- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 21, 2005


Discusses the Central America Free Trade Agreement at an event in Washington.


8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.


9:30 a.m. — International Trade Commission holds a public hearing on its investigation to evaluate the effectiveness of import relief. Location: International Trade Commission Building, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-3057.

10 a.m. — Commission of Fine Arts holds a meeting to discuss issues affecting the appearance of Washington, including buildings, parks and memorials. Location: Suite 312, National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/504-2200.


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


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


9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Streamlined Procedures Act of 2005 and the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2005. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on “United Nations Reform.” Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. — Select Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of John Reed to be director of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s National Counterterrorism Center. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.


Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. — Financial Services oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Credit Card Data Processing: How Secure Is It?” Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Controlling Restricted Airspace: An Examination of the Management and Coordination of Our National Air Defense.”

Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. — Science Committee holds a hearing, “U.S. Competitiveness: The Innovation Challenge.” Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure railroads subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, “Railroad Grade Crossing Safety Issues.” Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2:30 p.m. — Armed Services terrorism, unconventional threats and capabilities subcommittee and the Homeland Security emergency preparedness, science and technology subcommittee hold a hearing, “Technology Transfer: Leveraging Military Technology to Enhance Homeland Security.” Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.


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.

Highlights — 10:45 a.m. — Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; Andrew Imparato of the American Association of People with Disabilities; and Gene Sperling, former White House national economic adviser, “Future Political Agenda for Disability and Aging.”

12:30 p.m. — Claude Allen, assistant to the president for domestic policy, delivers remarks.

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

Health care forum — 8 a.m. — American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds a forum, “Ceasefire on Health Care,” to exchange ideas and discuss health care issues. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; former Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat; and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/885-6251.

Ukrainian trade unions — 9 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “Trade Union Movement in Ukraine After the Orange Revolution.” The speaker is Mikhail Volynets, president of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine. Location: Fourth floor conference room, RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Rally — 9 a.m. — Freedom House, Friends of Falun Gong and Falun Dafa Associations hold a rally, “Stop Terrorism from the Chinese Communist Party: End the Six-Year Persecution of Falun Gong.” Location: West Lawn, Capitol. Contact: 202/262-9419.

Celebration — 9:20 a.m. — The Veterans Affairs Department holds a celebration marking the 75th anniversary of the department. Vice President Dick Cheney and VA Secretary Jim Nicholson participate. Location: DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets Northwest. Contact: 202/273-6000.

Peace process presentation — 12:30 p.m. — The United States Institute of Peace holds a presentation, “Lessons from a Successful Peace Process in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, 1997-2005.” Anthony Regan, senior fellow at USIP, participates. Location: USIP, second floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/457-1700.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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