- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 1, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to India and Pakistan.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases figures on personal income and outlays in January. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of its Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee. Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/564-2188.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 04-1704 DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Cuno, consolidated with Docket Number 04-1724 Wilkins v. Cuno

Docket Number 04-1618 Northern Insurance Co. of New York v. Chatham County, Ga.

Docket Number 05-204 League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry, consolidated with Docket Number 05-254 Travis County, Texas v. Perry; Docket Number 05-276 Jackson v. Perry; and Docket Number 05-439 GI Forum v. Perry

Contact: 202/479-3211

SENATE

In session. At 10 a.m., the Senate has scheduled a vote on final passage of the USA Patriot Act amendments bill. At 11 a.m., the Senate and the House hold a joint session to receive Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Judiciary immigration, border security and citizenship subcommittee and terrorism, technology and homeland security subcommittee hold a hearing, “Federal Strategies to End Border Violence.” The hearing will focus on border incursions and the role of physical barriers and cooperation with Mexico in securing the border region. Border Patrol Chief David V. Aguilar and Marcy Forman of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

9:30 a.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs holds a hearing on the fiscal 2007 budget for the Homeland Security Department. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

10 a.m. —Budget Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2007 budget for the Health and Human Services Department. HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

11 a.m. —Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing, “An Overview of the President’s Fiscal 2007 Budget Request for the Department of Education.” Education Secretary Margaret Spellings testifies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., the House will meet in a joint session with the Senate to receive Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2007 Defense Department budget. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, Defense Comptroller Tina Jonas and Adm. Edmund Giambastiani, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10 a.m. —Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing, “The U.S. Coast Guard and the Federal Maritime Commission fiscal 2007 Budget Request.” Vice Adm. Terry Cross, vice commandant of the Coast Guard; Master Chief Franklin Welch, master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard; and Steven R. Blust, chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. —Appropriations Interior, environment and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Interior Department. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton testifies. Location: B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. —Appropriations science, State, Justice, Commerce, and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Federal Communications Commission. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin testifies. Location: H-309, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

Retirement savings — all day — The Employee Benefits Security Administration holds a National Summit on Retirement Savings.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Ann Combs, assistant secretary of the Employee Benefits Security Administration

Noon — Luncheon program with Mrs. Chao and finance specialist Ben Stein.

7 p.m. — Dinner program with Mrs. Chao and Sen. Gordon H. Smith, Oregon Republican, in the Russell Caucus Room.

Location: Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, except as noted. Contact: 202/693-6000.

Tribal nations summit — all day The National Congress of American Indians holds the Tribal Nations Legislative Summit. Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/466-7767.

Strengthening democracy — 8 a.m. Democracy Data and Communications LLC, the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute hold a conference, “Expanding and Strengthening Democracy: The Role of Technology.” Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 703/876-1714.

Rule of law in Russia — noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The New [Nongovernmental Organization] Law in Russia: Weakening Civil Society or Strengthening the Rule of Law?” Natalia Bourjaily of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law and Maureen Greenwood of Amnesty International participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Berlusconi meeting — noon Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, and House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, hold a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Location: S-211, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3344 or 202/225-2976.

Warrantless surveillance — 12:30 p.m. The Center for American Progress and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy sponsor a presentation, “Warrantless Domestic Surveillance: Its Roots and Where We Go From Here.” Former Sen. Gary Hart, Colorado Democrat and professor at the University of Colorado, and Morton Halperin, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, participate. Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/682-1611.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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