- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 27, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Roberts Web site — 2:15 p.m. — Members of Congress hold a press conference to announce an interactive Web site to engage Americans in the Supreme Court confirmation process for Judge John G. Roberts Jr. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, Capitol. Contact: 202/228-1122.

Lessons from London — 1 p.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Lessons From London: Implications for United States and European Homeland Security.” Location: Lehrman Auditorium, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Federal Communications Commission technological advisory council holds a meeting to discuss wireless device security, IP network security and advanced wireless technologies. Location: FCC, 445 12th Street SW, commission meeting room TW-C305. Contact: 202/418-1096.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are 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. — Indian Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing on the implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Streamlined Procedures Act of 2005 and the Combat Meth Act of 2005. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee marks up the Identity Theft Protection Act. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on issues related to the appropriate balance between copyright protection and communications technology innovation. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Keeping Metro on Track: The Federal Government’s Role in Balancing Investment with Accountability at Washington’s Transit Agency.” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. — Select Intelligence oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on the status of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4121.

10 a.m. — Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing, “Alternative Automotive Technologies and Energy Efficiency.” Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

2 p.m. — Armed Services terrorism, unconventional threats and capabilities subcommittee and the Financial Services oversight and investigations subcommittee hold a joint hearing on the financing of the Iraqi insurgency. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

2 p.m. — Homeland Security prevention of nuclear and biological attack subcommittee holds a hearing, “Implementing the National Biodefense Strategy,” focusing on the avian flu as the next bioagent. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testify. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Youth summit — all day — HHS’ Administration for Children and Families holds its 2005 National Youth Summit, “Youth in Action — Making a Difference.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 1 p.m. — Wade Horn, assistant HHS secretary for children and families, and Kenny Long, youth speaker, deliver remarks at the opening plenary session.

6:30 p.m. — Alma Powell, chairwoman of America’s Promise: the Alliance for Youth, delivers remarks

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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