- The Washington Times - Monday, September 19, 2005


Travels to Mississippi and Louisiana.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases figures on new residential construction for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


9:30 a.m. Export-Import Bank holds an advisory committee meeting to discuss renewable energy exports and related export financing trends. Location: Ex-Im Bank, 811 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 1143. Contact: 202/565-3502.


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


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


2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation disaster prevention and prediction subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Lifesaving Role of Accurate Hurricane Prediction,” focusing on the forecast for Hurricane Katrina and the work of the National Hurricane Center. Witnesses include Max Mayfield, director of the center; and Windell Curole, general manager of the South Lafourche Levee District. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. — Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and narcotics affairs subcommittee holds a hearing, “Challenge or Opportunity: China’s Role in Latin America.” Witnesses include Charles Shapiro, deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs; and Roger Pardo-Maurer, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Western Hemisphere affairs. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.


Meets at 12:30 p.m. for debate and 2 p.m. for business, including bills on displaced workers, student financial assistance during war or national emergency and other education issues. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


2 p.m. International Relations Africa, global human rights and international operations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Implementing the Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act of 2004.” Witnesses include James Smith, acting assistant administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development; and Jonathan Morduch, associate professor of public policy and economics at New York University. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

5 p.m. — Rules Committee holds a meets to formulate a rule on the School Readiness Act of 2005 and the Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness Act of 2005. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.


Pharmaceutical conference — all day The Generic Pharmaceutical Association holds its first annual policy conference. Events begin at 7 a.m., and include addresses by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, at 8 a.m. and Rep. Henry A. Waxman, California Democrat, at noon. Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 22nd and M streets NW. Contact: 703/647-2495.

Federal Credit Unions conference — all day National Association of Federal Credit Unions holds its 2005 congressional caucus. Events begin at 8:45 a.m. Speakers include Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee; panel members Reps. Patrick T. McHenry, North Carolina Republican, and Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat; Sen. Thomas R. Carper, Delaware Democrat and member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee; and Treasury Secretary John W. Snow. Location: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/522-4770, Ext. 263.

Aging policy — 10 a.m. The White House Conference on Aging’s Policy Committee holds a meeting to continue discussions and planning for the 2005 aging conference set for Dec. 11 to Dec. 14. Participants include David Walker, U.S. comptroller general, and Brent Green, president of Brent Green and Associates Inc. marketing consulting firm and author of “Marketing to Leading Edge Baby Boomers.” Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-2887.

Middle East forum — 10:45 a.m. Americans for Peace Now and the American Task Force on Palestine hold a forum on Israeli-Palestinian economic relations after the disengagement from settlements in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Location: 1116 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/728-1893.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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