- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Attends a service of prayer and remembrance at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1525 H St. NW. Participates in a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House.


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


9:30 a.m. International Trade Commission holds a hearing in connection with the final phase of an investigation to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by less-than-fair-value imports from Argentina and Mexico of lemon juice. Location: ITC, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-3191.


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. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on “Iraq: The Crocker-Petraeus Report.” Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, and Ryan C. Crocker, U.S. ambassador to Iraq, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing on “Health Care and the Budget: Options for Achieving Universal Health Coverage.” Henry Aaron of the Brookings Institution and Sherry Glied of Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, testify. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

2 p.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on “Iraq: The Crocker-Petraeus Report.” Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, and Ryan C. Crocker, U.S. ambassador to Iraq, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.


Meets at 10:30 a.m. in pro forma session. No legislative business is expected on the House floor to accommodate members traveling to Ohio for the funeral services of Rep. Paul E. Gillmor. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing on “Readiness in the Post-Katrina and Post-9/11 World.” R. David Paulison, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Roger Rufe, Department of Homeland Security, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4472.


Governmental activities — all day The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) holds a 2007 Governmental Activities Seminar. Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

12:15 p.m. — Rep. Lois Capps, California Democrat; Rep. Lee Terry, Nebraska Republican; and Renee Pietrangelo, ANCOR, deliver remarks during a rally on the West steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW, or as noted. Contact: 703/535-7850.

Black education — all day — The Education Department holds its 2007 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson deliver remarks.

2 p.m. — Education Secretary Margaret Spellings delivers remarks.

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

9/11 ceremony — 9:30 a.m. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates delivers remarks at a ceremony to mark the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attack on the Pentagon. Location: Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Iraq policy — 10 a.m. The Iran Policy Committee holds a press conference to release “Baghdad Ablaze: How to Extinguish the Fires in Iraq and Consolidate Politically the Military Gains of the Surge.” Former Polish President Aleksander Kwaniewski and Ilyad Jamal al-Denn, Iraqi National Assembly, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/249-1142.

9/11 commission — noon The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a press conference on “Are We Safer?” to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton, members of the September 11 commission, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

U.S. competitiveness — 12:30 p.m. The Association for Competitive Technology holds a discussion on “Growing Threats to American Competitiveness.” Rep. Robert Wexler, Florida Democrat, and Robert Atkinson, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, participate. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 132; or 703/683-5004, Ext. 102.

9/11 tribute — 3 p.m. The Fireman’s Fund Insurance Corp. sponsors the September 11 Heroes Memorial Tribute in recognition of D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services employees who served at the Pentagon on September 11. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty participate. Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/615-0094.

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