- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 6, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses the war on terror at a National Endowment for Democracy event commemorating the fourth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Participates in a tribute to National Review magazine and William F. Buckley, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building, Room 450.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the transportation services index for July 2005.

Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

2 p.m. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to discuss the location of the project boundary in the pending proceeding on the license application for the Norway and Oakdale Project. Location: FERC Headquarters, 888 First St. NE. Contact: 202/502-6211.

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

9 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Hurricane Katrina: How Is FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Performing Its Mission at This Stage of Recovery?” Homeland Security Department’s acting Undersecretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response David Paulison testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

9:35 a.m. —Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Highway Administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina. Hearing will begin immediately after the full committee meeting.

Richard Capka, acting administrator, Federal Highway Administration; Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, commanding general, Army Corps of Engineers, testify. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

10 a.m. —Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on “Hurricanes Katrina and Rita’s Effects on Energy,” focusing on energy infrastructure and the status of recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast region. Red Cavaney, president and chief executive officer, American Petroleum Institute; Christopher Helms, president, Pipeline Group, NiSource Inc., on behalf of the Interstate Gas Association of America, Merrillville, Ind., testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. —Finance Committee holds a hearing on “The Future of the Gulf Coast: Using Tax Policy to Help Rebuild Businesses and Communities and Support Families After Disasters.” Treasury Secretary John W. Snow; Jack Kemp, founder and chairman, Kemp Partners, and honorary co-chairman, Free Enterprise Fund, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Colin L. Powell Residential Plaza Redesignation Act; House Continuing Resolution 161, authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for an event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations transportation, Treasury, and housing and urban development, the judiciary, District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on the use of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief funds by the Transportation Department. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta testifies.

Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

11 a.m. —Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on “Recovering After Katrina: Ensuring That FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Is Up to the Task.” Rep. Richard H. Baker, Louisiana Republican; FEMA’s Director of Operations Ken Burris, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. —Budget Committee holds a hearing on “After the Hurricanes: Impact on the Fiscal 2007 Budget.” Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

2 p.m. — Appropriations homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on “Financial Oversight of Supplemental Appropriations for Hurricane Katrina.” Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson; Inspector General Richard Skinner; Chief Financial Officer Andy Maner and acting FEMA Director David Paulison, testify. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

Exhibition — all day Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy sponsors the 2005 Solar Decathlon. Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlight — 10 a.m. — Opening ceremony, large white tent at 14th Street Northwest, the Mall

Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman; Douglas Faulkner, acting assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, participate. Location: the Mall (between Seventh and 14th streets Northwest or as noted above.) Contact for media: 303/275-4709.

Conference — all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a conference titled, “Energy Technovations: Opportunities That Work.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Donald Paul, vice president and chief technology officer for Chevron

9:10 a.m. — Energy Undersecretary David Garman; Energy Information Administration Director Guy Caruso; and Larry Burns, vice president of research, development and planning at General Motors

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Meeting — all day The National Quality Forum holds its sixth annual meeting, “The Accountability and Transparency Puzzle: Implementing NQF-Endorsed Consensus Standards.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt delivers remarks.

10:45 a.m. — Mark McClellan, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, delivers remarks.

Noon — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/261-4037.

Commemoration — 9:45 a.m. National Endowment for Democracy hosts a commemoration, rescheduled from Sept. 12, of the fourth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. President Bush will deliver the keynote address. Former House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox deliver brief remarks before President Bush’s address. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-9072, Ext. 232 or 703/801-5376.

Press conference — 10 a.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference with Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and Roger Dow, president of the Travel Industry Association of America, to present the results of a national report that found national wildlife refuges to be important economic engines for surrounding communities. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/358-2035.

Domestic violence — 10:30 a.m. Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation holds a press conference to present a $20,000 donation to Calvary Women’s Services to support the program’s crisis services for domestic violence victims and their families, and to begin Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Anne Crews, vice president of government affairs for Mary Kay Inc.; Kristine Thompson, executive director of Calvary Women’s Services, participate. Location: Calvary Women’s Services, 928 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/543-5566.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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