- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 28, 2005


To be announced.


8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the final estimate of the gross domestic product for the first quarter. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


8 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee. Location: Holiday Inn Washington-Silver Spring, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Contact: 202/554-1404.


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. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on pending nominations, including that of Gen. Peter Pace to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation disaster prevention and prediction subcommittee holds a hearing, “Severe Storms and Reducing Their Impact on Communities,” focusing on how effective the National Weather Service is at predicting the impact of severe storms and what can be done to increase accuracy. Max Mayfield of the National Hurricane Center testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of John Beyrle to be ambassador to Bulgaria, Marie Yovanovitch to be ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, Robert Tuttle to be ambassador to Britain and Ronald Spogli to be ambassador to Italy. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.


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


9 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on detainee operations at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Note: Hearing may adjourn into a closed session). Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce Committee marks up the International Solid Waste Importation and Management Act of 2005, the United States Boxing Commission Act and the Drug Free Sports Act. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. — Homeland Security economic security, infrastructure protection and cybersecurity subcommittee holds a hearing, “Improving Pre-Screening of Aviation Passengers against Terrorist and Other Watch Lists.” Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Controlled Substances Export Reform Act. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10:30 a.m. — Education and the Workforce Committee marks up the Pension Protection Act of 2005. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

10:30 a.m. — International Relations Committee holds a hearing, “The Global Water Crisis: Evaluating U.S. Strategies to Enhance Access to Safe Water and Sanitation.” Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “To Lead or Follow: The Next Generation Internet and the Transition to IPv6.” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. — Science space and aeronautics subcommittee marks up the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2005. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.


Death penalty vigil — all day — The Abolitionist Action Committee holds a vigil and fast, “Starvin’ for Justice 2005,” its 12th annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty. Events begin at 12:01 a.m. Contact: 800/973-6548.

Eminent domain abuse — 10 a.m. — The Institute for Justice holds a press conference, “National Campaign to End Eminent Domain Abuse.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-1300.

Medicaid briefing — 11:15 a.m. — Medicaid Health Plans of America holds a Medicaid Managed Care State-of-the-Industry press conference. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/842-3600, Ext. 229.

Health care campaign — noon — Members of Congress hold a press conference to kick off the Ceasefire on Health Care campaign, which aims to improve health care through incremental, meaningful policy reform. Location: 340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Voting Rights Act — noon — The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition holds a press conference on reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 773/256-2714.

World Bank briefing — 12:30 p.m. — The World Bank holds a press briefing to announce its annual publication, “African Development Indicators 2005,” which stresses the need for more generous aid, improved access to markets for African goods and services, and deeper debt relief. Location: Room J1-050, 701 World Bank, 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/473-8302.

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