- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 11, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

11:35 a.m. - Joint news availability with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Schloss Meseberg in Germany.

VICE PRESIDENT

1 p.m. - Speaks to the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Location: 1615 H St. NW.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. - Securities and Exchange Commission meets. Location: 100 F St. SE. Contact: 202/551-5400.

SUPREME COURT

Not hearing cases. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

9:30 a.m. - Foreign Relations Committee holds hearing on sovereign wealth funds. Jagdish Bhagwati, Council on Foreign Relations; Daniel Drezner, Tufts University; and David Marchick, Carlyle Group, testify. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419.

10 a.m. - Judiciary Committee holds hearing on recent Supreme Court decisions affecting health, safety, jobs and retirement. Bridget Robb, Gwynedd, Pa.; Maureen Kurtek, Pottsville, Pa.; Thomas McGarity, University of Texas Law School; and lawyers Richard Cooper and Andy Anderson testify. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226.

2 p.m. - Judiciary Committee holds hearing on pending nominations. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226.

2:30 p.m. - Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds hearing on the impact of spyware on consumers and businesses. Eileen Harrington, Federal Trade Commission; Arthur Butler, Americans for Fair Electronic Commerce Transactions; Jerry Cerasale, Direct Marketing Association; Marc Rotenberg, Electronic Privacy Information Center; Benjamin Edelman, Harvard Business School; and Vincent Weafer, Symantec Corp., testify. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

9:30 a.m. - Foreign Affairs subcommittee on international organizations, human rights and oversight holds hearing on the decline of America’s reputation. Esther Brimmer, Johns Hopkins University; Scott Hibbard, DePaul University; and John Tirman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, testify. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172.

9:30 a.m. - Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming holds hearing on the future of oil. Energy Information Administration chief Guy Caruso; Adam Sieminski, Deutsche Bank; Amy Myers Jaffe, Baker Institute for Public Policy; and Athan Manuel, Sierra Club, testify. Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1300.

10 a.m. - Education and Labor Committee holds hearing on the Education Begins at Home Act. Laura A. Ditka, deputy district attorney and chief, Child Abuse Unit, Allegheny County, Pa.; William A. Estrada, Home School Legal Defense Association, Purcellville, Va.; Julie Fenley, participant, Parents as Teachers Home Visitation Program, Norfolk Naval Station; Mekeda London, Healthy Families America, Chicago; and Heather Weiss, Harvard Family Research Project, testify. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2175.

GENERAL AGENDA

9:35 a.m. - Energy efficiency - The United States Energy Association hosts a forum, “Energy Efficiency: What’s Happening Now and What’s Next?” Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman participates. Location: National Press Club. Contact: 717/393-3831.

7:30 a.m. - Canada and oil sands - The Canadian American Business Council hosts a forum on “Can Canada Reduce the United States Reliance on OPEC Supply? The Oil Sands Challenges and Opportunities.” Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/828-8862.

8:30 a.m. - Dean - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean addresses a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. Location: Sofitel Hotel, 806 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/863-8148.

10 a.m. - Iraq allies - The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) holds a briefing titled “The Forgotten: Iraqi Allies Failed by the U.S.” The briefing will focus on the List: Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies, a nonprofit organization that helps resettle Iraqis who are at particular risk for having worked for the U.S. government and American organizations. It will also examine the need for the United States to significantly increase its efforts to resettle these vulnerable Iraqi allies. The panel will include Kirk Johnson, founder and executive director of the List Project; Christopher Nugent of Holland & Knight LLP; and an Iraqi whom Mr. Nugent and Mr. Johnson helped to resettle in the United States. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-318. Contact: 202/225-1901.

10 a.m. - AIDS exhibition - The Corcoran Gallery of Art hosts the launch of the most comprehensive exhibition on the global HIV/AIDS battle. The press breakfast and preview of the “Access to Life” photo exhibition will feature Magunum photographers and the members of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The exhibit features before-and-after images of AIDS treatment in Haiti, India, Mali, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland and Vietnam. Location: Corcoran Gallery, 500 17th St. NW. Contact: 212/584-5000, Ext. 227.

11 a.m. - Energy costs - The National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association and the Energy Programs Consortium release the first national survey of how rising home energy and gasoline costs are affecting households by income, during a telephone news briefing. Contact: 202/237-5199.

12 p.m. - Domestic partners - The Center for American Progress Action Fund holds a discussion with former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and a roundtable discussion with Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Democrat, and Sen. Gordon H. Smith, Oregon Republican, on domestic partner benefits. Location: 10th floor, 1333 H St. NW. Contact: 202/682-1611.

1 p.m. - Impeachment - Veterans for Peace holds a news conference to call on Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, to hold Judiciary Committee hearings on the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1629. Contact: 973/538-7863.

Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS

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