- The Washington Times - Monday, July 9, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in the White House Conference on the Americas at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Service releases report on U.S. export sales. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-0888.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) to discuss and approve the draft NACEPT Sustainable Water Infrastructure Workgroup recommendations and the draft NACEPT Energy and Environment Workgroup recommendations on EPA’s biofuels efforts. Location: EPA Office of Cooperative Environmental Management, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 1102. Contact: 202/233-0061.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business and at 3 p.m. to begin consideration of the fiscal 2008 Defense Authorization bill. The first roll-call votes will occur at about 5:30 p.m. on pending judicial nominations. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEE

2:30 p.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Excessive Speculation in the Natural Gas Market.” Witnesses include James Newsome, president and chief executive officer of the New York Mercantile Exchange, and Jeffrey Sprecher, chairman of the board and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

HOUSE

Not in session, Independence Day recess. The House next meets at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a field hearing on “The Future of VA Health Care in South Louisiana.” Witnesses include Rep. William J. Jefferson, Louisiana Democrat, and Fred Cerise of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Location: Supreme Court Building, 400 Royal St., fourth-floor courtroom, New Orleans. Contact: 202/225-9756.

1:30 p.m. Homeland Security management, investigations and oversight subcommittee holds a field hearing on “Farm to Fork: Partnerships to Protect the Food You Eat.” Witnesses include Thomas McGinn, director of the Veterinary & Agriculture Security Office of Health Affairs at the Homeland Security Department, and David Filson, emergency preparedness and response coordinator and partnership expansion leader at the Penn State Cooperative Extension. Location: Wyoming County Courthouse, 1 Court House Square, Tunkhannock, Pa. Contact: 202/226-2616.

GENERAL AGENDA

Student financial aid — all day The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) holds its annual conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Sessions on “Direct Loan Issues in Reauthorization,” “Gates Millennium Scholars-An Overview for Financial Aid Administrators” and “On the Cutting Edge of College Access: The All New CollegeAccessMarketing.org”

2:30 p.m. — Sessions on “Personal Taxes: 1040 and Related Schedules-Part I,” “ACG and National SMART Grants: The Basics” and “A Review of NASFAA’s Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct”

4:15 p.m. — Sessions on “Regulatory Perils in Graduate/Professional Aid,” “Legal Rights and Obligations During a Program Review” and “Academic Year Progression in the ACG and National SMART Grant Programs”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/785-0453.

Chavez lecture — 8:30 a.m. The Hudson Institute’s Center for Latin American Studies and the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis hold a lecture by Javier Corrales, chairman of the Department of Political Science at Amherst College, on “Leftism and Populism in Today’s Latin America: Is Chavismo Contagious?” Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor, Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Long-term care — 9:15 a.m. — The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion on “Caring About Long Term Care: An Ethical Framework for Caregiving.”

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Robert Friedland, director of the Center on an Aging Society at Georgetown University, and Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project at the United Hospital Fund, participate in a panel discussion on “The Caregiving Crisis.”

10:45 a.m. — Lisa Eckenwiler, associate professor of philosophy and director of health care ethics at the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University, and Judith Feder, professor and dean of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute

Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388 [Note: RSVP required].

Wellness programs — 11 a.m. Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat and agriculture committee chairman, holds a press conference to announce “new legislation to help companies bring wellness into the workplace.” Other participants include Paul Speranza, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, and Ronald Davis, president of the American Medical Association. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3254.

National unity2:15 p.m. — The Association on Third World Affairs holds a conference on “Divisive Politics and National Unity: Challenges of Democracy.” Participants include Masood Aziz, political counselor at the Afghan Embassy, and Amadou Lamine Ba, Senegal’s ambassador to the U.S. Location: Room 2105 Rayburn House. Contact: 202/973-0157.

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