- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 27, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases statistics on new residential sales for August 2005. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. NASA holds a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council, Task Force on International Space Station Operational Readiness, to assess the operational readiness of the International Space Station to support a new crew, assess the Russian flight team’s preparedness to accomplish the Expedition 12 mission, and assess the health and flight readiness of the Expedition 12 crew. Location: NASA headquarters, 300 E St. SW. Room 7U22. Contact: 202/358-4621.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on needed improvements to defense acquisition processes and organizations. Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and Kenneth Krieg, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, testify. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9:30 a.m. —Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of John Danilovich to be chief executive officer of the Millennium Challenge Corp. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs federal financial management, government information and international security subcommittee holds a hearing, “Housing-Related Programs for the Poor: Can We Be Sure That Federal Assistance Is Getting to Those Who Need It Most?” Jim Martin, assistant chief financial officer, Housing and Urban Development Department, and David Wood, director of financial markets and community investment, Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. to consider “The Natural Disaster Student Aid Fairness Act” and the goals and ideals of “Lights On After School,” a national celebration of after-school programs. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations transportation, Treasury, and housing and urban development, the judiciary, and District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on the use of Hurricane Katrina disaster-relief funds by the Housing and Urban Development Department. Federal Housing Administration Commissioner and HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing Brian Montgomery and HUD Deputy Secretary Roy Bernardi testify. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. —Financial services domestic and international monetary policy, trade and technology subcommittee holds a hearing, “[International Development Association]-14: Historic Advance or Incremental Change in Debt and Development Policy?” Timothy Adams, undersecretary for international affairs, Treasury Department, and Bobby Pittman Jr., deputy assistant secretary for multilateral development institutions and policy, Treasury Department, testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

4 p.m. —Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee and human resources subcommittee hold a joint hearing, “Improving Service to Individuals with Disabilities,” focusing on the commissioner of Social Security’s proposed regulation to accelerate the disability determination process. Jo Anne Barnhart, commissioner, Social Security Administration, and Judge Howard McKibben, chairman, Judicial Conference Committee, Federal-State Jurisdiction, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Reno, Nev., testify. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Healthy Kids summit — all day Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) hosts the Healthy Schools Summit 2005. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican; Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat; Surgeon General Richard Carmona; and David Satcher, former surgeon general and founding chairman, AFHK, deliver remarks at the opening plenary session

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

Brazil-U.S. meeting — all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds the XXIV Plenary Meeting of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council. Events begin at 10:30 a.m.

Highlights — 11:15 a.m. — Celso Amorim, foreign minister of Brazil, delivers remarks.

11:45 a.m. — Treasury Secretary John W. Snow delivers remarks.

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

North Korea briefing — 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a briefing with Robert Einhorn, former assistant secretary of state for nonproliferation, and Derek Mitchell, senior fellow at CSIS, “North Korea and the Six-Party Talks.” Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Abacha funds briefing — 9 a.m. World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Jean-Daniel Gerberthe, Swiss secretary of state, Economic Affairs Ministry, hold a press briefing on the return to Nigeria of the Abacha (former Nigerian President Sani Abacha) funds from Swiss accounts. Location: World Bank, 1818 H St. NW. Contact: 202/458-7571.

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