- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 26, 2007


Delivers remarks to the American Legislative Exchange Council at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Participates, with first lady Laura Bush, in a Special Olympics Global Law Enforcement Torch Run Ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases the advance report on durable goods — manufacturers’ shipments and orders for June. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


9:30 a.m. National Transportation Safety Boardholds a meeting of the 7838D Aviation Accident Report-Attempted Takeoff From Wrong Runway, Comair Flight 5191, Bombardier CL-600-2B19, N431CA, Lexington, Ky., Aug. 27, 2006. Location: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th and C streets Northwest. Contact: 202/314-6100.


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. Environment and Public Works Committeeholds a hearing on “Examining of the Case for the California Waiver: An Update From EPA.” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson testifies. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportationsurface transportation and merchant marine infrastructure, safety and security subcommittee holds a hearing on the Railroad Safety Enhancement Act. Joseph Boardman, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. — Foreign Relations international operations and organizations, democracy and human rights subcommittee holds a hearing on “The United Nations Human Rights Council: Shortcomings and Prospects for Reform.” Assistant Secretary of State Kristen Silverberg in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Thomas Melia, deputy executive and director of Freedom House, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.


Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Homeland Securityintelligence, information sharing and terrorism risk assessment subcommittee holds a hearing on “Private Sector Information Sharing: What Is It, Who Does It, and What’s Working at DHS?” Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-2616.

1:30 p.m. Judiciary Committeeholds a hearing on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

2 p.m. Foreign Affairsterrorism, nonproliferation and trade subcommittee holds a hearing on “Export Controls: Are We Protecting Security and Facilitating Exports?” Assistant Secretary of State for Export Administration Christopher Padilla of the Bureau of Industry and Security; and acting Assistant Secretary of State Stephen Mull of the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, testify. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


Youth Leadership — all day Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership holds its 2007 World Leadership Congress. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Education Secretary Margaret Spellings delivers remarks.

10:15 a.m. — Thank you letter writing and ending survey evaluation

Location: George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW, Marvin Center Theater. Contact: 716/531-2370.

U.S. Competitiveness Forum — all day IBM holds its forum on Global Leadership, “U.S. Competitiveness in a Globally Integrated Economy.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9:05 a.m. — D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty delivers remarks.

9:30 a.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks.

11:15 a.m. Thomas Donohue, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, delivers remarks.

Noon Press conference to start a free Small Business Toolkit to create jobs and fuel growth in underserved and emerging markets.

4:15 p.m. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Republican, participates in a panel discussion.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 800/426-4968.

Business taxation Conference — 9 a.m. The Treasury Department holds a conference on “Business Taxation and Global Competitiveness.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. delivers opening remarks in the Cash Room.

9:05 a.m. Mr. Paulson, Michael Boskin of Stanford University, Oracle Corp. President and Chief Financial Officer Safra Catz participate in the panel discussion on “Framing the Issue: Business and Economic Perspectives” in Media Room 4121.

12:45 p.m. — Mr. Paulson delivers closing remarks in the Cash Room.

Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 866/276-5583.

Special Olympics9:30 a.m. Special Olympics Inter-national schedule of events marking the “Flame of Hope” visit to the District on its way to the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai.

Schedule — 9:30 a.m. — Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver participates in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Breakfast Reception at the Hay Adams Hotel, 16th and H streets Northwest.

12:15 p.m. — Runners depart from the South Lawn of the White House.

2 p.m. — Run concludes at the Chinese Embassy, 2300 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Location: As noted. Contact: 202/651-0405.

Voice for Change — 9:30 a.m. The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel and Social Security Disability Program Beneficiaries holds a press conference on the release of “Voices for Change: Beneficiaries Paving the Way to Work a Roadmap to Program Improvement” to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Senate Assistant Majority Leader Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, participate. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/358-6424.

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