- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 8, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with the recipients of the 2005 Nobel Prize awards, Oval Office. Meets with officials from Louisiana, Roosevelt Room.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Departmentreleases results of weekly three- and six-month T-bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/874-9870.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Capital Memorial Advisory Commissionholds a meeting on the site-selection study for the memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the site-selection study for the Frederick Douglass Memorial Garden. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Room 312. Contact: 202/619-7097.

8:30 a.m. —Veterans Affairs Departmentholds a meeting of the National Research Advisory Council to review its annual report for 2005, receive an overview of research, education and clinical centers, and an update on deployment health and Gulf War research. Location: Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/254-0200.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case:

Docket Number 04-1140: Martin v. Franklin Capital Corp.

Docket Number 04-1067: Georgia v. Randolph

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing, “Kosovo: A Way Forward?” R. Nicholas Burns, State Department, and Richard Holbrooke, Perseus LLC, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

9:30 a.m. —Judiciary Committeeholds a hearing, “Saudi Arabia: Friend or Foe in the War on Terror?” Daniel Glaser, Treasury Department, and Alan Misenheimer, State Department, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. —Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestryresearch, nutrition and general legislation subcommittee holds a hearing on the pet animal welfare statute. Ron Menaker, American Kennel Club; and Henry Childers, American Veterinary Medical Association, testify. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour debate and 10 a.m. to consider House Resolution 38, expressing support for the accession of Israel to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing on avian-flu preparedness. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. —Resourcesfisheries and oceans subcommittee holds a hearing, “Coastal Barrier Resources Reauthorization Act.” Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and acting Federal Emergency Management Agency Director R. David Paulison testify. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

2 p.m. —Homeland Securityintelligence, information-sharing and terrorism risk assessment subcommittee holds a hearing on the role of information sharing. John Russack, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Lee Hamilton, 9/11 Public Discourse Project, testify. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

2 p.m. —JudiciaryConstitution subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Voting Rights Act: Section 203 — Bilingual Election Requirements, Part I.” Brad Schlozman, acting assistant attorney general, civil rights division; Margaret Fung, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Linda Chavez, One Nation Indivisible; and Rebecca Vigil-Giron, New Mexico secretary of state, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conference — all day The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds its International Non-Proliferation Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Reps. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican, and Ellen O. Tauscher, California Democrat; Amy Woolf, Congressional Research Service; and Stephen I. Schwartz, “Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940”

12:30 p.m. — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman delivers keynote address.

2 p.m. — Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican; former Sen. Sam Nunn, Georgia Democrat; and Linton Brooks, National Nuclear Security Administration: “Today’s Nuclear Threats”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2281.

Discussion — 8 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) holds a discussion with Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, on a range of issues, including taxes, pensions and retirement security. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Tax cuts — 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion, “How Did Firms Respond to the Dividend Tax Cuts?” Jeffrey Brown, University of Illinois; and Jason Hassett, Kevin Hassett and Veronique De Rugy, AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Address — 11 a.m. The Library of Congress (LOC) hosts a keynote address by Jacqueline Johnson, National Congress of American Indians, on the occasion of Native American Heritage Month. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-7302.

Curing cancer — noon IBM holds its “Biobanking Summit IV: Quest for a Cure: International Harmonization for Cancer.” Anna Barker, National Cancer Institute; Caroline Kovac, IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences; and Bob Penny, Molecular Profiling Institute, participate. Location: Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/737-2200.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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