- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 8, 2005


Discusses class-action lawsuit reform at the Commerce Department.


10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on wholesale trade for December. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

3 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases its weekly broiler hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.


9 a.m. — Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission to review items on the agenda for the 27th session of the Codex Committee on Fish and Fishery Products scheduled for Feb. 28 to March 4 in South Africa. Location: Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Contact: 301/436-2300.

9 a.m. — Executive Office of the President holds a meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel. Location: White House Conference Center, 726 Jackson Place NW. Contact: 202/208-7279.


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2006 budget request. Office of Management and Budget Director Joshua Bolten testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a markup to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to provide for the regulation of all contact lenses as medical devices, and to amend the Public Health Service Act to add trauma care requirements. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2:30 p.m. — Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on the proposed fiscal 2006 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency. Acting EPA Administrator Steve Johnson testifies. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider a resolution asking the Defense Department to continue to support activities of the Boy Scouts of America, and a resolution honoring the Tuskegee Airmen for their bravery during World War II and for their contribution in creating an integrated U.S. Air Force. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2006 budget request from the Department of the Army. Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey and Gen. Peter Schoomaker, Army chief of staff, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing, “Social Security: Defining the Problem.” Witnesses include Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, David Walker of the Government Accountability Office, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the Congressional Budget Office. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

2 p.m. — Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing, “Department of Energy’s Fiscal 2006 Budget Proposal and the Energy Policy Act of 2005: Ensuring Jobs for Our Future With Secure and Reliable Energy.” Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, “Commercial Space Transportation: Beyond the X Prize.” Witnesses include Marion Blakey of the Federal Aviation Administration and John Douglass of the Aerospace Industries Association. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.


Technology fair — all day — Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee holds its eighth annual kickoff reception and technology fair. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:20 a.m. — Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican

8:50 a.m. — Daniel Weitzner of W3C/MIT, Peter Lewis of Fortune magazine, Lee Rainie of the Pew Internet and American Life Project, and Richard Adler of Civic Ventures, “The State of the Net”

5 p.m. — Reception, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50 Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/638-4370.

Social Security — all day — Cato Institute holds a conference, “Social Security: The Opportunity for Real Reform.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim De Mint, South Carolina Republicans; Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican; Rep. Sam Johnson, Texas Republican; and Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican, “On the Hill: Proposals for Individual Accounts”

Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Iraqi Elections — 9 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “The Iraqi Elections: What Happens Now?” Kathleen Ridolfo, editor of the “Iraq Report,” participates. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Press discussion — 9:15 a.m. — Nanobusiness Alliance holds a press round-table discussion. Participants include Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican; Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat; Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, New York Republican; Sharon Smith of Lockheed Martin; and Sean Murdock of the Nanobusiness Alliance. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/715-1538.

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