- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 28, 2007

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Illegal immigration discussion — 9:30 a.m. — Judicial Watch holds a discussion, “Local Governments and Illegal Immigration.” Participants include Mayor Louis Barletta of Hazelton, Pa.; Starletta Hairston, former council member of Beaufort County, S.C.; and Virginia Delegate Jackson Miller, Prince William County Republican. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/646-5172.

Education discussion — 1 p.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Educational Freedom in the Wake of No Child Left Behind.” Participants include Rep. Peter Hoekstra, Michigan Republican; former Rep. Bob Schaffer, Colorado Republican; and Jennifer Marshall of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with military service organizations in the Roosevelt Room at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the poultry slaughter report and poultry slaughter annual summary. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a meeting to consider announcement of notation votes; and the E-Race (Eradicating Racism and Colorism in Employment) Initiative. Location: EEOC Office Building, 1801 L St. NW, ninth floor, Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Conference Room. Contact: 202/663-4070.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 06-157 Hein v. Freedom From Religion

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on comprehensive immigration reform. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

10:30 a.m. — Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on “The Aging Workforce: What Does It Mean for Businesses and the Economy.” U.S. Comptroller General David Walker of the Government Accountability Office; Donald Kohn, vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, testify. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

10:30 a.m. — Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2008 Defense Department budget. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider National Security Foreign Investment Reform and Strengthened Transparency Act of 2007. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing on “Fiscal Challenges and the Economy in the Long Term.” Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7200.

10 a.m. — Homeland Security emergency communication, preparedness and response subcommittee and management, investigations and oversight subcommittee hold a joint hearing on “Reforming FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency): Are We Making Progress?” FEMA Director R. David Paulison, and Homeland Security Undersecretary for Preparedness George Foresman, testify. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-2616.

10 a.m. — Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on “Evolving West.” Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Montana Democrat; former Rep. Pat Williams, Montana Democrat, senior fellow at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West, testify. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6065.

GENERAL AGENDA

“Opportunity ‘08” discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on “Opportunity 08: Independent Ideas for Our Next President.” George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC’s “This Week”; Kenneth Duberstein and Thomas Donilon of the Opportunity 08 Advisory Council; Torie Clark, former assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Education discussion — 10 a.m. — The Center for American Progress and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hold a discussion on “Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Effectiveness.” Thomas Donohue, president and chief executive officer of the USCC; Ulrich Boser, contributing editor of U.S. News & World Report, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Employee Free Choice Act — 11 a.m. — House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat; Education and Labor Chairman George Miller, California Democrat; Robert E. Andrews, New Jersey Democrat, Phil Hare, Illinois Democrat, and Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, hold a press conference on the Employee Free Choice Act, legislation that “would restore workers’ rights to join together and bargain for better wages, benefits and fair working conditions.” Errol Hohrein, boilermaker from Windsor, Colo.; Anishya Sanders, road construction worker from Las Vegas, participate. Location: 2261 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3130 (Hoyer); 202/226-0853 (Miller); and 202/225-5905 (Hare).

D.C. Awards Dinner — 5:30 p.m. — The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund holds its Eighth Annual D.C. Awards Dinner. Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Republican; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, participate. Location: The Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/365-0625.

Awards dinner — 6:30 p.m. — ConvaTec, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America hold the annual Great Comebacks awards dinner. White House press secretary Tony Snow, and Great Comebacks founder Rolf Benirschke, participate. Location: The National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Human trafficking symposium — 7 p.m. — The Georgetown University Law Center holds a symposium on “Human Trafficking of South Asians for Sexual and Labor Exploitation: A Legal and Political Perspective.” Mansi Shah of Schertler and Onorato LLP; Neha Misra of the American Center for International Labor Solidarity, participate. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

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