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- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 31, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Camp David.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the Employment Cost Index for the second quarter. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Energy Regulatory Commissionholds a technical conference on preventing undue discrimination and preference in transmission service. Location: FERC, 888 First St. NE. Contact: 202/502-6196 or 202/502-6540.

9:30 a.m. — Employee Benefits Security Administration holds a hearing regarding the feasibility of the application of computer model investment advice programs for individual retirement accounts and similar types of plans. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Rooms N-4437B, C and D. Contact: 202/693-8540.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. 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. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committeeholds a hearing, "The State of the Securities Markets." Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner Christopher Cox testifies. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538. Contact: 202/224-7391.

9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing, "Safeguarding the Atom: Nuclear Energy and Nonproliferation Challenges." Witnesses include Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, and Andrew Semmel, acting deputy assistant secretary of state for nuclear nonproliferation policy and negotiations. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resourcesenergy subcommittee holds a hearing, "Renewable Fuels Infrastructure." Witnesses include Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat, and Alexander Karsner, assistant energy secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 366. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and at 10 a.m. to consider fiscal 2008 appropriations for the Agriculture Department, Food and Drug Administration and related agencies. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Budget Committeeholds a hearing, "The Costs of Military Operations and Reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan." Witnesses include Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and Defense Undersecretary (Comptroller) Tina Jones. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 210. Contact: 202/226-7200.

2 p.m. Homeland Securitytransportation security and infrastructure protection subcommittee holds a hearing on implementation of the registered traveler program. Transportation Security Administration Administrator Kip Hawley testifies. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 311. Contact: 202/226-2616.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conservative students — all day The Young America's Foundation holds its National Conservative Student Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Robert Novak, syndicated columnist and author of "The Prince of Darkness," delivers remarks on "Today's political landscape — with the 2008 election still 18 months away, which candidate is shaping up to win, to lose, and to fly in under the media's radar?"

7:30 p.m. — Tony Blankley, editorial page editor for The Washington Times, delivers remarks on "The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?"

Location: George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW, Marvin Center. Contact: 800/872-1776.

Public health — 8 a.m. Health and Human Services Department's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response holds a public emergency workshop, with representatives from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, professional societies, state and local public health organizations, the academic research and development community, public interest groups, stakeholder federal agencies and Congress.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt delivers remarks.

Location: Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/260-1200.

China hearing — 9 a.m. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission holds a hearing, "Access to Information in the People's Republic of China."

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, Florida Democrat, delivers remarks.

9:30 a.m. — Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, Michigan Republican, delivers remarks.

12:45 p.m. — Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, delivers remarks.

Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385. Contact: 202/624-1407.

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