- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 4, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events scheduled.

VICE PRESIDENT

11:30 a.m. — Addresses the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases the brief summary of its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8114.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10:30 a.m. — Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality holds a meeting of the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group. Topics to be addressed are expected to include: introductions to Working Group contractors, reports from Working Group committees and plans for community meetings and other activities to engage the public. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 301/443-1514.

2:30 p.m. — Postal Rate Commission holds a meeting to consider the recommendations to adjust the existing rates and fees by a uniform 5.4 percent across-the-board in early 2006. Location: 901 New York Ave. NW. Suite 200. Contact: 202/789-6820.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 04-623 Gonzales v. Oregon

Docket Number 04-698 Schaffer v. Weast

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10:30 a.m. — Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on “Preparing Early, Acting Quickly: Meeting the Needs of Older Americans During a Disaster.” Keith Bea, specialist in American national government, Government and Finance Division, Congressional Research Service; Maria Greene, director, Division of Aging Services, Georgia Department of Human Resources, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation trade, tourism and economic development subcommittee holds a hearing on the growing problem of spyware, the Federal Trade Commission’s jurisdiction and enforcement and its recommendations. FTC Chairman Deborah Majoras testifies. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. — Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on the “Kyoto Protocol: Assessing the Status of Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gases.” Harlan Watson, U.S. senior climate negotiator and special representative, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, State Department; Nigel Lawson, Britain’s House of Lords, testify. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Government Reform federal workforce and agency organization subcommittee holds a hearing on “Mom, Apple Pie and Working for America: Accountability and Rewards for the Federal Workforce.” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Army association — all day — The Association of the United States Army holds its annual meeting, “Call to Duty: 230 Years of Service to Our Nation,” Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Gen. Benjamin Griffen, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, “It’s About Them”

Noon — Raymond DuBois, special assistant to the secretary of the Army, delivers remarks.

11:30 p.m. — Vice President Dick Cheney, delivers remarks.

2 p.m. — Lt. Gen. James Helmly, chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, delivers remarks on coming changes for the Army Reserve.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 703/907-2613.

International walk to school day — 7:30 a.m. — Safe Kids Worldwide holds a press conference to mark “International Walk to School Day” to teach children about pedestrian safety. The press conference is followed by a march to eight local schools. Surgeon General Richard Carmona; Martin Eichelberger, CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide; and John Formisano, vice president of FedEx, participate. Location: Lincoln Park on East Capitol Street between 11th and 13th streets Southeast. Contact: 202/662-0607.

Ceremony — 9 a.m. — The Agriculture Department holds a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding between with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Quality Program (which includes Bay-area state universities) to enhance research coordination to improve the Bay’s health. Merle Pierson, acting undersecretary for food and safety at the Agriculture Department; Maryland Agriculture Secretary Lewis Riley, participate. Location: Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, 10300 Baltimore Ave. Beltsville. Contact: 301/504-8431.

Health press conference — 11 a.m. — Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt holds a press conference to announce a new e-prescribing initiative. — 10:35 a.m. — Tour of George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates precedes press conference. David Brailer, national coordinator for health information technology, HHS; Leslie Norwalk, deputy administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, participate. Location: George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, 2150 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. South Lobby (located at 22nd and I streets Northwest). Contact: 202/690-6343.

SpaceShipOne press conference — noon — The National Air and Space Museum holds a press conference to mark the donation of SpaceShipOne, the first privately built and piloted vehicle to reach space, to the museum. Paul Allen, founder, and Burt Rutan, designer of SpaceShipOne; and J.R. Dailey, director of the National Air and Space Museum, participate. Location: The National Air and Space Museum, Independence Avenue and Sixth Street Southwest. Milestones of Flight Gallery. Contact: 202/633-2374.

Disaster prevention — noon — American University holds a discussion titled, “Disaster Prevention Post Katrina: Linking Local and Global.” Robert Thomas, Loyola chairman of Environmental Communications at Loyola University; and Judith Shapiro, director of Global Environmental Programs at the AU School of International Service, participate. Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. School of International Service Lounge. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Gonzales v. Oregon — 6 p.m. — The Georgetown University Law Center holds a discussion, “Gonzales v. Oregon: The Advocates Speak.” Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Student Center, 12th floor, 120 F St. NW. Contact: 202/662-9500.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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