oil and Gas.” A press conference will follow the meeting.

Highlight — 10 a.m. — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman delivers remarks.

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