- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 6, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Hosts a luncheon for King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, the White House. Makes remarks on helping America’s youth, Providence Family Support Center.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases the transportation services index, December 2004. Location: 400 7th St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

4 p.m. —National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting on the practice of applying color to pharmaceutical product packaging and labeling to help identify, classify and differentiate those drug products. Location: National Institutes of Health, Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A, Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-3216.

8:30 a.m. Office of Scienceholds a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee. Topics include news from the Office of Science and news from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Location: Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/903-4563.

2 p.m. —Animal and Plant Health Inspection Serviceholds a meeting to present information on the enforcement of the Horse Protection Act and provide a forum for concerns from horse industry members. Location: USDA Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, Riverdale. Contact: 301/734-5819.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider the bankruptcy reform bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on the nomination of Michael Jackson to be deputy secretary of Homeland Security. Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican, chairman, Armed Services Committee, and the nominee, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at noon in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conference — all day National Association of Counties holds its 2005 legislative conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, chairman, Indian Affairs Committee; Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales; and Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt

10:30 a.m. —Workshops on Social Security reform effects, immigration reform and counties, and the federal budget, among others

12:30 p.m. —Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Delaware Democrat; Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat; and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson

2:30 p.m. —Concurrent workshops on subjects such as social services, Medicaid reform, homeland security and clean air

Location: Marriott Wardman Park hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/942-4220 or 202/306-2522.

APTA conference — all day American Public Transportation Association holds a legislative conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/496-4816.

Business conference — all day Small Business Administration holds a conference, “Putting It Together: The Role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — noon David Sampson, assistant secretary, Economic Development Administration, Commerce Department

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/205-6941.

Afghan rights conference — 9 a.m. ActionAid International USA sponsors a press conference, “Afghan Women Demand Rights.” Roshan Sirran, former deputy mayor of Kabul participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/835-1240 or 773/983-5701.

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