- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 19, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks on the war on terrorism at Tippecanoe High School in Tipp City, Ohio.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8400.

2 p.m. —Overseas Private Investment Corp. holds a public hearing in conjunction with a meeting of the board of directors to afford an opportunity for any person to present views regarding the activities of the corporation. Location: 1100 New York Ave. NW, 12th-floor board room. Contact: 202/336-8438.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Department of Justice oversight. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

10 a.m. —Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on hormone therapy for women, focusing on the controversy surrounding bioidentical hormones. Dr. Jacques Rossouw, chief of the Women’s Health Initiative Branch at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health; and Dr. Steve Galson, director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, testify. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

10 a.m. —Finance Committee holds a hearing on “Grains, Cane and Automobiles: Tax Incentives for Alternative Fuels and Vehicles.” James Woolsey, vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.; and Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, Menlo Park, Calif., testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the “Water Resources Development Act of 2007”; and the “Sowing the Seeds Through Science and Engineering Research Act.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Financial Services housing and community opportunity subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Expanding American Homeownership Act of 2007: H.R.1852 and Related FHA (Federal Housing Administration) Modernization Issues.” Brian Montgomery, Housing and Urban Development Department; Iona Harrison, of the National Association of Realtors; and Lautaro Diaz, vice president of community development at the National Council of La Raza, testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4247.

10 a.m. —Small Business Committee holds a hearing on “Expanding Small Businesses’ Access to Federal Contracts.” Paul Hsu, associate administrator for the Small Business Administration; and Emily Murphy, former chief acquisition officer for the General Services Administration, testify. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

3 p.m. —Judiciary immigration, citizenship, refugees, border security and international law subcommittee holds a hearing on “Shortfalls of 1986 Immigration Reform Legislation.” Stephen Pitti, Yale University; and Muzaffar Chishti, director of the Migration Policy Institute’s Office, New York University School of Law, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Energy conference — all day Pepper Hamilton LLP and the Abraham Group LLC host a conference to discuss energy and environmental legislation, energy investments and project finance, federal and state regulatory activity and cross-border implications, and geopolitical considerations. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — Remarks by Rep. Rick Boucher, Virginia Democrat

11 a.m. — Remarks by Guy Caruso, administrator, Energy Information Administration, Energy Department

12:30 p.m. — Remarks by Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne

3:45 p.m. — Remarks by Spencer Abraham, former energy secretary and chairman and chief executive officer, Abraham Group

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 215/981-4528.

Commerce address — 8:30 a.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers an address to the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Leadership and Legislative Conference. Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883.

U.S. policy roundtable — 9:45 a.m. The World Economic Forum holds its Young Global Leaders U.S. Policy Roundtable. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns participate. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, East Auditorium. Contact: 202/203-7613.

Health care — 10 a.m. America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) holds a press conference to announce a new strategy to improve the quality and safety of health care, including reforms to the Food and Drug Administration and a plan for comparing the effectiveness of prescription drugs, devices and new medical technologies. Karen Ignagni, president and CEO of AHIP; and Roberta Herman, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, participate. Location: 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, South Building, Suite 500. Contact: 202/778-8494.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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