- The Washington Times - Monday, April 16, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks at a “Tax Family Reunion” in the East Room of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases the industrial production and capacity utilization for March 2007. Location: 20th and C streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 202: Portable Electronic Devices. Location: 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case.

Docket number 06-340 National Association of Homebuilders v. Defenders of Wildlife, consolidated with docket number 06-549 EPA v. Defenders of Wildlife

Docket number 06-531 Sole v. Wyner

Docket number 06-413 Uttecht v. Brown

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session. The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for the weekly party luncheons. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions employment and workplace safety subcommittee holds a hearing on “Too Much, Too Long? Domestic Violence in the Workplace.” Kathy Rodgers, president of Legal Momentum, New York, N.Y.; Laura Fortman, commissioner of the State of Maine Department of Labor, Augusta, Maine, testify. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2 p.m. —Appropriations labor, Health and Human Services, education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on “Combating Autism: Undertaking a Coordinated Response.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Julie Gerberding; Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, testify. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

2:30 p.m. —Environment and Public Works Committee holds a briefing on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on “Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Summary for Policy-makers.” Cynthia Rosenzweig of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Stephen Schneider of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program of the Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University, participate. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour debate and noon to consider the Wild Sky Wilderness Act of 2007; expressing the sense of the House of Representatives concerning the 50th anniversary of Celilo Falls. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations financial services and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on the Federal Communications Commission. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin testifies. Location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. —Appropriations military construction, veterans affairs and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the U.S. Central Command. Navy Adm. William Fallon testifies. Location: H-143, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. —Natural Resources energy and mineral resources subcommittee holds a hearing on “Implementation of Title III, the Oil and Gas Provisions, of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.” Assistant Deputy Interior Secretary Abraham Haspel; Ann Morgan, former state director of the Colorado Bureau of Land Management and vice president for public lands at the Wilderness Society, testify. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6065.

GENERAL AGENDA

Federal contracting — all day — The Government Contracting Institute holds its second annual conference on “Federal Contracting: Master the Procurement Hierarchy of Knowledge 2007-2008.” Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Mark Weinstien, chief of the International Contracting Programs Branch in the Homeland Security Department’s Customs and Border Protection Office of Procurement, discusses “The Nuts and Bolts of Performance-Based Contracting.”

Location: Westin Grand Hotel, 2350 M St. NW. Contact: 800/824-1195.

Conscience consultation — all day The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism holds its Consultation on Conscience. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:40 a.m. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, delivers remarks.

3 p.m. —Rep. Mark Steven Kirk, Illinois Republican, participates in a discussion, “They Harm Us All: Combating Hate Crimes.”

Location: L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/841-2360.

Volunteer Week — 9 a.m. The White House announces the schedule of events for members of the administration for “National Volunteer Week.”

Schedule — 7 a.m. — Small Business Administrator Steven Preston serves meals at So Others Might Eat, 71 O St. NW.

Noon — Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael Astrue will honor 500 SSA volunteers during the administration’s Volunteer Appreciation Day at SSA headquarters in Baltimore.

Location: As noted. Contact: White House Press Office, 202/456-2580.

EEOC meeting — 9:30 a.m. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a public meeting to examine perspectives on work/family balance issues and how they intersect with the federal anti-discrimination laws. Location: 1801 L St. NW, ninth-floor meeting room. Contact: 202/663-4921.

Medical technology — noon The Advanced Medical Technology Association holds a briefing on how the Food and Drug Administration regulates medical technology and diagnostics after they come on the market. Janet Trunzo, executive vice president of technology and regulatory affairs at AdvaMed, participates. Location: AdvaMed, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800. Contact: 202/434-7244.

Military awards — 5:15 p.m. The Military Officers Association of America holds its annual awards ceremony. Sens. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, and John W. Warner, Virginia Republican; and Reps. Chet Edwards, Texas Democrat, and Walter B. Jones, North Carolina Republican, participate. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/838-0546.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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