- The Washington Times - Monday, June 20, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Chinese currency — 10:30 a.m. — Congress holds a press conference with Rep. Phil English, Pennsylvania Republican; Rep. Mark Green, Wisconsin Republican; Rep. Robin Hayes, North Carolina Republican; and Rep. Chris Chocola, Indiana Republican, on China’s currency. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-5406.

Fighting aggressive driving — 10:45 a.m. — Smooth Operator holds a press conference for its 2005 Smooth Operator campaign against aggressive driving in Maryland, Virginia and the District. Ride-alongs with law-enforcement officers to follow. Location: Metropolitan Police Department, Second District Building, 3320 Idaho Ave. NW. Contact: 202/289-2001; day of event: 202/550-8534; 202/246-8155; 703/758-3461.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai; participates in a swearing-in ceremony for Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; hosts the weekly luncheon of the Senate Republican Policy Committee; addresses an annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention via satellite.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Overseas Schools Advisory Council to review activities of American-sponsored overseas schools and the overseas schools regional associations, and to discuss the development of improved communications and fundraising capabilities. Location: State Department, Conference Room 1406, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/261-8200.

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. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “U.S. Policy Toward Russia.” Witnesses include Patricia Cloherty, chairman and chief executive officer of the U.S. Russia Investment Fund and chairman and CEO of Delta Private Equity Partners in New York and Moscow, and Robert Ebel, chairman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ energy program. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “The Consideration of Regulatory Relief Reform Proposals.” Witnesses include John Reich, vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., and Julie Williams, Treasury Department acting comptroller of the currency. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. — Rules and Administration Committee holds a hearing, “Voter Verification in the Federal Elections Process.” Witnesses include James Dickson, vice president for government affairs at the American Association of People with Disabilities, and David Dill, computer science professor at Stanford University. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 301. Contact: 202/224-6352.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for debate and 10 a.m. to consider recognition of the 100th anniversary of FarmHouse Fraternity Inc. and to remember the servicemen who died in the April 24, 1980, rescue attempt of the American hostages in Iran. 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 the Integrated Deepwater System, which is intended to replace or modernize ships, aircraft and command and control systems used in Coast Guard missions 50 miles offshore. Witnesses include Vice Adm. Thad Allen, Coast Guard chief of staff, and Gregory Giddens, deputy program executive officer for the Integrated Deepwater Systems. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. — Homeland Security prevention of nuclear and biological attacks subcommittee and emergency preparedness, science and technology subcommittee hold a joint hearing, “Using Open-Source Information Effectively,” focusing on efforts to take advantage of newspapers, television and radio. Witnesses include John Gannon, vice president for global analysis at BAE Systems; Eliot Jardines, president of Open Source Publishing Inc.; and Joe Onek, senior policy analyst at the Open Society Institute. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 210. Contact: 202/226-9600.

1 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Judiciary’s Ability to Pay for Current and Future Space Needs.” Witnesses include Judge Jane Roth of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and chairman of the Judicial Conference’s Committee on Security and Facilities, and General Services Administration Administrator Stephen Perry. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. — Homeland Security emergency preparedness, science, and technology subcommittee holds a hearing, “Detecting Nuclear Weapons and Radiological Materials: How Effective Is Available Technology?” Witnesses include Gene Aloise, Government Accountability Office director of natural resources and environment, and Richard Wagner of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2118. Contact: 202/226-9600.

General agenda

Business meeting — all day — National Federation of Independent Business holds the ninth annual meeting of its Leadership Trust. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — noon — House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, delivers remarks.

7:30 p.m. — Rep. John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, delivers remarks during dinner at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE.

Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 800/643-2669 or 615/872-5800.

Energy forum — all day — House and Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus and the Sustainable Energy Coalition hold the eighth annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Forum and Expo. Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Panel discussion, “What Is the Role of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in National Security?” and “Is the Energy Bill Fair to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy?” Cannon House Office Building, Room 340.

10:30 a.m. — Expo opens.

Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 345, or as noted above. Contact: 202/293-2898, Ext. 201, 202/225-2161 or 202/225-3271.

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