- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Delivers remarks of the economy, Federal Hall, New York. Participates in an interview with Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto. Returns to Washington.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the employment-cost index for the fourth quarter of 2006. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


8:30 a.m. Department of the Army holds a meeting of the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) Board of Visitors to review the academic, military and physical programs at the USMA and hold elections for Board of Visitors leadership positions. Location: 236 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 845/938-4200.


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


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


10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “The Treasury Department’s Report to Congress on International Economic and Exchange-Rate Policy and the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue.” Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka testify. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, “Examining the Iraq Study Group’s Recommendations for Improvements to Iraq’s Police and Criminal Justice System.” Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, Indiana Democrat, co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group; and former Attorney General Edwin Meese, a member of the Iraq Study Group, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

2:30 p.m. — Judiciary terrorism, technology and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing, “US-VISIT: Challenges and Strategies for Securing the U.S. Border.” Assistant Homeland Security Secretary for Policy Development Richard Barth and Robert Mocny, acting US-VISIT director, Homeland Security Department, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider a resolution making continuing appropriations for fiscal 2007. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. — Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Understanding the Iran Crisis.” Abbas Milani, co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Ray Takeyh, senior fellow for the Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10:30 a.m. — Education and Labor Committee holds a hearing, “Strengthening America’s Middle Class: Evaluating the Economic Squeeze on America’s Families.” Jacob Hacker, professor of political science at Yale University, and Eileen Applebaum, director of Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-0853.

1 p.m. — Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee holds a hearing on the Energy Department’s implementation of the National Nuclear Security Administration Act of 2000. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman and Gene Aloise, director of the Natural Resources and Environment Division at the Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.


Guard hearing — all day — The Independent Commission on the National Guard and Reserves holds a hearing in advance of its March 1 report to Congress on legislative proposals to change how the National Guard is organized and funded. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, addresses the commission.

11:30 a.m. — Army Secretary Francis Harvey addresses the commission.

2 p.m. — Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace addresses the commission.

Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/699-2803.

School-based health centers — 9 a.m. The National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC) holds a briefing to announce legislation and release poll results showing voter support for school-based health centers. Charles Peters of the Louisiana Assembly on School-Based Health Care; former Surgeon General David Satcher of the Center of Excellence on Health Disparities; and John Schlitt, executive director of NASBHC, participate. Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/380-3116.

Farm bill — 10 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns holds a press conference to discuss the Bush administration’s farm-bill proposals. Location: Agriculture Department, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 107-A. Contact: 202/720-4623.

‘New America’ ideas — 11 a.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Ten Big Ideas for a New America.”

Highlights — 11:05 a.m. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, delivers remarks.

1 p.m. — Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, delivers remarks.

Location: Hyatt Regency Washington hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Stem-cell research — 1 p.m. The Center for American Progress (CAP) hosts remarks by Gov. James E. Doyle, Wisconsin Democrat, on stem-cell research.

Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Film screening — 6 p.m. The Library of Congress holds a film screening of the documentary “Mario’s Story,” about the 1998 murder conviction of Mario Rocha, who was sentenced to life in prison despite the lack of physical evidence linking him to the killing of a high school classmate. The conviction was overturned last year. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-0022.

Welcome back Congress — 6:30 p.m. The Creative Coalition hosts a Welcome Back Celebration, “Tribute to the 110th Congress.” Democratic Sens. Max Baucus of Montana, Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana, Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas participate. Location: B. Smith’s restaurant, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/466-1396.

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