- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 8, 2007


Departs from the White House on a weeklong trip to Latin America. Overnights in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the regional and state employment and unemployment figures for January. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


8:30 a.m. Pesticide Program Dialogue Committeeholds a meeting of the Registration Review Implementation Work Group. Location: Environmental Protection Agency, 2777 South Crystal Drive, first-floor conference center, Arlington. Contact: 703/305-7106.


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


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


10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committeeholds a hearing, “Follow-On Biologics.” Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, and Sidney C. Banwart, vice president of Caterpillar Inc. of Peoria, Ill., testify. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. —Senate Finance Committeeholds a hearing, “Perspectives on the 2007 Trade Agenda.” Bob Baugh, AFL-CIO, and Steve Holland, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center, Bozeman, Mont., testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

2:30 p.m. —Appropriationshomeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on the Homeland Security Department’s fiscal 2008 budget. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.


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


9:30 a.m. Appropriationsinterior, environment and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the Interior Department. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and Deputy Interior Secretary Lynn Scarlett testify. Location: B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. —Agriculturelivestock, dairy and poultry subcommittee holds a hearing, “Review of the Impact of Feed Costs on the Livestock Industry.” Deputy Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner and Agriculture Department Deputy Chief Economist Joe Glauber participate. Location: 1302 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10 a.m. —Appropriationsfinancial services and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on the Supreme Court. Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Clarence Thomas testify. Location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.


Leadership award — 8 a.m. The Semiconductor Industry Association hosts its 2007 Leadership Awards to honor Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican; Rep. George Miller, California Democrat; and Education Secretary Margaret Spellings. Location: The Westin Hotel, 24th and M streets Northwest. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Caring for children — 9 a.m. The Urban Institute holds a discussion, “Government Spending on Children: Aligning Priorities and Resources.” G. William Hoagland of Cigna Corp. and Scott McCown of the Center for Public Policy Priorities participate. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-7200.

Military Commissions Act — 10:30 a.m. Democratic Reps. Jane Harman of California and Jerrold Nadler of New York, and lawyer Agnieszka Fryszman hold a press conference to announce the introduction of two bills that address and reverse parts of the Military Commissions Act. Location: HC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2156 or 202/225-0741.

Tax relief — 11:30 a.m. — Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, and Rep. Lee Terry, Nebraska Republican, hold a press conference to discuss the Parents’ Tax Relief Act. Alan Carlson of the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society and Kristie Darien of the National Association for the Self-Employed participate. Location: 122 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6521.

Book discussion — noon — The Library of Congress holds a book discussion with Richard Jadick, author of “On Call in Hell: A Doctor’s Iraq War Story.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-5034.

Livestock-manure briefing — 1:45 p.m. Sens. Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas Democrat, and Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican, and Reps. Collin C. Peterson, Minnesota Democrat, and Ralph M. Hall, Texas Republican, hold a conference-call briefing to discuss legislation that states that livestock manure is not classified as hazardous waste under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. Location: None given. Contact: 202/224-4843 (Lincoln); 202/224-7082 (Domenici); 202/225-1496 (Peterson); or 202/225- 6673 (Hall).

Healthy women, families — 3 p.m. The Religious Advocates Working Group holds a briefing, “Healthy Women, Healthy Families: Religious Leaders and Legislators Speak Out About Family Planning on International Women’s Day.” Minnesota Reps. Betty McCollum, a Democrat, and Jim Ramstad, a Republican, and Jim Winkler, General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, participate. Location: 1116 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/628-7700, Ext. 12.

Art lecture — 4 p.m. The National Gallery of Art hosts its Elson Lecture by artist Sean Scully, “Persistence and Style.” Location: The National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/842-6359.

Women’s achievement — 7:30 p.m. The Inter-American Development Bank holds a “Legacies of Women Forum.” Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, former Surgeon General Antonia Novello, Dorothy Height of the National Council of Negro Women, and Muriel Siebert, Muriel Siebert & Co., participate. Location: IDB, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407.

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