- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 25, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a tour of Saint Luke’s East, Lee’s Summit, Mo. Participates in a roundtable on health care initiatives, Saint Luke’s East. Returns to Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institute for Literacy holds a meeting of the Advisory Board to discuss the institute’s future and current program priorities; status of ongoing institute work; other relevant literacy activities and issues; and other board business as necessary. Location: Jefferson Hotel, 1200 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/233-2044.

9 a.m. —Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 212, Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System. Location: EADS North America, 1616 N. Fort Myer Drive, Suite 1600, Arlington. Contact: 202/833-9339.

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. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the war in Iraq. William Perry, former defense secretary; and Dennis Ross, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. —Budget Committee holds a hearing on the Congressional Budget Office’s budget and economic outlook. CBO Director Peter Orszag testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

2:30 p.m. —Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on “Iraq: Political Strategy.” Laith Kubba, National Endowment for Democracy; and Qubad Talabani, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, testify. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. —Select Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on “Intelligence Reform: FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.” John Pistole, FBI; and Charles Allen, Homeland Security Department, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Lawyers conference — all day The American Health Lawyers Association holds a conference, “Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers.” Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 11 a.m. — “Public Health Law in Practice: Bioterrorism and Infectious Disease”

1:40 p.m. — “Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committees”

3:05 p.m. — “Legalizing Our DNA: The Rise of Genetic Databases.”

Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/833-0756.

Health conference — all day — Families USA holds its Health Action 2007 Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, delivers remarks.

12:30 p.m. — Sen. Gordon H. Smith, Oregon Republican, delivers remarks.

2:45 p.m. — Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-3030.

Legal reform — 9 a.m. — The Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion on “Legal Reform 2007.” Victor Schwartz, Shook, Hardy and Bacon LLP; and Steven Hantler, DaimlerChrysler Corp., participate. Location: Washington Legal Foundation, M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Guantanamo Bay — 9:30 a.m. — The Center for International Policy holds a conference to urge Congress to close the detention facility at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Ann Wright, former U.S. diplomat; and Christopher Anders, American Civil Liberties Union, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-3317.

Iran’s nukes — noon — The Cato Institute holds a discussion, “Iran’s Nuclear Program: The Costs and Benefits of America’s Policy Options.” Ted Galen Carpenter and Justin Logan, the Cato Institute, participate. Location: B-354 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5200.

End of an era? — 12:15 p.m. — The New America Foundation (NAF) holds a discussion, “Has the American Era Ended? Is the West on a Downward Skid?” Werner Hoyer, member of the German Bundestag; Claus Gramckow, USA and Canada Transatlantic Dialogue; and Steven Clemons, NAF, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Anniversary dinner — 6 p.m. — NARAL Pro-Choice America holds its Roe v. Wade 34th Anniversary Dinner. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat; Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrat; and Carol Leifer, comedy writer and producer, participate. Location: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/973-3032.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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