- The Washington Times - Friday, September 28, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

10:15 a.m. — Delivers remarks at the Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change, the State Department, 2201 C St. NW.

7 p.m. — Attends, with first lady Laura Bush, the 2007 National Book Festival Gala performance and dinner at the Library of Congress.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on personal income and outlays for August. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — International Trade Administration holds a meeting of the environmental technologies trade advisory committee to discuss updated negotiations in the World Trade Organization’s environmental goods and services trade liberalization, among other administrative committee priority items. Location: Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest, Room 4830. Contact: 202/482-5225.

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

10 a.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, the federal work force, and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Role of Federal Executive Boards in Pandemic Preparedness.” Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Black Caucus conference — all day — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc. holds a 2007 Annual Legislative Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Abdoulaye Wade, president of the Republic of Senegal, and Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, and others deliver remarks on “The New Africa: Opportunities and Challenges.”

9 a.m. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, and others participate in Part II of a forum on “What’s at Stake in ‘08.”

9 a.m. — “High Gasoline Prices and High Utility Costs: Building Bridges Between the African American Community and America’s Energy Industry”

10:30 a.m. — Sen. Jim Webb, Virginia Democrat, delivers remarks.

10:30 a.m. — House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, and Rep. Albert R. Wynn, Maryland Democrat, host a panel discussion on the environmental impacts on health disparities.

11 a.m. — Panel discussion to examine recent attempts by the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to expel its citizens of African descent.

1 p.m. — Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, Lawrence Bender, producer of “An Inconvenient Truth,” and Warren Washington of the National Center for Atmospheric Research participate in a forum “Climate Change: Are We Ready?”

2 p.m. — “The Decline of African-American Enrollment in Law Schools”

3 p.m. — Members of Congress, the Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights activist, and family members of Robert Bailey, one of the “Jena 6” students, participate in a forum on the case of six teenagers in Jena, La., who were charged with attempted murder for a schoolyard fight.

8 p.m. — Musician Erykah Badu performs during Verizon’s “The Power of a Network” event. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/263-2800.

War crimes — 10 a.m. — The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group holds a press conference to discuss its final report on the declassification of Nazi and Japanese Imperial government war-crimes records. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7944 or 202/357-5300.

Crisis communications portal — 10 a.m. — The Corporate Crisis Response Officers Association holds a press conference to announce the release of the Essential Public Network, a secure online crisis communications portal designed to provide critical information and intelligence to community and private sector leaders during times of crisis. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/333-4444 or 202/333-4444.

Huckabee remarks — 10:30 a.m. — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican presidential candidate, delivers remarks on foreign policy to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/365-6936.

Prisoner lawsuits — 10:30 a.m. — The American Civil Liberties Union and the SAVE Coalition hold a briefing to discuss fixing law aimed to “remove frivolous prisoner lawsuits that have removed Prisoners’ Rights.” Location: SC-4, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/577-6527 or 202/675-2312.

Lecture — 11 a.m. — The U.S. Navy Museum holds a lecture and book signing on “The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II,” with author Andrew Nagorski. Location: Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese St. SE. Contact: 202/433-4995.

Obama address — 11 a.m. — Howard University holds its opening convocation.

Highlight — 11:55 a.m. — Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, a 2008 presidential candidate, delivers an address. Location: Howard University, Armour J. Blackburn University Center, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2330.

Hoyer speech — 12:30 p.m. — The National Press Club holds an address on “The Fight to Live Within Our Means: Why Democrats Are Working to Restore Fiscal Responsibility and Ensure America’s Prosperity,” with House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Foreign aid discussion — 12:30 p.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on “U.S. Foreign Aid and the Bush Administration,” with Carol Lancaster, professor at Georgetown University and former U.S. Agency for International Development deputy administrator. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Sarbanes-Oxley — 1:30 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Is Sarbanes-Oxley Impairing Corporate Risk Taking?” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Senegal discussion — 4 p.m. — The Cato Institute holds a policy address on “I Don’t Want Money. I Want Trade Agreements” with Abdoulaye Wade, president of the Republic of Senegal. Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Veterans’ needs — 6:30 p.m. — Veterans and Military Families for Progress holds a press conference on the needs of returning veterans and their families. Location: Sheraton National Hotel, 900 South Orme St., 16th floor, Stars Room, Arlington. Contact: 202/841-1687.

Screening — 7:30 p.m. — The Kennedy Center holds a screening of “Indoctrinate U,” which explores the politically charged environments at public universities across the United States. Location: Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, Terrace Auditorium. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 120.

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