- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 2, 2007


Delivers remarks with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe on the South Lawn of the White House. Delivers remarks to the Associated General Contractors of America at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Meets with Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the Oval Office of the White House. Meets with congressional leaders on the fiscal 2007 emergency supplemental at the White House.


10 a.m. Census Bureaureleases the manufacturer’s shipments, inventories and orders for March. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


9 a.m. Office of Elementary and Secondary Educationholds a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education to discuss development of the council’s annual report to Congress, subcommittee work activities and updates on Executive Order 13336. Location: Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St. SW. Contact: 202/401-0953.


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


9:30 a.m. Appropriationslabor, health and human services, education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2008 budget estimates for global health. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt and Stephen Blount, Office of Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testify. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. —Finance Committeeholds a hearing on “The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit: Monitoring Early Experiences.” Kris Gross, Senior Health Insurance Information Program, Iowa Insurance Division; and Vicki Gottlich, Center for Medicare Advocacy Inc., testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10:30 a.m. —Special Committee on Agingholds a hearing on the “Nursing Home Reform Act: What Has Been Accomplished and What Challenges Still Remain?” Kathryn Allen, Government Accountability Office, and James Farris, Dallas office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, testify. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the “Improving Head Start Act of 2007”; the “National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2007”; and the “Technology Innovation and Manufacturing Stimulation Act of 2007.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Foreign Affairsinternational organizations, human rights and oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on “A Review of the State Department’s 2006 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.” Barry Lowenkron, State Department, testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. — Small Businessinvestigations and oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on “Is the Veterans Corporation Prepared to Provide Entrepreneurial Development Assistance to Service Men and Women Returning from Iraq & Afghanistan?” Walter Blackwell, National Veterans Business Development Corp., and William Elmore, Office of Veterans Business Administration, Small Business Administration, testify. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

2 p.m. —Oversight and Government Reformdomestic policy subcommittee holds a hearing on “Oversight Adequacy of the Pediatric Dental Program for Medicaid Eligible Children.” Laurie Norris, Public Justice Center, and Frederick Clark, Prince George’s County dentist and National Dental Association member, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5051.


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


Conference — all day The Council of the Americas holds its annual Washington Conference on the Americas, “Creating Jobs, Building Hope: The Hemispheric Growth Agenda in a Changing World.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 10:15 a.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks.

4 p.m. — Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, delivers remarks.

Rep. Kevin Brady, Texas Republican; Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat; Assistant Secretary of State John D. Negroponte; and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, participate. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Lloyd Henderson Conference Room. Contact: 202/659-8989.

Small-business summit — all day The Latino Coalition holds its 2007 Small Business Summit. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 8 a.m. — Breakfast and plenary sessions with remarks by Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat; Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez; Angela Braly, WellPoint Inc.; Ron Noble, secretary-general of Interpol; and Israel Hernandez, Commerce Department, participate. Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/546-0008 or 202/297-9807 or 703/684-5100.

No Child Left Behind — 3:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Collision or Collaboration? No Child Left Behind and America’s International Competition.” David Dunn, Education Department, and David Goldston, Princeton University, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Awards dinner — 6:30 p.m. The Commonwealth Academy holds its annual awards dinner. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat; Rep. Thomas M. Davis lll, Virginia Republican; Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat; and former Washington Redskin Darrell Green participate. Location: Gallup World Headquarters, 901 F St. NW. Contact: 202/363-7480.

Hispanic leadership award gala — 7 p.m. The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute holds its third annual Leadership Award Gala. Reps. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican; Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Florida Republican; Joe Baca, California Democrat; and Mike McIntyre, North Carolina Democrat, participate. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/470-4794.

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