- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 11, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

8:46 a.m. - Participates in a moment of silence to mark Sept. 11 on the South Lawn of the White House.

9:30 a.m. - Speaks at dedication of the Pentagon Memorial.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. - Energy - Unconventional Resources Technology Advisory Committee meeting on an overview of draft annual plan, presentation of the DOE traditional oil and gas program, Section 999 planning process. Location: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King St.

8:30 a.m. - Small Business Association - National Women’s Business Council meets on action items for fiscal 2009. Location: SBA, 409 3rd St. SW, Eisenhower Conference Room.

9 a.m. - Health and Human Services - President’s Council on Bioethics holds 34th meeting on a white paper on ethical questions in medical care reform. Location: Hotel Palomar Arlington, 1121 19th St.

11 a.m. - International Trade Commission - Agenda includes discussion on steel wire garment hangers from China. Location: 101 International Trade Commission, 500 E St. SW.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

10:30 a.m. - Indian Affairs - Hearing on pending Indian water rights legislation. Agenda: S.3128, White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural Water System Loan Authorization Act; S.3355, Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2008; and S.3381, Aamodt and Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement Act of 2008. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628.

Noon - Energy and Natural Resources - Markup pending legislation. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 366.

2:30 p.m. - Banking - Hearing on transparency in accounting practices and proposed accounting changes for off-balance sheet entities. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538.

2:30 p.m. - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs - Confirmation hearing on Carol W. Pope and Thomas M. Beck to be members of the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342.

HOUSE

Noon - Ways and Means - Subcommittee on income security and family support hearing on current economic concerns for working Americans. Testimony from Economic Policy Institute, Center for American Progress, Center for Law and Social Policy, Urban Institute and Heritage Foundation. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-318.

1 p.m. - Judiciary - Subcommittee on courts, the Internet and intellectual property hearing on pending legislation, including draft bill for the Fair Copyright in Research Works Act. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141.

1 p.m. - Veterans’ Affairs - Subcommittee on economic opportunity hearing on how well the Department of Veterans Affairs is doing in meeting the requirements of recent G.I. Bill. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 340.

2 p.m. - Oversight and Government Reform - Federal workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia subcommittee hearing on legislation to provide an exemption for sparsely populated areas to a prohibition against state or local officers or employees running for elective office. Witnesses include Jack Maskell, legislative attorney, American Law Division, Congressional Research Service; Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, AFSCME Local 11, AFL-CIO; U.S. Office of Special Counsel; and Merit Systems Protection Board. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2154.

2 p.m. - Judiciary - Subcommittee on crime, terrorism and homeland security hearing on pending legislation, including the Juvenile Justice Accountability and Improvement Act of 2007. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237.

GENERAL AGENDA

2 p.m. - Pollutant legislation - Sens. Thomas R. Carper, Delaware Democrat, and Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, host a discussion on “Implementing Four Pollutant Legislation.” Participants include NRG Energy, Constellation Energy, ICF International, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, ADA Environmental Solutions and Environmental Defense Fund. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253.

4 p.m. - Israel and Virginia - Signing ceremony for the Virginia-Israel Cooperation Agreement. With Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine and Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor. Location: Israeli Embassy, 3514 International Dr. NW.

4 p.m. - No-knock raids - Cato Institute forum on “Should No Knock Police Raids Be Rare - or Routine?” With Cheye Calvo, mayor, Berwyn Heights, Md.; Radley Balko, Reason magazine; Peter Christ, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; and Tim Lynch, Cato. Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

7 p.m. - ‘Financial Shock’- Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Economy.com, addresses National Economists Club dinner on “Financial Shock.” Location: City Club of Washington, 555 13th St. NW.

Source: Associated Press

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