- The Washington Times - Monday, September 12, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani. Travels to New York for the 60th U.N. General Assembly.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysisrelease the U.S. international trade in goods and services for July 2005. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Defenseholds a meeting of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board, to review new projects requesting SERDP funds in excess of $1 million. Location: SERDP Program Office, 901 N. Stuart St., Suite 804, Arlington. Contact: 703/696-2126.

9 a.m. —Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting of the Mobile Sources technical review subcommittee to receive updates on work-group activities and discuss recommendations made by the National Academy of Sciences regarding mobile source air-pollution control. Location: Holiday Inn and Suites, 625 First St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/343-9373.

SENATE

Meets to resume consideration of the Commerce Department, Justice Department and related agencies appropriations for fiscal 2006. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committeeholds a hearing on the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. to be chief justice of the United States. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. —FinanceSocial Security and family policy subcommittee holds a hearing, “Charities on the Front Line: How the Nonprofit Sector Meets the Needs of America’s Communities.” George Hood, director of national community relations and development, Salvation Army, testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. to consider including the Sportfishing and Recreational Boating Safety Amendments Act of 2005, a concurrent resolution memorializing the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 and the Dandini Research Park Conveyance Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reformnational security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, “Combating Terrorism: Visas Still Vulnerable” to include a Government Accountability Office report, “Border Security: Strengthened Visa Process Would Benefit From Improvements in Staffing and Information Sharing.” Jess Ford, director, International Affairs and Trade Division, GAO; John Lange, deputy inspector general, State Department; and Tony Edson, acting deputy assistant secretary for visa services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, State Department, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2:30 p.m. —International RelationsAfrica, global human rights and international operations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Protecting Street Children: Vigilantes or the Rule of Law?” David Denehy, director of strategic planning and external affairs, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, State Department; and Lloyd Feinberg, manager, Displaced Children and Orphans Fund, U.S. Agency for International Development, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Policy conference — all day The Congressional Hispanic Conference Institute holds a public policy conference, “Leadership for America’s Future,” Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlight — Noon — Closing lunch honoring actors Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales and Sonia Braga for their contributions to the arts

Location: Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/548-5876.

Rebuilding communities — 9 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “From Tragedy to Triumph: Principled Solutions for Rebuilding Lives and Communities.” Highlight — 9 a.m. — first lady Laura Bush delivers remarks on helping youth at home and abroad.

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium.

Contact: 202/675-1752.

Space Age — 11:30 a.m. The Library of Congress holds a discussion with astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell titled, “Dawn of the Space Age,” retelling the first five years of the Space Age, from 1957-1961 using information recently declassified by the United States and Russia. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1693.

Spy ring — 6:30 p.m. The International Spy Museum holds a presentation by H. Keith Melton, author and historian, and Gerald Richards, FBI counterintelligence expert, “A Family Affair: The Tradecraft Secrets of the Walker Spy Ring” Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-2843.

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