- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 16, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Visits the National Institutes of Health laboratories in Bethesda and participates in a roundtable on advancements in cancer prevention.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the producer price indexes for December. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

9:15 a.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases the Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for December. Location: 20th and C streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services holds a listening session on a plan for Medicare hospital value-based purchasing. Location: CMS, 7500 Security Blvd., Baltimore. Contact: 410/786-3010.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 05-11284 Abdul-Kabir v. Quarterman, consolidated with Docket No. 05-11287, Brewer v. Quarterman, one-hour argument

Docket No. 05-11304, Smith v. Texas

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. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “Iraq: Regional Diplomatic Strategy.” Witnesses include Vali Nasr, professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, and Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing, “Aviation Security: Reviewing the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.” Transportation Security Administration Director Kip Hawley testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, “Paying Off Generics to Prevent Competition with Brand-Name Drugs: Should it Be Prohibited?” Witnesses include Jon Leibowitz, commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission, and former Rep. Billy Tauzin, Louisiana Republican and chief executive officer of PhRMA. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider legislation to cut interest rates on student loans. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — International Relations Committee holds a hearing on Iraq. Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

1 p.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on alternative perspectives on the president’s strategy for Iraq. Witnesses include former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, Lawrence J. Korb of the Center for American Progress and Frederick Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

GENERAL AGENDA

Education partnership— all day —The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds an Education Partnership Summit. Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: University of Maryland Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi. Contact: 202/358-1761.

Interfaith prayer meeting 5 a.m. The Congressional Prayer Group holds a special interfaith prayer meeting for Israel and the United States. Location: Capital Hilton hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 619/296-1738 or 714/865-8132.

Somalia discussion — 8:25 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “Securing Somalia’s Future: Options for Diplomacy, Assistance and Peace Operations.” Participants include Sen. Russ Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat, and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi E. Frazer. Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Bipartisanship call — 8:30 a.m. The Center for the Study of the Presidency holds a discussion, “A New Call for Civility and Bipartisanship,” on issues pertaining to the war in Iraq and U.S. fiscal challenges. Participants include Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican; Rep. Artur Davis, Alabama Democrat; and David M. Walker, comptroller-general of the U.S. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/872-9800.

Wine survey — 10 a.m. The Congressional Wine Caucus holds a briefing to release a national study on the wine and grape-product industries’ economic contributions. Participants include Rep. Mike Thompson, California Democrat; Rep. George P. Radanovich, California Republican; and Barbara Insel of MKF Research. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-3311 (Mr. Thompson), 202/225-4540 (Mr. Radanovich).

Health care bill — 10 a.m. Members of Congress hold a press conference to announce their bipartisan health care bills aimed at “providing a meaningful solution to the dilemma of access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans.” Participants include Sen. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat and chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee; Sen. George V. Voinovich, Ohio Republican; Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Democrat; Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican; and Rep. John F. Tierney, Massachusetts Democrat. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-5521.

Guantanamo detainee — 6:30 p.m. Georgetown University Law Center holds a discussion, “Face to Face with a Guantanamo Detainee,” with Moazzam Begg, author of “Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment at Guantanamo, Bagram, and Kandahar.” Other participants include Gitanjali Gutierrez of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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