- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 24, 2008

SENATE

COMMITTEE MEETINGS9:30 a.m. FOREIGN RELATIONS Full Committee. Hearing on smart power integration and appropriate application of defense, diplomacy and development. Witnesses include: Richard Armitage, Armitage International; Joseph Nye, Harvard University, others. Location: Room 419, Dirksen

9:30 a.m. HOMELAND SECURITY Government Information and International Security subcommittee. Hearing on Iranian nuclear threat. Testimony from Jeffrey Feltman, State Department; Patricia McNerney, State Department; Kennedy School of Government; Dennis Ross, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; others. Location: Room 342, Dirksen

10 a.m. APPROPRIATIONS Military Construction, VA and Related Agencies Subcommittee. Hearing on military construction. Undersecretary of Defense Tina Jonas; Deputy Undersecretary Wayne Arny; Assistant Navy Secretary B.J. Penn; Assistant Deputy Marine Corps commandant Maj. Gen. Eugene Payne; Rear Adm. Mark Handley, Navy. Location: Room 124, Dirksen.

2 p.m. JUDICIARY Antitrust, competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee. Hearing on the Delta-Northwest airlines merger. With Richard Anderson, CEO, Delta, Douglas Steeland, CEO, Northwest. Others TBA. Location: Room 226, Dirksen.

2 p.m. FOREIGN RELATIONS Full Committee. Hearing on international debt relief efforts. Assistant Treasury Secretary Clay Lowery; President Nancy Birdsall of the Center for Global Development; Gerald Flood, U.s. Conference of Catholic Bishops; Peter Henry, Stanford University. Location: Room 419, Dirksen.

HOUSE

COMMITTEE MEETINGS10 a.m. SMALL BUSINESS Hearing on the role of entrepreneurs in stimulating the economy. Testimony from Amazon.com; Google; National Association of Home Builders; Babson College and DLP Technologies. Location: Room 1539, Longworth Contacts: 202/226-3636

9 a.m. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND ARMED SERVICES Research and Science Education Subcommittee and Terrorism, Unconventional threats and Capabilities Subcommittee. Joint hearing on the role of the social and behavioral sciences in national security. Mark Weiss, NSF; David Segal, University of Maryland; Andre Van Tilborg, Defense Department. Location: Room 2118, Rayburn.

10 a.m. ENERGY AND COMMERCE Health subcommittee. Hearing on Food and Cosmetic Provisions of the ‘Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act Discussion Draft Legislation. Testimony from Stephen Sundlof, FDA; Michael Ambrosio, Wakefern Food Corp.; James Lovett, Covance Laboratories; Calvin Dooley, Grocery Manufacturers Association; Caroline Smith DeWaal, Center for Science in the Public Interest; others. Location: Room 2123, Rayburn

10 a.m. JUDICIARY Antitrust Task Force. Hearing on competition in the airline industry, focusing on the Delta-Northwest deal. Delta CEO Richard Anderson; Northwest CEO Douglas Steenland; International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers; Association of Flight Attendants; others. Location: Room 2141, Rayburn.

1 p.m. SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY Technology and Innovation Subcommittee. Hearing on aviation security research and development at the Homeland Security Department. Susan Hollowell, DHS; Jimmie Oxley, University of Rhode Island; Colin Drury, University of Buffalo. Location: Room 2318, Rayburn.

GENERAL AGENDA8 a.m. - 10 a.m. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES-HEALTHCARE The National Federation of Independent Business hosts a Healthcare Forum, “Cost vs. Coverage What’s the Priority?” with high-level surrogates from each of the three remaining presidential campaigns. This bipartisan roundtable will focus on the policies each candidate believes will ultimately drive healthcare reform and how best to prioritize containing costs and expanding coverage. Participants (moderator) Robert Graboyes, Senior Healthcare. Participants will be from the Clinton campaign, the McCain campaign, and the Obama campaign. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge. Notes: Breakfast will be served.

9 a.m. HOUSING CONFERENCE National Association of Home Builders holds its 2008 Construction Forecast Conference. Location: National Housing Center, 1201 15th St. NW Contact: Liz Warin, 202/266-8495

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. HOLLYWOOD-WASHINGTON Creative Coalition holds Capitol Hill lobbying day for the arts. Participants include Tim Daly, Lauren Holly, Tyne Daly, Laura Innes, Tim Blake Nelson, Connie Britton, Tom Fontana, Wendie Malick and Richard Schiff. Contacts: Tara Silver, 202-466-1396

10 a.m. NAZI OLYMPICS: BERLIN 1936 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum press preview for its new special exhibition, he Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936, with exhibition curator Susan Bachrach. Location: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: Andy Hollinger, 202/488-6133

11 a.m. YOUTH VOTE-POLL Forum on The 2008 Elections: Tracking the Youth Vote, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School. Location: Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contacts: Felissa Klubes, 202/663-5626

12 p.m. SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS The National Economists Club holds a luncheon with Tim Adams, Managing Director, The Lindsey Group. Topic: Strings Attached? The Economics and Politics of Sovereign Wealth Funds. Background: Global leaders continue to debate the pros and cons of investment activity by Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs). These large, government-owned pools of capital are gaining prominence in countries such as China, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait. SWFs have grown tremendously in recent years and currently manage about $2.5 trillion. Location: Chinatown Gardens, 618 H St. NW. Contact: Ann Edmonds, 703/493-8824 Notes: Lunch at noon. Presentation at 12:30 p.m.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. CHILD SAFETY DAY Sen. Blanche Lincoln, co-founder of the Senate Caucus on Missing, Exploited, and Runaway Children, hosts Kids Safety Day for members of Congress, staff and families. Children can get a photo ID card, be fingerprinted, and learn about Internet safety. Location: Room 124, Dirksen Contact: Katie Laning, 202/224-4843 Notes: Representatives from the U.S. Capitol Police, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Department of Justice will be on hand.

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. JAPAN-DECLINING POPULATION The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Asia program hosts a discussion, Japan’s Declining Population: Clearly a Problem, But Whats the Solution? Speakers: Robin LeBlanc, Washington and Lee University; Leonard Schoppa, University of Virginia; Keiko Yamanaka, University of California, Berkeley ; and Jennifer Robertson, University of Michigan. Location: Sixth floor auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center, southeast wing of the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: Mark Mohr, 202/691-4011

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