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Fueling station — 10 a.m. —Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman holds a press conference to mark the grand opening of Washington’s first E-85 fueling station. Location: The Georgetown Chevron Station, 2450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/586-4940.
Workers’ pensions — 11 a.m. —Senate Agriculture Chairman Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, holds a press conference to announce new legislation to protect workers’ pensions. Jim Joyce of the Communication Workers of America; Maria Freese of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare; and Karen Friedman of the Pension Rights Center, participate. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3254.
Entrepreneur comparison — noon —The Hudson Institute holds an event on “Entrepreneurs in Europe and the United States: Who Has It Better?” Edward Lazear, chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and Alberto Alesina of Harvard University, participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.
Energy briefing — 1 p.m. —The American Council on Renewable Energy holds its “Washington Energy Briefing.” Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat; and ACORE President Michael Eckhart, participate. Location: The Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/393-0001.
American freedom — 2 p.m. —House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, Jr., Michigan Democrat, hosts a forum on “The State of American Freedoms — A Public Dialog.” Marcus Raskin, co-founder of the Institute for Policy Studies and Greg Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-6888 or 202/226-5543.
Nason swearing-in — 4 p.m. —Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. and Treasury Undersecretary for Domestic Finance Robert Steel holds a swearing-in ceremony for Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions David Nason. Location: The Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.
c Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.
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