- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 4, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

9 a.m. Participates with first lady Laura Bush in an event marking the National Day of Prayer, East Room, the White House. Meets Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, Oval Office.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

1 p.m. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages.

Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. International Trade Commission holds a public hearing on the final phase of anti-dumping investigations on chlorinated isocyanurates from China and Spain. Location: International Trade Commission, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-1819.

1 p.m. —Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Board of Scientific Counselors Executive Committee, to review a draft report of the BOSC ecological research subcommittee. See contact for dial-in information. Location: None given. Contact: 202/564-3408.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. Spring recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the conference report on “Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on “Promoting Democracy Through Diplomacy.” Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican; Paula Dobriansky, State Department; Mark Palmer, Capital Development Company, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. —Judiciary crime, terrorism, and homeland security subcommittee holds a oversight hearing on “Implementation of the USA Patriot Act: Section 212 — Emergency Disclosure of Electronic Communications to Protect Life and Limb.” William Moschella, Justice Department; Willie Hulon, FBI, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

2 p.m. —International Relations Africa, global human rights and international operations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Ethiopia and Eritrea: Promoting Stability, Democracy and Human Rights.” Don Yamamoto, State Department; David Shinn, Elliot School for International Affairs, George Washington University, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2:30 p.m. —Judiciary immigration, border security, and claims subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the new “dual missions” of the immigration-enforcement agencies. Michael Cutler, former INS special agent; Janice Kephart, former 9/11 commission staff counsel, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Spring Construction Forecast Conference — all day National Association of Home Builders holds the NAHB 2005 Spring Construction Forecast Conference, “How Will Housing Fare as the Economy Moves Ahead and Interest Rates Rise?” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 1 p.m. Thomas Lawler, Fannie Mae, “House Prices: About to Collapse?”

Location: National Housing Center, 1201 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/266-8409.

Long-term care — all day Dimensional Healthcare holds the First International Conference on Nutritional Needs of Elderly People in Long-Term Care. Events begin at 8:45 a.m. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 610/353-7401.

Use of mobile telephones in Africa — 9:15 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on the rapid increase of use of mobile telephones in Africa and the implications for national and international policies concerning the regulation of telecommunications and of foreign and direct investment in developing countries. Leonard Waverman, London Business School; and Diance Coyle, Enlightenment Economics, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

U.S.-Japan security conference — 9:30 a.m. Heritage Foundation holds the fourth U.S.-Japan Security Conference, “A New U.S.-Japan Security Structure: Defining Japan’s Role.” Fumio Kyuma, Liberal Democratic Party; Masao Akamatsu, Komeito Party; Fukushiro Nukaga, Liberal Democratic Party, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Allison Auditorium. Contact: RSVP to 202/675-1761.

Osteoporosis — noon Alliance for Aging Research hosts a briefing on osteoporosis, including the latest research and information to break a communications barrier for patients and physicians. Rep. Shelley Berkley, Nevada Democrat; Rep. Sue Myrick, North Carolina Republican; Susan Blalock, associate professor of pharmaceutical policy and evaluative sciences, University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, participate. Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/293-2856.

Federal insurance programs — noon Long Term Care Partners sponsors a briefing for new members of Congress on the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program, an employee benefit for all members of the federal work force and their families, including spouses, parents, parents-in-law and adult children. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 212/907-005.

Days of Remembrance observance — noon — U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum sponsors the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual “Days of Remembrance” observance. First lady Laura Bush, keynote speaker; Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower; Ambassador Daniel Ayalon of Israel; Fred Zeidman, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council; and Ruth Mandel, U.S. Holocaust Memorial, participate. Location: Rotunda, U.S. Capitol. Contact: Credentialed press only, RSVP required, 202/225-5214.

Backing the troops — 12:15 p.m. Defense Department hosts the first America Supports You “Salute to Our Military Men and Women” concert featuring singers Keni Thomas, Craig Morgan and Rockie and unveils the Team Lowe’s Racing NASCAR cars No. 48 and No. 5 bearing the America Supports You decal. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: Pentagon courtyard. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Breastfeeding promotion act — 2 p.m. United States Breastfeeding Committee sponsor a promotion event for the introduction of the Breastfeeding Promotion Act in Congress, which is intended to end discrimination in the workplace against nursing mothers. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat; Audrey Naylor, United States Breastfeeding Committee; nursing mothers, participate. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building; rain site, 2203 Rayburn. Contact: 202/225-7944.

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