- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 20, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11 a.m. Treasury Departmentreleases results of weekly 13-week and 16-week bill auctions. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Commission of Fine Artsholds a meeting to discuss D.C. buildings, parks and memorials. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW, Suite 312. Contact: 202/504-2200.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:55 a.m. — Environment and Public Works Committee holds a markup of S.B. 589 to provide for the transfer of certain federal property to the United States Paralympics Incorporated, a subsidiary of the United States Olympic Committee; and an “Oversight Hearing to Examine the Condition of our Nation’s Bridges.” Sens. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat, and Norm Coleman, Minnesota Republican; and Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters, testify. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

10 a.m. Finance Committeeholds a hearing on “Frozen Out: A Review of Bank Treatment of Social Security Benefits.” Waverly Taliaferro, Social Security beneficiary; and Sara Kelsey, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

2:30 p.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs federal financial management, government information, federal services and international security subcommittee holds a hearing on “High Risk IT: Is Poor Management Leading to Billions in Waste?” Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Energy and Commercecommerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on “Protecting Children From Lead-Tainted Imports — Day 2.” Dana Best, Children’s National Medical Center; and Olivia Farrow, Division of Environmental Health, Baltimore City Health Department, testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. — Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on “Legislative and Regulatory Options for Minimizing and Mitigating Mortgage Foreclosures.” Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr.; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson; and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4247.

10 a.m. — Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing on “Protecting the Protectors: Ensuring the Health and Safety of our First Responders in the Wake of Catastrophic Disasters.” Jon Krohmer, Office of Health Affairs, Homeland Security Department, testifies. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-2616.

GENERAL AGENDA

FDIC conference — all day The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Center for Financial Research holds its Seventh Annual Bank Research Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Francis Longstaff, Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles, delivers a guest address on “Liquidity Risk: An Overview.”

3:30 p.m. — Prachi Deuskar, College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Anurag Gupta, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University; and Marti Subrahmanyam, Stern School of Business, New York University, deliver remarks on “Liquidity Effects in Options Markets: Premium or Discount?”

Location: FDIC Virginia Square Facility, 3501 North Fairfax Drive, Hove Auditorium, Arlington. Contact: 202/898-7204.

Anniversary breakfast — 8:30 a.m. The Alliance to Save Energy holds a breakfast to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Kateri Callahan, Alliance to Save Energy, delivers welcoming remarks.

9:15 a.m. — Former Sen. Timothy Wirth, Colorado Democrat, delivers keynote remarks on “The Past, Present and Future State of Energy Efficiency.”

9:45 a.m. — Gov. Bill Ritter Jr., Colorado Democrat; Matt Wald, the New York Times; and Dan Beard, chief administrative officer, U.S. House, participate in a panel discussion on “Greening of America from a Federal, State and Local Perspective.”

Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 303/866-6386, 202/236-6161; or 720/350-8370.

Terrorism risk insurance — 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a summit on “Terrorism Risk Insurance in the United States.” Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat; Rep. Michael E. Capuano, Massachusetts Democrat; and Thomas Donohue, USCC, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Homeownership — noon The New America Foundation holds a discussion on “Beyond the Mortgage: Saving for Sustainable Homeownership.” Rep. Jim Cooper, Tennessee Democrat; and Conrad Egan, National Housing Conference, participate. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Health plan — 3:10 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Turbo-Charging Consumer-Driven Health Plans With Tax Reform: Cost and Coverage Effects.” Stephen Parente and Roger Felman, University of Minnesota; and Anthony Lo Sasso, University of Illinois at Chicago, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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