Thursday, February 7, 2008


Delivers remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Delivers remarks on pending presidential nominations in the East Room of the White House. Delivers remarks, with first lady Laura Bush, on Helping America’s Youth in the East Room.


11 a.m. — Delivers remarks at the 35th annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW.


10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases the housing forecast/pending home sales index. Location: 500 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/383-7515.

4 p.m. Oilseed Processors Association releases its weekly report on the soybean crush. Location: 1255 23rd St NW. Suite 850. Contact: 202/452-8040.


8:30 a.m. U.S.-China Economic and Security Review meets to address “The Implications of Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment on National Security. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/624-1409.

9:15 a.m. — NASA holds a meeting of its Advisory Council to address NASA interests in the following areas: aeronautics, audit and finance, space exploration, human capital, science and space operations. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW. Rooms 3P44/3P50, James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium. Contact: 202/358-1318.


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


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


9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations African affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Immediate and Underlying Causes and Consequences of Kenya’s Flawed Election.” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State James Swan of the Bureau of African Affairs, and Katherine Almquist, assistant administrator in the U.S. Agency of International Development’s Bureau for Africa, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “The Founding Fathers’ Papers: Ensuring Public Access to our National Treasures,” focusing on the progress of the Founding Fathers Project, which was established to publish the complete, annotated writings of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin, and make them available to the public. Presidential historian David McCullough and Stanley Katz, chairman of the Papers of the Founding Fathers and professor in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

2:30 p.m. Armed Services readiness and management support subcommittee holds a hearing on business transformation and financial management at the Defense Department. U.S. Comptroller General David Walker of the Government Accountability Office and Paul Brinkley, deputy undersecretary of Defense for business transformation, testify. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.


Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business to consider the “College Opportunity and Affordability Act.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. — Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on the “President’s fiscal 2009 Budget,” focusing on tax proposals for the coming year, as well as the budget for the Treasury Department and other activities of the federal government. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

10 a.m. — Appropriations interior, environment and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on an overview of the Interior Department. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne testifies. Location: B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing on the Energy Department fiscal 2009 budget. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.


Conservative PAC — all day The American Conservative Union holds its 2008 Conservative Political Action Conference. Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — David Keene of the American Conservative Union delivers welcoming remarks.

11 a.m. — Vice President Dick Cheney delivers remarks.

Noon — Lou Cannon, Carl Cannon, co-authors of “Reagan’s Disciple: George W. Bush’s Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy,” and syndicated columnist Robert Novak, author of “Prince of Darkness: 50 Years of Reporting in Washington,” delivers remarks on “A Conversation About Ronald Reagan.”

12:30 p.m. — 2008 Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers remarks.

1:35 p.m. — Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican; Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican; Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican; and Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, Michigan Republican, participate in a panel discussion on “Is the GOP still Lost?”

2:30 p.m. — Syndicated columnist Robert Novak delivers remarks.

3 p.m. — 2008 Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain of Arizona delivers remarks.

4 p.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao delivers remarks.

4:30 p.m. — 2008 Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Rep. Bob Barr, Georgia Republican, of Liberty Strategies LLC, deliver remarks.

7:30 p.m. — Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee Republican, former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell of Coalition for a Conservative Majority and Joe Scarborough of MSNBC News participate in the presidential banquet.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 800/752-4391.

Space policy — all day The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Technology and Public Policy Program and the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies hold a conference on space policy. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — John Hamre, president and chief executive officer of CSIS; Roger Harrison, director of the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies at the U.S. Air Force Academy; and Peter Tees, chairman of the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies at the U.S. Air Force Academy, deliver opening remarks.

12:30 p.m. — Rep. Terry Everett, Alabama Republican, delivers remarks.

12:50 p.m. — Rep. Jane Harman, California Democrat, delivers remarks.

2:15 p.m. — Sen. Wayne Allard, Colorado Republican, delivers remarks.

Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/775-3242.

National prayer breakfast — 8 a.m. The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian political organization based in Arlington, sponsors the annual National Prayer Breakfast. President Bush, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, members of Congress and foreign dignitaries participate. Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/237-3630.

Presentation — 9 a.m. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development holds a presentation on “Policies to Manage Lesser Skilled Migration: A View from the OECD. George Lemaitre, international migration specialist at the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs, participates. Location: Migration Policy Institute, 1400 16th St. NW, Suite 300, MPI Conference Room. Contact: 202/785-6323.

Iran — 10 a.m. Strategic Policy Consulting holds a press conference to reveal new information on Iran’s “violent meddling” in Iraq, with SPC President Alireza Jafarzadeh. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/756-2288.

Discussion — 10:30 a.m. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin hold a discussion on the digital television transition and converter box demonstration. Best Buy Senior Vice President Michael Vitelli and National Association of Broadcasters President and Chief Executive Officer David Rehr participate. Location: Best Buy Tenleytown, 4500 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883.

Discussion — 10:30 a.m. The Office of Management and Budget holds a roundtable to discuss the fiscal 2009 Information Technology Budget and IT priorities. Karen Evans, administrator of e-government and information technology at OMB, and Tim Young, associate administrator of e-government and information technology at OMB, participate. Location: Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 248. Contact: 202/395-7254.

America in the Middle East — noon The Library of Congress holds a discussion on “Power and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present,” with author Michael Oren. Location: LOC, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 202/707-5221.

Meeting — 12:30 p.m. The National Capitol Planning Commission holds its monthly meeting. Location: NCPC, 401 Ninth St. NW, North Lobby, Suite 500. Contact: 202/482-7263 or 202/482-7270.

Event — 1:30 p.m. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao delivers remarks at the Latin Style 50 Awards Luncheon, which recognizes the companies that provide the best career advancement opportunities for Hispanic women. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Event — 6:30 p.m. The Baltimore County Republican Party holds its “Annual Lincoln Day Dinner and Pre-Primary Celebration,” beginning at 6:30 p.m., with 2008 presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, Maryland Republican; Maryland State Sens. Andy Harris and E.J. Pipkin; and Republican candidates for Congress in Maryland’s First Congressional District participate. Location: Dewey Loman American Legion Post 109, 1610 Old Sulphur Spring Road, Halethorpe, Md. Contact: 410/239-7200 or 443/465-1002.

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