- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 9, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses Social Security reform in Louisville, Ky., and Montgomery, Ala.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases airline traffic data for December. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

3 p.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a teleconference of the Science Advisory Board’s Environmental Engineering Committee to provide advice on the proposed redesign of the pollution prevention and new technologies research program. Location: None given. Contact: 202/343-9878.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations Energy and Water Development subcommittee holds a hearing to review environmental management and radioactive-waste management programs of the Energy Department. Witnesses include Paul Golan, deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Environmental Management, and Theodore Garrish, deputy director in the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 116. Contact: 202/224-7363.

11 a.m. —Judiciary Committee holds a markup of the nomination of William Myers III to be judge for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and considers asbestos legislation. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Transportation Equity Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10:30 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing, “The Korean Peninsula: Six-Party Talks and the Nuclear Issue.” Witnesses include William Perry of Stanford University and James Lilley, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172. Contact: 202-225-5021.

2 p.m. Energy and Commerceenergy and air quality subcommittee holds a hearing, “Funding Options for the Yucca Mountain Repository Program.” Witnesses include Rep. Shelley Berkley, Nevada Democrat, Rep. Jon Porter, Nevada Republican, and Theodore Garrish of the Energy Department. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2123. Contact: 202/225-2927.

3 p.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2006 budget request for the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2118. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule, 202/225-2675.

GENERAL AGENDA

Consumer conference — all day Consumer Federation of America holds a conference, “Consumer Assembly 2005: Challenges and Opportunities in an Era of Global Change.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, “Medications, Safety and the FDA”

8:45 a.m. Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, “Protecting Consumers and U.S. Energy Security in Today’s Volatile Market”

12:15 p.m. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, “Legislative Agenda for the 109th Congress”

Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.

Subsidies act — 10:30 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a press conference to announce the introduction of the Stopping Overseas Subsidies (SOS) Act, designed to allow the United States to fully enforce anti-subsidy laws and increase the ability of American companies to fight unfair trade from overseas. Participants include Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican; Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat; Rep. Phil English, Pennsylvania Republican; Rep. Artur Davis, Alabama Democrat; and representatives from the National Association of Manufacturers. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342. Contact: 202/224-4598.

Korea energy briefing — 1:30 p.m. The United States Institute of Peace holds a briefing, “Ten Years of KEDO: What Have We Learned?” Participants include Charles Kartman, executive director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO); Stephen Bosworth of Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; and Choi Young-Jin, South Korea’s permanent representative designate to the United Nations. Location: U.S. Institute of Peace, 1200 17th St. NW, second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-1700.

ANWR delegation — noon Members of Congress hold a press conference on a recent congressional delegation to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Participants include Sen. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican; Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican; Sen. Jim Bunning, Kentucky Republican; Sen. John Thune, South Dakota Republican; Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman; and Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 366. Contact: 202/224-6176.

Iran forum — 1:30 p.m. U.S. Alliance for Democratic Iran and Center for Freedom in the Middle East hold a forum, “United States Policy Options Toward Iran.” Participants include Henry Sokolski, executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, and Bruce McColm, president of the Institute for Democratic Strategies. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/320-8434.

Ukraine lecture — 4 p.m. George Washington University hosts an address by Borys Tarasyuk, Ukrainian minister for foreign relations, “Ukraine, the United States and the European Union: The Partnership in Light of the Orange Revolution.” Location: GW, Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW, Grand Ballroom. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Global Education Dinner — 7 p.m. World Affairs Council holds its 25th anniversary Global Education Dinner. Lee Hamilton, co-chairman of the September 11 commission, delivers a keynote address on the continuing challenges to the United States. The council presents the Global Corporate Citizenship Award to Judith McHale of Discovery Communications Inc., and Teacher of the Year Award to Kerry Sylvia, world history and government teacher at Cardoza High School. D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams delivers remarks. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Grand Ballroom. Contact: 202/293-1051.

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