- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 15, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a cultural event, Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto, Japan. Meets with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and meets reporters with Mr. Koizumi, Kyoto State Guest House. Delivers an address on American engagement in Asia, Kyoto Kaikan. Departs for Busan, Korea.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at the Frontiers of Freedom Institute 2005 Ronald Reagan Gala, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the real earnings for October 2005. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissionholds a meeting to receive a report titled, “EEOC Actions in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,” and to review revisions to the “Employer Information Report.” Location: EEOC Office Building, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4070.

11 a.m. —Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation holds a meeting to discuss its fiscal 2006 budget, and appoint an executive secretary. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/395-4831.

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

10 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Hurricane Katrina: What Can Government Learn From the Private Sector’s Response?” David Ratcliffe, president and chief executive officer of the Southern Company; Stanley Litow, vice president of corporate community relations and president, IBM International Foundation, IBM Corp., testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

10:30 a.m. —Appropriations legislative branch subcommittee holds a hearing on the progress of the Capitol Visitors Center construction. Architect of the Capitol Alan Hantman; Bernard Ungar, director of physical infrastructure, Government Accountability Office; Terrell Dorn of the Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

2:30 p.m. —Judiciary administrative oversight and the courts subcommittee holds a hearing on “Creating New Federal Judgeships: The Systematic or Piecemeal Approach.” Royal Furgeson Jr., district judge for the Western District of Texas and chairman of the Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Resources, San Antonio; William Steele, U.S. district judge for the Southern District of Alabama, Mobile, Ala.,testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Agriculture Committee holds a hearing on issues related to the prevention, detection, and eradication of avian influenza. Ron DeHaven, administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service at the Agriculture Department, testifies. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

2 p.m. —Government Reform federal workforce and agency organization subcommittee holds a hearing on “Mitigating the Impact of High Gas Prices on Federal Employees and Other Workers.” Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican; Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat; Daniel Green, deputy associate director for employee and family support policy, Office of Personnel Management, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. —Ways and Means select revenue measures subcommittee holds a hearing on member proposals on tax issues introduced in the 109th Congress. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat; Rep. Mark Foley, Florida Republican; Rep. Thomas M. Davis lll, Virginia Republican, chairman, Government Reform Committee, testify. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Energy prices — 8:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Windfall Profits Tax on Oil?” on the “real reasons” for the recent energy price increases, which profits should be considered windfall, and the importance and likelihood of energy dependence and the potential effects of proposed legislation. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Asthma grants — 9 a.m. The Merck Childhood Asthma Network holds a press conference to announce awards of $10 million in grants to major urban areas facing health disparities in the treatment of childhood asthma. Floyd Malveaux, executive director of MCAN; Louis Sullivan, former Health and Human Services secretary, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Zenger Room. Contact: 908/423-3786 or 202/354-6585.

Katrina report — 10 a.m. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a meeting to receive a report titled, “EEOC Actions in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,” and to review revisions to the “Employer Information Report.” Location: EEOC Office Building, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4070.

China concerns — 10 a.m. The Congressional-Executive Commission of China holds a round-table program titled, “China’s Changing Strategic Concerns: The Impact on Human Rights in Xinjiang.” James Millward, associate professor of history at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and Daniel Southerland, vice president of programming/executive editor at Radio Free Asia, participate. Location: 480 Ford House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3795.

Anti-meth caucus — 10:30 a.m. Sen. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican, Sen. Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat, Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican; Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat, and Sen. Jim Talent, Missouri Republican, hold a press conference to introduce and discuss the newly formed Senate Anti-Meth Caucus. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-6137.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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