- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 4, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes remarks on the National Day of Prayer in the White House East Room. Meets with the President Tabare Vazquez of Uruguay in the Oval Office. Makes Remarks on Cinco de Mayo in the East Room. Makes remarks at the American Jewish Committee Centennial Dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington.

VICE PRESIDENT

Traveling to Lithuania, Kazakhstan and Croatia.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the productivity and costs figures for the first quarter. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

3 p.m. Commission on Civil Rights holds a public meeting. Agenda includes Voting Rights Act Statutory Report, report from the briefing on the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, report from the briefing on disparity studies, and annual program planning. Location: Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW, Room 540. Contact: 202/376-7700.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Judiciary constitution, civil rights and property rights subcommittee holds a markup of the “Flag Desecration Resolution.” Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations African affairs subcommittee holds a hearing, “Housing and Urbanization Issues in Africa.” Darlene F. Williams of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and James P. Smith of the U.S. Agency for International Development testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets 10 a.m. to consider the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Permanent Select Intelligence Committee holds a hearing, “Terrorist Use of the Internet for Strategic Communications.” Peter W. Rodman of the Defense Department and Bruce Hoffman of the Rand Corp.’s Washington office testify. Location: 1302 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4121.

10 a.m. —Transportation and Infrastructure water resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and the ‘Chesapeake Bay Restoration Enhancement Act of 2005.’” Reps. Jo Ann Davis, Virginia Republican, and Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

11:30 a.m. —Judiciary immigration, border security and claims subcommittee holds a hearing, “Energy Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.” Reps. Zach Wamp, Tennessee Republican; Tom Udall, New Mexico Democrat; Doc Hastings, Washington Republican; and Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Jewish committee meeting — all day The American Jewish Committee holds its 100th annual meeting. Events begin 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 7:30 a.m. — Sens. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat; Susan Collins, Maine Republican; Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat; and George V. Voinovich, Ohio Republican, Congressional Leadership Awards recipients

6 p.m. — President Bush, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Australian Prime Minister John Howard (by video) deliver remarks at a 100th anniversary gala reception and dinner, National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW.

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets Northwest, or as noted above. Contact: 202/265-3000 or 202/279-0005; 212/891-6771 or 917/449-1259.

Space Day — all day NASA holds its Space Day celebration with more than 2,000 D.C. and Baltimore-area sixth-graders, who will meet with astronauts, launch rockets and maneuver a satellite. Events begin 9:30 a.m. Location: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt. Contact: 301/286-0697.

Operation Special Delivery — 10:30 a.m. FedEx Operation Special Delivery hosts a special “racing camp” at Children’s Hospital of Virginia to share the NASCAR racing experience with area youth. While there, FedEx presents the hospital with a $25,000 contribution. Location: 2924 Brook Road, Richmond. Contact: 901/233-8091.

Terrorist financing — 11 a.m. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow delivers remarks, “Combating Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes.” Location: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Tycon Conference Center, 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Discussion — 1 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Economic Perspectives on the Iraq War.” Alan B. Krueger of Princeton University, David Loughran of the Rand Institute for Civil Justice and Christopher Foote of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

America’s future — 1:30 p.m. The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights holds a discussion, “America’s Future: Melting Pot, Boiling Cauldron or Spicy Gumbo?” Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat; Paul Haggis, writer and director of “Crash”; and Cathy Schulman, producer of “Crash,” participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/263-2882.

Ceremony — 1:30 p.m. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao delivers remarks at a National Day of Prayer ceremony. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Meeting — 4 p.m. The National Cooperative Bank holds its annual meeting and reception with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson. Location: the Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Campus, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. Contact: 202/336-7742.

National day of prayer — 5 p.m. The Executive Steering Committee of the Capital Region National Day of Prayer holds its annual Capital Region National Day of Prayer. Location: West Lawn, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/526-1760, Ext. 2.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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