- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 6, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases the Transportation Services Index for June. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reservereleases its weekly reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administrationholds a meeting of the Arthritis Advisory Committee to discuss a biologics license application to treat moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis. Location: FDA, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, conference room, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-7001.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at noon for debate and at 2:15 p.m. to consider the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2005 and the estate tax bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committeeholds a hearing on gasoline prices and factors contributing to high prices. Witnesses include Guy Caruso, administrator of the Energy Information Administration; James Overdahl, chief economist for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and Johnnie Burton, director of the Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider commemorating the 60th anniversary of V-J Day and the end of World War II in the Pacific, and calling on the president to issue a proclamation recognizing the 30th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Security forum — all day New America Foundation holds its policy forum, “Terrorism, Security and America’s Purpose: Towards a More Comprehensive Strategy.” Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat, “America’s Purpose: Leadership Needed in Building a ‘New Consensus’ in the Fight Against Terrorism”

12:15 p.m. — Gen. Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, “Reflecting on 9/11 and America’s Global Engagement Problem”

7:15 p.m. — Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, “America’s Purpose and the Global Struggle Against Terrorism”

Location: Capitol Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Chinese president — 9:30 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion to assess major issues surrounding Chinese President Hu Jintao’s upcoming visit to Washington. Participants include Bates Gill, Freeman chair in China Studies at CSIS; Richard McCormack, senior adviser for the International Security Program at CSIS; Bonnie Glaser, senior associate at the International Security Program; and Frank Verrastro, director of the Energy Program at CSIS. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

September 11 review — 9:30 a.m. Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce holds a presentation with Eric Edelman, undersecretary of defense for policy, to update Maryland businesses on the global war on terror. Location: Maritime Institute, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum, Md. Contact: 301/725-4000.

No-fly lists — 7 p.m. Georgetown University Law Center holds a discussion, “No-Fly Lists and National Security.” Participants include David Cole, Georgetown University law professor; Paul Rosenzweig, senior legal research fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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