- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 7, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

3:25 p.m. — Meets with British Prime Minister Tony Blair

ECONOMIC REPORTS

3 p.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases report on consumer installment credit for April 2005. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, to discuss the vaccine supply, adolescent immunization, influenza and pandemic influenza preparedness. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 800, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-5566.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 9:45 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds hearing on the Boeing KC-767A tanker program. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. — Appropriations interior and related agencies subcommittee marks up “Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act FY2006.” Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing, “Preventing the Next Pension Collapse: Lessons From the United Airlines Case.” Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10:30 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Zalmay Khalilzad to be ambassador to Iraq. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. — Judiciary immigration, border security and citizenship subcommittee and terrorism, technology and Homeland Security subcommittee hold joint hearing, “The Southern Border in Crisis: Resources and Strategies to Improve National Security.” Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. — Appropriations Committee marks up the fiscal 2006 Defense appropriations bill and fiscal 2006 Science, departments of State, Justice and Commerce appropriations bill. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. — Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds hearing, “DOD Excess Property Systems: Throwing Away Millions,” focusing on waste and inefficiency in the management of Defense Department surplus military property. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. — Judiciary crime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee holds hearing on the Protection Against Sexual Exploitation of Children Act of 2005 and the Prevention and Deterrence of Crimes Against Children Act of 2005. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

AIDS pandemic — all day — The Center for Strategic and International Studies HIV/AIDS Task Force holds a conference, “HIV/AIDS Pandemic: The Second Wave,” with government officials and international specialists offering frontline perspectives on the battle against the HIV/AIDS pandemic in “second wave” countries. Sens. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, and Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat, participate. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Builders’ conference — all day — The Associated Builders and Contractors holds its 2005 legislative conference. The speakers include Sens. Pat Roberts, Kansas Republican, and Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, and Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican. Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Capitol Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 703/812-2073.

Business women’s conference — all day — National Women’s Business Center holds its National Business Women’s Conference.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Virginia Gov. Mark Warner and D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, opening session

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-4922.

Breast cancer therapies — 7:30 a.m. — The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation holds a conference, “A Promise in Action.”

Highlight — 10:45 a.m. — “Researching New Breast Cancer Therapies”

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 972/855-1600.

Chamber speech — 8 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a speech by Rep. Bill Thomas, California Republican, Ways and Means Committee chairman. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Arts tax — 11:30 a.m. — Sens. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican, and Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, hold a press conference to discuss the “Arts and Collectibles Capital Gains Tax Treatment Parity Act.” Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7098.

Auto exhibition — noon — DaimlerChrysler hosts an exhibition of exciting concept and production vehicles, including vehicles making world and North America premieres, to demonstrate its leadership in technological innovation. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/289-2001 or 202/276-7314.

Stem-cell research — 2 p.m. — The National Institutes of Health holds a seminar on stem-cell research. Location: NIH, Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-4000.

Birth-control briefing — 2 p.m. — Members of Congress hold a press briefing to speak about a new bill prohibiting pharmacists from refusing to dispense birth control. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7944.

Oceans Week — 2 p.m. — The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation holds a speech by Jim Connaughton, chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality to kick off Capitol Hill Oceans Week, June 7-9. Location: Reserve Officers Association Building, One Constitution Ave. NE. Contact: 703/276-2772, Ext. 21.

Brown nomination — 3 p.m. — The Coalition for a Fair and Independent Judiciary holds a press conference to announce broad opposition by women of color to the nomination of California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and the release of a Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus letter of opposition. Location: 512 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/263-2882.

World Bank presidency — 3:30 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on Paul Wolfowitz’s presidency of the World Bank. Location: 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

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