- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 26, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department holds an auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting on a report on the 2004 derailment of an Amtrak train near Flora, Miss. Location: NTSB Board Room, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6100.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds hearing on immigration reform. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds hearing on the nominations of Rep. Christopher Cox, California Republican, to be chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Roel Campos and Annette Nazarath each to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour debate and 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. — Homeland Security emergency preparedness, science, and technology subcommittee holds hearing on “The London Attacks: Training to Respond in a Mass Transit Environment.” Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

10 a.m. — Resources national parks subcommittee holds oversight hearing on “Implementation of the National Trails System Act.” Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds hearing titled “Honoring the Protectors of the Capitol: The Passengers and Crew of Flight 93.” Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. — Government Reform justice, drug policy, and human resources subcommittee holds hearing on “Fighting Meth in America’s Heartland: Assessing the Impact on Local Law Enforcement and Child Welfare Agencies.” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Civil rights conference — all day — The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund holds a conference titled, “Past and Prologue: National Conference Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.” Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlight — 12:15 p.m. — Nathaniel Jones, judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, keynote address

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-9771.

Excellence in Government conference — all day — Government Executive magazine holds its Excellence in Government 2005 conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, delivers remarks.

9 a.m. — Alexis Herman, former labor secretary, delivers the David O. “Doc” Cooke Lecture

Location: Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-3261.

Minority health — 8:30 a.m. — The Joint Center Health Policy Institute holds a press briefing with the Dellums Commission on the significant community health issues facing the African American, Latino, Asian and Native American communities and the need for innovation and more effective policies. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-3515.

Disabilities seminar — 9 a.m. — The National Council on Disabilities holds a seminar featuring six ADA-related workshops to mark the 15th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. The participants include: Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta; Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; Cari Dominguez, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission chairman; and Jo Anne Barnhart, Social Security Administration. Location: Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2004.

Chixoy Dam — 9:30 a.m. — Representatives from the Committee of Communities Affected by the Construction of the Chixoy Dam, a Guatemalan organization of 23 Maya Achi communities, hold a breakfast briefing on the results of two-year investigation into the legacy of the Chixoy Dam, which the study says negatively affected Guatemalan Mayans. Location: East Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/797-2171.

Birth defects — 10 a.m. — Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) holds a press briefing to highlight a new report from TFAH on U.S. policies and surveillance toward birth defects and developmental disabilities, “Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities: The Search for Causes and Cures.” Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, and Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Republican, participate. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/223-9876.

Disaster preparedness — 10 a.m. — Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat, holds a press conference on citizen disaster preparedness. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4911.

Health Week — 11 a.m. — Reps. Phil Gingrey, Georgia Republican, and Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania Republican, hold a press conference on Health Week. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2931 or 202/225-2301.

Social Security — 11 a.m. — Rep. Clay E. Shaw, Jr., Florida Republican, holds a press conference on Social Security. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery, Capitol. Contact: 202/225-3026.

CAFTA opposition — noon — Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, holds a press conference on CAFTA. Other House Republicans who oppose the free-trade pact participate. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2831.

Refugee resettlement — 6:15 p.m. — The United Nations Association (National Capital Area) Young Professionals for International Cooperation hosts the first of a three-part series exploring the topic of refugees and human security, Part I: Challenges of Refugee Resettlement in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/251-6148.

Gun safety — 6:30 p.m. — Citizens to Save D.C. Gun Safety Laws Coalition holds a town hall meeting to discuss the District’s gun law and speak out against repeal of the law. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat; D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams; and Metropolitan Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey. Location: Shaw Junior High School, 925 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 202/225-8050.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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