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Jun 15, 2009
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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, Jun 15, 2009 - 

Working in the District

Washington, Tues, Jun 16

FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND OVERSIGHT Hearing on - Exploring the Nature of Uighur Nationalism: Freedom Fighters or Terrorists? Witnesses: Mr. Randall G. Schriver, Partner, Armitage International (Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State); Sean R. Roberts, Ph.D., Director and Associate Professor, International Development Studies Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University; Dru C. Gladney, Ph.D., President, Pacific Basin Institute, Pomona College; Ms. Shirley Kan, Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division, Congressional Research Service; Ms. Susan Baker Manning, Partner, Bingham McCutchen; and Bruce Fein, Esq., Principal, The Litchfield Group. [Link to Rohrabacher's statement at the Subcommittee hearing]

2nd Anniversary of the Victims of Communism Memorial, WREATH LAYING CEREMONY 
The Victims of Communism Memorial was dedicated by President George W. Bush on June 12, 2007. The dedication ceremony featured the unveiling of the "Goddess of Democracy," a bronze replica of a statue erected by Chinese students in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China in the spring of 1989. Many world leaders have already visited the memorial site to pay their respects and lay wreaths. It is located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and New Jersey Avenue, NW on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Rep. Rohrabacher was instrumental in the authorization and dedication of the memorial, as well as, an outspoken critic of the Chinese Communist regime. 

Remarks at the TRUMAN-REAGAN MEDAL OF FREEDOM CEREMONY - hosted by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. (U.S. Capitol Visitors' Center, Room HVC-215)

Washington, Wed, Jun 17

Today at NOON (ET)—MSNBC joint interview with Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-MA) on the Uighurs.

Joint APGE and TNT Hearing on - North Korea's Nuclear and Missile Tests and the Six-Party Talks: Where Do We Go from Here? Witnesses: Mr. Selig S. Harrison, Director of the Asia Program, The Center for International Policy; The Honorable Thomas C. Hubbard, Senior Director, McLarty Associates (Former Ambassador to the Republics of Korea, the Philippines and Palau); Mr. Scott Snyder, Director, Center for U.S.-Korea Policy, Senior Associate, International Relations, The Asia Foundation; and Mr. Richard C. Bush III, Director, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution (Former National Intelligence Officer for East Asia). 2172 Rayburn 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FULL COMMITTEE Hearing on - Advancing Technology for Nuclear Fuel Recycling: What Should Our Research, Development and Demonstration Strategy Be? Witnesses: Dr. Mark Peters, Deputy Associate Laboratory Director, Argonne National Laboratory; Dr. Alan S. Hanson, Executive Vice President for Technology and Used Fuel Management, Areva, Inc.; Ms. Lisa Price, Senior Vice President, GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Chief Executive Officer, Global Nuclear Fuel; and Dr. Charles D. Ferguson, Philip D. Reed Senior Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations. 2318 Rayburn 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND OVERSIGHT Hearing on - TV Marti: A Station in Search of an Audience? Witnesses: Mr. Jess Ford, Director, International Affairs and Trade Team, Government Accountability Office; John Nichols, Ph.D, Professor of Communications and International Affairs, Penn State University; and Mr. Philip Peters, Vice President, Lexington Institute. 2172 Rayburn 

Washington, Thur, Jun 18

Today @ 1:45pm - PRESS CONFERENCE—Rep. Rohrabacher will be joining GOP Leadership in a press conference to address current unrest in Iran due to the questionable presidential election results. Mr. Rohrabacher is the co-chair of the Iranian Human Rights and Democracy Caucus. 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON SPACE AERONAUTICS Hearing on - External Perspectives of the FY 2010 NASA Budget Request and Related Issues; Witnesses: Mr. John C. Marshall, Member, Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP); Dr. Kenneth Ford, Chair, NASA Advisory Council (NAC); Mr. Robert M. Hanisee, Chair, Audit and Finance Committee, NASA Advisory Council (NAC); Dr. Raymond S. Colladay, Chair, National Academies' Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB); Dr. Berrien More III, Member, National Academies' Space Studies Board (SSB); and Mr. J.P. Stevens, Vice President for Space Systems, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). 2318 Rayburn 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON TERRORISM, NONPROLIFERATION AND TRADE Hearing on - The Export Administration Act: A Review of Outstanding Policy Considerations; Witnesses: The Honorable John Engler, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Manufacturers (Former Governor of the State of Michigan); Arthur Shulman, Esq., Senior Research Associate, The Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control; and Owen Herrnstadt, Esq., Director of Trade and Globalization Policy, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. 2172 Rayburn