Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Participates in a tour of a DuPont experimental station, Wilmington, Del. Delivers remarks on energy initiatives, Hotel du Pont, Wilmington. Meets with the incoming commander for the NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan at the White House.


11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the air-travel price index, third quarter 2006. Location: 400 7th St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.


9 a.m. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy holds a meeting to discuss plans for developing energy-conservation standards for battery chargers and external power supplies. Location: Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Room 1E-245. Contact: 202/586-4549.


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


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


9:45 a.m. Appropriations labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee holds a hearing, “Pandemic Flu: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Julie Gerberding, director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testify. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

9:45 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing, “Energy Market and Economic Impacts of a Proposal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Intensity with a Cap and Trade System.” Howard Gruenspecht, deputy administrator, Energy Information Administration; and Jason Grumet, executive director, National Commission on Energy Policy, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing, “State of the Airline Industry: the Potential Impact of Airline Mergers and Industry Consolidation.” Mark Cooper, director of research for the Consumer Federation of America, and Gerald Grinstein, chief executive officer of Delta Air Lines Inc., testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.


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


10 a.m. Science and Technology Committee holds a meeting to organize for the 110th Congress and markup of “The Methamphetamine Remediation Research Act of 2007”; supporting the goals and ideals of National Engineers Week; and honoring the life of chemist Percy Lavon Julian. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6375.

10:30 a.m. — Foreign Affairs Africa and global health subcommittee holds a hearing, “South Sudan: The Comprehensive Peace Agreement on Life Support.” Roger Winter, former special representative for Sudan, and Luca Biong Deng, minister for presidential affairs in the government of South Sudan, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


Mayors conference — all day The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds its annual 2007 winter meeting. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James L. Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat; Rep. Robert C. Scott, Virginia Democrat; and Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., New Jersey Democrat, deliver remarks.

10:30 a.m. — D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, a Democrat, delivers remarks.

11:30 a.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, delivers remarks.

12:30 p.m. — Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, delivers remarks.

2:30 p.m. — Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat, and House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson, Mississippi Democrat, deliver remarks.

7:30 p.m. — Senate Banking Chairman Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: Capital Hilton hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/861-6766.

Post-Soviet petrostate — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) holds a discussion, “The Rise of the Post-Soviet Petrostate.” Christopher Walker of Freedom House and Daniel Kimmage of RFE/RL participate. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Anti-war march — 9:30 a.m. United for Peace and Justice holds a press conference to respond to President Bush’s State of the Union address and to discuss plans for a Jan. 27 anti-war march in the District. Former Rep. Tom Andrews, Maine Democrat, and Leslie Cagan of United for Peace and Justice, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 718/637-7351.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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