September 11th ceremony in Omaha
Community 9/11 Ceremony: There will be a public ceremony on Monday, Sept. 11 at 8 a.m. at Heartland of America Park in Omaha. Speakers will include Gen. James E. Cartwright, Commander, U.S. STRATCOM, Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., Congressman Lee Terry, R-Neb., Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy and Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey. A rescue dog that searched for survivors at the World Trade Center will be present, and the Omaha Chapter, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will present flags that have flown over the U.S. Capitol Building to police, fire and veterans' groups.These details from here.
Wednesday, September 13th (9:30 AM):
Breakfast at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in D.C.
In just a few months, Jim Lockhart, the new director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), has shown himself to be a nonpartisan administrator, a quick study, and a practical man. Since taking office, he has repeatedly asked Congress, with increasing urgency, for the additional authority OFHEO requires for effective regulation of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Nonetheless, a Senate committee bill that would provide the necessary powers remains stalled because of partisan disagreements. In this breakfast address, Mr. Lockhart�in light of the softening housing market and its possible effect on the GSEs�will press once again for Senate action.
Mr. Lockhart�s address will be followed by remarks by Senator Chuck Hagel (R�Neb.), a key proponent of GSE regulatory reform.
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