- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 12, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases the transportation services index for July. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Bureau of Industry and Securityholds a meeting of the Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee to review export controls applicable to transportation and related equipment or technology. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues Northwest, Room 3884. Contact: 202/482-2813.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportationinterstate commerce, trade and tourism subcommittee holds a hearing on reauthorization of the Federal Trade Commission. Deborah Platt Majoras, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, and Mark Cooper, director of research for the Consumer Federation of America, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committeeholds a hearing on the “Energy Efficient Lighting for a Brighter Tomorrow Act,” to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide for national energy efficiency standards for general service incandescent lamps. Reps. Jane Harman, California Democrat; Fred Upton, Michigan Republican; and Assistant Energy Secretary Andrew Karsner, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

11 a.m. Appropriationsfinancial services and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on the Consumer Product Safety Commission and toy safety standards. Nancy Nord, acting chairman of the CSPC, and Thomas Moore, commissioner of the CSPC, testify. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Education and Labor Committeeholds a hearing on “Why Weren’t 9/11 Recovery Workers Protected at the World Trade Center?” Philip Landrigan, chairman of the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-0853.

GENERAL AGENDA

Historically black colleges — all day The Education Department holds its 2007 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Address — 8:15 a.m. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, delivers an address on “legislation that the Senate will take up during the remainder of the 2007 session.” Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW, Hall of Flags. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Press conference — 9 a.m. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan C. Crocker and Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general of the Multinational Force-Iraq, hold a press conference on the current status of conditions in Iraq. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, 13th floor, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/662-7510.

China discussion — 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “African Perspectives on a Rising China.” Patrick Mazimhaka of the Commission of the African Union, and Greg Mills of the Brenthurst Foundation, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor. Contact: 202/862-4871 [Note: Register online: www.aei.org/event1559].

Briefing — 11 a.m. The National Institutes of Health and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration hold a briefing to sign a memorandum of understanding for cooperation “in space related health research.” Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, NIH Director Elias Zerhouni and NASA Administrator Michael Griffin participate. Location: S-115, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 301/496-5787 or 202/358-0602.

UNESCO — 11 a.m. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization holds a conference call, beginning at 11 a.m., to “provide an update on recent and upcoming commission and UNESCO activities.” Location: None given. Contact: 202/663-0026 [Note: RSVP for call in information.].

Briefing — noon Citizens Against Government Waste holds a briefing on “Prospects for Real Farm Subsidy Reform: Can the Senate Succeed Where the House Failed?” Kenneth Cook, president of the Environmental Working Group; John Frydenlund, director of the Center for International Food and Agriculture Policy at CAGW, participate. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/467-5319.

Response to the Petraeus report — 1 p.m. The Center for National Policy holds a discussion on “A Response to the Petraeus Report,” with Leon Panetta, member of the Iraq Study Group and former White House chief of staff under President Clinton. Location: Center for National Policy, 1 Massachusetts Ave. NW, third floor, Suite 333. Contact: 202/682-4119 [Note: RSVP requested.].

Rally — 1:30 p.m. The National Congress of American Indians holds a rally on the “reauthorization of the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act of 2007.” Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chairman Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat; Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, Montana Democrat; Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, participate. Location: S-211, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/466-7767 or 202/742-4328 [Note: RSVP requested to Adam McMullin at 202/466-7767 or [email protected]].

Wounded Warriors Act — 2 p.m. The Wounded Warrior Project, the Military Officers Association, the National Military Families Association, the Blinded Veterans Association and the Brain Injury Association of America hold a press conference to urge Congress to pass a final version of the Dignified Treatment of Wounded Warriors Act. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution Avenue Northeast, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 703/869-6559.

Clean energy — 2 p.m. The National Governors Association holds an event on “Securing a Clean Energy Future Initiative.” Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman; Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota Republican, chairman of NGA, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/624-5301.

c Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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