- The Washington Times - Monday, September 10, 2007


No public events.


10 a.m. Census Bureau releases the quarterly financial report on manufacturing, mining and wholesale trade for the second quarter of 2007. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


8 a.m. — Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the National Research Advisory Council to review the VA’s research portfolio and current budget allocations. The council will also provide feedback on the direction and focus of VA’s research initiatives. Location: VA Office of Research and Development, 1722 I St. NW. Contact: 202/254-0267.


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


Meets at 10 a.m. in an executive session and at 11 a.m. the Senate will hold three roll-call votes on the nominations of William Osteen to be U.S. District judge for the Middle District of North Carolina; Martin Reidinger to be U.S. District judge for the Western District of North Carolina; and Janis Sammartino to be U.S. District judge for the Southern District of California. After the disposition of the nominations, the Senate will begin consideration of the transportation and HUD appropriations bills. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Confronting the Terrorist Threat to the Homeland: Six Years After 9/11.” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, and John Redd, director of the National Counterterrorism Center in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.


Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning-hour debate and noon for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Homeland Security emergency communications, preparedness and response subcommittee holds a field hearing, “Federal, State and Local Coordination: How Prepared is Pennsylvania to Respond to a Terrorist Attack or Natural Disaster?” Jonathan Sarubbi, regional administrator, FEMA Region III, Homeland Security Department; and Gen. Robert French, director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, testify. Location: Fowler Family Southside Center, Northampton Community College, 511 E. Third Street, Bethlehem, Pa. Contact: 202/226-2616.

12:30 p.m. — Armed Services Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee hold a joint hearing, “The Status of the War and Political Developments in Iraq.” Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general of the Multi-National Force-Iraq, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan C. Crocker testify. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151 recorded schedule 202/225-2675 or 202/225-5021.


Congress forum — 9:30 a.m. The Center for American Progress holds a forum, “The New Obey Autobiography and the Evolution of the American Congress.” House Appropriations Chairman David R. Obey, Wisconsin Democrat; Norman J. Ornstein, resident scholar of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; and Richard Cohen, congressional reporter at the National Journal, participate. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6246.

War discussion — 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion, “What If? An Alternative History of the War since 9/11,” with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Seniors summit — 10 a.m. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) holds its 2007 Seniors Summit to examine how regulators, community organizations and others can increasingly coordinate efforts to protect older Americans from abusive sales practices and investment fraud.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — SEC Chairman Christopher Cox delivers opening remarks.

10:55 a.m. — Kristin Kaepplein, director of the SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, and SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins participate in a panel discussion, “Investor Education: Innovations in Reaching Seniors.”

Location: SEC, 100 F St. NE. Contact: 202/551-6346; or 202/551-6311.

Agricultural remarks — 10:15 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, Deputy Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner, and House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, deliver remarks following a tour of the Agriculture Research Service Center. Location: Agriculture Research Service Center, Powder Mill Road, Beltsville. Contact: 202/720-4623.

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