- The Washington Times - Monday, May 7, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates with Mrs. Bush in a receiving line with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at the British Embassy — Ambassador’s Residence, 3100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Participates with Mrs. Bush in a reciprocal dinner with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at the British Embassy.

VICE PRESIDENT

Travels to the Middle East to visit the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the wholesale trade report for March 2007. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to examine the state of competition in wholesale power markets. Location: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE. Contact: 202/502-8357.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. — to 2:15 p.m. — for the weekly party luncheons. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing, “The Medicare Prescription-Drug Benefit: Review and Oversight.” Abby Block, director of the Center for Beneficiary Choices in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Health and Human Services Department, testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. —Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing, “Transforming Mental Health Systems of Care: Community Integration and Recovery.” Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat, and Terry Cline, administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the Health and Human Services Department, testify. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2:30 p.m. Appropriations energy and water development subcommittee holds a hearing on the policies and funding necessary for reducing U.S. oil dependence. Frederick Smith, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the FedEx Corp., testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning-hour debate and noon to consider the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2006 and the Small Business Fairness in Contracting Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Judiciary immigration, citizenship, refugees, border security and international law subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Role of Family-Based Immigration in the U.S. Immigration System.” Rep. Phil Gingrey, Georgia Republican, and Stuart Anderson, executive director of the National Foundation for American Policy, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. —Energy and Commerce energy and air-quality subcommittee holds a hearing, “Alternative Fuels: Current Status, Proposals for New Standards and Related Infrastructure Issues.” Robert Myers, associate assistant administrator of the Office of Air Radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency, testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. —Foreign Affairs Middle East and South Asia subcommittee holds a hearing, “Two Sides of the Same Coin: Jewish and Palestinian Refugees.” Howard Sachar, professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University, and Shibley Telhami, professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

The queen — all day — Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip’s schedule of events in the Washington area:

Morning: The queen meets staff and visits the Mission Control Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt.

Afternoon: Plants a tree at the British Embassy — Ambassador’s Residence.

2:45 p.m. — With first lady Laura Bush, visits the Children’s National Medical Center.

Later, visits the World War II National Memorial, where she will lay a wreath; meets veterans of the war in the Pacific; visits the Field of Stars and meets GI war brides.

7:30 p.m. — Participates in a receiving line with President and Mrs. Bush at the British Embassy, Ambassador’s Residence.

8 p.m. — Hosts a dinner for President and Mrs. Bush at the British Embassy, Ambassador’s Residence.

Location: As noted

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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