- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 21, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

College Democrats — all day — College Democrats of America holds the CDA 2005 National Convention. Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and John Kerry of Massachusetts, and Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, attend. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/863-8018.

Conservative university — all day — Accuracy in Media holds the “Conservative University 2005.” Location: 1537 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/364-4401, Ext. 107.

PRESIDENT BUSH



Discusses the Medicare prescription drug bill and Social Security, Atlanta.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistic Service releases a crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the blood products advisory committee’s research review subcommittee. Location: Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-0314.

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. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Karen Hughes to be undersecretary of state for public diplomacy with the rank of ambassador; Josette Shiner to be undersecretary of state for economic, business and agricultural affairs; Kristen Silverberg to be assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs; and Jendayi Frazer to be assistant secretary of state for African affairs. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. to consider the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

No committee meetings are scheduled.

GENERAL AGENDA

Disability and aging — all day — The White House Conference on Aging holds a miniconference, “Disability and Aging: Seeking Solutions to Improve Health, Productivity and Community Living.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 2:45 p.m. — Dorcas Hardy, White House Conference on Aging, closing remarks

Location: Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/443-2394.

Health fair — all day — The House Administration Committee holds its annual House Health and Wellness Fair for members and staff. Events begin at 10 a.m. Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building and Rayburn Foyer. Contact: 202/225-8281.

9/11 report briefing — all day — Members of Congress hold a congressional briefing titled “The 9/11 Commission Report One Year Later: A Citizen’s Response — Did They Get It Right?” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Reps. Cynthia A. McKinney, Georgia Democrat, and Raul M. Grijalva, Arizona Democrat, welcoming remarks

Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1605.

Credit and collection professionals — all day — The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals holds its 66th annual convention and exposition. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican, delivers remarks on pending legislation that may affect the credit and collection industry.

9 a.m. — Sen. Wayne Allard, Colorado Republican, award recipient for his longtime support of legislation promoting fair debt-collection practices and reasonable regulation of the industry

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/585-2605.

Central American Security Act — 10 a.m. — Reps. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, and Howard L. Berman, California Democrat, hold a press conference to announce the reintroduction of the Central American Security Act (CASA), bipartisan legislation that will enable the federal government to adjust the immigration status of certain individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras who currently reside in the United States. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074 or 202/225- 4695.

Navy ceremony — 10 a.m. — The U.S. Navy holds a ceremony to relieve Adm. Vern Clark as chief of naval operations. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld; Navy Secretary Gordon England; and Adm. Mike Mullen participate. Location: Tecumseh Court, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Contact: 703/692-5304.

Report release — 10 a.m. — The Rand Corporation holds a press conference to release a new report titled “Establishing Law and Order After Conflict.” Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/413-1100, Ext. 5156.

Energy discussion — 10 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion titled “Power in the 21st Century — Putting Earth Science to Work for America.” Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman participates. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Intelligence officers identity disclosure — 10 a.m. — The Democratic Policy Committee and House Government Reform Committee Democrats hold a joint hearing to examine the national security implications of disclosing the identity of a covert intelligence officer. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1191.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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