- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 5, 2007


At his ranch in Crawford, Texas.


3 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the dairy products prices report and peanut prices report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

4:30 p.m. — Federal Reserve releases its weekly reports on the condition statement of Federal Reserve banks, factors affecting reserves of depository institutions, money stock, liquid assets and debt measures. Location: 20th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.


9 a.m. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to review the commission’s general policies regarding market monitoring. Location: FERC, 888 First St. NE, Commission Meeting Room. Contact: 202/502-8278.

1 p.m. — National Marine Fisheries Service holds a meeting to discuss the tentative U.S. positions for the annual International Whaling Commission meeting. Location: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1301 East West Highway, Science Center Room, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/713-9090, Ext. 183.


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


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


1 p.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a field hearing, “Oversight of Federal Efforts to Clean Up Asbestos in Lincoln County, Montana.” Location: To be announced. Contact: 202/224-8832.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9 a.m. Homeland Security intelligence, information sharing and terrorism risk assessment subcommittee holds a field hearing, “Radicalization, Information Sharing and Community Outreach: Protecting the Homeland From Homegrown Terror.” Witnesses include William Bratton, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, and John Neu, chief of the Torrance (Calif.) Police Department. Location: Torrance City Council Chambers, City Hall, 3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Calif. Contact: 202/226-2616.


Excellence in Government conference — all day Government Executive hosts the Excellence in Government 2007 conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman Adm. Edmund Giambastiani Jr. delivers remarks.

4:30 p.m. — Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte delivers remarks.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/266-7419, 866/332-5185.

Naval IT Day — all day The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association holds its sixth annual Naval IT Day. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 10:15 a.m. — Robert Carey, chief information officer of the Navy Department

Noon — Adm. John Nathman, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command

Location: Sheraton Premiere at Tyson’s Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/549-6911.

Natural gas cartel — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “An OPEC for Natural Gas?” Participants include Nikos Tsafos of PFC Energy and Rom Kupchinsky of RFE/RL Inc. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

U.S.-Russia relations — 9:45 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “After Munich and Riyadh: The Future of U.S.-Russia Relations.” Participants include Mary Warlick of the State Department, and Kim Holmes and Ariel Cohen of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Unstable stoves — 10 a.m. Public Citizen holds a press conference to discuss unstable stoves. Participants include Joan Claybrook of Public Citizen, Edmund Mierzwinski of U.S. Public Interest Research Groups and Rachel Weintraub of the Consumer Federation of America. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/302-5932.

North Korea discussion — 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “A Fair Deal With North Korea?” Participants include former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton, and Dan Blumenthal, Nicholas Eberstadt and Christopher Griffin of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Spring break family day — 10:30 a.m. The U.S. Navy Museum holds its Spring Break Family Day, including maritime craft activities and hands-on exhibits. Location: U.S. Navy Museum, 805 Kidder Breese St. SE. Contact: 202/433-4995.

Corporate tax loopholes — noon The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference-call briefing on an analysis of the growing number of states that are considering closing major corporate tax loopholes. Michael Mazerov of CBPP participates. Location: None given. Contact: 202/408-1080.

Comparing India and China — noon The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion, “Comparing India and China: The Decentralization-Democracy Link.” Participants include Aseema Sinha of the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Jaiwen Yang of George Washington University. Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW, seventh floor, City View Room. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Internet security — noon The Hudson Institute hosts a seminar, “Institutions of Internet Security.” Participants include Susan Crawford of the Cardozo Law School of Yeshiva University and board member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor, Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Room. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Briefing on Iraq and Iran — noon Americans for Democracy in the Middle East holds a briefing on security threats posed by Iran and the well-being of Iraqis and the Middle East. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 345. Contact: 212/642-6386.

Book discussion — 4 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a book discussion, “From Solidarity to Martial Law: The Polish Crisis of 1980-1981.” Participants include Malcolm Byrne of the National Security Archive and Douglas MacEachin, former head of Soviet analysis at the CIA. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

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