- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 7, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Heiligendamm, Germany, to participate in the Group of Eight summit.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Census Bureau releases figures on wholesale trade for April. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES



9 a.m. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science meets to discuss commission programs and administrative matters, including digital information, emergency management, literacy and open access. Location: Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Madison Building, Room 642. Contact: 202/606-9200.

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 nomination of Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute to be assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan. Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216. Contact: 202/224-3871.

2 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and House Science and Technology space, aeronautics and related sciences subcommittee and its investigations and oversight subcommittee hold a joint hearing, “Oversight Review of the Investigation of the NASA Inspector General.” Witnesses include Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, and Kevin Carson, former NASA assistant inspector general for audits. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2007. Witnesses include Democratic Sens. Charles E. Schumer of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois, and Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226. Contact: 202/224-7703.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Judiciary crime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on the Bail Bond Fairness Act of 2007 and markup of the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007. Witnesses include Reps. Ric Keller, Florida Republican, and Robert Wexler, Florida Democrat. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Affairs Africa and global health subcommittee holds a hearing on “Nigeria at a Crossroads: Elections, Legitimacy and a Way Forward.” Witnesses include Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer of the Bureau of African Affairs and Kenneth Wollack, president of National Democratic Institute. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. Judiciary Constitution, civil rights and civil liberties subcommittee holds a hearing, “Constitutional Limitations on Domestic Surveillance.” Witnesses include Assistant Attorney General Steven Bradbury and former Assistant Deputy Attorney General Bruce Fein. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Border issues — all day The U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce holds its 11th annual U.S.-Mexico Border Issues Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — House Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes, Texas Democrat, delivers remarks.

12:30 p.m. — David Aguilar, chief of the Office of Border Patrol in the Homeland Security Department, delivers the keynote address.

2 p.m. — Mr. Reyes, Republican Reps. David Dreier of California and F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. of Wisconsin, and Arturo Sarukhan, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S., participate in a forum on immigration.

6 p.m. — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, and Mr. Reyes

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168. Contact: 202/312-1526.

Ocean week — all day The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation holds its Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2007 conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, Maryland Republican, participates in a panel discussion, “Ecosystem-Based Management: A Comprehensive Approach,” Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325.

Noon — Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican; National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Conrad Lautenbacher; and former NOAA Administrators William Evans, Scott Gudes and Robert White discuss “NOAA Past and Present: A Conversation With NOAA’s Administrator.”

2:30 p.m. — Rep. Sam Farr, California Democrat, and Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, Guam Democrat, participate in a panel discussion, “Ocean Management: Planning for the Future.”

Location: Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Ave. NE, fifth floor, or as noted. Contact: 240/205-0400.

Traffic safety — 10 a.m. The Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) holds a press conference to announce a nationwide education campaign with a Web site, printed materials in English and Spanish, and public service announcements on satellite radio. Participants include ACTS President Phil Haseltine and Vincent Keane, chief executive officer of Unity Health Care. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 443/463-4449.

Birth control — 10:30 a.m. The National Council of Jewish Women and the Women Donors Network hold a press briefing on two grass-roots advocacy campaigns, “Plan A” and “BirthControlWatch.org.” Participants include Phyllis Snyder, president of the National Council of Jewish Women, and Cristina Page of Birth Control Watch. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th floor, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/326-8705.

Expanding exports — 3 p.m. The International Trade Administration holds a meeting of the President’s Export Council (PEC) to discuss topics related to export expansion, including trade priorities and initiatives, PEC subcommittee activity, and proposed letters of recommendation to the president. Participants include Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. and Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628. Contact: 202/482-1124.

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