- The Washington Times - Monday, September 17, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

11:25 a.m. — Meets with Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates in the Oval Office of the White House. 1:35 p.m. Participates in a photo opportunity with the 2007 National Spelling Bee Champion in the Oval Office.

VICE PRESIDENT

12:30 p.m. — Delivers remarks at a luncheon for Rep. Sam Graves, Missouri Republican. Location: Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 West 12th St. Kansas City, Mo.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Servicereleases the crop progress report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Legal Services Corporationholds a meeting of the Board of Directors’ Finance Committee to receive a presentation of the financial report through July 31 and to consider and act on the fiscal 2009 appropriations request. Location: Legal Services Corporation Headquarters, third floor conference center, 333 K St. NW. Contact: 202/295-1500.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. — for morning business and 3 p.m. — to resume consideration of the Department of Defense Authorization Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. — to consider the Regional Economic & Infrastructure Development Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

5 p.m. Rules Committee holds a meeting to formulate a rule on the “Expanding Homeownership Act of 2007”; and the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Revision and Extension Act of 2007.” Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9091.

GENERAL AGENDA

Political action conference — all day The Service Employees International Union holds its Member Political Action Conference. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat and 2008 presidential candidate, delivers remarks

2 p.m. — Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat and 2008 presidential candidate, delivers remarks

2:40 p.m. — Gov. Bill Richardson, New Mexico Democrat and 2008 presidential candidate, delivers remarks

4:10 p.m. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat and 2008 presidential candidate, delivers remarks

4:50 p.m. — Former Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat and 2008 presidential candidate, delivers remarks

Location: The Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/730-7283.

Iraq symposium — 9:30 a.m. Democracy: A Journal of Ideas and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds its “After Iraq” symposium. Will Marshall, Progressive Policy Institute; and Jessica Tuchman Mathews, CEIP, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Root Room. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Supreme Court — 10:30 a.m. The Cato Institute holds a Constitution Day symposium on “The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue — A Look at the October 2006 and October 2007 Terms.” Roger Pilon, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; and Mark Holler, Cato Supreme Court Review, participate. Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. F.A. Hayek Auditorium. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Support of veterans — 1:30 p.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds an event to award Little Caesars owner and founder for his support of veterans and for feeding homeless veterans outside the VA Office. VA Secretary Jim Nicholson and Michael Ilitch, Little Caesars, participate. Location: Veterans Affairs Department, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-6000.

c Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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