- The Washington Times - Monday, April 28, 2008


2 p.m. FLOOR SCHEDULE The Senate will convene at 2 p.m. and proceed to morning business until 4:30 p.m. Then, the Senate resumes the motion to proceed to H.R. 2881, the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill. At 5:30 p.m, there will be cloture vote on the motion to proceed to the FAA reauthorization.


No scheduled events.


9:45 a.m. MARYLAND HEALTH CARE Rural Maryland hospitals will unveil program for Maryland health care. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW., 13th floor, Murrow Room

10 a.m. HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN Human Rights Campaign announces nationwide mobilizing effort for Election 2008. HRC President Joe Solmonese and Democratic strategist Paul Begala will participate in conference call. Contact: Brad Luna, 202/216-1514 Notes: Call 866-687-4018; ID: 44914032

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. TRUCKERS-GAS PROTESTS “Truckers and Citizens United” organizes 500-plus trucks to converge on Washington to protest high gasoline prices and increased road tolls. Location: Various: National Mall, Reflecting Pool Contact: Joia Nuri, 240/603-7905

12 p.m. AFGHANISTAN-UN Ambassador Kai Eide, the new UN Special Representative in Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission there, speaks on challenges Afghanistan is facing. Location: National Press Club

12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. FINANCIAL LITERACY Junior Achievement, the Jumpstart Coalition, and the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) present the 6th Annual Financial Literacy Day Event and Luncheon. The event is intended to raise awareness of efforts under way to help better educate young Americans to be “fiscally fit” when dealing with personal finance issues. Co-chairs for the event include Senators Daniel Akaka and Michael Enzi. Guests include Representatives Rubin Hinojosa and Judy Biggert. In addition, more than 70 exhibitors from the financial literacy community will be present. A free luncheon will be provided to attendees, and the event is open to the public and media. The American Institute of CPAs, Bank of America, Capital One, Freddie Mac, The Goldman Sachs Foundation, HSBC-North America and State Farm are sponsoring the event. Location: Room 902, Hart Senate Office Building. Contacts: Ed Grocholski, 703/778-7642 Notes: A short program will begin approximately 30-45 minutes after the event starts and will feature several members of Congress.

1 - 5 p.m. KISSINGER-HAYDEN Gen. Michael Hayden, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft speak at “Richard Helms Symposium: A Life in Intelligence.” Location: Gaston Hall, Georgetown University Contact: Katie Martha, 202/687-4328

2 p.m. INTERNET PRIVACY Technology leaders discuss Internet privacy. Participants include: Americans for Technology Leadership; Association for Competitive Technology; Center for American Progress. Location: Room 121, Cannon Contact: Thomas Hatch, 703/683-5004 ext 123

2 p.m. IRAQ WHISTLEBLOWERS The Senate Democratic Policy Committee holds a hearing on allegations of widespread and systemic waste, fraud and abuse in Iraq. Witnesses: Frank Cassaday, former KBR employee in Iraq; Linda Warren, former KBY employee in Iraq; and Barry Halley, former Worldwide Network Services (WWNS) and CAPE Environmental employee in Iraq. Location: Room 406, Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: Barry Piatt, 202/224-1191

3 - 5 p.m. NATO-AFGHANISTAN The Hudson Institute hosts a discussion, “NATO and Afghanistan: The Next Phase.” Participants (moderator) S. Enders Wimbush, Senior Vice President, Hudson Institute.; Joris Voorhoeve, former Dutch Minister of Defense; S. Frederick Starr, Chair, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS; and Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute. Background: This month’s NATO summit in Bucharest characterized the alliances commitment to Afghanistan as “our top priority.” The NATO governments set the goal of establishing “an enduring stable, secure, prosperous and democratic state, respectful of human rights and free from the threat of terrorism.” This panel will consider how NATO might realize these objectives. Location: Hudson Institute, Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center, 1015 15th St. NW, 6th Floor. Contacts: 202/974-2400 Notes: To RSVP (acceptances only), please e-mail name and affiliation to Richard [email protected]

6:30 p.m. MATADOR FILM Nina Seavey, director of the Documentary Center at the George Washington University, will have her East Coast premiere of “The Matador, at FilmFest D.C. The film is the tale of David Fandilas’ three-year quest to become the world’s top-ranked bullfighter. Location: Regal Cinemas at Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW. Contacts: Nick Massella, 202/994-3087 Notes: The event will repeat on April 30.

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