- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 27, 2005


To be announced.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the advance report on durable goods — manufacturers’ shipments and orders for August 2005. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.


2:30 p.m. National Council on Disability holds a meeting of the Youth Advisory Committee.Location: National Council on Disability, 1331 F St. NW, Suite 850. Contact: 202/272-2004.


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


In session to resume consideration of the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. to be chief justice of the United States. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Recovering From Hurricane Katrina: Responding to the Immediate Needs of its Victims.” Robert Eckels, county judge, Harris County, Texas; Melvin Holden, mayor-president, Baton Rouge, La.; Robert Massengill, mayor, Brookhaven, Miss.; and Dan Coody, mayor, Fayetteville, Ark., testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on “Hurricane Katrina: Community Rebuilding Needs and Effectiveness of Past Proposals.” Gov. Haley Barbour, Mississippi Republican; Gov. Bob Riley, Alabama Republican (via videoconference); Gov. Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana Democrat; George Yin, chief of staff, Joint Committee on Taxation; Diana Aviv, president and chief executive officer, Independent Sector; Daniel Doctoroff, deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding for New York City, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider Continuing Resolution 245, expressing the sense of Congress that the United States Supreme Court should speedily find the use of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools to be consistent with the Constitution of the United States; Resolution 388, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the July 2005, measures of extreme repression on the part of the Cuban government. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10:45 a.m. Homeland Security management, integration and oversight subcommittee hosts a demonstration by Customs and Border Protection and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of explosives and narcotics detection using federal canine units, to be followed by a hearing on “Sniffing Out Terrorism: The Use of Dogs in Homeland Security.” Lee Titus, director, Front Royal Canine Training Facility, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; David Kontny, director, National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program, Transportation Security Administration, testify. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

3 p.m. — Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on the use of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief funds by the Defense Department. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Paul McHale and Lt. Gen. Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, testify. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.


NAM meeting — all day National Association of Manufacturers holds its fall 2005 Board of Directors meeting. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/627-3065.

Healthy Schools Summit — all day Action for Healthy Kids hosts the Healthy Schools Summit 2005. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/822-9491.

Conference — all day Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, hosts the Senate Hispanic Leadership Summit. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/224-9767 or 202/316-6664.

Press conference — noon The Center for International Private Enterprise and Zogby International hold a press conference to release the results of a new poll on Iraqi business development. John Sullivan, executive director of CIPE, and Michelle Van Gilder, director of International Business Development and Marketing, Zogby International, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/271-9205.

Nepal discussion — 12:30 p.m. The George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs holds a discussion, “Monarchy at the Crossroads: Maoist Insurgency Shakes Nepal,” with Chitra Tiwari, Washington-based freelance journalist and South Asian political analyst affiliated with The Washington Times. Location: GWU Elliott School, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Chung-wen Shih Conference Room 503, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Award ceremony — 6:30 p.m. The Partnership for Public Service and Atlantic Media Company hold a ceremony and gala to honor nine Americans with the Service to America Medal for their outstanding contributions to the nation. Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican; Rep. David Dreier, California Republican, chairman, Rules Committee; Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; John Negroponte, director of national intelligence; Wolf Blitzer, anchor with CNN; Jonathan Bush, chairman and CEO of J. Bush and Co., participate. Location: The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/775-9111.

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