- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 6, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses fiscal responsibility, Micron Technology, Manassas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

Noon National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the crop weather summary report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. Office of the Secretary of Defense holds a meeting of the Defense Health Board’s Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care to receive briefings on topics related to the delivery of military health care. Location: National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza. Contact: 703/681-3279, Ext. 109.

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. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2008 budget request and the fiscal 2007 and fiscal 2008 supplemental requests. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace; and Defense Comptroller Tina Jones testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. —Budget Committee holds a hearing on Iraq war costs. Steven Kosiak, director of budget studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; Gordon Adams, fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; and Michael Gilmore, assistant director of the Congressional Budget Office, testify. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

2:45 p.m. —Finance Committee holds a hearing, “The President’s Fiscal 2008 Budget Proposal.” Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning-hour debate and noon to consider “The Bainbridge Island Japanese-American Monument Act of 2007” and to allow for the renegotiation of the payment schedule of contracts between the secretary of the interior and the Redwood Valley County Water District. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m.Budget Committee holds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2008 budget. Office of Management Budget Director Rob Portman testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7200.

10 a.m. —Energy and Commerce Committeeholds a hearing on the fiscal 2008 budget for the Health and Human Services Department. HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. —Financial Services Committee holds a hearing, “Federal Housing Response to Hurricane Katrina.” Reps. Gene Taylor, Mississippi Democrat; William J. Jefferson, Louisiana Democrat; and Charles Boustany Jr., Louisiana Republican, testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4247.

GENERAL AGENDA

Poland and Judaism — all day Georgetown University holds a conference, “Poland and Judaism Today: Understanding a New Era in Polish-Jewish and Polish-Israeli Relations.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — “Poland and Israel: Assessing a Healthy Relation Between Two Sovereign Nation-States”

2:15 p.m. —Israeli Ambassador to Poland David Peleg; Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich; Guy Billauer of the American Jewish Committee; Ruth Ellen Gruber, author of “Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe”; Janusz Makuch, president and founder of the Jewish Cultural Festival in Krakow, Poland; Antony Polonsky of Brandeis University; and Jonathan Webber of the University of Birmingham, discuss “Jews in Poland Today: Rebuilding Communities.”

Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Influenza season — 9 a.m. The Health and Human Services Department’s National Vaccine Advisory Committee holds a meeting to discuss the 2006-2007 influenza season, adolescent and adult immunization, immunization-registry systems and “The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act.” Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Room 800. Contact: 202/690-5566.

Redeployment from Iraq — 10:15 a.m. — Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, and Democratic Reps. Mike Thompson of California and Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania hold a press conference to discuss recent legislation they introduced calling for redeployment from Iraq. The legislation calls for specific benchmarks for success in Iraq and a timeline to redeploy troops. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/228-5511.

Iraq discussion — 1:30 p.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace holds a discussion, “Iraq: Assessing Political Development.” Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy and Phebe Marr, author of “The Modern History of Iraq” participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3828.

Occupational safety — 4 p.m. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration holds a conference-call briefingto discuss its new plan, “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic.” Assistant Labor Secretary for OSHA Edwin Foulke and Andrew Levinson, Office of Biological Hazards in the Directorate of Standards and Guidance for OSHA, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Congressional dinner — 6:30 p.m. The Washington Press Club Foundation holds the 63rd annual Congressional Dinner. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat; House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican; and Helen Thomas of Hearst Newspapers participate. Location: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/393-0613.

Inside the CIA — 7 p.m. The International Spy Museum holds a discussion with Melissa Boyle Mahle, former CIA intelligence officer and author of “Denial and Deception: An Insider’s View of the CIA.” Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-2843.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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