- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 10, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events scheduled.

VICE PRESIDENT

6:30 p.m. Participates in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation reception to honor the accomplishments of former first lady Nancy Reagan, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the U.S. international trade in goods and services for March 2005. Location: 14th Street, between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation holds a meeting on Military Compensation. Topics include: aspects of the military pay and benefits system, such as compensation that recognizes danger, risk and hardship that members experience; the appropriate balance between in-service and post-service compensation. Location: Crystal City Hilton, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/699-2700.

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 a hearing on federal recognition of Indian tribes. Gov. M. Jodi Rell, Connecticut Republican; Earl Devaney, inspector general, Interior Department; Lee Fleming, director of federal acknowledgment, Office of Indian Affairs, Interior Department, testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

10 a.m. —Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2006 Missile Defense Program. Lt. Gen. Henry Obering III, director, Missile Defense Agency, testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. —Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing to direct the secretary of the interior to establish a rural water supply program in the Reclamation States to provide a clean, safe, affordable and reliable water supply to rural residents. John Keys III, commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Department; Jim Dunlap, board member, the National Rural Water Association, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

2 p.m. —Health, Education, Labor and Pensions bioterrorism and public health preparedness subcommittee holds a hearing on “21st Century Biological Threats.” John Deutch, former CIA director and former deputy defense secretary, and institute professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Harvey Fineberg, president, Institute of Medicine; Craig Venter, president, J. Craig Venter Institute, testify. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider Gang Deterrence and Community Protection Act of 2005 and Faster Smarter Funding for First Responders Act of 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations foreign operations, export financing and related programs subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2006 appropriations for the Treasury Department. Randal Quarles, acting undersecretary for international affairs, testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. —Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on State and Local Housing Flexibility Act of 2005. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

2 p.m. —International Relations Committee holds a hearing on “Plan Colombia: Major Successes and New Challenges.” Rep. Dennis J. Hastert, Illinois Republican, House Speaker; John Walters, director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. —Transportation and Infrastructure highways, transit and pipelines subcommittee holds a oversight hearing on “Hazardous Materials Endorsement Background Checks.” Annette Sandberg, administrator, Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, Transportation Department; Todd Zinser, deputy inspector general, Transportation Department, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Employer discussion — 8:30 a.m. Wiley Rein and Fielding LLP holds a discussion of alternative dispute resolution, entitled “ADR: What Every Employer Needs to Know.” Location: Wiley Rein and Fielding LLP. Conference and Media Center, 1776 K St. NW. Contact: 202/719-7101.

Treasury ceremony — 10 a.m. Treasury Department holds a ceremony with Treasury Secretary John Snow to present the New Markets Tax Credit Program 2005 Awards. Location: Treasury Department, Cash Room, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Laos ceremony — 2:30 p.m. The Lao Veterans of America and the Center for Public Policy Analysis hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War in Laos and to honor Hmong and Laotian veterans, and their American advisers, who served during the conflict. Location: The Vietnam War Memorial Monument, Area 5 and West Wall. Contact: 202/543-1444.

Reception — 5:30 p.m. Center for Public Policy Analysis holds a reception to mark the 30th anniversary of the Vietnam War in Laos. Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican; Rep. Jim Langevin, Rhode Island Democrat; Rep. Ron Kind, Wisconsin Democrat; Rep. Mark Green, Wisconsin Republican; Colonel Wangyee Vang, president, Lao Veterans of America, Inc., participate. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/543-1444.

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