- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 11, 2007


Participates in a Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Participates in a lunch with military personnel at Fort Benning, Ga. Participates in a military demonstration at Fort Benning.


11 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the airline-traffic data for October. Location: 400 7th St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

4 p.m. — Economic Research Service releases the livestock and meat trade data report and U.S. agricultural trade update report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/694-5050.


10 a.m. Internal Revenue Service holds a public hearing on proposed regulations to provide state and local governmental issuers of tax-exempt bonds with guidance for applying the private activity bond restrictions. Location: New Carrollton Federal Building auditorium, 5000 Ellin Road, Lanham. Contact: 202/622-7180.

1 p.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator, American Health Information Community Electronic Health Records Workgroup to continue its discussion on the barriers and drivers of electronic health records adoption. Location: Mary C. Switzer Building, Conference Room 4090, 330 C St. SW. Contact: 866/505-3500.


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


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


10 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on President Bush’s plans for Iraq. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2 p.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on alternative plans for Iraq. Peter Galbraith of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and Frederick Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.


Meets at 10 a.m. — to consider legislation to expand stem-cell research. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


1 p.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on President Bush’s plans for Iraq. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Peter Pace testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

2 p.m. — Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing on Iraq. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


Credit union summit — all day The National Credit Union Administration holds a risk-mitigation summit. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 703/518-6330.

Child care subsidies — 9 a.m. The Urban Institute holds a discussion, “Making Child care Subsidies Work for Families.” Ajay Chaudry, formerly of New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services, and Robert George of the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago participate. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-7200.

Treasury ribbon-cutting — 9:10 a.m. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. and first lady Laura Bush participate in a tour and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the restored Treasury Department building. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Health care plans — 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Is the Massachusetts Health Plan America’s Next Top Model?” Mark Pauly of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, John Holahan of the Urban Institute and state Rep. Holly Benson, Florida Republican, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Iraq surge — 10 a.m. The Iran Policy Committee holds a press conference, “American Surge and Iraqi Politics.” Bruce McColm of the Institute for Democratic Strategies participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Murrow Room. Contact: 202/333-7346.

MLK events — 10:30 a.m. The Newseum and the D.C. Public Library host two programs to honor the achievements of Martin Luther King. During the morning program, WJLA-TV reporter Sam Ford will read “My Brother Martin” by Christine King Farris to area elementary school students. At 1:30 p.m., Newseum producer Frank Bond will read to teens excerpts from “Powerful Words: More Than 200 Years of Extraordinary Writings by African Americans” by Wade Hudson. Both programs will feature performances by Rudy Barker, who will re-enact excerpts from King’s most powerful speeches. Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Contact: 703/284-3593 or 703/284-2895.

College affordability — 2 p.m. Democratic Sens. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois and Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Democratic Rep. George Miller of California hold a press conference with students and the Campaign for College Affordability to urge Congress to act on legislation to cut interest rates on federal college loans for students most in need. Participants include University of Southern Maine student Andrew Bossie and Brenda Barnes, a college counselor at Parkdale High School in Riverdale. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-7115; 202/224-2633; or 202/225-3725.

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