- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Meets with Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Mexico.


2:30 p.m. — Participates in the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Ceremony, Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a February report on monthly sales for retail and food services. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


10 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Defense holds a meeting of the Historical Advisory Committee. Location: 1777 North Kent St., fifth floor, Suite 5000, Arlington. Contact: 703/588-7889 or 703/588-7890.


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


In session. Roll call votes are expected to begin on the remaining amendments and passage of a bill accepting recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. Appropriations interior, environment and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing, “Examination of the Fiscal 2008 Environmental Protection Agency Budget Request.” EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson testifies. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 124. Contact: 202/224-7363.

2:30 p.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on oversight of government management, the federal workforce and the District of Columbia holds a hearing, “A Review of U.S. International Efforts to Secure Radiological Materials.” Witnesses include Richard Stratford, director of the Office of Nuclear Energy, Safety, and Security at the State Department; and Andrew Bieniawski, associate deputy administrator of the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342. Contact: 202/224-2627.


Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour and at noon to consider amending the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 to reauthorize the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Israeli soldiers held captive by Hamas and Hezbollah. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Appropriations commerce, justice, science and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on a general overview of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin testifies. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2362-A. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. — Appropriations agriculture, rural development, Food and Drug Administration and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Charles Connor testifies. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2362-A. Contact: 202/225-2771.


Economic policy conference — all day The National Association for Business Economics holds its annual Washington Economic Policy Conference, “An Economic Framework for Effective Policymaking.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Lawrence Lindsey, former director of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and Chris Varvares, president of Macroeconomic Advisers, discuss “The Administration’s Economic Policy.”

12:40 p.m. — Securities and Exchange Commissioner Paul Atkins delivers the keynote address.

Location: Marriott Crystal City, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/463-6223.

Public transportation — 8 a.m. The American Public Transportation Association holds its legislative conference. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/496-4816.

Mortgage delinquency — noon The Mortgage Bankers Association holds a conference-call briefing on its fourth quarter 2006 National Delinquency Survey. Location: None given. Contact: 202/557-2741.

Innovative America — noon Members of Congress and business and higher education leaders hold a press conference to showcase “The American Innovation Proclamation,” which will urge legislation that promotes U.S. competitiveness. Participants include Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican; Rep. Ralph M. Hall, Texas Republican; Rep. Rush D. Holt, New Jersey Democrat; Harold McGraw III, chairman of the Business Roundtable; and Norman Augustine, former chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325. Contact: 202/225-6375.

Book discussion — 6:30 p.m. The International Spy Museum holds a book discussion with Rose Mary Sheldon, author of “Spies of the Bible, Intelligence Activities in Ancient Rome, and Espionage in the Ancient World.” Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-2843.

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