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Jul 13, 2009
Hill Happenings


The place to keep up with Congressman Rohrabacher’s daily activities while in Washington, D.C. From congressional hearings to press conferences to House floor speeches, this is the place to get a dose of the day to day for Congressman Rohrabacher on Capitol Hill. 

Huntington Beach, Mon, Jul 13, 2009 -

Working in the District

Washington, Tues, Jul 14 - 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT Hearing on - New Roadmaps for Wind and Solar Research and Development; Witnesses: Mr. Steve Lockard, CEO of TPI Composites, Co-Chair of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Research & Development Committee; Mr. John Saintcross, Program Manager, Energy & Environmental Markets, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; Mr. Ken Zweibel, Director, George Washington University Solar Institute; Ms. Nancy Bacon, Senior Advisor, United Photonics Ovonic and Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.; and Professor Andy Swift, Director, Wind Science and Engineering Research Center, Texas Tech University. 2318 Rayburn 

Rep. Rohrabacher will be receiving the “2008 Taxpayers’ Friend Award " for voting to reduce the burden on America's taxpayers presented by American Taxpayers Union. 

Washington, Wed, Jul 15 - 

Briefing - Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and the Conflict in Gaza. *Hosted by The American-Arab Discrimination Committee (ADC), featuring - Joe Stork, Deputy Director, Middle East adn North Africa Division, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH; and Zahir Janmohamed, Middle East and North Africa Advocacy Director, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA. 2456 Rayburn 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE Members Only Meeting - with Ambassador Jonas Hafstrom of the Kingdom of Sweden and Ambassador John Bruton of the Delegation of the European Commission. Ambassadors Hafstrom and Bruton are planning to discuss Sweden's goals for its six-month EU Presidency term. 2200 Rayburn 

Washington, Thur, Jul 16 - 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND OVERSIGHT Hearing on - Chinese Interrogation vs. Congressional Oversight: The Uighurs at Guantanamo; Witnesses: Mr. Allan Liotta, Principal Director, Detainee Affairs, Department of Defense; Jason Pinney, Esq., Counsel to Uighur Detainees, Bingham McCutchen, LLP; Bruce Fein, Esq., Principal, The Litchfield Group; and Mr. Tom Parker, Policy Director, Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, Amnesty International USA. 2172 Rayburn 

July 2009 Capitol Hill Rally - The 10th Year of the Crackdown on the Falun Gong in China. Rep. Rohrabacher will say a few remarks. (West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol) 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON SPACE AND AERONAUTICS Hearing on - Enhancing the Relevance of Space to Address National Needs; Witnesses: General (Ret.) Lester L. Lyles, Chair of the Committee on the Rationale and Goals of the U.S. Civil Space Program, Aeronautics & Space Engineering Board, National Research Council; Ms. Patti Grace Smith, Board of Directors, The Space Foundation; Ms. Debbie Adler Myers, General Manager, Science Channel, Discovery Communications; and Mr. Miles O'Brien, Journalist. 2318 Rayburn 

Washington, Fri, Jul 17 -