- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 18, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Commission of Fine Arts holds a meeting to discuss issues affecting the appearance of the District. Location: National Building Museum, Judiciary Square, 401 F St. NW, Suite 312. Contact: 202/504-2200.

1 p.m. —Environmental Protection Agency holds a public hearing for the proposed “Revisions of Standards of Performance for New and Existing Stationary Sources; Electric Utility Steam-Generating Units; Federal Plan Requirements for Clean Air Mercury Rule; and Revisions of Acid Rain Program Rules.” Location: EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 434/979-3700, Ext. 161.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are 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. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on oil- and gas-royalty management at the Interior Department. Interior Department Inspector General Earl Devaney, Mark Gaffigan of the Government Accountability Office and Stephen Allred of the Interior Department testify. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

9:30 a.m. —Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice.” Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

2 p.m. —Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “Iraq: Alternative Plans Continued, Session 2: The Iraq Study Group.” Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, Indiana Democrat, co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group, testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider legislation to reduce oil-company subsidies and increase investment in renewable energy. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on approaches to audit of reconstruction and support activities in Iraq. U.S. Comptroller General David Walker of the Government Accountability Office; Thomas Gimble, acting inspector general of the Defense Department; and Stuart Bowen Jr., special inspector general for Iraq at the Defense Department, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule: 202/225-2675.

1:30 p.m. —Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing on North Korea. Former Defense Secretary William Perry and James Lilley, former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. —Armed Services air and land forces subcommittee holds a hearing on Army force-protection equipment for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Robert Buhrkuhl, director of the Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, and Army Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Speakes, director of force development for the deputy chief of staff G8, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

GENERAL AGENDA

RNC and reform — all day — The Republican National Committee holds its winter meeting, “Recommitting to Reform,” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, delivers remarks.

12:30 p.m. — RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman delivers remarks.

Location: Grand Hyatt hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/863-8614.

Infrastructure security — 8 a.m. The Infrastructure Security Speakers Series hosts an address by Jay M. Cohen, undersecretary of science and technology, Department of Homeland Security, as part of its Breakfast Speaker Series. Mr. Cohen will discuss DHS activities as they relate to critical infrastructure resilience. Location: Army-Navy Club, 901 17th St. NW. Contact: 703/295-6408.

First Amendment summit — 8:30 a.m. The American Society of Newspaper Editors holds a First Amendment Summit.

Highlight — 1:15 p.m. — Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff delivers remarks.

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/453-1125.

Export council — 10 a.m. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao deliver remarks at a meeting of the President’s Export Council. Location: Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

No Child Left Behind — 10 a.m. The Business Coalition for Student Achievement holds a press conference to release recommendations for sustaining and strengthening the No Child Left Behind Act. Location: Room HC-8, Capitol. Contact: 202-822-9491.

Health coverage — 11 a.m. The Health Coverage Coalition for the Uninsured holds a press conference to release a compromise proposal to cover a significant portion of the nation’s uninsured. Karen Ignagni of America’s Health Insurance Plans, Ron Pollack of Families USA and Dr. Reed Tuckson of UnitedHealth Group participate. Location: Columbus Club at Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/745-5118.

Tax credits — noon The National Economists Club holds a luncheon discussion, “Tax Credits and Capital Taxation,” with Ike Brannon, principal economic adviser to Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican. Location: Chinatown Garden restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/493-8824.

USA.gov event — 1 p.m. The General Services Administration holds a press conference to announce the new name, USA.gov, for the official portal of the U.S. government, formerly known as FirstGov.gov, and GobiernoUSA.gov, formerly known as FirstGov en Espanol. Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Clay Johnson, GSA Administrator Lurita Doan, and David Bethel and Martha Dorris of the GSA’s Office of Citizen Services participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/501-1231.

Tsunami lessons — 3 p.m. The U.N. Information Center and the U.N. Development Program Washington Liaison Office hold a discussion, “Indian Ocean Tsunami: Lessons Learned.” Nancy Lindborg, president of Mercy Corps, and Ky Luu, director of foreign-disaster assistance for the U.S. Agency for International Development, participate. Location: U.S. Institute of Peace, 1200 17th St. NW, second floor. Contact: 202/331-8670.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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