- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 26, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York; meets with Joel Klein, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education; delivers remarks on reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act; attends a Republican National Committee reception at a private residence in New York; returns to the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT

Noon — Delivers remarks at a reception for the Republican National Committee at a private residence in Los Angeles.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Census Bureaureleases a report on manufacturers’ shipments and orders of durable goods for August. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Aging to receive reports from the task force on minority aging and the program working group. Location: NIH, Building 31, 31 Center Drive, Conference Room 6, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-9322.

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

9:30 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committeeholds a hearing, “Role and Impact of Credit Rating Agencies on the Subprime Credit Markets.” Witnesses include Christopher Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and John Coffee, Columbia University School of Law professor. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538. Contact: 202/224-7391.

9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committeeholds a hearing, “An Examination of the Impacts of Global Warming on the Chesapeake Bay.” Witnesses include Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat; Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, Maryland Republican; Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Democrat; and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Democrat. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 406. Contact: 202/224-8832.

2 p.m. Appropriations Committeeholds a hearing, “President’s Fiscal 2008 Supplemental Request for the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Witnesses include Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Peter Pace. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider a resolution making continuing appropriations for fiscal 2008; and the Popcorn Workers Lung Disease Prevention Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Homeland Securityemerging threats, cybersecurity, and science and technology subcommittee holds a hearing, “Beyond the Checklist: Addressing Shortfalls in National Pandemic Influenza Preparedness.” Witnesses include Bernice Steinhardt, director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, and Tilman Jolly, associate chief medical officer for medical readiness in the Homeland Security Department’s Office of Health Affairs. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 311. Contact: 202/226-2616.

10 a.m. Oversight and Government Reformnational security and foreign affairs subcommittee holds a hearing, “Third Walter Reed Oversight Hearing: Keeping the Nation’s Promise to Our Wounded Soldiers.” Witnesses include John Pendleton, director of defense capabilities and management at the Government Accountability Office, and Daniel Bertoni, director of education, work force and income security at the Government Accountability Office. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2154. Contact: 202/225-5051.

2 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing, “Airline Delays and Consumer Issues.” Witnesses include Robert Sturgell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, and D.J. Gribbin, general counsel at the Transportation Department. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167. Contact: 202/225-4472.

GENERAL AGENDA

Immigration politics— 9 a.m. The Hudson Institute holds a conference, “The Future Politics of Immigration.”

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation and John Fonte of the Hudson Institute deliver remarks, “Immigration, Government and Society.”

10:45 a.m. — Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies, Rosemary Jenks of NumbersUSA and Kate O’Beirne of National Review deliver remarks, “How Immigration is Reshaping Politics — And Vice Versa.”

12:30 p.m. — David Coleman of Oxford University, Nick Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and John O’Sullivan of the Hudson Institute deliver remarks, “Immigration and Demography: Electing a New People?”

Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Fair competition — 10:30 a.m. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) holds an event to present the Freedom to Compete Award recognizing initiatives that promote fair and open competition in the workplace. EEOC Chairman Naomi Earp participates. Location: EEOC headquarters, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4911 or 202/663-4921.

Supreme Court term — noon The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy holds a discussion, “A Preview of the Supreme Court October 2007 Term, With a Look Back at the October 2006 Term.” Participants include acting Associate Attorney General Gregory Katsas and Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/822-8138.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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