- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Meets with congressional leaders at the White House. Delivers a live televised address on Iraq policy to the nation from the White House.


Addresses a joint session of the Virginia General Assembly, Jamestown Memorial Church, 1365 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, Va.


8:30 a.m. — Commerce Department releases report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for November 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


8:30 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act scientific advisory panel to consider and review worker-exposure assessment methods. Location: Environmental Protection Agency, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Conference Center, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-8498.

9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the air-traffic procedures advisory committee. Location: CGH Technologies Inc., 600 Maryland Ave. SW, eighth floor, Training Conference Room. Contact: 202/267-9205.

9:30 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to receive a briefing on Browns Ferry Unit 1 restart. Location: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-1453.


Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments.

Docket number 05-1508: Zuni Public School District No. 89 v. Department of Education

Docket number 05-1589: Davenport v. Washington Education Association, consolidated with docket number 05-1657, Washington v. Washington Education Association. Contact: 202/479-3211.


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


9:30 a.m. — Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on rural America’s role in enhancing national energy security. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “Where We Are — A Current Assessment of Iraq and the Region.” Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing, “Tax Incentives for Businesses in Response to a Minimum Wage Increase.” Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a meeting to organize for the 110th Congress and a hearing on challenges and opportunities relating to health care for all Americans. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider legislation to increase the minimum wage. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


11 a.m. — Energy and Commerce Committee holds a meeting to organize for the 110th Congress. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a meeting to organize for the 110th Congress. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.


Defense conference — 8:10 a.m. — The Defense Department and the National Defense Industrial Association hold the 2007 Worldwide Personnel Recovery Conference and Exhibition. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 703/697-5131, 703/697-5132 or 703-522-1820.

Homelessness estimate — 8:30 a.m. — The National Alliance to End Homelessness holds a press conference to release the most recent nationwide estimate of homelessness in the U.S. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/942-8246.

Agriculture worker bill — 9 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a press conference to announce the reintroduction of legislation to address an agriculture-worker shortage. Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9629 or 202/224-8078.

Anti-counterfeiting technology — 9:30 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion on the effort to expand the use of anti-counterfeiting authentication technology and to create the International Authentication Association. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Church report — 9:30 a.m. — The Institute on Religion and Democracy holds a press conference to release a report, “Strange Yokefellows: The National Council of Churches and Its Growing Non-Church Constituency.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Murrow Room. Contact: 202/682-4131.

Anti-poverty campaign — 10 a.m. — Catholic Charities USA holds a press conference to kick off a new campaign to reduce poverty in America. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/236-6218.

Report release — noon — The Worldwatch Institute holds a press conference to release “State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-1992, Ext. 594.

Diplomacy summit — 12:45 p.m. — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Karen Hughes and Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Dina Powell address the Private Sector Summit on Public Diplomacy. Miss Rice delivers remarks at 1:30 p.m. Location: The State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Benjamin Franklin Room. Contact: 202/203- 7613 or 202/647-2492.

Minimum-wage legislation — 3:45 p.m. — Congressional, labor and business leaders hold a press conference after the House passes legislation to raise the national minimum wage to urge the Senate to “swiftly pass and send a ‘clean’ minimum-wage bill” to President Bush. Democrats introduced the legislation, which raises the federal minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour in three steps over two years and two months. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2633 or 202/225-3130.

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