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Delivers remarks to the American Legislative Exchange Council at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Participates, with first lady Laura Bush, in a Special Olympics Global Law Enforcement Torch Run Ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases the advance report on durable goods — manufacturers’ shipments and orders for June. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


9:30 a.m. National Transportation Safety Boardholds a meeting of the 7838D Aviation Accident Report-Attempted Takeoff From Wrong Runway, Comair Flight 5191, Bombardier CL-600-2B19, N431CA, Lexington, Ky., Aug. 27, 2006. Location: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th and C streets Northwest. Contact: 202/314-6100.


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


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


10 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committeeholds a hearing on “Examining of the Case for the California Waiver: An Update From EPA.” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson testifies. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportationsurface transportation and merchant marine infrastructure, safety and security subcommittee holds a hearing on the Railroad Safety Enhancement Act. Joseph Boardman, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. — Foreign Relations international operations and organizations, democracy and human rights subcommittee holds a hearing on “The United Nations Human Rights Council: Shortcomings and Prospects for Reform.” Assistant Secretary of State Kristen Silverberg in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Thomas Melia, deputy executive and director of Freedom House, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.


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