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Question of the Day
11:15 a.m. —Delivers remarks to the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.
11:30 a.m. —Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases the North American surface freight data, April 2007. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.
10 a.m. —Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting via teleconference of the Board of Scientific Counselors, “Ecological Research Program Mid-Cycle Review Meeting.” Location: None given. Contact: 202/564-8239.
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. —Commerce, Science and Transportationoceans, atmosphere, fisheries, and Coast Guard subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2008 budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Conrad Lautenbacher, undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and administrator of NOAA testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.
10 a.m. —Environment and Public Works Committeeholds a hearing on “Examining Global Warming Issues in the Power Plant Sector.” Jim Rogers, chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy; Peter Darbee, chairman, president and CEO of PG&E Corp., testify. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.
3 p.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairsfederal financial management, government information, federal services, and international security subcommittee holds a hearing on “Financial Management Systems Modernization at the Department of Homeland Security: Are Missed Opportunities Costing Us Money?” Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.
10 a.m. —Natural Resourcesnational parks, forests and public lands subcommittee holds a hearing on “Management by Exclusion: The Forest Service Use of Categorical Exclusions From NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act).” Agriculture Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment Mark Rey and Robin Nazzaro, director of natural resources and environment at the Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6065.
10 a.m. —Science and Technologyspace and aeronautics subcommittee holds a hearing on “NASA’s Earth Science and Applications Programs: Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request and Issues.” Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6375.
1 p.m. —Homeland Securityborder, maritime, and global counterterrorism subcommittee holds a hearing on “US-VISIT Exit: Closing Gaps in Our Security.” Robert Mocny, director of the US-VISIT program, Department of Homeland Security, testifies. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-2616.
Education summit — all day —The Education Department holds a summit on “Supplemental Educational Services and School Choice.” Events begin at 8 a.m.
Location: The Hyatt Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/401-1576.
Illicit financial flows — all day —The Global Financial Integrity Program at the Center for International Policy and the Center for Strategic and International Studies hold a conference on “Illicit Financial Flows: The Missing Link in Development.” Events begin at 8 a.m.
1 p.m. — Moises Naim, editor of Foreign Policy, delivers luncheon keynote address.
4:45 p.m. — Raymond Baker, director of the Center for International Policy, delivers summation.
Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Taxing the poor — 8:30 a.m. —The National Center for Policy Analysis holds a press conference on “Taxing the Poor: How Tobacco, Alcohol, Gambling, and other Excise Taxes Disproportionately Burden Lower-Income Families.” Robert McTeer and Michael Davis of the NCPA, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/220-3082.
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.
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