- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Savings conference — 9:30 a.m. — New America Foundation and the Congressional Savings and Ownership Caucus hold a conference, “Solutions for Increasing Savings, Ownership and Retirement Security.” Participants include Ray Boshara of the New America Foundation and Jeanne Hogarth of the Federal Reserve. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2212. Contact: 202/986-4901.

First lady speech — 7:30 p.m. — Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities hosts an address by first lady Laura Bush. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Marriott Ballroom Salon Two, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/456-6313.


Attends a fundraiser for Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, in Bryn Mawr, Pa.; discusses Social Security reform at Penn State University; attends the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s President’s Dinner at the Washington Convention Center.


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


9 a.m. — Office of Management and Budget holds a meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel. Location: Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., basement auditorium, 801 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/208-7279.


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


In session to consider the energy bill. At 10 a.m., the Senate will vote on the judicial nomination of Thomas B. Griffith to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


2 p.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs federal financial management, government information and international security subcommittee holds a hearing on accountability and results in federal budgeting, focusing on the tools used to assess the effectiveness of federal programs. Witnesses include Comptroller General David Walker of the Government Accountability Office, and Clay Johnson III, deputy director for management in the Office of Management and Budget. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562. Contact: 202/224-4751.


Meets at 9 a.m. for debate and at 10 a.m. to consider fiscal 2006 appropriations for the State, Justice and Commerce departments. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


2 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing on and markup of the design, alteration and construction portions of the General Services Administration’s fiscal 2006 capital investment and leasing program. Witnesses include Anthony Costa, General Services Administration deputy commissioner for the Public Buildings Service. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167. Contact: 202/225-9446.


Prison rape hearing — all day — National Prison Rape Elimination Commission hears testimony of survivors of prison rape. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Participants include Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 210. Contact: 202/347-1952.

Homeland security financing — 8 a.m. — Equity International holds a press briefing on homeland security financing. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/756-2244.

Employment award — 10 a.m. — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a ceremony to honor employment practices with the presentation of the Freedom to Compete Award. Location: EEOC, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4921.

Medical marijuana amendment — 10:30 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a press conference on a medical marijuana amendment to the Commerce, State and Justice departments fiscal 2006 appropriations bill. Participants include Rep. Maurice D. Hinchey, New York Democrat; Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican; Rep. Sam Farr, California Democrat; and Supreme Court plaintiff Angel Raich. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room HC-6. Contact: 202/225-6335.

Iranian nuclear policy — 11:30 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a press conference to introduce a resolution calling on the United States to explore alternative diplomatic solutions to the Iranian nuclear impasse, including a quarantine on gasoline imported into Iran. Participants include Rep. Mark Steven Kirk, Illinois Republican, and Rep. Robert E. Andrews, New Jersey Democrat. Location: House Print Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 847/940-0202.

China Caucus briefing — 4 p.m. — Members of Congress hold a press briefing to mark the establishment of the Congressional China Caucus. Participants include Rep. J. Randy Forbes, Virginia Republican; Rep. Ike Skelton, Missouri Democrat; Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican; Rep. Brian Baird, Washington Democrat; and Ted Fishman, author of “China, Inc.” Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237. Contact: 202/225-6365.

Congressional reception — 5:30 p.m. — Citizens for Space Exploration hosts a congressional reception with an address by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Texas Republican. Location: Library of Congress, Madison Hall, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 281/486-5535.

Restoration award ceremony — 6 p.m. — National Trust for Historic Preservation and Home and Garden Television hold a ceremony to present the Restore America Hero Award to Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat. Location: Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/224-4524.

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