- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 6, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Rome and Vatican City to meet with foreign leaders and attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the Transportation Services Index for January. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Homeland Security Department holds an inaugural meeting of the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee to welcome and introduce members of the Privacy Advisory Committee, and to present an overview of information about the Homeland Security Department for committee members and the public. Location: Mayflower Hotel, Colonial Ballroom, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/772-9848.

2 p.m. —State Department holds a meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee to prepare positions on regulations for the International Telecommunication Union working group. Location: Squire Sanders & Dempsey, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/647-2593.

SUPREME COURT

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

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. and adjourns immediately to reconvene at 10:45 a.m. in joint session with the Senate to receive Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko. After the joint session, the House will consider the Realtime Investor Protection Act and the Mortgage Servicing Clarification Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Appropriations interior, environment and related agencies subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Witnesses include Mark Goldstein of the Government Accountability Office and Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-308. Contact: 202/225-2771.

1 p.m. —Financial Services Committee holds a hearing, “Strengthening America’s Communities: A Review of the President’s Fiscal 2006 Budget Initiative.” Witnesses include Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson, and Clay Johnson III, deputy director for management in the Office of Management and Budget. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2128. Contact: 202/225-7502.

1 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds an oversight hearing on the reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzalez testifies. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. Contact: 202/225-3951.

2 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, “Efforts to Prevent Pandemics by Air Travel,” focusing on preventing the spread of infectious diseases and bioterrorism. Witnesses include Federal Air Surgeon Jon Jordan and Anne Schuchat, acting director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167. Contact: 202/225-9446.

SENATE

In session. At 10:45 a.m. the Senate meets in joint session with the House to receive Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:15 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Charles Conner to be deputy secretary of agriculture. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 328-A. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Regulatory Reform of the Government Sponsored Enterprises.” Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan testifies. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. —Armed Services readiness and management support subcommittee holds a hearing on military installation programs in review of the fiscal 2006 defense budget. Witnesses include Philip Grone, deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment, and Geoffrey Prosch, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for installations and environment. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 232-A. Contact: 202/224-3871.

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