- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 6, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks on the global war on terrorism in Atlanta; attends a campaign event for Republican House candidate Max Burns in Pooler, Ga.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on wholesale trade for July. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

3 p.m. National Council on Disability holds a meeting of the Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee to hear recommendations on issues affecting people with disabilities from culturally diverse backgrounds. Location: National Council on Disability, 1331 F St. NW, Suite 850. Contact: 202/272-2004.

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

2 P.M. —Judiciary terrorism, technology and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing, “Keeping Terrorists Off the Plane: Strategies for Pre-Screening International Passengers Before Takeoff.” Witnesses include Paul Rosenzweig of the Homeland Security Department and Jayson Ahern of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider a resolution to amend the Horse Protection Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Homeland Security emergency preparedness, science and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on the Homeland Security Department’s “Science and Technology Formula.” Jay Cohen, undersecretary for science and technology, testifies. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 334. Contact: 202/226-9600.

2 p.m. —International Relations international terrorism and nonproliferation subcommittee holds a hearing, “9/11: Five Years Later — Gauging Islamist Terrorism.” Witnesses include Peter Brookes of the Heritage Foundation and Frank Gaffney Jr. of the Center for Security Policy. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

America’s town meeting — all day The National Association of Towns and Townships holds a conference, “America’s Town Meeting: Celebrating 30 Years as the Voice of Towns and Townships in Washington.” Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Holiday Inn on the Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/454-3954 or 800/830-0008.

Book discussion — 8:30 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a book discussion with R. William Johnstone, author of “9/11 and the Future of Transportation Security.” Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Renewable energy — 9:15 a.m. — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman and Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns hold a discussion, “Advancing Renewable Energy.” Location: Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. NW. Contact: 202/720-4623 or 202/586-4940.

Press freedom and security — 11 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “National Security and Freedom of the Press.” Participants include former CIA Director James Woolsey, Andrew McCarthy of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Stuart Taylor of the National Journal. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Real ID Act — 11:30 a.m. The National Governors Association holds a press briefing to release a comprehensive analysis of the federal Real ID Act, which creates national standards for issuing state driver’s licenses and identification cards. Location: Hall of the States Building, Room 283-285, 444 N. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/624-5334.

Book discussion — noon The International Spy Museum holds a book discussion with Brian Michael Jenkins, author of “Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves.” Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-2843.

CEO leadership series — noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds its “CEO Leadership Series,” with Safeway Chief Executive Officer Steve Burd. Location: Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Leadership award — 6 p.m. The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund holds a ceremony to honor dignitaries from the public service and corporate worlds with the Community Leadership Award. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and NASA Administrator Michael Griffin participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/585-9840.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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