- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 6, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Hungary discussion — 8 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion with Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany on the political, economic and foreign investment environment in Hungary. Location: Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Oil independence — noon — Georgetown University hosts Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, who will introduce a plan to break the U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest. Contact: 202/687-4328.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany; makes remarks on Hispanic Heritage Month.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the wholesale trade numbers for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting to discuss the Elementary and Secondary School Desegregation Project and a report on Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s civil rights record, and to review its Sept. 15 report to Congress on commission reforms. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2226. Contact: 202/376-8582.

4 p.m. — Energy Department holds a teleconference of the Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee on the development and implementation of the Biological and Environmental Research Program. Contact: 301/903-6488.

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 meets to vote on the nomination of Julie L. Myers to be assistant secretary of the Homeland Security Department. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. to consider the Gasoline for America’s Security Act of 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. — Resources forests and forest health subcommittee holds a hearing, “Restoration After Recent Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters: Federal Role in Recovery After Catastrophic Events Affecting Forest Lands.” Witnesses include Lynn Scarlett and Larry Parkinson of the Interior Department. Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1324. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. — Homeland Security Committee meets to mark up a resolution modifying committee rules to create a sixth subcommittee, tasked with investigative responsibilities. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 311. Contact: 202/226-9600.

10 a.m. — Science Committee holds a hearing on hurricane forecasting. Witnesses include David Johnson of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Max Mayfield of the National Hurricane Center. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318. Contact: 202/225-6371.

10:30 a.m. — Small Business Committee holds a hearing, “Small Businesses and Hurricane Katrina: Rebuilding the Economy.” Witnesses include Hector Barreto of the Small Business Administration and Ralph Brennan of Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group Inc. in New Orleans. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2360. Contact: 202/225-5821.

GENERAL AGENDA

Solar power conference — all day — Solar Electric Power Association hosts a conference and expo. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlight — 9:30 a.m. — Plenary session with Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican; Julia Judd of the Solar Electric Power Association; Ed Hill of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Ed Mazria of Mazria Inc. Odems Dzurec; and Kathleen McGinty of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-7745.

Identity management conference — all day — Information Technology Association of America holds its Identity Management Conference and Technology Demonstration. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 8:10 a.m. — Rep. Thomas M. Davis lll, Virginia Republican, delivers remarks.

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/284-5337.

Medicare — 8:45 a.m. — The Cato Institute holds a briefing, “Shared Sacrifice: Delaying the Medicare Drug Benefit,” on a proposal to delay the benefit to pay for Hurricane Katrina relief. Participants include Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican; Rep. Jim Cooper, Tennessee Democrat; and Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Tax reform — 9 a.m. — Tax Analysts holds a discussion, “Tax Reform: Does It Mean A Tax Increase?” Participants include Bill Gale of the Brookings Institution, Bill Niskanen of the Cato Institute, and Iris Lav of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/261-2860.

Iraq discussion — 10 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Occupation and Reconstruction: An Assessment of Iraq and Beyond.” Participants include James Jay Carafano, Dana Dillon and Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation, and Patrick Clawson and Michael Eisenstadt of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Book presentation — noon — The Middle East Institute holds a book presentation with Jennifer Miller, author of “Inheriting the Holy Land: An American’s Search for Hope in the Middle East.” Location: Middle East Institute, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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