- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 19, 2007


Garden tour — 1 p.m. — The White House holds a press preview of its 2007 Spring Garden Tour, with White House horticulturist Dale Haney. Location: South Lawn of the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/456-6313.

Middle East forum — 2 p.m. — The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs’ Middle East Policy Forum sponsors a program featuring Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor. Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-1667.


Signs the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Reauthorization Act in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Delivers remarks on the global war on terrorism at East Grand Rapids High School in East Grand Rapids, Mich.


10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on regional and state employment for March. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


8:30 a.m. — National Park Service holds a meeting of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. Location: Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW, Sidney R. Yates Auditorium. Contact: 202/354-1479.

8:30 a.m. — Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission. Location: Almas Temple, adjacent to the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1315 K St. NW. Contact: 202/395-4620.

2:30 p.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Fine Arts Committee. Location: Harry S. Truman Building, 2201 C St. NW, Henry Clay Room. Contact: 202/647-1990.


No oral arguments scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. — Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Fiscal 2008 Budget for the National Institutes of Health: The Burden of Chronic Diseases.” Location: 116 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.


Meets at 9 a.m. to consider the Shareholder Vote on Executive Compensation Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing on “FEMA’s [Federal Emergency Management Agency] Emergency Food Supply System.” Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4472.

9:30 a.m. — Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on the “Energy Department’s Response to Ongoing Mismanagement at the Los Alamos National Labs.” Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman and Michael Anastasio, director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. — Appropriations financial services and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on the District. D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, and Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi testify. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on aviation consumer issues. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4472.


Health law — all day — The Georgetown University Law Center holds the inauguration program of the Linda and Timothy O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Dr. Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine, delivers a luncheon address. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

National intelligence — 8 a.m. — Trinity University’s Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence hosts its third annual National Intelligence Issues Colloquium on “Public Policy and National Intelligence in a Changing Landscape.” Denis Clift, president of the National Defense Intelligence College, and Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, Florida Democrat, participate. Location: Trinity University, 125 Michigan Ave. NE, Main Hall. Contact: 202/884-9725.

Osteoporosis symposium — 8 a.m. — The National Osteoporosis Foundation holds its international symposium on “Osteoporosis: Translating Research into Clinical Practice.” Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt delivers remarks. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 410/604-3094.

Energy policy conference — 9 a.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds its 11th annual Washington Energy Policy Conference, “Toward a Lower Carbon Energy Future: Technology, Economics and Policy.” Robert Socolow, the Carbon Mitigation Institute at Princeton University, delivers the keynote address. Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, delivers a luncheon address. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Kenney Auditorium. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Regulations forum — 9 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a forum on “Is Excessive Regulation and Litigation Eroding U.S. Financial Competitiveness?” Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner Paul Atkins delivers a keynote address at noon. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Energy discussion — 10 a.m. — The Energy Daily holds a media breakfast with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Commissioner Jon Wellinghoff. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 301/354-1696.

Trucking luncheon — noon — The Transportation Table holds a luncheon on “The 2007 Outlook for Trucking and Trucks,” with Richard Howard, vice president of DaimlerChrysler Truck Financial. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/355-1142.

Hatch speech — noon — The Heritage Foundation sponsors an address by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, on “The So-Called Employee Free Choice Act: An Offer We Can Refuse,” on the legal, moral and economic implications of the legislation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Play discussion — noon — The Library of Congress holds a panel discussion with playwright Shmuel Refael on his play titled “Golgotha.” Israeli actor Victor Attar, playing the role of Greek Holocaust survivor Albert Salvado, will read selectively from the one-man play. Geula Jeffet Attar, director, participates. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, third floor, Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 202/707-0022.

Victims’ rights — 2:30 p.m. — The Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs holds the National Crime Victims’ Rights Service Awards ceremony as part of the 27th national observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales participates. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Atrium Ballroom. Contact: 202/307-0703.

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