- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 2, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton and Towers; travels to Fargo, N.D., and Great Falls, Mont., to discuss Social Security; stays overnight in Omaha, Neb.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for December. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Export-Import Bank holds a board of directors meeting to discuss issues concerning the Ex-Im Bank Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee. Location: Ex-Im Bank, Room 1143, 811 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/565-3200.

10 a.m. —U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting of the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee to discuss the formation of a subcommittee. Location: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Room 1303, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-1082.

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

10 a.m. Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Benefits for Survivors: Is America Fulfilling Lincoln’s Charge to Care for the Families of Those Killed in the Line of Duty?” Witnesses include Tiffany Petty and Jennifer McCollum, widows of fallen U.S. soldiers, and Ben Stein, honorary board member of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9126.

11 a.m. —Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on the effects of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) on U.S. imports and exports of cattle and beef. Secretary Michael Johanns and Keith Collins of the Agriculture Department testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

2 p.m. —Appropriations subcommittee oncommerce, justice, state and the judiciary holds a hearing, “Trilogy: The FBI’s Information Technology Modernization Program.” Witnesses include FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, Zalmai Azmi of the FBI, and Glenn Fine of the Justice Department. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Ceremony — all day Latina Style magazine holds the “Latina Style 50 Best Practice and Diversity Awards Ceremony and Conference.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — noon Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao, keynote address

Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/955-7930.

Hearing — all day U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission holds a hearing, “China and the WTO: Assessing and Enforcing Compliance.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, and Rep. Sander M. Levin, Michigan Democrat

9:30 a.m. —Sen. Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat; Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat; Sen. Mike DeWine, Ohio Republican; Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican; Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat; and Rep. Bob Ney, Ohio Republican

3:30 p.m. —Cass Johnson of the National Council of Textile Organizations, Auggie Tantillo of the American Manufacturing Trade Action Committee, Harris Raynor of Unite Here, Erik Autor of the National Retail Federation, and Julia Hughes of the U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel

Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/624-1409.

Postelection Iraq — 10 a.m. U.S. Institute of Peace holds a discussion, “Iraq After Elections: Focus on the Constitution.” Participants include Ghassan al-Atiyyah of the Iraq Foundation for Development and Democracy, and Jonathan Morrow of the U.S. Institute of Peace. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/457-1700.

Human rights briefing — 10:30 a.m. — Commission on International Religious Freedom holds a briefing with Russian human rights advocate Ludmila Mikhailovna Aldkseeva. Location: U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, 800 N. Capitol St. NW, Suite 790. Contact: 202/523-3240, Ext. 24.

Financial management — 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Breaking the Savings Barrier: How Can We Achieve an Ownership Society?” Participants include Jennifer Tescher of the Center for Financial Services Innovation, and Michael Frias of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Social Security reform — 1 p.m. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference-call briefing, “Social Security and the President’s State of the Union Address.” Participants include Kenneth Apfel, former Social Security Administration commissioner, and Robert Greenstein and Jason Furmn of CBPP. Contact: 202/408-1080.

Rural schooling — 1:30 p.m. Members of Congress hold a press conference to discuss the bipartisan Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2005. Participants include Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican; Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat; Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon Republican; and Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, Oregon Democrat. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3789 or 202/226-3778.

AEI conference — 2 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Receivership Powers: What Are They and Should Fannie and Freddie’s Regulator Have Them?” Participants include Peter Wallison of AEI, Richard Carnell of the Fordham Law School, and Robert Eisenbeis, Scott Frame and Larry Wall of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Budget inspection — 2 p.m. Office of Management and Budget and the Government Printing Office host an inspection of the production of the fiscal 2006 budget. Participants include Joshua Bolten of the OMB and Bruce James, public printer of the United States. Location: U.S. Government Printing Office, 732 N. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/512-1957.

Bush’s agenda — 2:30 p.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “State of the Union: Analyzing Bush’s Agenda for the Next Four Years.” Isabel Sawhill and Ivo Daalder of the Brookings Institution participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Book discussion — 3:30 p.m. New America Foundation holds a discussion, “The Continuing Relevance of Post-War Liberalism.” Participants include Kevin Mattson, author of “When America Was Great: The Fighting Faith of Postwar Liberalism,” and Mark Schmitt of NAF. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

“In the Shadow of Selma” — 5:30 p.m. Howard University Bookstore holds a book signing with Cynthia Fleming, author of “In the Shadow of Selma.” Location: Howard University Bookstore, 2225 Georgia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/238-2640 or 800/919-5997.

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