- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 28, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Holiday Inn on the Hill in the District. Delivers remarks at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner, Washington Hilton and Towers Hotel in the District.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the advance report on manufacturers’ shipments and orders of durable goods for February 2007. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Mobile Sources technical review subcommittee to discuss current topics and the activities of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. Location: Doubletree Hotel Crystal City, 300 Army-Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/343-9276.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 06-484, Tellabs Inc. v. Makor Issues & Rights

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:45 a.m. Appropriations Labor, HHS, Education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on funding for the Labor Department. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao testifies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on “Risks and Reform: The Role of Currency in the U.S.-China Relationship.” Witnesses include Sens. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, and Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10:15 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on “Preserving SeniorCare: Affordable Drug Coverage That Works for Wisconsin.” Witnesses include Gov. James E. Doyle, Wisconsin Democrat, and Leslie Norwalk, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the “Wounded Warrior Assistance Act of 2007” and the fiscal 2008 budget resolution. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Select Committee on Intelligence holds a hearing on “National Security Letters.” Witnesses include Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine and FBI Deputy Director John Pistole. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4121.

10 a.m. — Appropriations energy and water development subcommittee holds a hearing on the “Energy Department, Nuclear Energy, Office of Civilian Nuclear Waste, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.” Witnesses include Assistant Energy Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dennis Spurgeon and Office of Civilian Nuclear Waste Director Edward Sproat. Location: 2362-B Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2:30 p.m. — Appropriations agriculture, rural development, Food and Drug Administration and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on rural development. Witnesses include Undersecretary of Agriculture Tom Dorr and Jack Gleason, administrator of the Rural Business — Cooperative Service. Location: 2362-A Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

AFL-CIO — all day The AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department holds its 2007 Legislative Conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:40 a.m. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, delivers remarks.

10:15 a.m. —Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat and Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee chairman, delivers remarks.

10:50 a.m. — Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, Hilton Ballroom, lower level. Contact: 978/774-0492

Afghan women — 9:30 a.m. Ms. magazine holds a forum focusing on the “dire conditions for Afghan women and girls, and the urgent need to change U.S. policy in Afghanistan.” Participants include Sima Samar, chairman of Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission and former minister for women’s affairs. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 703/522-2214, or 202/326-8705.

Kennedy speech — 1:30 p.m. The Alliance for Justice sponsors an address by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, on the Bush administration and the rule of law, including the firing of eight U.S. attorneys and the future of judicial nominations in the 110th Congress. Alliance for Justice will screen its new short documentary “Quiet Revolution” after the speech. Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice, also participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/464-7350 or 202/822-6070

Science awards — 4 p.m. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman hosts a ceremony to present the Energy Department’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Awards. The awards honor scientists and engineers at midcareer for exceptional contributions in research and development that support the Energy Department and its mission to “advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.” Participants include Paul Alivisatos, University of California at Berkeley and Moungi Bawendi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Location: National Academies auditorium, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

Violence-free America — 7:30 p.m. The Art of Living Foundation holds an event to start a campaign for a “Violence-Free, Stress-Free America” and to announce a “Universal Declaration of Human Values.” Participants include Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat; House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat; and Rep. Jerry Lewis, California Republican. Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, New Hampshire Avenue NW. Contact: 202/747-0234

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.


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