- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 6, 2007


Participates in a roundtable discussion with Park Service employees, Shenandoah National Park, Luray, Va. Makes a statement on the National Parks Centennial Initiative, Luray.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the productivity and costs for fourth quarter of 2006. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


9:30 a.m. Corporation for National and Community Service holds a meeting of the Board of Directors to consider the CEO report, a panel on engaging college students in community service and public comments. Location: Corporation for National and Community Service, 1201 New York Ave. NW., 8th floor. Contact: 202/606- 6717.

2 p.m. —Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board holds a meeting of the Employee Thrift Advisory Council. Location: 1250 H St. NW., 4th floor conference room. Contact: 202/942-1660.


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


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


9:15 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on the Farm Bill. Agriculture Secretary Michael Johanns testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. —Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2008 budget for the Energy Department. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman, testifies. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. —Budget Committee holds a hearing on “The President’s Fiscal 2008 Budget Proposal.” Office of Management and Budget Director Rob Portman testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. —Finance Committee holds a hearing on “The President’s Fiscal 2008 Budget Proposal.” Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider to amend the Antitrust Modernization Commission Act of 2002; the “Methamphetamine Remediation Research Act of 2007”; recognizing the work and accomplishments of Britt “Max” Mayfield, director of the National Hurricane Center’s Tropical Prediction Center upon his retirement. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the “Fiscal 2008 National Defense Budget Request From the Defense Department.” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on “Treasury Department Fiscal 2008 Budget.” Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7200.

10 a.m. —Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the “International Relations Budget for Fiscal 2008.” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. —Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2008 budget. Office of Management and Budget Director Rob Portman testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.


Homeland security — all day The American Military University hosts a conference titled “Homeland Security: The Ripple Effect. It’s Coming. You’re Responsible For It. And You’re Not Ready,” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, commanding general of the U.S. First Army in Fort Gillem, Ga., and former commander of the Joint Task Force-Katrina, “Katrina: Lessons Learned.”

Noon — Former Sen. Gary Hart, Colorado Democrat, chairman in environmental and community policy at the University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center, delivers remarks.

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. ballroom. Contact: 703/683-5561 or 304/724-3848.

Trade seminar — 9 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds its seventh annual Former U.S. Trade Representatives Seminar. Former U.S. Trade Representatives Carla Hills, Mickey Kantor, Clayton Yeutter, Charlene Barshefsky, Bill Eberle and William Brock participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Lifesaving emergency care — 11 a.m. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat; House Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon, Tennessee Democrat, and Rep. Pete Sessions, Texas Republican, hold a press conference to introduce legislation to protect public access to “lifesaving” emergency care. Emergency physicians and Ladies’ Home Journal will deliver petitions from the public in support of the legislation. Brian Keaton, president, American College of Emergency Physicians; Diane Salvatore, editor-in-chief, Ladies’ Home Journal, participate. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4822 or 202/225-4231.

Labor market trends — 11:10 a.m. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates in a discussion on labor market trends with leading female executives at the Women on the World symposium. The Women on the World symposium features “some of the world’s most prominent women speaking out on important current issues in business, politics and contemporary life.” Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. Joint Economic Committee Chairman Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, participates in a discussion and book signing of his new book, “Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time.” Location: Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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