- The Washington Times - Monday, October 24, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses a Joint Armed Forces Officers’ Wives luncheon at Bolling Air Force Base; meets with Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government, at the White House; attends a Republican National Committee Dinner at Mellon Auditorium in Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases a report on existing-home sales for September. Location: 700 11th St. NW.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Election Assistance Commission meets to get an update on voluntary voting system guidelines and to hear a presentation on the timely return of voter registration applications. Location: Election Assistance Commission, 1225 New York Ave. NW, Suite 1100. Contact: 202/566-3100.

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

2:30 p.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs federal financial management, government information and international security subcommittee holds a hearing, “Guns and Butter: Setting Priorities in Federal Spending in the Context of Natural Disaster, Deficits and War.” Witnesses include Rep. John Shadegg, Arizona Republican, and former Rep. Charles Stenholm, Texas Democrat. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for debate and at 2 p.m. to consider recognizing America’s Blood Centers and its member organizations for providing a safe volunteer donor blood supply, and to consider the American Spirit Fraud Prevention Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

11 a.m. — Judiciary constitution subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Voting Rights Act: Section 5 of the Act: History, Scope and Purpose.” Section 5, scheduled to expire in 2007, requires certain states to receive federal approval before changing election practices. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. Contact: 202/225-3951.

3 p.m. — Energy and Commerce Committee holds a markup of reconciliation measures for digital television transition, and Medicaid, health care and energy relief from Hurricane Katrina. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2123. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

Wider Europe — all day — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a conference, “Wider Europe and the Trans-Atlantic Link.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski delivers remarks.

Noon — Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried gives the keynote address.

Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Intellectual property — all day — The Intellectual Property Owners Association holds an international judges conference. Participants include Paul R. Michel, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Jon W. Dudas, undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property; Nicholas Pumphery of the Royal Courts of London; Klaus Grabinski of the District Court of Duesseldorf, Germany; and Ryuchi Shitara of Tokyo District Court. Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/775-2675.

Leadership discussion — 8:30 a.m. — U.S. News & World Report holds a discussion, “America’s Best Leaders: Who Are They? Where Are They Taking Us?” Participants include David Gergen, editor at large of U.S. News & World Report, and Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox News Network LLC. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 212/577-2584 or 917/957-4610.

Educational philanthropy — 9:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “With the Best of Intentions: How Philanthropy Is Reshaping K-12 Education.” Participants include Richard Colvin of Columbia University, Jane Hannaway of the Urban Institute and Bruno Manno of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Emergency preparedness — 9:30 a.m. — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a meeting, “Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities: Is the Workplace Ready?” Location: EEOC Office Building, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4070.

21st-century teaching — 1:30 p.m. — The Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “Teaching Our Kids in a 21st Century Economy.” Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, participates. Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Champions for children — 7 p.m. — Fight Crime: Invest in Kids holds the third annual Champions for Children Gala. Participants include Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, Democrat, and Rep. Todd R. Platts, Pennsylvania Republican. Location: Hyatt Regency-Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/776-0027, Ext. 127.

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