- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 2, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Hosts Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany at the White House for talks on Iraq and trans-Atlantic relations.

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in a rally for Marines at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and attends a luncheon to welcome home members of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases a report on the construction put in place in August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2 p.m. —Treasury Departmentreleases results of weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/874-9870.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Internal Revenue Serviceholds a public hearing on proposed regulations under Section 1446 of the Internal Revenue Code relating to the circumstances under which a partnership may take partner-level deductions and losses into account. Location: Internal Revenue Building, auditorium, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-3860.

10 a.m. —Office of Personnel Managementholds a meeting of the Federal Salary Council to review the results of pay comparisons and formulate its recommendations to the President’s Pay Agent on pay comparison methods and locality pay area boundaries for 2007. Location: OPM, 1900 E St. NW, Room 5303. Contact: 202/606-2838.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 03-1238 IBP Inc. v. Alvarez, consolidated with Docket No. 04-66 Tum v. Barber Foods Inc.

Docket No. 04-631 Wagnon v. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 3 p.m. to resume consideration of the Defense Department appropriations bill. No roll-call votes. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 4 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Atmospheric sciences — all day The National Academies’ Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate holds a meeting of the Climate Research Committee. Events begin at 10:30 a.m.

Highlight — 10:30 a.m. Jack Kaye, director of the Research Division at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Update on Earth Science at NASA”

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2338.

Hurricane implications — 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Katrina’s Liability Implications.” Joanne Doroshow of Americans for Insurance Reform, Martin Grace and Robert Klein of Georgia State University, Adam Scales of Washington and Lee University and Ted Frank of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Outreach center — 9:30 a.m. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force hold a press conference to announce the opening of the third outreach center. Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican; Mike Riley, mayor of Herndon; Tim Sheahan, executive vice president of BGCGW; and Toussaint Summers, chairman of the task force, participate. Location: Hutchison Elementary School, 13209 Parcher Ave., Herndon. Contact: 202/497-7044.

Safety initiative — 9:45 a.m. CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield holds a press conference to showcase a Mid-Atlantic hospital safety initiative involving CareFirst, the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care and hospitals regionwide. Maulik Joshi, president and chief executive officer of the foundation, and David Wolf, executive vice president for medical systems and corporate development at CareFirst, participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 800/914-6397.

Fair housing — 10 a.m. Howard University holds a ceremony and press conference to open the nation’s first National Fair Housing Training Academy, which will train lawyers, advocates, investigators and others committed to the prevention of housing discrimination. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson, Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams and Howard University President H. Patrick Swygert participate. Location: Howard University, 2400 Sixth St. NW, Cramton Auditorium. Contact: 202/238-2330.

Military exercises — 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion, “Joint Russo-Chinese Military Exercises: Aimed at Whom?” Balbina Y. Hwang, policy analyst for the Asian Studies Center at Heritage; Michael Miyazawa, editor and publisher of the Miyazawa Report; and Igor Zevelev, Washington bureau chief of RIA-Novosti Information Services, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Energy efficiency — 10 a.m. The Alliance to Save Energy holds a press conference on the role of energy efficiency in easing energy supply/demand problems and on initiatives to help consumers and businesses lower energy bills and reduce energy consumption. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman and Kateri Callahan, president of the alliance, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/530-2203.

Katrina and health care — 11 a.m. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference-call briefing to assess competing plans for providing health care to low-income survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Ruth Kennedy, Medicaid deputy director of Louisiana, and Vikki Wachino, Edwin Park and Robert Greenstein, all with CBPP, participate. Contact: 202/408-1080.

Iraq democracy — noon The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “Iraq: Making a Democracy During Civil War.” Barbara Bodine, executive director of the Governance Initiative in the Middle East at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; Rajiv Chandrasekaran, public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center; and Brendan O’Leary, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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