- The Washington Times - Friday, March 9, 2007


Exhibition — 10 a.m. — The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) opens an exhibition, “Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember, Photographs by Melody Golding.” Location: NMWA, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/783-7373.

Press briefing — 11 a.m. — Reps. Martin T. Meehan, Massachusetts Democrat, and Todd Akin, Missouri Republican, hold a press briefing after a closed House Armed Services oversight and investigations subcommittee briefing on the development of Iraqi Security Forces. Location: 2216 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2439.


Visits a Petrobras Transporte S.A. facility and delivers a joint statement on biofuel technology with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Meets with Mr. Lula da Silva, participates in a working lunch and holds a joint press availability with Mr. Lula da Silva, Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi hotel, Sao Paulo. Participates in a community roundtable, Meninos do Morumbi, Sao Paulo. Departs for Uruguay and overnights in Montevideo.


8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services for January. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


9 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds an open meeting to receive a briefing report on Affirmative Action in Law School and discuss the Fair Housing Initiative. Location: Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW, Room 540. Contact: 202/376-8582.

10:30 a.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Taxpayer Assistance Center Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel to solicit public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the IRS. Contact: 888/912-1227 or 206/220-6096.


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


9 a.m. — Appropriations financial services and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2008 funding request and budget justification for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Small Business Administration. Reuben Jeffrey III of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Steven Preston of Small Business Administration testify. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.


Meets at 9 a.m. to consider the “Water Quality Financing Act of 2007.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. — Appropriations interior, environment and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Mark Myers and Carla Burzyk, USGS, testify. Location: B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Appropriations homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on preparing for disasters. R. David Paulison, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and William Jenkins, Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Appropriations labor, health and human services, education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health. Julie Gerberding, CDC, and Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testify. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.


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


Human rights — all day — The Organization of American States and the American University Washington College of Law hold the second annual Meeting on Human Rights. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 10:45 a.m. — “Overview of the Current Status of the Inter-American Human Rights System’s Case Law”

2 p.m. — “Political and Judicial Role of the Inter-American Human Rights System’s Bodies: Challenges Ahead”

Location: AU WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.

Medicare — 9 a.m. — The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission holds a public meeting.

Highlight — 10:45 a.m. — “Part D and Long-Term Care Pharmacies”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/220-3700.

Election system — 9 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research-Brookings Election Reform Project holds a discussion on “Is Our Election System Broken? Can We Fix It?” Rep. Vernon J. Ehlers, Michigan Republican, and Rick Hasen, Loyola Law School, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Economic briefing — 10:30 a.m. — Assistant Treasury Secretary Phillip Swagel holds a monthly economic briefing. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 4121. Contact: 202/622-8960.

Human rights — 12:30 p.m. — Global Rights: Partners for Justice holds a discussion with members of the African Commission on Human Rights. Angela Melo, Sanji Mmasenono Monageng and Robert Eno, African Commission on Human Rights, participate. Location: Global Rights: Partners for Justice, 1200 18th St. NW, Suite 602. Contact: 202/822-4600, Ext. 162.

Environmentalism — 4 p.m. — The Cato Institute holds a discussion on “Facing a Challenge of the Current Era: Environmentalism.” Czech President Vaclav Klaus participates. Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Impeachment — 6:30 p.m. — The Washington Peace Center holds a discussion on “Investigations to Impeachment.” Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst; David Swanson, AfterDowningStreet.org; and John Judge, staffer of former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, Georgia Democrat, participate. Location: St. Stephen Episcopal Church, 16th and Newton streets Northwest. Contact: 202/234-2000.

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