- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 6, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Holds a meeting of his Cabinet.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the productivity and costs for 2nd quarter 2006 (revised). Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases the transportation services index, June 2006. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. National Transportation Safety Boardholds a meeting to consider “5299U, Most Wanted Safety Recommendations Program — 2006 Update on State Issues.” Location: NTSB Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6100.

2 p.m. —Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting by teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Radiation Advisory Committee to conduct an advisory on the EPA’S Office of Radiation and Indoor Air draft White Paper, “Modifying EPA Radiation Risk Models Based on BEIR VII,” and other committee business. Location: None given. Contact: 202/343-9984.

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. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on federal renewable fuels programs. William Wehrum, assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency; and Alexander Karsner, assistant energy secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, testify. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Stock Options Backdating.” Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Chairman Mark Olson testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

11 a.m. —Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “Examining Competition in Group Health Care.” Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, and Bruce McDonald, deputy assistant attorney general for the antitrust division, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider recognizing the life of Preston Robert Tisch and his contributions to New York City, the New York Giants, the National Football League and the United States; supporting the goals and ideals of National Life Insurance Awareness Month. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

12:30 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a field hearing on “MS-13 and Counting: Gang Activity in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.” Jack B. Johnson, county executive, Prince George’s County; and George Leventhal, chairman, Montgomery County Council, testify. Location: Takoma Park City Council Chambers, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park. Contact: 202/225-5074.

1 p.m. Government Reformnational security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on “HIV Prevention: How Effective Is the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief?” U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Mark Dybul; and Kent Hill, assistant administrator, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. —International RelationsAfrica, global human rights and international operations subcommittee holds a hearing on “The United Nations Human Rights Council: Reform or Regression?” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Mark Lagon in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs; and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Erica Barks-Ruggles in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

‘Camp Democracy’ — all day Movements for peace, Hurricane Katrina recovery, immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, labor rights, environmental sanity, electoral reform and impeachment participate in Camp Democracy on the Mall. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 3 p.m. — Panel discussion on national health care

4 p.m. — Lennox Yearwood of the Hip-Hop Caucus discusses Gulf Coast rebuilding.

6 p.m. — Rep. Jim McGovern, Massachusetts Democrat; Rep. Lynn Woolsey, California Democrat; Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Democrat; Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat; and Rep. Bob Filner, California Democrat, deliver remarks on Iraq war funding.

Location: The Mall (between 14th and 15th streets Northwest) Contact: Media inquiries, 202/329-7847.

Dairy farmers breakfast — 7:15 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns addresses a Dairy Farmers of America breakfast. Location: Holiday Inn, 550 C St. NW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Hispanic luncheon — 10 a.m. Mickey Ibarra & Associates holds a luncheon with the Rev. Virgilio Elizondo, 2002 honoree for education of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, as part of the “Latino Leaders Luncheon Series.” Location: Capital Hilton hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 703/876-1714.

Population briefing — 10 a.m. The United Nations Population Fund holds a briefing on its new report, “A Passage to Hope: Women and International Migration.” Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat; and Maria Jose Alcala, principal author of the 2006 State of World Population Report, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, First Amendment Lounge. Contact: 202/326-8710.

Press conference — 10:15 a.m. — One Day’s Pay and the My Good Deed initiative hold a press conference to urge President Bush to proclaim September 11 as a national day of charitable service and good deeds. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat; House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter T. King, New York Republican; and Rep. Mike Ferguson, New Jersey Republican, participate. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 301/530-3539.

House election polls — 1:30 p.m. Majority Watch, a project of RT Strategies Inc., Constituent Dynamics LLC and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide Inc., holds a press conference to provide, in three separate pre-election polls, new data that tracks voter opinion on who’s down and who’s up in each of 30 critical House districts. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/842-2735.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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