- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 7, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

U.S.-China trade discussion — 8:30 a.m. — Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion titled “China’s Currency and U.S.-China Trade Policy.” Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat; and Nancy Roman, vice president and director, Washington Program, Council on Foreign Relations, participate. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3419, 202/518-3428.

Rock the Vote awards — 6 p.m. — Rock the Vote holds an awards dinner honoring leaders who inspire a new generation. Honorees include Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican; Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat; former President Bill Clinton; street team leader Sarah Saheb; and the Black Eyed Peas. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Holds a breakfast meeting with Republican and Democratic House and Senate leaders; meets with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan; discusses Social Security reform at the Associated Builders and Contractors conference.

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

1 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds meetings of the Local Government Advisory Committee’s small community advisory subcommittee, water subcommittee and indicators subcommittee to discuss drinking water; affordability; the small communities partnership program; and the Great Lakes regional collaborations. Location: EPA Headquarters, Conference Rooms 3428, 3528 and 3530, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-3107.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session to consider the nomination of California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation technology, innovation and competitiveness subcommittee holds a hearing on manufacturing competitiveness in a high-tech era. Witnesses include Al Frink, Commerce Department assistant secretary for manufacturing and services, and Wayne Clough, president of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on the tax code and land conservation, with a report on investigations and proposals for reform. Witnesses include Jonathan Selib, tax counsel for the committee, and Dean Zerbe, tax counsel and senior counsel to the chairman. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215. Contact: 202/224-4515.

2 p.m. — Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on exploring the benefits of embryonic stem-cell research. Witnesses include Chris Dudley of Portland, Ore., and Lawrence Goldstein of the University of California at San Diego. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50. Contact: 202/224-5364.

HOUSE

Meets to 10 a.m. to consider the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for fiscal 2006; a proposal to withdraw U.S. approval from the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization; and the Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal 2006. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds an oversight hearing on reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act. Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey testifies. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure water resources and environment subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on financing water infrastructure projects. Witnesses include Frank Luntz, president of Luntz Research Cos., and Jack Schenendorf, representing the Associated General Contractors of America. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167. Contact: 202/225-9446.

1 p.m. — Government Reform energy and resources subcommittee holds a hearing on ensuring the reliability of the nation’s electricity system. Witnesses include Pat Wood III, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Michehl Gent, president and chief executive officer of the North American Electric Reliability Council. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2154. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. — Homeland Security economic security, infrastructure protection and cybersecurity subcommittee holds a hearing on the Coast Guard’s homeland security missions. Adm. Thomas Collins, U.S. Coast Guard commandant, testifies. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2212. Contact: 202/226-9600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Health information-technology conference — all day — Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality holds a patient safety and health information-technology conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 8:30 a.m. — Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt delivers a keynote address.

9:30 a.m. — Rep. Nancy L. Johnson, Connecticut Republican, delivers a keynote address.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 301/427-1865 or 301/427-1885.

Builders and contractors conference — all day — Associated Builders and Contractors holds its legislative conference. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Rep. Mike Rogers, Alabama Republican, delivers remarks.

8:15 a.m. — Rep. Anne M. Northup, Kentucky Republican, delivers remarks.

8:30 a.m. — Rep. Pete Sessions, Texas Republican, delivers remarks.

1 p.m. — President Bush delivers remarks.

Location: Capitol Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 703/812-2073.

Spellings speech — 2 p.m. — Education Department’s Office of Special Education Programs hosts an address by Education Secretary Margaret Spellings on the flexibility policy designed to help states and school districts meet the accountability requirements for students with disabilities under the No Child Left Behind Act. Location: Academy for Educational Development, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW, eighth-floor conference center. Contact: 202/401-2310.

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