- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 30, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with the House Republican Conference at the White House. Meets with Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the Oval Office.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the metropolitan area employment and unemployment for September. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Defense Reserve Forces Policy Boardholds a meeting of the Reserve Forces Policy Board to discuss homeland security and other issues relevant to the Reserve Components. Location: Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/697-4486.

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) Integrated Nitrogen Committee to continue studying the need for integrated research and strategies to reduce reactive nitrogen in the environment. Location: SAB Conference Center, 1025 F St. NW. Contact: 202/343-9878.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket number 06-694 United States v. Williams

Docket number 06-6911 Logan v. United States

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. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “The Role of Local Law Enforcement in Countering Violent Islamist Extremism.” Lawrence Sanchez, assistant commissioner of the New York Police Department, and Mitchell Silber, senior intelligence analyst for the NYPD, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds ahearing on “Protecting the U.S. From Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Reinvesting in Control and New Tools Research.” Dr. Kenneth G. Castro, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, and Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, testify. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. — for morning-hour debate and 10 a.m. — to consider the “CJ’s Home Protection Act of 2007”; to make permanent the authority of the U.S. Postal Service to issue a special postage stamp to support breast-cancer research. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Oversight and Government Reformnational security and foreign affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on “Iran: Reality, Options and Consequences. Part 1 — Iranian People and Attitudes.” Ken Ballen, president of Terror Free Tomorrow, and Karim Sadjadpour, associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, testify. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5051.

10 a.m. Ways and Means Committeeholds a hearing on “Appropriateness of Retirement Plan Fees,” focusing on fees charged to the pension plans of workers who participate in 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans. Bradford Campbell, assistant labor secretary for the Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Thomas Reeder, benefits tax counsel in the Office of Tax Policy at the Treasury Department, testify. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

2 p.m. — Homeland Security border, maritime and global counterterrorism subcommittee holds a hearing on “The SAFE (Security and Accountability For Every) Port Act: Status of Implementation One Year Later.” Maurine Fanguy, director of the Transportation Security Administration’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program; and Coast Guard Capt. Frank Sturm, chief of the Office of Port, Vessel and Facility Security, testify. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-2616, http://homeland.house.gov. [Note: Rescheduled from Oct. 11.]

GENERAL AGENDA

International policy conference — all day B’nai B’rith International, a Jewish organization committed to the security and continuity of the Jewish people and the state of Israel holds its International Policy Conference, “Point/Counterpoint: Divergent views on Today’s Pressing News.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 12:15 p.m. — Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff delivers remarks on “The Ongoing War Against Terrorism.”

Location: L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/857-6699.

Middle East — all day The Middle East Institute (MEI) holds its 61st annual conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — MEI President Wendy Chamberlin delivers opening remarks.

9:05 a.m. — Richard Clarke, former assistant to the president on homeland security and counterterrorism, delivers remarks.

Noon — Frances Fragos Townsend, adviser to the president on homeland security, delivers luncheon address.

4:20 p.m. — Abdullah Zainal Alireza, minister of state of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, delivers closing remarks.

5:20 p.m. — David L. Mack, vice president of MEI, delivers closing remarks.

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Potomac conference — 8 a.m. The Greater Washington Board of Trade holds its 2007 Potomac Conference to position Greater Washington as a green region of choice.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat; Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat; and D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, a Democrat, hold a press availability.

8:30 a.m. — Mr. Kaine, Mr. O’Malley and Mr. Fenty, discuss regional cooperation on environmental issues.

12:45 p.m. — Andrew Winston, co-author of “Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage,” delivers remarks.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/857-5971.

Canada-U.S. partnership — 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a conference on “The Canada-U.S. Partnership: Eliminating the Impediments to Competitiveness.”

Highlight — 1 p.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks.

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Immigration — 9:30 a.m. The Center for Immigration Studies holds a discussion on “The Immigration Solution?” Heather MacDonald, John M. Olin fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor of City Journal; and Victor Davis Hanson, senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and contributing editor of City Journal, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/466-8185.

Securing the Schools — 10 a.m. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Education Secretary Margaret Spellings deliver remarks at a Securing the Schools Initiative event to encourage schools to establish emergency-preparedness plans for all hazards and potential threats. Location: Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria. Contact: 202/282-2010.

Press conference — 10 a.m. Reps. Jim Langevin, Rhode Island Democrat, and Michael McCaul, Texas Republican, hold a press conference to announce the nonpartisan “Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency.” Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/775-3242; 202/812-0654; or 401/486-6007.

Advancing freedom — 10:30 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “Advancing Freedom, Prosperity and Security in the Western Hemisphere: Working With Partners to Face New Challenges.” Stephen Johnson, deputy assistant defense secretary for Western Hemisphere affairs, and Ray Walser, senior policy analyst for Latin America at the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Racism conference — noon The Hudson Institute holds a discussion on “The U.N.’s Racism Conference, ‘Islamophobia,’ and the Campaign to Crush Debate and Dissent Within Islam.” Anne Bayefsky, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, and Paul Marshall, senior fellow of the Hudson Institute, participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Divided Palestine — 1 p.m. The New America Foundation (NAF) holds a discussion on “The View from a Divided Palestine,” part one of the American Strategy Program’s pre-Annapolis briefing series. Rita E. Hauser, chairman of the International Peace Academy, and Mustafa Barghouthi of the Palestinian Legislative Council and former National University Government minister, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-2760, Ext. 315.

Nonprofit hospitals — 2 p.m. Senate Finance Committee minority staff hold a roundtable discussion on nonprofit hospitals. Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee; David Benfer, chief executive officer of Saint Raphael Healthcare System, participate. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5315.

China discussion — 2 p.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on “China’s 17th Party Congress: Looking Ahead to Hu Jintao’s 2nd Term.” Jeffrey Bader, Jing Huang and Cheng Li of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution; and David Shambaugh of George Washington University, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Reception — 5 p.m. The U.S. India Business Alliance holds a reception for the U.S. India Renewable Energy Conference. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/628-3450; 202/628-3450.

Role of agriculture — 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on “A World Without Agriculture,” the role of agriculture in global poverty reduction. Nicholas Eberstadt of AEI and C. Peter Timmer of Stanford University, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Event — 6 p.m. — Washington Hospital Center holds an event titled, “Are We Ready?” to present its cutting-edge advances in violent and bioterrorist attack response, which includes a question-and-answer session and reception. Gail Wilensky, commissioner for the World Health Organization; Mark Smith, chairman of the Emergency Medicine Department, Marion Jordan, director of the Burn Center, and Margo Smith, director of the Infectious Diseases Section at Washington Hospital Center, participate. Location: Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/333-3316.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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