- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 9, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in the White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Washington Hilton and Towers. Makes remarks at the Georgia Republican Party’s Presidents Day Dinner, Atlanta.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the U.S. international trade in goods and services for January 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1:30 p.m. State Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy to discuss U.S.-Chinese economic relations and U.S. international investment policy. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Anthony Wayne participates. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Room 1107. Contact: 202/647-2231.

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

10:30 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on “Review USDA Management and Oversight of Packers and Stockyards Act.” James Link, administrator of the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration; Mary Hobbie, assistant general counsel, USDA Office of the General Counsel, Trade Practices Division, testify. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Appropriations science, state, justice, commerce and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the State Department. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

Consider the children — 9 a.m. — The Urban Institute holds a discussion on “Consider the Children: When Families Leave Distressed Public Housing,” as part of its “Thursday’s Child” series. Robert Chaskin of the Chapin Hill Center for Children, Michael Kelly of the District of Columbia Housing Authority, participate. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-7200.

Health care discussion — 9:30 a.m. The New America Foundation hosts a discussion with former Gov. John Kitzhaber, Oregon Democrat, “Leading a Revolution in Health Care,” on his recently started Archimedes Movement that “lets Oregon redirect current health spending to guarantee all Oregonians access to quality health care services.” Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, Katherine Baicker, member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901. [Note: RSVP is required.]

Event — 9:50 a.m. First lady Laura Bush participates in a Preserve America event. Preserve America is a White House initiative in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/456-6313.

Book discussion — 11 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion with Peter Reuter, co-author of “An Analytic Assessment of U.S. Drug Policy.” Former Attorney General Edwin Meese of the Heritage Foundation, Jacob Sullum of Reason magazine, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Speech — 12:55 p.m. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow delivers a speech to the Republican Women’s Federal Forum. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Iran’s nuclear weapons program — 5 p.m. The Iran Policy Committee holds a briefing on “Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program: Trends, Challenges and Options.” Chuck Nash, chairman of the Military Options Committee of the IPC, Alireza Jafarzadeh of Strategic Policy Consulting, participate. Location: HC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/742-6517.

Lecture — 7 p.m. The Catholic University of America holds a lecture by Richard English of Queens University in Belfast on “Ending Terror? The IRA [Irish Republican Army] and the Northern Ireland Peace Process.” Location: Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.

Lecture — 7 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents a lecture by Harriet McBride Johnson, a civil rights lawyer from Charleston, S.C., on “Legitimizing the Unthinkable: A Disability Rights Perspective on Nazi Medicine.” Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-6133.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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