- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 10, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in the presentation of the 2005 National Medals of Arts and the National Humanities Medals, Oval Office. Meets with the president of Yemen, Oval Office. Hosts a dinner in honor of the recipients of the 2005 National Medals of Arts and the National Humanities Medals, State Floor, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases airline-traffic data for August. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Federal Election Commission holds a meeting to review final rules and explanation and justification for the $5,000 Levin Fund and to discuss an exemption for state, district and local party committees. Location: 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1220.

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

2 p.m. Judiciary Constitution, civil rights and property rights subcommittee holds a hearing, “Why the Government Should Care About Pornography: The State Interest in Protecting Children and Families.” Pamela Paul, author of “Pornified: How Pornography is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families,” and Richard Whidden, executive director and senior counsel of the National Law Center for Children and Families, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2 p.m. —Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the rebuilding of Veterans’ Affairs assets on the Gulf Coast. VA Secretary James Nicholson, VA Undersecretary for Health Jonathon Perlin, VA General Counsel Tim McCain and Robert Lynch, director of the Veterans Integrated Service Network 16, testify. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9126.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

2 P.M. — Judiciary immigration, border security and claims subcommittee holds a hearing, “How Illegal Immigration Impacts Constituencies: Perspectives from Members of Congress (Part I).” Reps. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican; Henry Bonilla, Texas Republican; Steve Pearce, New Mexico Republican; and Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat, testify. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

2 p.m. —Resources national parks subcommittee holds a hearing on the Bleeding Kansas National Heritage Area Act; the suitability and feasibility of designating the Soldiers’ Memorial Military Museum; and the Musconetcong Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Reps. Jim Ryun, Kansas Republican; William Lacy Clay, Missouri Democrat; and Scott Garrett, New Jersey Republican; and Janet Matthews, National Park Service, testify. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

GENERAL AGENDA

Health care — all day World Congress holds a “World Health Care Innovation and Technology Congress: Innovation to Transform.” Events begin at 7 a.m.

Location: The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/243-4515.

Summit — 9 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a summit on efforts to halve counterfeiting and piracy across the globe. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the USCC, participate. Location: The Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Veterans ceremony — 11 a.m. The Labor Department holds its 2005 Salute to Veterans ceremony, during which it will announce two new initiatives to help former and transitioning military service members find good jobs. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao and Assistant Labor Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Charles Ciccolella participate. Location: The Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. The Frances Perkins Building Great Hall. Contact: 202/693-5051.

9/11 first-responders event — 11 a.m. — Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat, and Vito J. Fossella, New York Republican; and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, hold a press conference with sick and injured 9/11 responders and the New York fire commissioner as part of the bipartisan effort to salvage $125 million for injured 9/11 responders. N.Y. Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta; David Prezant, deputy chief medical officer, FDNY; and Jacqueline Moline, medical director of WTC Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening Program, also participate. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7944 or 718/356-5039.

NCLB schools ceremony — 1 p.m. The Education Department holds a ceremony to honor the nation’s No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools, a program that awards schools that have either placed in the top 10 percent of the state in test scores or that have at least 40 percent economically disadvantaged students and have shown dramatic improvement in their test scores over three years. Assistant Education Secretary Tom Luce participates. Location: The Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Marines postage stamp event — 1 p.m. The U.S. Postal Service holds a ceremony to dedicate the Distinguished Marines commemorative 37-cent postage stamps. U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee and U.S. Postmaster General John Potter participate. Location: U.S. Marine Barracks, Eighth and I streets Southeast. Contact: 202/268-4385.

Digital-TV press conference — 1:30 p.m. House Republicans hold a press conference with first responders in support of digital-television transition. Reps. Deborah Pryce of Ohio, chairman of the House Republican Conference; David Dreier of California, chairman of the Rules Committee; and Joe L. Barton of Texas, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, participate. Location: Rayburn Horseshoe, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9000.

Dalai Lama lecture — 2:30 p.m. The Dalai Lama visits Booker T. Washington Public Charter School for Technical Arts to address the students and take questions. Location: Booker T. Washington Public Charter School, 1346 Florida Ave. NW. Contact: 202/332-2303 or 202/486-8757.

Cold War discussion — 4 p.m. The Library of Congress holds a discussion with Melvyn Leffler, scholar in foreign policy and international relations in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, “Retreat From Armageddon? Khrushchev, Kennedy, Johnson and the Elusive Quest for Peace.” Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Women’s awards dinner — 7 p.m. The National Women’s Law Center holds its annual awards dinner to honor women for their achievements in advancing opportunities for women both in and out of the office. Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, participates. Location: The Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-5180.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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