- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 10, 2005


Participates in an official arrival ceremony, Tblisi, Georgia. Meets with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili with joint media availability to follow. Meets with Georgian civil society leaders and Speaker of Parliament Nino Burjanadze. Addresses the Georgian people at Freedom Square, the site of the Rose Revolution. — 8:30 p.m. Returns to Washington, South Lawn, the White House.


2:30 p.m. Treasury Department releases results of weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board. Topics include an expert seminar on management of water resources along the U.S.-Mexico border, air quality and transportation, and natural and cultural resources. Location: Radisson Hotel, Phillips Ballroom Conference Room, 2121 P St. Contact: 202/233-0069.


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


9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, “Continued Oversight of the USA Patriot Act.” Sens. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican; and former Rep. Bob Barr, Georgia Republican, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing, “Identity Theft/Data Broker Services,” focusing on data broker services, and the treatment of such services under existing state and federal privacy laws. Kurt Sanford, LexisNexis; Douglas Curling, ChoicePoint Inc.; and Jennifer Barrett, Acxiom Corp. testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. — Energy and Natural Resources national parks subcommittee holds a hearing on the National Park Service’s funding needs for administration and management of the national park system. Fran Mainella, director, National Park Service; and Greg Moore, executive director, Golden Gate National Park Conservancy, San Francisco, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.


Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. to consider measures including the Charles ‘Pete’ Conrad Astronomy Awards Act and expressing support to the organizers and participants of the historic meeting of the Assembly to Promote the Civil Society in Cuba May 20 in Havana. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Appropriations transportation, Treasury and housing and urban development, the judiciary, and District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2006 appropriations for the Federal Highway Administration. Mary Peters, administrator, Federal Highway Administration, testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. — Appropriations Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2006 appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration. Marion Blakey, administrator, FAA, testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. — Government Reform criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing, “2006 Defense Department Counternarcotics Budget: Does It Deliver the Necessary Support?” Mary Beth Long, deputy assistant secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict, Defense Department; and Col. John Nelson, director for plans and policy, Joint Task Force North, U.S. Northern Command, testify. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


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


Energy forum — all day Alliance to Save Energy presents “The Great Energy Efficiency Debate II: Energy Efficiency, A Resource that Makes $$$$ and Sense,” discussing the role of energy efficiency and energy policy in keeping U.S. manufacturing competitive and in addressing the U.S. “oil addiction.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:40 a.m. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, “A View from the Hill: Senate Perspectives on Efficiency as a Cornerstone of National Energy Policy”

3:45 p.m. — Rep. TomAllen, Maine Democrat, “A View from the Hill: House Perspectives on Efficiency as a Cornerstone of National Energy Policy”

4:15 p.m. — Keynote address by David Garman, assistant secretary for efficiency and renewable energy, Energy Department

Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/530-2203.

Chertoff meeting — Noon The President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee holds a meeting with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 703/607-6211.

Energy-saving vehicles — 1:30 p.m. Energy Department sponsors a briefing to open a display of nearly a dozen advanced-technology vehicles, ranging from a hybrid-electric transit bus to a military vehicle featuring state-of-the-art, clean diesel technology. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman and Jeffrey Holmstead, EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, participate. Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/280-2001.

Presidents reception — 7 p.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a reception to highlight its nationwide public education tour on and support of the U.S.-Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement known as DR-CAFTA, featuring the presidents of the countries that are signatories to the agreement. Presidents Abel Pacheco of Costa Rica, Leonel Fernandez of the Dominican Republic, Elias Antonio Saca of El Salvador, Oscar Berger of Guatemala, Ricardo Maduro of Honduras, Enrique Bolanos of Nicaragua and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Portman participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

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