- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 1, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

North Korea — noon — The Cato Institute holds a discussion on the six-party talks and the future of the North Korean nuclear program. U.S. special envoy Joseph DeTrani and Jon Wolfsthal of the Center for Strategic and International Studies participate. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Awards ceremony — 2 p.m. — The State Department holds a ceremony with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to announce and present the 2005 Awards for Corporate Excellence. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Benjamin Franklin Room. Contact: 202/647-0677.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Noon — Welcomes Prince Charles and Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, to the White House for a private luncheon. 7 p.m. — Hosts a social dinner for the royal couple at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases the brief summary of its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8114.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1:45 p.m. — Board of Governors holds a meeting on the proposed 2006 private-sector adjustment factor and to discuss the proposed 2006 fee schedules. Location: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th Street entrance between Constitution Avenue and C Street Northwest. Contact: 202/452-2955.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket Number 04-597: Unitherm Food Systems v. Swift-Eckrich

Docket Number 04-881: Lockhart v. United States

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. — Appropriations Labor, HHS, education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on pandemic-flu preparedness. Michael O. Leavitt, Health and Human Services secretary, and Dr. Julie Gerberding, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

9:30 a.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the failed levees in New Orleans. Ivor Van Heerden, Forensic Data Gathering, and Paul Mlakar, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. — Judiciary Constitution, civil rights and property rights subcommittee holds a markup of a resolution to propose a constitutional marriage amendment. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

3 p.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “U.S.-Indian Nuclear Energy Cooperation: Security And Nonproliferation Implications.” Nicholas Burns and Robert Joseph, State Department, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider the Online Freedom of Speech Act and the Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Management Improvement Act of 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. — Select Hurricane Katrina Committee holds a hearing, “Hurricane Katrina: The Federal Government’s Use of Contractors to Prepare and Respond.” David Walker, Government Accountability Office, and Richard Skinner, Homeland Security Department, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

1:30 p.m. — Agriculture Committee holds a hearing, “Review of Agricultural Negotiations in the Doha Development Round.” Mike Johanns, agriculture secretary; Rob Portman, U.S. trade representative; and J.B. Penn, agriculture undersecretary, testify. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

1:30 p.m. — Appropriations Labor, HHS, education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on pandemic influenza. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

1:30 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure Committee holds a markup of a resolution requesting that President Bush transmit to the House information relating to contracts for services or construction related to Hurricane Katrina recovery. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conference — all day — Harvard Health Policy Review, Health Affairs, Inquiry, Milbank Memorial Fund and the Medical Education Collaborative hold the second National Medicare Prescription Drug Congress. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 8:30 a.m. — Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican

1:15 p.m. — Reps. Nancy L. Johnson, Connecticut Republican, and Pete Stark, California Democrat

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 800/684-4549.

U.S.-Ukraine relations — 9:30 a.m. — Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, holds a press conference with Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov to discuss the current state of U.S.-Ukraine relations and ways of improving bilateral cooperation. Location: Hall of Columns, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225 2011.

Luncheon — 11:30 a.m. — Mickey Ibarra & Associates holds its Latino Leaders Luncheon with Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. Location: The St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 703/876-1714.

Press conference — 12:30 p.m. — Republican Sens. Bill Frist of Tennessee, Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming, Pat Roberts of Kansas and John W. Warner of Virginia hold a press conference to highlight the inclusion of “SMART” grants in the Senate budget-reconciliation bill. Location: S-312, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-1865 or 202/224-3424.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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