- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 25, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks on energy at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Participates in the presentation of the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy to the U.S. Navel Academy football team in the White House Rose Garden.

SENATE

Meets at 9:45 a.m. for debate. At 11 a.m., the Senate will proceed to the roll call vote on the nomination of Gray Miller to be a district judge for the Southern District of Texas. After the vote, the Senate will consider the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Iraq, Afghanistan and hurricane recovery. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, “Immigration: Economic Impacts.” Richard Freeman, an economic professor at Harvard University and director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Program on Labor Studies, testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “A Review of Current Securities Issues.” Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox testifies. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

2:30 p.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportation science and space subcommittee holds a hearing, “National Aeronautics and Space Administration Issues and Challenges,” focusing on the fiscal 2007 budget, International Space Station research, the transition from the space shuttle to the crew exploration vehicle, NASA activities in science and engineering education, and contributions to U.S. technological competitiveness. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin testifies. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. — To consider House Joint Resolution 83, to memorialize and honor the contribution of former Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist; to approve the location of the commemorative work in the District honoring former President Dwight D. Eisenhower; to discuss the Glendo Unit of the Missouri River Basin Project Contract Extension Act of 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing, “A New Assessment of Iraq,” focusing on efforts to establish public access to essential services, form a unity government and train the Iraqi security and police forces. Comptroller General David Walker testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. —Homeland Security emergency preparedness, science and technology subcommittee holds a hearing, “The State of Interoperable Communications: Perspectives on Federal Coordination of Grants, Standards and Technology.” Tracy Henke, assistant homeland security secretary for grants and training, and David Boyd, director of the Office of Interoperability and Compatibility in the Homeland Security Department, testify. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. U.S. International Trade Commission holds a meeting to conduct full five-year reviews concerning alloy magnesium from Canada and pure magnesium from China. Location: USITC, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-3179.

GENERAL AGENDA

Renewable Fuels summit — all day The Renewable Fuels Association hosts “Renewable Fuels Summit 2006: Growing America’s Energy Security.” Events begin 8 a.m.

Highlight — 10:05 a.m. — President Bush delivers remarks.

11:15 a.m. — Sen. Ken Salazar, Colorado Democrat; Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia Republican; and Rep. Gil Gutknecht, Minnesota Republican, discuss legislative priorities for renewable fuels.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/289-3835.

Leadership conference — 8 a.m. The Anti-Defamation League holds its National Leadership Conference. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Florida Democrat, “Views from Capitol Hill.” Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 212/885-7747 or 212/885-7755; ADL press office, 202/776-9118.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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