- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 24, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz at the Oval Office to discuss earthquake reconstruction, trade, economic ties and the war on terror; congratulates 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases regional and state employment and unemployment figures for December. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. National Transportation Safety Boardholds a meeting to review the accident report for Corporate Airlines Flight 5966, British Aerospace BAE-J3201, N875KX, Kirksville, Mo., Oct. 19, 2004. Location: NTSB Board Room, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6100.

9:30 a.m. —United States Mintholds a meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee to review the designs for the 2007 commemorative quarter-dollar coins in the U.S. Mint’s 50 State Quarters Program and for the Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program. Location: U.S. Mint, 801 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/354-7200.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 10 a.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committeeholds a hearing, “Broadcast and Audio Flag.” Witnesses include Andy Setos, president of engineering at Fox Entertainment Group, and Jonathan Band, counsel to the American Library Association. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committeeholds a hearing, “Preparing for a Catastrophe: The Hurricane Pam Exercise.” The exercise creates a realistic hurricane-disaster scenario to develop action plans such as search and rescue, medical care, sheltering, temporary housing, school restoration and debris management. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House reconvenes at noon next Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Studying hurricanes — all day National Science Board’s Task Force on Hurricane Science hosts the first in a series of workshops on the status of research relevant to understanding hurricanes as an integrated science and engineering problem.

Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Room 1235. Contact: 703/292-7000.

Auto show — all day The Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association sponsors the 2006 Washington Auto Show. Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman delivers remarks, “President Bush’s Hydrogen Fuel Initiative.”

6 p.m. — Clinton Portis, Washington Redskins running back, makes an appearance.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 404/262-7811, 404/557-7200, 866/927-4288.

Greenspan discussion — 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussio, “What Will Greenspan’s Departure Do?” Participants include Charles Calomiris of Columbia University, Lawrence Lindsey of the Lindsey Group and Kevin Hassett of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Georgetown forum — 10:30 a.m. The Georgetown University Law Center hosts an inaugural Georgetown National Law Forum.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, “Intercepting al Qaeda: A Lawful and Necessary Tool for Protecting America”

Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Canadian elections — 12:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Elections in Canada: Good News? Bad News?” Participants include Darrell Bricker of the Ipso-Reid Corp., and David Frum, Philip Swagel and Roger Noriega of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Beef exports — 2:30 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns holds a meeting with packer and executive participants in the Beef Export Verification Program. Location: Agriculture Department, South Building, Jefferson Auditorium, 14th and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Spying on Americans — 6 p.m. The George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs holds a discussion, “Spying on Americans.” Participants include Michael Scheuer, author of “Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror,” and Clifford May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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