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2:30 p.m. — Foreign Relations international operations, and organizations, democracy and human rights subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Passport Backlog and the State Department’s Response to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.” Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Maura Harty testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. — Select Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of John Rizzo to be CIA general counsel. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.


Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and 10 a.m. to consider the fiscal 2008 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. — Natural Resources national parks, forests and public lands subcommittee holds a hearing on “Wildfire Preparedness: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure.” Agriculture Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment Mark Rey and Assistant Interior Secretary for Land and Mineral Management Stephen Allred testify. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6065.

2 p.m. — Foreign Affairs Middle East and South Asia subcommittee holds a hearing on “Working in a War Zone: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Civilians Returning From Iraq.” George Staples, director general of the Foreign Service and director of Human Resources at the State Department, testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

4 p.m. — Judiciary immigration, citizenship, refugees, border security and international law subcommittee holds a hearing on “Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Government Perspectives on Immigration Statistics.” Steven Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, and Shannon Benton, executive director of the Retired Enlisted Association Senior Citizens League, testify. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


Small vessel security — all day — The Homeland Security Department holds its National Small Vessel Security Summit. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen delivers remarks.

9:30 a.m. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner W. Ralph Basham delivers remarks.

Noon — Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff delivers remarks.

Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/282-8010.

Take Back America — all day — The Campaign for America’s Future holds its 2007 Take Back America Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

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