- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 1, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks on the administration’s National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response, National Institute of Health, Bethesda.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the construction put in place for September 2005. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections. Location: Radisson Hotel Old Town Alexandria, 901 North Fairfax St., Alexandria. Contact: 240/453-6900.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 04-373: Maryland v. Blake

Docket Number 04-1084: Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao Do Vegital

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session to consider the Deficit Reduction Omnibus Reconciliation bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Shana Dale to be deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Ellen Conners to be chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board; and Mark Rosenker and Kathryn Higgins, each to be a member of the NTSB. Location: 562 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. —Energy and Natural Resources national parks subcommittee holds a hearing on the National Park Service’s draft management policies, including potential effect of the policies on park operations, park resources, interaction with gateway communities, and solicitation and collection of donations. NPS Deputy Director Steve Martin and former NPS Deputy Director Denis Galvin testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. to consider the Heinz Ahlmeyer Jr. Post Office Building Designation Act and the Lillian McKay Post Office Building Designation Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform federalism and the census subcommittee holds a hearing, “Historic Preservation vs. Katrina: What Role Should Federal, State and Local Governments Play in Preserving Historic Properties Affected by this Catastrophic Storm?” H.T. Holmes, director, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and Derrick Evans, founder and director, Turkey Creek Community Initiatives, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. —Homeland Security economic security, infrastructure protection, and cybersecurity subcommittee holds a hearing, “Reforming Hazmat (hazardous material) Trucking Security.” Stephen Russell, chairman and chief executive officer, Celadon Group Inc., on behalf of the American Trucking Associations, and Michael Laizure, owner-operator, Time Critical Ordnance Transport, on behalf of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, testify. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

2 p.m. —Small Business Committee holds a hearing on how small-business owners can protect their businesses from natural disaster and terrorist attacks. Michael Czinkota of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and Gary Knight of the College of Business at Florida State University testify. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

4 p.m. —International Relations Africa, global human rights and international operations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Sudan: Losing Ground on Peace?” Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer of the Bureau of African Affairs testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conference — all day — The 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.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt

8:45 a.m. — Mark McClellan, administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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

Human rights — 8 a.m. — Freedom House, the International Crisis Group, the International Justice Mission, the International Rescue Committee and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hold “A Bipartisan Conference on Human Rights: Uncommon Leadership for Common Values.” Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, and Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican; former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright; and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Wesley Clark participate. Location: Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, third floor, Healy Building, 37th and O streets Northwest. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Underage alcohol use — 10:45 a.m. — The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a meeting with state representatives from around the nation to address the serious problem of underage alcohol use. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt, Surgeon General Richard Carmona and SAMHSA Administrator Charles Curie participate. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 240/276-2130.

Ukraine discussion — noon — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion with Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov on the current economic and political situation in Ukraine. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Veteran librarians — 6 p.m. — The Library of Congress holds a discussion, “Veteran Librarians,” with Vietnam veterans who hold master’s degrees in library science. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Mumford Room. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Reception — 6:30 p.m. — Freedom on the Move holds a reception and press conference to announce a new civil rights curriculum, “Freedom on the Move: Continuing the March Toward a More Perfect Union,” for the nation’s middle schools. Sens. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, and Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican and chairman, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; and Reps. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat, and John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, chairman, Education and the Workforce Committee, participate. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/965-2810.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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