- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 3, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks on taxes and spending at the Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Participates in a photo opportunity with recipients of the 2005 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching on the White House South Portico. Meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases figures on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for March. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the advisory committee on reactor safeguards’ planning and procedures subcommittee. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B1, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7364.

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations labor, health and human services, education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Health and Human Services Department. HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. AppropriationsDistrict of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing, “Exploring Ways to Eliminate Penalties for Marriage for Low-Income Families.” Witnesses include Wade F. Horn, assistant health and human services secretary for children and families, and Eugene Steuerle, senior fellow at the Urban Institute. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

2 p.m. —Appropriationscommerce, justice, science and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Commerce Department. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez testifies Location: S-146, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations science, state, justice, commerce and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for State Department public diplomacy programs. Witnesses include Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Karen Hughes and a representative from the Government Accountability Office. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. —Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on mishandled baggage. Witnesses include Samuel Podberesky, assistant general counsel for aviation enforcement and proceedings at the Transportation Department, and Michael Cirillo, director of air traffic planning and procedures at the Federal Aviation Administration. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. —Ways and Means health subcommittee holds a hearing on implementation of the new Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit. Witnesses include Dr. Mark McClellan, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Beatrice Disman, chairwoman of Medicare planning and implementation. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Anacostia economic summit — all day Operation Hope hosts the “Anacostia Economic Summit” to focus on economic empowerment in D.C. communities east of the Anacostia River. Events begin 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Mayor Anthony A. Williams

9:20 a.m. — Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat

9:45 a.m. — World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz

10:30 a.m. — Dan Iannicola, deputy assistant treasury secretary for financial education, and National Credit Union Administration Chairman JoAnn Johnson participate in a session on education and financial literacy.

Noon — Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, delivers remarks, “Revitalizing Communities.”

12:45 p.m. — Small Business Administration chief Hector Barreto chairs a discussion on entrepreneurship and small businesses.

3:15 p.m. — U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral

Location: Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation, 1901 Mississippi Ave. NW. Contact: 202/448-3133 or 202/448-9285.

Kyl speech — 8 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion with Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, on the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Act. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Health savings — noon Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, holds a press conference with Treasury Secretary John W. Snow to introduce the Tax-Free Health Savings Act. The act will “build on the success of health savings accounts, which are giving more Americans access to quality, affordable health care and control over their health care costs and decisions.” Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2815.

Marriage amendment — 2 p.m. The High Impact Leadership Coalition and the Alliance for Marriage hold a workshop with Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr., chairman of the HILC, on the constitutional amendment to define marriage as “the exclusive union of one man and one woman.” Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, Maryland Republican, also participates. Location: Hope Christian Church, 4700 Boston Way, Lanham. Contact: 703/739-5920.

Open internet — 3:30 p.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “Promoting an Open Internet: Successes and Challenges in Eurasia and Central and Eastern Europe.” Participants include Mikhail Doroshevich, founder of e-Belarus.org; and Bogdan Manolea, executive director of the Romanian Association for Technology and Internet. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Arab-American awards — 5:30 p.m. The Arab American Institute Foundation holds a ceremony to honor recipients of the 2006 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards. Participants include Rep. John D. Dingell, Michigan Democrat, and former White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/429-9210.

Press freedom — 6 p.m. The Newspaper Guild holds its fifth annual Newspaper Guild Freedom Award Fund Banquet. Participants include Harold Meyerson, editor at large of the American Prospect, and Shashi Tharoor, undersecretary-general for communications and public information at the United Nations. Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/368-3838.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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