- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 17, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, Hyundai Hotel, Gyeongju, Korea. Holds a press availability with Mr. Roh, Hyundai Hotel. Visits the Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju. Meets with Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Westin Chosun Hotel, Busan, South Korea

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the new residential construction for October. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Antitrust Modernization Commission holds a meeting, “Antitrust and the New Economy, and Merger Enforcement.” Location: Federal Trade Commission, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/233-0701.

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. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on the role of U.S. agriculture in the control and eradication of avian flu. Ron DeHaven, Agriculture Department; and Julie Gerberding, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testify. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

10 a.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportation aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on aviation safety. Marion Blakey, Federal Aviation Administration; and Kenneth Mead, Transportation Department, testify. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “From Proposed to Final: Evaluating Regulations for the National Security Personnel System.” Gordon England and Brad Bunn, Defense Department, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. —Foreign Relations African affairs subcommittee holds a hearing, “African Organizations and Institutions: Cross-Continental Progress.” Jendayi Frazer State Department; and Lloyd Pierson, U.S. Agency for International Development, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Energy and Commerce health subcommittee holds a hearing, “Medicare Physician Payment: How to Build a More Efficient Payment System.” Mark McClellan, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and Glenn Hackbarth, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. —Education and the Workforce education reform subcommittee holds a hearing, “Combating Methamphetamines Through Prevention and Education.” Reps. Mark Souder, Indiana Republican, and Darlene Hooley, Oregon Democrat; and Mary Ann Solberg, Office of National Drug Control Policy, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

10:30 a.m. —International Relations Western Hemisphere subcommittee holds a hearing, “Democracy in Venezuela.” Thomas Shannon, State Department; and Joseph McSpedon, Freedom House, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

3 p.m. —Homeland Securityintelligence, information sharing, and terrorism risk assessment subcommittee holds a hearing, “Terrorism Risk Assessment at the Department of Homeland Security.” Melissa Smislova, Homeland Security Department; and Detlof von Winterfeldt, University of Southern California, testify. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conference — all day — Tax Foundation holds its 68th annual conference, “The U.S. Corporate Income Tax: Economic and Competitive Issues.” Events begin at 9:20 a.m.

Highlights — 11:50 a.m. — Jeff Kupfer, President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform

1 p.m. — Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, keynote address

Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/464-5101

Nuclear technologyall day The American Nuclear Society holds its 2005 Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, “Talk About Nuclear Differently: A Good Story Untold.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 8:30 a.m. — Floyd DesChamps, office of Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican; Derrick Freeman, office of Sen. Mark Pryor, Arkansas Democrat; George O’Connor, office of Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican; George Banks, State Department; Bryan Hannegan, White House Council on Environmental Quality; and Mary Quillan, Nuclear Energy Institute: “Climate Policy in the U.S. Senate”

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 708/579-8224.

Governing the Net10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Let the U.N. Govern the Internet?” Sen. Norm Coleman, Minnesota Republican; Rep. John T. Doolittle, California Republican; and Adam Thierer, Progress and Freedom Foundation, participate. Location: the Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Tracking charities10 a.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion with Richard McDonough, president and chief executive officer of America Responds With Love Inc., who will discuss a new Web site (www.respondwithlove.org) that tracks charitable contributions. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Receptionnoon Rep. Clay E. Shaw Jr., Florida Republican, holds a reception to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the disappearance of Flight 19. Lester Holt, NBC News; David Bright, nautical scientist; and Bonnie Hammer, USA Network and the Sci-fi Channel, participate. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/879-9317.

Lecturenoon The Woodrow Wilson Center holds the sixth annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture by Martin Palous, Czech ambassador to the United Nations, on “Czech and American Relations in the Beginning of the New Millennium.” Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Ceremony5:30 p.m. The Project on Government Oversight holds its “2005 Beyond the Headlines and Bi-Partisan Leadership Awards Ceremony” to honor Sens. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, and Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, participate. Location: 122 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/347-1122.

Book fair6 p.m. The National Press Club holds its 28th annual Book Fair and Author’s Night. Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, former Sen. Gary Hart, Colorado Democrat; Art Buchwald, The Washington Post; Bonnie Angelo, Time magazine; and Tony Blankley, The Washington Times. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7564.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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