- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 24, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

10:20 a.m.- Speaks on his “freedom agenda,” Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

3:05 p.m.- Participates in a photo-op with officers of the National FFA Organization, White House East Room.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. - Homeland security, privacy -Homeland Security Undersecretary for Science and Technology Jay M. Cohen delivers remarks at an Implementing Privacy Protections in Government Data-Mining Workshop. Location: Hilton Washington, International Ballroom East, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW

10 a.m. - Homeland security, aviation - Transportation Security Administration Administrator Kip Hawley will testify before the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on aviation on aviation security. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

10 a.m. - Labor - Federal Mine Safety and Heath Review Commission meeting on the Sunshine Act. Location: Richard Backley Hearing Room, 9th floor, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW.

SUPREME COURT

Not hearing cases. Contact 202/479-3211.

SENATE

9:30 a.m. - Armed Services Committee: Closed briefing on Iran. Undersecretary of Defense James Clapper, Assistant Defense Secretary Michael Vickers and Army Lt. Gen. Carter Ham of the Joint Chiefs of Staff participate. Location: Room S-407, Capitol.

9:30 a.m. - Environment and Public Works Committee: Meeting to consider issuing a subpoena to the Environmental Protection Agency administrator. Location: Room 406, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

9:30 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee:- Oversight hearing on tribal courts and justice on Indian lands. Location: Room 562, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

10 a.m. - Finance Committee: Hearing on ongoing investigation into a Cayman Islands building that’s listed as the address of thousands of companies, with a look into implications for U.S. tax compliance. Testimony expected from the Government Accountability Office. Location: Room 215, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

HOUSE

9:30 a.m. - Foreign Affairs Committee: Markup of pending legislation. Location: Room 2172, Rayburn House Office Building.

10 a.m. - Agriculture subcommittee on conservation, credit, energy and research: Hearing to review renewable-fuels standard implementation and agriculture producer eligibility. Location: Room 1300, Longworth House Office Building.

10 a.m. - Education and Labor: Hearing on the benefits of physical and health education to children. Fitness expert Richard Simmons; former NFL player Tim Brown; Russell Pate, University of South Carolina; Lori Rose Benson, New York City Education Department; and Robert Keiser, Florida Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness. Location: Room 2175, Rayburn House Office Building.

GENERAL AGENDA

8 a.m. - Cognitive science -Grover J. (Russ) Whitehurst, director, Institute of Education Sciences, will deliver the opening remarks to the 30th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW

8:30 a.m. - Sharks - Former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chief scientist Sylvia Earle and biologist Andy Dehart, general manager of the National Aquarium in Washington, hold a discussion on sharks, sponsored by the Discovery Channel. Location: National Aquarium, lower level, Commerce Building, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Source: Associated Press

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