- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 13, 2005


10:35 a.m. Participates in a ceremony to award the National Medals of Science and the National Medals of Technology, the White House.


8:30 a.m. National Oilseed Processors Association releases the report on the soybean crush. (This is for NOPA members only. The report will be released publicly on March 21.)

Location: 1300 L St. NW. Suite 1020. Contact: 202/842-0463.


9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting, “RTCA Special Committee 189/EUROCAE Working Group 53: Air Traffic Services Safety and Interoperability Requirements,” Location: Science Applications International Corp., 400 Virginia Ave. SW. Suite 800. Contact: 202/833-9339.


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


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


2:30 p.m. Judiciary immigration, border security and citizenship subcommittee and terrorism, technology and homeland security subcommittee holds a joint hearing, “Strengthening Enforcement and Border Security: The September 11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel.” Elaine Dezenski, Homeland Security Department, testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.


Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. to consider H.R.126, which allows for an adjustment in the number of free-roaming horses permitted in Cape Lookout National Seashore, and the Llagas Reclamation Groundwater Remediation Initiative. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Noon Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, “Building Iraqi Security Forces,” to assess current strategies for training and equipping Iraqi security forces, establish conditions for political and economic development in Iraq and to discuss challenges in transferring security responsibility to Iraqi forces. Peter W. Rodman, assistant secretary for international security affairs, Defense Department testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

5 p.m. — Rules Committee holds a meeting to formulate a rule on the “Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror and Tsunami Relief, Fiscal 2005.” Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.


IAFF conference — all day International Association of Firefighters holds its 23rd annual IAFF legislative conference. Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, keynote speaker

10:45 a.m. — Rep. Lois Capps, California Democrat, “Federal Firefighter Heart and Lung Presumption”

2:15 p.m. — Rep. Chris Chocola, Indiana Republican, “Retiree Health Care”

2:45 p.m. — Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat, “Tax Issues and Pension Security”

3:30 p.m. — Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican, “Mandatory Social Security”

4 p.m. — Rep. Bart Gordon, Tennessee Democrat

4:15 p.m. — Rep. John E. Sweeney, New York Republican, “SAFER Funding”

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/824-1566 or 703/867-5070.

Congressional City conference — all day The National League of Cities holds its annual Congressional City Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, and Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, Idaho Republican, “Tenth Anniversary of Unfunded Mandate Act and the New Federalism.”

9:45 a.m. — Treasury Secretary John W. Snow

2:30 p.m. — Rep. Michael R. Turner, Ohio Republican; David Sampson, assistant secretary for economic development, Commerce Department; and Renee Poussaint, former ABC news anchor, panel discussion, “The Future of the Community Development Block Grant Program”

3:45 p.m. — Sens. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Delaware Democrat, and Norm Coleman, Minnesota Republican; and Rep. Melvin L. Watt, North Carolina Democrat, “Critical Legislative Priorities.”

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-3003 or 202/626-3051.

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