- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 4, 2007


10:15 a.m. — Meets with Saad Al-Hariri, leader of the parliamentary majority in Lebanon, at the White House.


10 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for August. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


9:30 a.m. — Export-Import Bank holds a meeting of the board of directors on the Medium-Term Delegated Authority Program. Location: Ex-Im Bank, 811 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 1143. Contact: 202/565-3957.

11 a.m. — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration holds a meeting by teleconference of the Unified Carrier Registration Plan board of directors, to continue its work in developing and implementing the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement. Location: None given. Contact: 505/827-4565.


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


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


9:30 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Backlogs at the Department of the Interior: Land in to Trust Applications; Environmental Impact Statements; Probate; Appraisals and Lease Approvals.” Witnesses include Carl Artman, assistant interior secretary for Indian affairs, and William Rhodes, governor of the Gila River Indian Community. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628. Contact: 202/224-2251.

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Examining the Regulation and Supervision of Industrial Loan Companies.” Witnesses include Scott Alvarez, general counsel of the Federal Reserve, and John Bovenzi, chief operating officer of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538. Contact: 202/224-7391.

2:30 p.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, the federal workforce and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing, “Forestalling the Coming Pandemic: Infectious Disease Surveillance Overseas.” Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342. Contact: 202/224-2627.


Meets at 10 a.m. — to consider the MEJA (Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act) Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007, to require accountability for contractors and contract personnel under federal contracts. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9 a.m. Armed Services oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on the role of the Defense Department in Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan and Iraq. Witnesses include Mitchell Shivers, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Central Asia affairs, and Air Force Maj. Gen. Bobby Wilkes, Joint Chiefs of Staff deputy director for Politico-Military Affairs (Asia), Strategic Plans and Policy. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2212. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule, 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. — Financial Services housing and community opportunity subcommittee holds a hearing, “Reauthorization of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.” Witnesses include Sens. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, and Wayne Allard, Colorado Republican. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2128. Contact: 202/225-4247.

1 p.m. — Judiciary immigration, citizenship, refugees, border security and international law subcommittee holds a hearing, “Detention and Removal: Immigration Detainee Medical Care.” Witnesses include Cheryl Little, executive director of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, and Edwidge Dantica, niece of the Rev. Joseph Dantica, a deceased detainee. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. Contact: 202/225-3951.


AP conference — all day Associated Press Managing Editors holds its 2007 conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 11:31 a.m. — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, delivers an address and answers questions.

2:40 p.m. — Ken Paulson, editor of USA Today, delivers remarks, “From Superman to Subpoenas: Defending a Free Press.”

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Salon I and II Ballroom Level. Contact: 202/268-6524, 202/268-8596.

Corporate law symposium — all day The Georgetown University Law Center holds a symposium, “Corporate Compliance: The Role of Company Counsel.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Milton Regan Jr., professor and co-director of the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center, and Frederick Krebs, president of the Association of Corporate Counsel, deliver opening remarks.

2 p.m. — Tanina Rostain, professor and co-director of the Program on Professional Values and Practice at New York University Law School; Kathy Barlow, vice president and assistant general counsel of Marsh USA; Ann Straw, director of corporate compliance at Laidlaw International; and V. Scott Killingsworth, partner of Powell Goldstein LLP, discuss “Corporate In-House Counsel in the Age of Internal Compliance.”

Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW, Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Voting system meeting — 10 a.m. The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) holds a meeting to discuss a draft of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines, a recommendation from the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, and to consider internal procedures regarding state instructions on the National Voter Registration form. Participants include Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer and Mark Skall of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Location: EAC Offices, 1225 New York Ave, Suite 150. Contact: 202/566-3100.

Broadband technology — 11:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a forum, “Broadband Technology and the U.S. Economy: Keeping the Internet Free From Regulation and Taxation.” Participants include Sen. Gordon H. Smith, Oregon Republican, and John Rutledge, chairman of Rutledge Capital and president of Mundell International. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-11. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Building design meeting — 12:30 p.m. The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) holds a meeting to discuss the concept design plan for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the concept and building plans and perimeter security for Federal Office Building 8, and to receive an informational presentation on St. Elizabeths Hospital West Campus’ preliminary master plan and draft of the environmental impact statement. Location: NCPC, 401 Ninth St. NW, North Lobby, Suite 500. Contact: 202/482-7263.

Economic policy summit — 1:30 p.m. The Americans for Prosperity Foundation holds its Defending the American Dream summit.

Highlights — 1:30 p.m. — White House briefing, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 16th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest.

3:15 p.m. — Capitol Hill press conference on earmark reform. Participants include House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican; House Minority Whip Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican; and House Republican Conference Chairman Adam H. Putnam, Florida Republican. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building.

5:30 p.m. — Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, deliver remarks during a reception in Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902.

Location: As noted. Contact: 202/349-5880 Register online at www.defendingthedream.org.

North Koreans — 5:30 p.m. Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion, “What North Koreans Know; By a Recurrent Visitor to the DRPK Countryside.” Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626. RSVP to 202/663-5830 or [email protected]

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