- The Washington Times - Monday, February 7, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses the Detroit Economic Club in Detroit. Meets with the Council and Scholarly Committee of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtorsreleases the housing and economic forecast. Location: 700 11th Street NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

5 p.m. —American Petroleum Institutereleases the weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Defenseholds a meeting of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Room D3001, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/295-3681.

9 a.m. —Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Servicesholds a meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee. Topics include influenza control, polio eradication and vaccine stockpiles, vaccine safety and vaccine supply. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 800, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact:202/690-5566.

9 a.m. —United States Coast Guardholds a meeting of the Office of Boating Safety’s Goal-Setting Recommendation Panel to propose performance measurement goals to improve boating safety. Location: Crystal City Sheraton Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/267-6010.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session to consider the class action bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensionsbioterrorism and public health preparedness subcommittee holds a hearing, “Biodefense: The Impact of Liability and Compensation Issues on the Development of Vaccines and Antimicrobial Agents.” Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Penrose Albright, assistant homeland security secretary, testify. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. —Budget Committeeholds a hearing, “Re-examining the Federal Budget for the 21st Century,” part of the committee’s “Long-Term Budget Challenges: Charting Stability for Our Children and Grandchildren” series. Comptroller General David Walker participates. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

2:15 p.m. —Finance Committeeholds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2006 budget proposal. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider the John Milton Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse Designation Act and the Tony Hall Federal Building and United States Courthouse Designation Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Ways and Means Committeeholds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2006 budget request. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

10:30 a.m. —Budget Committeeholds a hearing, “The President’s Budget for Fiscal 2006.” Joshua B. Bolten, director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

5 p.m. —Rules Committeeholds a meets to formulate a rule on the Real ID Act of 2005. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Social Security — all day The Cato Institute holds a conference, “Social Security: The Opportunity for Real Reform.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Stephen Goss, chief actuary of the Social Security Administration; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, director of the Congressional Budget Office; Andrew Biggs, associate commissioner with the Social Security Administration; and Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, participate. Location: The Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Iran discussion — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “Examining Regime Legitimacy and Loyalty in Iran.” Alex Vatanka, analyst at Jane’s Information Group in London, participates. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Fourth floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Laos policy — 10:30 a.m. Center for Public Policy Analysis, the Laos National Federation and the Lao Veterans of America hold a Congressional Laos Policy Conference. Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican, participates. Location: 122 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/543-1444.

Transit budget — 11:30 a.m. Transportation Department holds a press conference to showcase President Bush’s fiscal 2006 “New Starts” transit budget. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Federal Transit Administrator Jennifer Dorn participate. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

Budget conference call — noon Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference call briefing on the administration’s fiscal 2006 budget. Executive Director Robert Greenstein and senior fellows Richard Kogan, Jim Horney and Joel Friedman participate. Contact: 202/408-1080.

Rifle reduction press conference — noon Congress holds a press conference to reintroduce the 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle Reduction Act. Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat; Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat; and Tom Diaz of the Violence Prevention Center, participate. Location: HC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-4376 or 202/225-4911.

NOAA’s budget — 4 p.m. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration holds a conference call briefing on NOAA’s fiscal 2006 budget. Dial-in, 888/390-6586; pass code, “Fiscal Year.” NOAA Administrator Conrad Lautenbacher Jr. participates.Contact: 202/482-6090.

Federal manager guide — 5:30 p.m. Government Performance Coalition holds a press conference to release a book, “Getting Results: A Guide for Federal Leaders and Managers.” Co-editors Barry White, director of the Government Performance Projects at the Council for Excellence in Government, and Kathryn Newcomer, director of the School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University; and Patricia McGinnis, president and chief executive of the Council for Excellence in Government, participate. Location: Metropolitan Club, 17th and H streets, NW. Contact: 202/530-3270.

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