- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 15, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in the Oval Office of the White House. Noon — Delivers remarks at the Annual Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the real earnings for April. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Veterans Employment and Training Service holds a meeting. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4717.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions retirement and aging subcommittee holds a hearing on “Alzheimer’s Disease: Current and Future Breakthrough Research.” Paul Aisen, professor of neurology and medicine and director of the Georgetown Memory Disorders Program at Georgetown University, testifies. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Equal Representation in Congress: Providing Voting Rights to the District of Columbia.” Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican; Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican; Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat; former Rep. Jack Kemp, New York Republican; and D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

10 a.m. —Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “Preserving Prosecutorial Independence: Is the Department of Justice Politicizing the Hiring and Firing of U.S. Attorneys?” Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and 10 a.m. to consider the COPS Improvements Act of 2007 and the Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Agriculture horticulture and organic agriculture subcommittee holds a hearing on the industry response to the safety of fresh and fresh-cut produce. Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Lloyd Day of the Agriculture Department and David Acheson, assistant commissioner for food protection at the Food and Drug Administration, testify. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

1 p.m. —Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing on “The 2007 Hurricane Season: Are We Prepared?” Federal Emergency Management Agency Director R. David Paulison and William Jenkins, director of the Homeland Security and Justice Issues Division at the Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-2616.

2 p.m. —Education and Labor workforce protections subcommittee holds a hearing on “Private Sector Whistleblowers: Are There Sufficient Legal Protections?” Tom Devine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project, and Richard Fairfax, director of enforcement at the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-0853.

GENERAL AGENDA

Lobby Day— all day The National Retail Federation holds its annual Washington Leadership Conference and Lobby Day. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 11:45 a.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks.

5:30 p.m. — Congressional reception in S-211, U.S. Capitol

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest or as noted. Contact: 800/673-4692.

Gonzales breakfast — 8:30 a.m. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales delivers remarks at a National Press Club breakfast. A question and answer session will follow the attorney general’s remarks. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Fuel cells — 9 a.m. The U.S. Fuel Cell Council holds its Congressional Fuel Cell Expo 2007 on “Fuel Cells: Powering the Present … Securing the Future.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Exhibits open to the public, 345 Cannon House Office Building

9 a.m. —Fuel Cell Vehicle Ride and Drive opens to the public, featuring vehicles from General Motors and Toyota, New Jersey Avenue Southwest between C and D streets.

12:30 p.m. —Welcoming ceremony, 345 Cannon House Office Building

6 p.m. — Annual Capitol Hill Awards reception to present the Pathfinder Award, 325 Russell Senate Office Building.

Contact: 240/223-5537, 202/293-5500, Ext. 12.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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