- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 2, 2005


Ukraine discussion — 11:30 a.m. — Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “A Changing World: Ukraine.” Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Lecture — 6:30 p.m. — Library of Congress sponsors a lecture by Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University law professor and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, on digital copyright issues titled, “Taming the Regulation of Culture.” The lecture will be aired live on C-SPAN. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Mumford Room. Contact: 202/707-3302.


9:35 a.m. — Participates in the swearing-in ceremony for Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.


8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a revised report on productivity and costs for the fourth quarter of 2004. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


8:30 a.m. — Office of Science and Technology Policy holds a workshop, “Manufacturing Research and Development in Three Priority Areas: Nanomanufacturing, Manufacturing for the Hydrogen Economy, and Intelligent and Integrated Manufacturing Systems.” Location: Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/456-6043.

9:30 a.m. — Treasury Department holds a meeting of the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform to discuss problems presented by the tax system, including its complexity and the effect of complexity on overall compliance. Location: George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/927-2829.


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. — Appropriations VA, HUD and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2006 appropriations for the Veterans Affairs Department. VA Secretary Jim Nicholson testifies. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 138. Contact: 202/224-7363.

9:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the president’s proposed budget request for fiscal 2006 and the Future Years Defense Program. Witnesses include Francis Harvey, secretary of the Army; Gordon England, secretary of the Navy; and Peter Teets, acting secretary of the Air Force. Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2006 budget for the Energy Department. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman testifies. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 366. Contact: 202/224-4971.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Continuity in Representation Act of 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. — Appropriations labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2006 appropriations for the Health and Human Services Department. HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt testifies. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2358. Contact: 202/225-2771.

11:30 a.m. — Judiciary immigration, border security and citizenship subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, “The Immigration Enforcement Resources Authorized in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Act of 2004.” Witnesses include Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz, Texas Democrat; T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council; and Peter Gadiel, president of 9/11 Families for a Secure America. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. Contact: 202/225-3951.

Noon — Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing, “Fiscal 2006 Budget for Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs: The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2005.” Witnesses include Adm. Thomas Collins, U.S. Coast Guard commandant; Master Chief Petty Officer Franklin Welch of the U.S. Coast Guard; and Steven Blust, chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. — Appropriations energy and water development subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2006 appropriations for the Bureau of Reclamation. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and John Keyes of the Bureau of Reclamation testify. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2362-B. Contact: 202/225-2771.


Security summit — all day — Equity International holds its Homeland and Global Security Summit. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Maryland Democrat, keynote address

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: Press should RSVP to 202/486-1182.

Coral reef meeting — all day — U.S. Coral Reef Task Force holds its 13th biannual meeting. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton

11:15 a.m. — Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat

2 p.m. — Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican

Location: Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 703/648-4110.

Financial regulation — 8 a.m. — Networks Financial Institute sponsors a summit to address developments in financial regulation, including terrorism insurance, government-sponsored enterprises reform and insurance regulation.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Lou Dobbs, CNN anchor and managing editor of “Lou Dobbs Tonight”

10 a.m. — Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat

10:45 a.m. — Greg Zerzan, Treasury Department acting assistant secretary for financial institutions

12:15 p.m. — Rep. Richard H. Baker, Louisiana Republican

1:15 p.m. — Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 317/816-9760.

Afterschool Caucuses — 9 a.m. — Congressional Afterschool Caucuses hold a press conference to discuss an Afterschool Alliance report, “America After 3 p.m.: A Household Survey on Afterschool in America.” Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, and Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, participate. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room S-312. Contact: 202/371-1999.

Democracy Act 2005 — 11:30 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a press conference to announce legislation, the Advance Democratic Values, Address Nondemocratic Countries and Enhance (ADVANCE) Democracy Act of 2005. Participants include Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican; Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat; Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican; and Rep. Tom Lantos, California Democrat. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-7130, 202/224-0975, 202/225-5136 or 202/225-6735.

Fire awareness — 2:15 p.m. — Members of Congress hold a press conference to introduce legislation, the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act, which would create tax incentives for property owners who install automatic fire sprinkler systems. Participants include Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican; Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican; and Rep. Jim Langevin, Rhode Island Democrat. Location: Garfield Circle, West Front, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2011.

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