- The Washington Times - Monday, March 26, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with automotive chief executive officers in the Oval Office of the White House. Participates in a demonstration of alternative-fuel vehicles on the South Lawn at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases the new residential sales for February. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. International Trade Commissionholds a meeting to consider a briefing on a China trade investigation and vote. Location: 500 E St. SW, Room 101. Contact: 202/205-2000.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case.

Docket number 06-480 Leegin Creative Leather Products Inc. v. PSKS Inc.

Docket number 06-5306 Bowles v. Russell

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 2:30 p.m. for business and 3 p.m. to consider the supplemental appropriations bill. There will be no roll call votes in the Senate. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2:30 p.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairsoversight of government management, the federal workforce and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on “Understanding the Realities of REAL ID: A Review of Efforts to Secure Drivers’ Licenses and Identification Cards.” Assistant Homeland Security Secretary Richard Barth of the Office of Policy Development and Texas state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, president of the National Conference of State Legislatures, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

3 p.m. —Judiciaryhuman rights and the law subcommittee holds a hearing on “Legal Options to Stop Human Trafficking.” Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Grace Chung Becker and Katherine Kaufka, supervising lawyer for the National Immigrant Justice Center’s Counter-Trafficking Services Program affiliated with the Heartland Alliance of Chicago, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for an hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Oversight and Government Reform Committeeholds a hearing on “Safe and Affordable Biotech Drugs — The Need for a Generic Pathway.” Janet Woodcock, deputy commissioner for operations and chief medical officer at the Food and Drug Administration, and Ganesh Venkataraman of Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5051.

3:30 p.m. —Foreign AffairsMiddle East and South Asia subcommittee holds a hearing on “Iraqi Volunteers, Iraqi Refugees: What is America’s Obligation?” Assistant Secretary of State Ellen Sauerbrey of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, and George Packer, New Yorker staff writer and executive board member of the Pen American Center, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Communications workers conference — all day The Communications Workers of America hold its legislative political conference. Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Opening remarks by CWA Executive Vice President Jeff Rechenbach

8:50 a.m. — Remarks by Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean

9:10 a.m. — Remarks by presidential candidate Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Regency Ballroom. Contact: 202/434-1168.

Equality summit — all day The National Council of Women’s Organizations and the Younger Women’s Task Force hold their Women’s Equality Summit and Congressional Action Day. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — Remarks by Joint Economic Committee Vice Chairman Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat

12:30 a.m. — Remarks by Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women

5 p.m. — Remarks by House ethics committee Chairman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ohio Democrat

Location: National Education Association, 1201 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/293-4505.

U.S.-Russia relations — 8:30 a.m. The Hudson Institute holds a discussion on “U.S.-Russian Relations: Is Conflict Inevitable?” Participants include Mikhail Delyagin, former adviser to the Russian prime minister, and Peter Reddaway of George Washington University. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, Sixth Floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Reducing poverty — 9 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a briefing on “Reducing Poverty in the District of Columbia: A Community Discussion.” Participants include Mike Schwartz of Freddie Mac and Alice Rivlin and Martha Ross of the Brookings Greater Washington Research Program. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Veterans memorial — 10 a.m. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund hosts a ceremony to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Participants include Sens. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican, and Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican; former Sen. Charles Mathias, Maryland Republican; retired Army Brig. Gen. George Price; and Jan Scruggs, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund founder and president. Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National Mall. Contact: 202/393-0090, Ext. 109.

Emissions trading scheme — 2 p.m. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat, and ranking member Sen. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican, hold a discussion on the “European Union Emissions Trading Scheme.” Participants include Jos Delbeke of the EU Commission, Garth Edward of Shell Oil and Jean-Yves Caneill of Electricte de France. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5521 or 202/224-6977.

Learning from Korea — 3 p.m. The New America Foundation hosts a discussion on “Learning From Korea: Innovative Social Investment Strategies for Future Generations.” Republic of Korea Minister of Health and Welfare Simin Rhyu participates. Location: New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, Seventh Floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Israeli-Palestinian peace — 4:30 p.m. The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion on “Current Challenges and Opportunities in Advancing Israeli-Palestinian Peace.” Participants include Nathan Brown of the Elliott School, Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now and David Makovsky of the Washington Institute. Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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