- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 9, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Greensburg, Kan., to tour areas affected by a recent tornado. Delivers remarks with first lady Laura Bush at the Preserve America Presidential Awards in the Rose Garden at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases the transportation-services index for March. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administrationholds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 210, Cabin Management Systems. Location: Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics Inc., 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

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

9:30 a.m. Veterans’ Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on veterans’ benefits legislation. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9126.

9:30 a.m. —Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing, “Climate Change: National Security Threats.” Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10:30 a.m. Appropriationsdefense subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2008 Defense Department budget. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act for fiscal 2008. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Natural Resources Committeeholds a hearing, “Endangered Species Act Implementation: Science or Politics?” Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6065.

11 a.m. —Agriculture Committeeholds a hearing on the problems of imported contaminated food and feed ingredients and of recent food-safety emergencies on food safety and animal health systems. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

2 p.m. —Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the results of the President’s Task Force on Returning Global War on Terror Heroes. Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson testifies. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9756.

GENERAL AGENDA

St. Joseph’s Day — 7:30 a.m. The Faith & Politics Institute holds its 10th annual St. Joseph’s Day Breakfast to raise awareness on Capitol Hill of the religious and moral dimensions of issues that affect working people. Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson and Barbara Easterling, secretary-treasurer, Communications Workers of America, participate. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/546-1299.

Angola Day — 8:30 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds an “Angola Day” celebration and conference. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Silent epidemic — 9 a.m. Civic Enterprises LLC sponsors a national summit on America’s so-called “silent epidemic,” a call to action to end a “dropout crisis that squanders the potential of America’s youth at great economic and social costs.” First lady Laura Bush and Education Secretary Margaret Spellings deliver remarks and students participate in a “State of the States” audience Q&A.; Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Atrium Ballroom. Contact: 202/572-2957.

Persian Gulf effects — 9 a.m. The Middle East Institute holds a discussion with Bahraini Minister of Information and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mohammed Abdul Gaffar, “The Impact of Iraq and Iran on the Gulf.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, First Amendment Lounge. Contact: 202/785-5336.

Laos veterans luncheon — noon The U.S. Congressional Forum on Laos, the Lao Veterans of America Inc., the Center for Public Policy Analysis, the United League for Democracy in Laos Inc. and members of Congress sponsor the U.S. Congressional Forum on Laos & Lao Veterans Memorial Luncheon to discuss human rights issues. Location: Montpelier Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/543-1444.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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