- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 8, 2005


Meets with Romanian President Traian Basescu, the White House. Tours the Batelle Memorial Institute and discusses energy policy, Columbus, Ohio.


10:30 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


1 p.m. Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items that will be discussed at the 37th session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants, which will be held in The Hague April 25-29. Location: Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, Auditorium, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Contact: 301/436-1700.

1 p.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the NASA Summit Industry Panel 2005. Topics include vision for space exploration, integrated space operations summit updates and industry panel team activities. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-5157.


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


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


10 a.m. Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2006 appropriations for the U.S. Army. Francis Harvey, secretary of the Army, and Gen. Peter Schoomaker, Army chief of staff, testify. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “The State of the Securities Industry.” William H. Donaldson, Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, testifies. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Patricia Lynn Scarlett to be deputy secretary of the interior and Jeffrey Sell to be deputy secretary of energy. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2006 budget for the Homeland Security Department. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider expressing the sense of the House that a day should be established as National Tartan Day to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish Americans to the United States. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Appropriations energy and water development and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2006 appropriations for the Energy Department. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman testifies. Location: 2362-B Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Select Homeland Security management, integration and oversight subcommittee holds a hearing, “CBP [Customs and Border Protection] and ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement]: Does the Current Organizational Structure Best Serve U.S. Homeland Security Interests?” James Carafano, senior research fellow, Heritage Foundation, and Michael Cutler, former senior special agent, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, testify. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

2 p.m. — Appropriations science, state, justice, commerce and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2006 appropriations for the State Department. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.


Discussion — all day American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Business of Stem Cells: Re-examining Federal, State, and Private Funding and Regulatory Initiatives.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:10 a.m. James Battey, director, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Task Force on Stem Cell Research, “Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Current Challenge and Future Promise.”

12:45 p.m. — Francis Fukuyama, Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, “Beyond Bioethics: New Approaches to the Governance of Human Biotechnology.”

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

AHIP conference — all day America’s Health Insurance Plans holds a conference, “2005 National Policy Forum.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Rep. Earl Pomeroy, North Dakota Democrat, “Ensuring the Long-Term Health of Long-Term Care Insurance”

9:30 a.m. — Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, “Health Care on Capitol Hill: The Democratic Agenda for 2005.”

10:30 a.m. — Sen. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, and Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, “Health Care on Capitol Hill: The Republican Agenda for 2005.”

11:30 a.m. — Sen. Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican, “The Uninsured: Federal and State Efforts to Expand Health Care Coverage.”

12:30 p.m. — Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Congressional Budget Office, delivers the closing luncheon address, “Entitlements, Deficits and Health Care: How Will We Finance the Baby Boomers?”

Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/778-3200.

Panel discussion on media — 9:30 a.m. Kaiser Family Foundation holds a panel discussion of “Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year-Olds,” a national survey of young people that measures use of TV and video, music, video games, computers, movies and print media. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, keynotes the event, followed by a panel of Michael Copps, member of the Federal Communications Commission, and Common, Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist. Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation Building, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 202/347-5270.

Snow speech — 10:45 a.m. American Bankers Association hosts an address by Treasury Secretary John W. Snow. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 800/226-5377.

Russia and Syria — 1 p.m. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) holds a hearing, “The Russian-Syrian Connection: Thwarting Democracy in the Middle East and the Greater OSCE Region.” Walid Phares, professor, Florida Atlantic University; and Farid Ghadry, president, Reform Party of Syria, participate. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

Rural telecommunications — 2:30 p.m. Congressional Rural Caucus holds a forum to discuss rural telecommunications, focusing on Voice Over Internet Protocol technology. Reps. Charles W. “Chip” Pickering Jr., Mississippi Republican, and Rick Boucher, Virginia Democrat, participate. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4735.

Discussion — 6:30 p.m. National Building Museum holds a program featuring award-winning architect Steven Holl discussing his work, including the Loisium Visitors Center in Langenlois, Austria; Simmons Hall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the addition to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo. Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

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