- The Washington Times - Monday, April 16, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks on the Iraq war-funding bill in the Rose Garden of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the advance monthly sales for retail and food services for March. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War to introduce committee members, receive remarks from dignitaries, review committee reports, receive an update of activities since the last meeting and hold a period for former POWs and/or the public to address the committee. Location: VA, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-5700.

10 a.m. —Minerals Management Service holds a public hearing on the Alternative Energy and Alternate Use Program. Location: Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 703/787-1660.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 05-85: Powerex Corp v. Reliant Energy Services

Docket number 06-593: Long Island Care at Home v. Coke

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business and at 3 p.m. will resume consideration of the Intelligence Authorization Act. A roll-call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.372 will occur at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the National Carbon Dioxide Storage Capacity Assessment Act of 2007 and the Department of Energy Carbon Capture and Storage Research, Development and Demonstration Act of 2007. Mark Meyers, director of the U.S. Geological Survey, and David Hawkins, director of the Climate Center at the Natural Resources Defense Council, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Office of the comptroller workshop — all day The Treasury Department’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency holds a workshop, “A New Director’s Challenge: Mastering the Basics,” focusing on OCC banking regulations for community bank directors. Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Tour of the Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Tom Munz, assistant deputy comptroller for the Central District, and Karen Kwilosz, director of operational-risk policy, participate. Location: Westin Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW, or as noted. Contact: 202/874-5770.

Climate change — all day The Friends of Earth U.S., ActionAid International USA, the Heinrich Boell Foundation, OxfamAmerica, Oil Change International, Jubilee USA Network, the Center for American Progress and the U.S. Climate Action Network, hold a conference, “Climate Change and International Development.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa delivers remarks (on tape).

11 a.m. — Saleem Hug of the International Institute for Environment and Development, Susmita Dasgupta and Craig Meisner of the World Bank, Thomas Johnny of ActionAid Sierra Leone and Antonio Hill of Oxfam International discuss “An Overview of Major Impacts and Challenges.”

Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/682-1611.

Alternative minimum tax — 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Options to Fix the Alternative Minimum Tax,” with Leonard Burman of the Urban Institute-Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center. Daniel Shaviro of AEI and New York University and Alan Viard and Alex Brill of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Democratic governance — 9:30 a.m. The State Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion discuss various issues relating to strategies to promote democratic governance.

Highlight — 10 a.m. — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice participates in the meeting.

Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky and Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Barry Lowenkron participate. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW., Room 1107. Contact: 202/647-1189.

Indonesia discussion — 10:30 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “The Politics of Islam in Indonesia.” Dewi Fortuna Anwar, visiting professor in the Southeast Asia studies program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and Angel Rabasa, senior policy analyst at the Rand Corp., participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Journalist address — noon Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns delivers an address to the North American Agriculture Journalists. Location: Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St. SW, Mercury Room. Contact: 202/401-3026.

D.C. voting rights — 2:30 p.m. D.C. Vote holds a march and rally for “D.C. Voting Rights” on D.C.’s Emancipation Day.

Highlights — 2 p.m. — Gather at Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue, between 13th and 14th Streets Northwest

3 p.m. — March down Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

4 p.m. — Rally at the Capitol Reflecting Pool

6 p.m. —Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, participates in a “Push the Senate Reception” in G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Rep. Thomas M. Davis lll, Virginia Republican; Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat; Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, a Democrat; D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, a Democrat; and former Rep. Jack Kemp, New York Republican, participate. Location: As noted. Contact: 202/462-6000.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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