- The Washington Times - Monday, September 24, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes a statement on the budget at the White House. Attends the United Nations 62nd General Assembly in New York.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly on-highway diesel prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Federal Reserve Systemholds a meeting of the Board of Governors to review the final joint rules implementing the “broker” exceptions for banks under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Location: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th Street entrance between Constitution Avenue and C Street Northwest. Contact: 202/452-2955.

1 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. Location: None given. Contact: 202/564-1082.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business and at 3 p.m. the Senate will begin consideration of the conference report to the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, and at 5:45 p.m. the Senate votes on the adoption of the conference report. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEE

3 p.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on scientific assessments of the effects of global climate change on wildfire activity in the United States. Ann Bartuska, deputy chief for research and development at the USDA Forest Service; and Susan Conrad, national program leader for fire ecology research at the Forest Service, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEE

5 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the “Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007.” Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9091.

GENERAL AGENDA

Hispanic community — 8 a.m. The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives holds a conference on “Youth and Education in the Hispanic Community.”

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Jay Hein, director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, delivers remarks during the morning session.

10:40 a.m. — Adam Chavarria, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans; and Miguel Rivera, president of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, deliver remarks during “The Role of Faith-Based and Community Organizations in the Hispanic Community.”

Noon — Education Secretary Margaret Spellings delivers remarks on the No Child Left Behind Act.

Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, International Ballroom. Contact: 202/456-6708.

Supreme Court briefing — 9 a.m. The Supreme Court Institute at George Washington University holds its annual media briefing on “Anticipating the Supreme Court’s October Term 2007.” Richard Lazarus, director of the Supreme Court Institute of Georgetown University Law Center; and Neal Katyal, Susan Low Bloch, Donald Langevoort and Randy Barnett participate. Location: GW Law Center, 120 F St. NW, Gerwirz Student Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/662-9500.

Al Qaeda today — 9 a.m. The Middle East Institute (MEI) holds a discussion on “The Status of al Qaeda Today.” Lawrence Wright, author of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11”; and Abdallah Schleifer, adjunct scholar at MEI, participate. Location: MEI, 1761 N St. NW, Boardman Room. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Pakistan discussion — 10 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion on “Pakistan: A Perilous Course.” Wendy Chamberlin, former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan from 2001-02 and president of the Middle East Institute; and Robert Oakley, former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan and fellow at the National Defense University, participate. Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Health care forum — 11 a.m. — Families USA and the Federation of American Hospitals hold a forum with former Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat, on health care as a part of the “Healthcare 2008: Presidential Candidate Forums.” Mr. Edwards holds a press availability at noon. Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation Building, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 202/628-3030, 202/624-1527 or 202/654-1313.

Iranian president talk — noon The National Press Club holds a videoconference luncheon with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who will appear via videolink from New York, where he will attend the U.N. General Assembly. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7516 or 202/246-2396.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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