- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 15, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in the annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon, U.S. Capitol. Delivers remarks at a National Republican Congressional Committee dinner, Washington Hilton and Towers.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the airline traffic data for December 2006. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Commission of Fine Arts holds a meeting to discuss buildings, parks and/or memorials that may affect the appearance of Washington. Location: National Building Museum, Judiciary Square, 401 F St. NW. Suite 312, commission offices. Contact: 202/504-2200.

1 p.m. —Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a meeting to announce notation votes and fiscal 2007 budget allocations for the state and local program. Location: EEOC Office Building, 1801 L St. NW. Ninth floor, Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Conference Room. Contact: 202/663-4070.

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. — Appropriations transportation, housing and urban development, and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing, “Solvency and Reform Proposals for the Federal Housing Administration.” Brian Montgomery and Kenneth Donohue Sr., Department of Housing and Urban Development, testify. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. —Environment and Public Works transportation and infrastructure subcommittee holds a hearing, “Water Resources Needs and the President’s Budget Proposal for the Army Corps of Engineers for Fiscal 2008.” Sen. Russ Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat; and John Paul Woodley, assistant Army secretary for civil works, testify. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

10 a.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Gregory Cade to be administrator of the U.S. Fire Administration. Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican, delivers the introduction, and the nominee testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the “Accountability in Contracting Act.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing, “The Fiscal 2008 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the U.S. European Command and Joint Forces Command.” Army Gen. Bantz Craddock, commander of the U.S. European Command; and Air Force Gen. Lance Smith, commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command and NATO supreme allied commander for transformation, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10:30 a.m. —Foreign Affairs Europe subcommittee holds a hearing, “U.S.-Turkish Relations and the Challenges Ahead.” Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Fried; and Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary for European and NATO Affairs Dan Fata, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. —Foreign Affairs Asia, the Pacific, and the global environment subcommittee and Middle East and South Asia subcommittee holds a joint hearing, “U.S. Policy Toward South Pacific Island Nations, Including Australia and New Zealand.” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Glyn Davies of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs testifies. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Symposium — all day — The Georgetown University Law Center holds a symposium on “Corporate Criminality: Legal, Ethical, and Managerial Implications.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — George Daly, Georgetown University dean, and Edwin Meese, Heritage Foundation, deliver welcoming remarks.

9:15 a.m. — “Why Punish? Exploration of the Justification for and Standard of Corporate Criminal Liability”

Noon — Former Attorney General Richard Thornburgh delivers remarks.

1:45 p.m. — “The Challenge of Cooperation: Consideration of the Ethical and Managerial Implications of the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines, Thompson Memorandum, SOX, etc.”

Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Global aging — 9 a.m. — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt deliver remarks at a State Department Summit on Global Aging.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Mr. Leavitt delivers opening remarks.

12:15 p.m. — Miss Rice delivers keynote closing remarks.

Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Dean Acheson Auditorium. Contact: 202/647-2492.

From Kyoto to a Chicago Protocol? — 9 a.m. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) holds a presentation, “From Kyoto to a Chicago Protocol?” Brice Lalonde, OECD; and Jonathan Pershing, World Resources Institute, participate. Location: WRI, 10 G St. NE. Contact: 202/785-6323.

Lobbying reform — 11 a.m. Americans For Prosperity (AFP) holds a press conference as part of its “The Real March Madness” campaign, which exposes a “gaping loophole that exempts taxpayer-funded government lobbyists from the newly enacted congressional gift ban.” Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican; and Tim Phillips, AFP, participate. Location: HC-9, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/349-5880.

No Child Left Behind — 11:30 a.m. Republican Sens. John Cornyn of Texas and Jim DeMint of South Carolina; and Rep. Peter Hoekstra, Michigan Republican, hold a press conference to introduce the A-PLUS Act to reform No Child Left Behind. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution Avenue NE, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-0704 (Mr. Cornyn); 202/228-5079 (Mr. DeMint); and 202/225-4401 (Mr. Hoekstra).

Rail equality — 12:30 p.m. Consumers United for Rail Equality holds a press conference to urge reform of the national rail system. Sens. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat; John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat; David Vitter, Louisiana Republican; Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat; and Jon Tester, Montana Democrat, participate. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/261-2887.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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