- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 9, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a visit to a Medicare prescription drug benefit enrollment event, Broward Community College North Campus, Coconut Creek, Fla., and delivers remarks on the Medicare prescription drug benefit, Kings Point Clubhouse, Sun City Center, Fla.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department holds an auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on blood safety and availability, to discuss the elements for a strategic plan for blood safety and availability. Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 240/453-8809.

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

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “An Introduction to the Expiring Provisions of the Voting Rights Act and Legal Issues Relating to Reauthorization.” Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportation surface transportation and merchant marine subcommittee holds hearing on “Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards.” Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta testifies. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions employment and workplace safety subcommittee holds a hearing on “‘Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act’ Time for Reform?” Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to consider pending judicial nominations. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on “Foreign Investment in U.S. Air Carriers.” Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and at 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. — Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Thoroughbred Horse Racing Jockeys and Workers: Examining On-Track Injury Insurance and Other Health and Welfare Issues.” Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. — Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Anthrax Protection: Progress or Problems.” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. — Homeland Security Committee holds hearing on a proposed Katrina “lessons learned” legislation to strengthen the Federal Emergency Management Agency and better integrate it into the Homeland Security Department. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

2 p.m. — Ways and Means select revenue measures subcommittee holds a hearing on “Corporate Tax Reform.” Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

3 p.m. — Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the “National Defense Authorization Act for FY2007.” Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Home builders meet — all day — The National Association of Home Builders holds its 2006 spring board of directors meeting. Agenda: Events begin at 8 a.m. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, delivers remarks at 1:30 p.m. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/266-8111.

Uzbekistan conference — 8:45 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) holds a conference, “One Year After Andijan: What’s Next for Uzbekistan and the U.S.” Location: Choate Room, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Hussein case briefing — 9:30 a.m. — Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general, holds a briefing to update the media on the case of Saddam Hussein before the Iraqi Special Tribunal. The defense is scheduled to begin presentation of evidence on May 15. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/904-7949.

Health care — 10 a.m. — Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, hold a press conference on their opposition to the “Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act,” which “includes damaging provisions to repeal existing laws that make health care coverage more affordable for millions of Americans.” Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution Avenue Northeast. Contact: 202/224-2633 or 202/228-5643.

Book forum — 10 a.m. — The Progressive Policy Institute holds a book forum on its new release, “With All Our Might: Defeating Jihadism and Defending Liberty.” Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, Democrat, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/547-0001.

‘Blue Mass’ — 12:10 p.m. — The Archdiocese of Washington celebrates a “Blue Mass” with Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, to begin National Police Week. Location: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 619 10th St. NW. Contact: 301/853-4515.

Gallaudet discussion — 1 p.m. — The National Press Club holds a newsmaker luncheon program with I. King Jordan, president of Gallaudet University. Location: Ballroom, National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Helsinki Commission hearing 2:30 p.m. — The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) holds a hearing, “Combating Anti-Semitism: OSCE Police Training Initiative and Holocaust Education.” Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

China’s growth — 5:30 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds its fifth annual Wendt Distinguished Lecture, “The Challenges of China’s Growth,” given by Dwight Perkins of Harvard University. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor, AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Zinni speech — 6 p.m. — The Council on Foreign Relations hosts retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, president of International Operations for MIC Industries and former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command, who speaks on “Battle for Peace: A Frontline Vision of America’s Power and Purpose.” Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3428.

Sesame Workshop benefit — 7 p.m. — The Mosaic Foundation hosts a benefit gala, featuring first lady Laura Bush and Queen Rania of Jordan, to benefit Sesame Workshop, the foundation behind the “Sesame Street” TV show. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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