- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 14, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Prostate cancer — 10 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a press conference to highlight prostate cancer as part of National Men’s Health Awareness Month. Participants include Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican; Sen. Richard C. Shelby, Alabama Republican; Sen. Tim Johnson, South Dakota Democrat; and Sen. Michael D. Crapo, Idaho Republican. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution avenues NE, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-8359, 202/224-3423 or 202/288-5283.

Father’s Day Weekend — 10 a.m. — ROOT (Reaching Out to Others Together) Inc. holds a press conference to present the third annual Father’s Day Weekend Commemoration and to call a moratorium on murder across the region. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/332-7668 or 202/723-2200.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses a U.S. Energy Association energy efficiency forum at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center; hosts a congressional picnic reception on the South Lawn of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturing and trade inventories and sales for April. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee to discuss class labeling of anti-hypertensive drugs based on the proximity of their data to outcome trials. Location: Holiday Inn, the ballrooms, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.

8:30 a.m. — Office of Science holds a meeting of the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation’s Nuclear Science Advisory Committee to discuss reports and perspectives and to hear a presentation of the 2002 long-range plan subcommittee report. Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/903-0536.

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. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on detainees. Witnesses include Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas Hemingway of the Defense Department’s Office of Military Commissions, and Rear Adm. James McGarrah, Navy director of administrative review for the detention of enemy combatants. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. — Appropriations District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing to review the District’s budget request. Mayor Anthony A. Williams testifies. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 138. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing, “The Future of Medicaid: Strategies for Strengthening America’s Vital Safety Net.” Witnesses include Gov. Mike Huckabee, Arkansas Republican, and Gov. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Is the Federal Government Doing Enough to Secure Chemical Facilities and Is More Authority Needed?” Witnesses include Robert Stephan, Homeland Security Department acting undersecretary for information analysis and infrastructure protection, and Thomas Dunne, Environmental Protection Agency deputy assistant administrator in the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider fiscal 2006 appropriations for the State, Justice and Commerce departments, as well as the Defense Department. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on Coast Guard law enforcement. Witnesses include Rear Adm. Dennis Sirois, assistant commandant for operations. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:30 a.m. — Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing on the Pension Protection Act. Witnesses include Lynn Franzoi, vice president for human resources at Fox Entertainment Group, and Bart Pushaw, actuary of Milliman Inc. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2175. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. — Homeland Security economic security, infrastructure protection and cybersecurity subcommittee holds a hearing, “Preventing Terrorist Attacks on America’s Chemical Plants.” Witnesses include Robert Stephan, Homeland Security Department acting undersecretary for information analysis and infrastructure protection, and Frank Cilluffo, director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2118. Contact: 202/226-9600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Energy efficiency forum — all day — U.S. Energy Association holds its 16th annual energy efficiency forum. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 10:05 a.m. — Sen. Ken Salazar, Colorado Democrat, delivers remarks.

10:55 a.m. — President Bush delivers remarks.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1230.

Asia discussion — 10 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “China, Taiwan and Asia: Is Economics Reshaping Politics?” Participants include Daniel Blumenthal of AEI and Phil Saunders of the National Defense University. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Equal opportunity — 12:30 p.m. — New America Foundation holds a discussion, “A ‘Third Way’ for Black America? Rethinking Equal Opportunity.” Participants include Margaret Sims, senior vice president of programs at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, and William Spriggs, senior fellow at the Economic Policy Institute. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

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