- The Washington Times - Monday, July 11, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the White House

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department holds an auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/874-9890.



FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting to review a report on a motor-coach median crossover and collision with a sport utility vehicle in Hewitt, Texas, on Feb. 14, 2004. Location: NTSB Board Room, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6410.

11 a.m. — International Trade Commission holds a meeting to conduct a full five-year (“sunset”) review of the anti-dumping duty order on petroleum wax candles from China. Location: 500 E St. SW, Room 101. Contact: 202/205-2000.

1:30 p.m. — Homeland Security Department holds a meeting of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/235-5352.

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. — Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies subcommittees holds a hearing on stem-cell research, focusing on single-cell technique without destruction of the embryo. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

9:30 a.m. — Senate Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on pending nominations, including that of Marcus Peacock to be deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

9:30 a.m. — Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “North American Cooperation on the Border.” Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. — Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to examine issues concerning digital television transition (Part 1). Edward Fritts, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Broadcasters, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. — Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to examine issues concerning digital television transition (Part 2). Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. — Judiciary intellectual property subcommittee holds a hearing, “Music Licensing Reform.” Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for debate and 10 a.m. to consider pending legislation, including a bill to exclude from consideration as income certain payments under the National Flood Insurance Program. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Homeland Security emergency preparedness, science and technology subcommittee holds a hearing, “Project BioShield: Linking Bioterrorism Threats and Countermeasure Procurement.” Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

1 p.m. — Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee holds a hearing on space acquisition. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

2 p.m. — Appropriations homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2006 appropriations for Customs and Border Protection’s detention and removal operations. Location: 2362-A Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. — Government Reform criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing, “Threat Convergence at the Border: How Can We Improve the Federal Effort to Dismantle Criminal Smuggling Organizations?” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. — Science energy subcommittee holds a hearing, “Economic Aspects of Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing.” Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

GENERAL AGENDA

Banking forum — all day — The American Bankers Association holds the “Managing the Business of Learning Forum.” Joseph Grenny, co-author of “Crucial Confrontations,” delivers closing remarks at 1 p.m. Location: Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 President St., Reston. Contact: 202/663-5469.

Job fair — all day — The Office of Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton hosts the 8th annual Norton Job Fair, open only to D.C. residents. Pre-job fair workshops begin at 10 a.m. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/225-8050 or 202/225-8143.

Economic security — 8:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion with Ben Bernanke, chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, titled “Skills, Ownership and Economic Security.” Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, AEI, 1150 17th St. NW., 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Syria discussion 9 a.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Changes in Syria.” Location: Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/265-4300.

Tribal gaming — 9:30 a.m. — The National Indian Gaming Association holds a press conference, “Tribal Government Gaming: Jobs, Schools and Health Clinics.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/546-7711.

Democracy discussion — 10 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on the Community of Democracies and the international promotion of democratic principles. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Energy report — 10 a.m. — Global Energy Decisions and the Electric Power Supply Association hold a press conference to release a report on the benefits of competition in America’s electric grid. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/349-0140.

Union rally — noon — The American Federation of Government Employees and the United DoD Workers Coalition hold a rally to protest federal government policies that will devastate the federal work force and impair service to the public. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, and John Gage, national president of AFGE, participate. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution avenues Northeast, Capitol. Contact: 202/639-6405.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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