- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 26, 2007


Participates in a photo opportunity with first Lady Laura Bush and the 2007 National and State Teachers of the Year in the Oval Office. Delivers remarks to the 2007 National and State Teachers of the Year in the Rose Garden. Welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the North Portico.


Participates in a meeting with the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. Delivers the commencement address at Brigham Young University at the Marriott Center, 1700 North University Parkway, Provo, Utah.


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


8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the blood products advisory committee. Location: Hilton Hotel, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-0314.


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. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on legal issues regarding persons detained by the Defense Department as unlawful enemy combatants. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. — Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley Water Rights Settlement Act. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

10:30 a.m. — Appropriations Commerce, Justice, science and related agencies subcommittee hearing on fiscal 2008 proposed budget estimates for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

1 p.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on “Coal: A Clean Future.” Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.


Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. — Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the Labor Department. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee holds a hearing on “Dangerous Global Warming” focusing on consequences for human health, storms and other effects. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2836.

10 a.m. — Judiciary crime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on “Employer Access to Criminal Background Checks: The Need for Efficiency and Accuracy.” Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202-225/3951.

10 a.m. — Natural Resources energy and mineral resources subcommittee and national parks, forests and public lands subcommittee hold a joint hearing on “Land-Use Issues Associated With Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Development.” Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6065.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing on “FEMA’s (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Preparedness and Response to All Hazards.” Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4472.

11 a.m. — Small Business Committee holds a hearing on “Closing the Tax Gap Without Creating Burdens for Small Businesses.” Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mark Everson testifies. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

1 p.m. — Homeland Security border, maritime, and global counterterrorism subcommittee holds a hearing on “The SAFE (Security and Accountability for Every) Port Act: A Six-Month Review.” Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-2616.

1 p.m. — Ways and Means income security and family support subcommittee holds a hearing on “Proposals for Reducing Poverty.” Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202-225-3625.

1:30 p.m. — Foreign Affairs international organizations, human rights and oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on “Efforts to Deal With America’s Image Abroad: Are They Working?” Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


Electric grid conference — 8 a.m. — The Energy Department holds a GridWeek Conference on “Modernizing the U.S. Electric Grid.” Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman delivers remarks. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 972/865-2246.

Mental health briefing — 9 a.m. — The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law holds a briefing on “legal and policy issues surrounding mental health and the civil rights of people with mental illness.” Location: 1101 15th St. NW, Suite 1212. Contact: 202/467-5730, Ext. 116.

Islamic activists — 9 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) holds a discussion on “Islamic Activists and Soviet Autocrats: Negotiating Myth and Reality in Central Asia,” with Eric McGlinchey of George Mason University. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Breast cancer rally — 9 a.m. — Susan G. Komen for the Cure holds a “Close the Gap” rally with breast cancer survivors, political activists and members of Congress to call on political leaders to make breast cancer a national priority. Location: West Lawn, Capitol. Contact: 972/855-1682.

Security conference — 10:30 a.m. — The Federalist Society, the U.S. Agency for International Development and The Louisiana State University Law Center sponsor a conference on “U.S. Security, Trade and Development.” John R. Bolton, former United Nations ambassador, delivers the keynote address. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/683-5004.

Awards luncheon — noon — The Goldman Environmental Prize holds its annual awards luncheon to award and honor the six recipients of the Goldman Environmental Prize. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, and Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, participate. Location: Mansfield Room, Capitol. Contact: 415/277-4920.

Iraq funding — noon — Military Families Speak Out, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Veterans for Peace hold an event to read letters calling on Congress to end funding for the war in Iraq. Location: Atrium, Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 212/260-5000.

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