- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Attends the United Nations’ 62nd General Assembly in New York.


10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases the existing-home sales for August 2007. Location: 500 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/383-7515.


9 a.m. United States Mint holds a meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee to review candidate designs for the 2009 Abraham Lincoln bicentennial penny redesign and other general business. Location: United States Mint, 801 Ninth St. NW. Contact:202/354-7200.


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


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


9:30 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Two Years After the Storm: Housing Needs in the Gulf Coast.” Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, and Orlando Cabrera, assistant secretary for public and Indian housing at the Housing and Urban Development Department, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “Strengthening FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act): Does the Protect America Act Protect Americans’ Civil Liberties and Enhance Security?” Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell and James Baker, lecturer on law, Harvard Law School, and former counsel for intelligence policy at the Justice Department, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on “Home and Community Based Care: Expanding Options for Long Term Care.” Senate Agriculture Chairman Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, and Bob Liston, director of Montana Fair Housing in Missoula, testify. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.


Meets at 9 a.m. — for morning-hour debate and 10 a.m. to consider expressing sympathy to and support for the people and governments of the countries of Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico that have suffered from Hurricanes Felix, Dean and Henriette and whose complete economic and fatality toll are still unknown; the Global Poverty Act of 2007. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Energy and Commerce commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on “From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images.” Philipe Dauman, president and chief executive officer of Viacom Inc., and Edgar Bronfman Jr., president and CEO of Warner Music Group Inc.; testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. — Foreign Affairs Asia, the Pacific, and the global environment subcommittee holds a hearing on “APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) 2007: Advancing U.S. Exports to the Asia-Pacific Region.” Patricia Haslach, coordinator/senior official for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the State Department, testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. Veterans’ Affairs disability assistance and memorial affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on “Board of Veterans’ Appeals Adjudication Process and the Appeals Management Center.” Barton Stichman, joint executive director of the National Veterans Legal Services Program, and Richard Cohen, president of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates, testify. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.


Melting Arctic — 9 a.m. The House Select Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee holds a briefing on “The Melting Arctic: Global Warming’s Impacts on the Polar Region.” House Select Energy Independence and Global Warming Chairman Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, and Stanley Tocktoo, mayor of Shishmaref, Alaska, participate. Location: 1302 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4012.

CBC progress report — 10 a.m. The Congressional Black Caucus holds a press briefing to discuss “the CBC’s sixth month progress report, legislative priorities and agenda, as well as the upcoming annual legislative conference and presidential landscape.” House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat; Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Michigan Democrat; and Rep. Kendrick B. Meek, Florida Democrat, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/582-5536, or 202/309-0620.

Pakistan briefing — 10 a.m. The Middle East Institute holds a briefing on “The Political Situation in Pakistan.” Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and MEI President Wendy Chamberlin participate. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/785-5336.

Pre-K legislation — 11 a.m. Pre-K Now holds a press briefing on a new report, “Votes Count: Legislative Action on Pre-K Fiscal Year 2008” and a discussion of a new book, “The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics.” Libby Doggett, executive director of Pre-K Now, and Susan Urahn, managing director of the Pew Center on the States, participate. Location: 1025 F St. NW, ninth floor. Contact: 202/715-1524.

Book discussion — 3 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a book discussion with Amy Zegart, author of “Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI and the Origins of 9/11.” Peter Bergen of NAF participates. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Spirit of Liberty — 7:30 p.m. The People for the American Way and the PFAW Foundation hold the 2007 Spirit of Liberty Celebration to “recognize individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to advancing the values and principles at the core of the American Way.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat; James Hormel, PFAW board member; Tim Gill, founder of Quark Inc., the Gill Foundation, and Gill Action, participate. Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/467-4999.

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