- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 3, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes remarks on the National Day of Prayer in the East Room of the White House. Participates in a meeting on immigration and assimilation at the Centro Evangelistico Asambleas de Iglesias Cristianas, 4101 Ninth St. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the productivity and costs for first quarter 2007. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the Government/Industry Aeronautical Charting Forum-Charting Group, to discuss informational content and design of aeronautical charts and related products, as well as instrument flight procedures development policy and design criteria. Location: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency-U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Contact: 301/713-2631.

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. Appropriations transportation, housing and urban development, and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2008 proposed budget estimates for the Housing and Urban Development Department. HUD Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. —Finance Committee holds a hearing on “Offshore Tax Evasion: Stashing Cash Overseas.” John Harrington, acting international tax counsel for the Treasury Department; and Jeffrey Owens, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

3 p.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the “Pending Corporate Average Fuel Economy Legislation.” Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat; Senate Rules and Administration Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat; and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the “Technology Innovation and Manufacturing Stimulation Act of 2007”; and the “Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Foreign Affairs international organizations, human rights and oversight subcommittee and Middle East and South Asia subcommittee hold a joint hearing on “Arab Opinion on American Policies, Values and People.” James Zogby, senior analyst at Zogby International; and David Pollock, visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. —Energy and Commerce energy and air quality subcommittee holds a hearing on “Facilitating the Transition to a Smart Electric Grid.” Michael Howard, senior vice president for research and development at the Electric Power Research Institute; and Dean Kamen, president of Deka Research and Development, testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

3 p.m. —Judiciary immigration, citizenship, refugees, border security and international law subcommittee holds a hearing on “The U.S. Economy, U.S. Workers and Immigration Reform.” Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican; Patricia Buckley, senior economic adviser to the commerce secretary; and Assistant Labor Secretary for Policy Leon Sequeira testify. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

‘Vanguardia Latina 2007’ — all day The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosts a conference, “Vanguardia Latina 2007,” which will bring together university students, government officials, business leaders, academics and artists to discuss how young people can help reduce development disparities in the Americas. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 8 a.m. — Mexican Education Minister Josefina Vazquez Mota delivers a keynote address.

Location: IDB Conference Center, 1330 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-1414.

Career advancement summit — all day The Office of Personnel Management and Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao hold the Asian Pacific American Federal Career Advancement Summit. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 12:30 p.m. — Mrs. Chao delivers remarks.

Location: Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

AIDS relief reauthorization — 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on the “President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Reauthorization: Looking Forward.” Sen. Russ Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat; Sen. John E. Sununu, New Hampshire Republican; and Helene Gayle, chief executive officer of Care USA, participate. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Meeting — 9:30 a.m. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez holds a meeting with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to discuss the success of the trade relationship between the U.S. and Singapore.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Photo opportunity at the top of the meeting. Photographers must be set at the main entrance by 9:15 a.m.

10 a.m. — Mr. Gutierrez and Mr. Lee hold a media availability following the meeting. Reporters must be set by 9:45 a.m.

Location: Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883.

Freedom Award banquet — 6 p.m. The Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America hold the “Freedom Award Fund Banquet,” a gala celebrating unique journalistic achievement and World Press Freedom Day. Jonathan Alter, senior editor of Newsweek; and Bob Edwards of the “Bob Edwards Show” on XM Public Radio participate. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/434-1269.

Asia Society dinner — 6 p.m. The Asia Society Washington Center and the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council hold a Joint Gala Dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Award ceremony — 7:30 p.m. The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation holds its fourth annual Bradley Prize Ceremony for “outstanding achievement.” Recipients include former United Nations Ambassador John R. Bolton. Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW. Contact: 703/739-5920.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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