- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 12, 2008


11 a.m. — Delivers remarks to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 6:45 p.m. — Delivers remarks at a National Republican Congressional Committee Dinner at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW.


11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases the transportation services index for January. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.


8 a.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Earned Income Tax Credit Issue Committee to review and evaluate grant applications. Contact: 888/912-1227.

9 a.m. — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration holds a meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. Location: Transportation Department, Media Center, West Building, ground floor, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE. Contact: 202/366-5370.


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


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


10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on “Oversight of HUD (Housing and Urban Development Department) and its fiscal 2009 Budget.” HUD Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson and Michael Kelly, executive director of the D.C. Housing Authority and president of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10:30 a.m. Special Committee on Agingholds a hearing on “Under the Influence: Can We Provide Doctors an Alternative to Biased Drug Reviews?” The hearing will focus on alternatives to the current prevailing practice of doctors receiving the latest information on new drugs from the drug manufacturers. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

2 p.m. — Judiciary crime and drugs subcommittee holds a hearing on “Generation Rx: The Abuse of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs.” Dr. Len Paulozzi, medical epidemiologist at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

2:30 p.m. Foreign RelationsEast Asian and Pacific Affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on “The United States and Vietnam: Examining the Bilateral Relationship.” Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Christopher Hill and Janet Nguyen, member of the Board of Supervisors for Orange County, Calif., testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.


Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. Select Energy Independence and Global Warming Committeeholds a hearing on “Nuclear Power in a Warming World: Solution or Illusion.” Amory Lovins, co-founder, chairman and chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute; and Sharon Squassoni, senior associate in the Nonproliferation Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, testify. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4012.

10 a.m. Appropriationsdefense subcommittee holds a hearing on “Army Posture.” Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey testify. Location: H-140, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Appropriations state, foreign operations and related programs subcommittee holds a hearing on the “International Affairs Budget.” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “The Balkans After the Independence of Kosovo and on the Eve of NATO Enlargement.” Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Fried of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


Legislative conference — all day The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds its 18th annual legislative conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 8 a.m. — Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, delivers remarks during the “Breakfast on the Hill” event. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

10:50 a.m. — President Bush delivers remarks, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Press conference — 10 a.m. The International Franchise Association holds a press conference to release findings of “Economic Impact of Franchised Businesses: Volume 2.” Matthew Shay, president and chief executive officer of the International Franchise Association, and Andrew Lyon of PricewaterhouseCoopers participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Murrow Room. Contact: 202/628-8000.

Press conference — 10 a.m. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat; Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; Rep. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat; Rep. Zach Wamp, Tennessee Republican; former NBA All-Star Clyde Drexler; North American Boxing Federation Welterweight Champion Andre Berto; and Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes hold a press conference to discuss the need for physical activity guidelines. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3254, 202/224-6521 and 202/225-2161.

Religious rights — noon Front Line holds a discussion on “Has the Religious Right Lost Its Sway?” Harry Jackson, chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition and senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Lanham; Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council; and Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Lisagor Room. Contact: 703/739-5920.

Book discussion — 12:30 p.m. The New America Foundation (NAF) holds a book discussion on “The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison.” Andy Worthington, historian, journalist and research at Reprieve and author of “The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison,” participates. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-2760, Ext. 315.

Conference call briefing — 1 p.m. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson and Robert Meyers, principal deputy assistant EPA administrator in Office of Air and Radiation, hold a conference call briefing, beginning at 1 p.m., to announce National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone. Contact: 202/564-4355.

Event — 1:10 p.m. First lady Laura Bush delivers remarks at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Global Initiative luncheon. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 913/558-5177or 202/456-6313.

Discussion — 2 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) and the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association hold a discussion on “The Deflating Mortgage and Housing Bubble, Part III: What Next?” Desmond Lachman, John Makin and Alex Pollock of AEI; Nouriel Roubini, professor of economics at New York University; and R. Christopher Whalen, managing director of Institutional Risk Analytics, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Conference — 6 p.m. — The Georgetown University Law Center holds a conference on “Sexual Orientation and Military Preparedness: An International Perspective.” Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 120 F St. NW, Gewirz Student Center. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Event — 6 p.m. — The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation holds a presidential forum with 2008 presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, as part of its annual Black Press Week. Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 804/795-4322.

Event — 6 p.m. The National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology hold their third annual World Kidney Day Reception. Washington Redskins guard Randy Thomas participates. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/416-0668.

Gala — 6:30 p.m. — The Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues holds its 2008 annual congressional gala to discuss the Caucus’ legislative agenda and honor its leadership and eight task forces. Reps. Lois Capps, California Democrat, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Republican, participate. Location: Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/306-1713.

Event — 6:45 p.m. — President Bush delivers remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee Dinner. Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/479-7070.

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