- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 9, 2007


7:10 p.m. — Delivers remarks at the Republican National Committee Gala at the D.C. Armory, 2001 E. Capitol St. SE.


On foreign travel to the Middle East.


11 a.m. — Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases monthly data on airline traffic for February. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.


1:30 p.m. — Advisory Council on Historic Preservation holds an open meeting. Location: Old Post Office Building, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room MO9. Contact: 202/606-850.


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. — Appropriations state, foreign operations and related programs subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2008 foreign operations budget. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing, “Can the Middle Class Make Ends Meet? Economic Issues for America’s Working Families.” Witnesses include Gary Burtless, chairman in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, and Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law School professor. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Leslie Southwick to be judge for the 5th U.S. Circuit; Janet Neff to be U.S. district judge for the Western District of Michigan; and Liam O’Grady to be U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. Witnesses include Sens. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, and John W. Warner, Virginia Republican. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226. Contact: 202/224-7703.


Meets at 9 a.m. — and recesses immediately for the Former Members’ Association annual meeting. The House will reconvene at approximately 10 a.m. — for legislative business after the meeting is concluded. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Justice Department. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales testifies. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. Contact: 202/225-3951.


Race and schools — 9 a.m. — The Urban Institute holds a discussion, “Race, Schools and Neighborhoods: Reducing Barriers to Achievement.” Participants include Cheryl Dunican, program director of the School Based Family Support Program, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Camden, N.J., and Jennifer O’Neil, deputy director of the Chicago Housing Choice Voucher Program. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-7200.

Farm bill — 9:30 a.m. — Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, and Reps. Ron Kind, Wisconsin Democrat, Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, Jim McGovern, Massachusetts Democrat, and Dave Reichert, Washington Republican, hold a press conference to announce a new farm bill proposal. Location: House Radio-TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-4814.

Maryland farms — 9:45 a.m. — Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat, and officials from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency hold a press conference to announce a $700,000 Targeted Watershed Grant to help horse farms in Frederick and Carroll counties reduce runoff into the Chesapeake Bay. Location: Marvin Gaye Park, 5200 Foote St. NE. Contact: 410/962-4436.

Breastfeeding law — 11 a.m. — Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat, hosts an event marking the reintroduction of the “Breastfeeding Promotion Act,” a bill that would protect the rights of breastfeeding mothers who return to the workplace after childbirth. Participants include Rep. Christopher Shays, Conn. Republican, and activist Lorrie Leigh. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7944.

‘Mission Ops’ — noon — The New America Foundation hosts a screening of the documentary “Mission Ops: Assignment IEDs,” an investigative look at the use of homemade bombs in terrorism and the techniques used to thwart them. The special premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday on Discovery Times Channel. Location: New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Military communications gala — 6 p.m. — The Semper Comm Foundation holds its 2007 gala to raise funds for communications and entertainment equipment, software and services to be sent overseas to remote U.S. military bases. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington Ballroom, Arlington. Contact: 703/923-7612 or 703/923-7608. • Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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