- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 14, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Louisiana to deliver an address to the nation on the response to Hurricane Katrina.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting focusing on presentations about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on communications services in the Gulf Coast states. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW, Room TW-C305. Contact: 202/502-8400.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of John G. Roberts Jr. to be chief justice of the United States. Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat, and Steve Tober, chairman of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10:30 a.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Stewart Baker and Julie Myers each to be an assistant secretary at the Homeland Security Department. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2 p.m. —Foreign Relations East Asian and Pacific affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on U.S.-Indonesian relations. Eric John, deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, and James Kunder, assistant administrator for Asia and the Near East at the U.S. Agency for International Development, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005 and the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Back to the Drawing Board: A First Look at Lessons Learned from Katrina.” Immediately after the hearing, the committee will hold a business meeting to consider the Federal and District of Columbia Government Real Property Act of 2005; the District of Columbia Omnibus Authorization Act; and a committee report titled, “A Citizen’s Guide on Using the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 to Request Government Records.” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. —Science Committee holds a hearing on cybersecurity: “How Can the Government Help Address Vulnerabilities in Critical Industries?” David Kepler, corporate vice president of shared services at the Dow Chemical Co., and John Leggate of BP Amoco PLC testify. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

GENERAL AGENDA

Hispanic leadership summit — all day Senate Democrats play host to the sixth annual Hispanic Leadership Summit. Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat; Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; Sen. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat.; Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat; and Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, California Democrat, deliver opening remarks, S-207, U.S. Capitol.

12:45 p.m. — Democratic Sens. Byron L. Dorgan of North Dakota, Ken Salazar of Colorado and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California deliver luncheon address and panel introductions, G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

2:30 p.m. — Rep. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat and chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, delivers closing remarks.

Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol or as noted above. Contact: 202/224-5352.

Business and health information technology — all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a summit, “No More Excuses: Business and Health Information Technology.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican; and David Brailer, national health information technology coordinator for the Health and Human Services Department, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Consumer health care — 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on consumer health care and health insurance issues, focusing on whether consumers use less health care and buy less insurance when prices increase. Michael Morrisey, author of “Price Sensitivity in Health Care: Implications for Health Care Policy”; James Baumgardner of the Congressional Budget Office; and Paul Ginsburg of the Center for Studying Health System Change participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Civil rights views — 1 p.m. Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary hold a press conference to discuss serious concerns the Hispanic community has regarding Judge John G. Roberts Jr.’s views on civil rights issues. Ann Marie Tallman, president and general counsel at the Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund, and Ana Sol Gutierrez, Maryland state delegate, participate. Location: Outside 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/365-0625 or 240/601-5562.

Jewish week — 7 p.m. Washington Jewish Week holds a meeting of Washington-area Jews to break the world record for the number of shofars, an instrument made from the horn of a ram or other kosher animal, blown at one time. Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times


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