- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 7, 2005


To be announced.


Travels to the Gulf Coast region to investigate what went wrong with early relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina.


10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the wholesale trade for July 2005. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.


10:30 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the United States International Telecommunication Advisory Committee to discuss matters related to the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, in preparation for the third WSIS Preparatory Committee meeting. Location: National Academy of Science Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-5205.


In session to consider the Commerce Department, Justice Department and related agencies appropriations for fiscal 2006. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Examining the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 and Recent Market Developments.” Robert Colby, deputy director of the Division of Market Regulation, Securities and Exchange Commission; and Patrick McCarty, general counsel, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. —Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee meets to hold a roundtable discussion on “Hurricane Katrina: Rebuilding Lives and Communities.” Mike Casserly of Great City Schools; and Leonard Merrell, superintendent of Katy Independent School District, Texas, participate. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

4:15 p.m. — Veterans’ Affairs Committee meets to receive a briefing on the state of affairs of VA’s facilities, patients and employees in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson, testifies. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9126.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider legislation making emergency supplemental appropriations for fiscal 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing on “Medicaid: Empowering Beneficiaries on the Road to Reform.” Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

11 a.m. —Homeland Security prevention of nuclear and biological attack subcommittee holds a hearing on “WMD Terrorism and Proliferant States.” Daniel Byman, associate professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and director of the Security Studies Program at the Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University; Gregory Giles, senior director for competitive analysis, Hicks & Associates Inc., Center for Adaptive Strategies & Threats; and Ray Takeyh, senior fellow at the Middle Eastern Studies Council on Foreign Relations, testify. Location: 2261 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.


Retired Americans — all day Alliance for Retired Americans holds its 2005 legislative conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, and R. Thomas Buffenbarger, president, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, deliver remarks.

11:30 a.m. — Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat; Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat and minority leader; Rep. Xavier Becerra, California Democrat; Rep. Jan Schakowksy, Illinois Democrat; and AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Richard Trumka, participate in a Rally for Retirement Security, upper D Street Park, D Street and New Jersey Avenue Southeast.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW or as noted above. Contact: 301/275-3356 or 703/314-2505.

Press conference — 10 a.m. Make a Plan holds a press conference to announce an emergency-preparedness plan in the National Capital Region. Barbara Childs-Pair, director of the D.C. Emergency Management Agency and project manager of the National Capital Region Emergency Preparedness Campaign, participates. Location: D.C. Fire Engine Company 24, 5101 Georgia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-4628.

Ceremony — 1:30 p.m. Housing and Urban Development Department holds a ceremony to celebrate its 40th anniversary and highlight the effect that HUD has made in communities across the country. HUD Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson; former HUD secretaries and representatives from the housing community and nonprofit organizations, participate. Location: HUD, 451 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/321-6798.

Press conference — 3 p.m. National Press Club Afternoon Newsmaker Committee holds a press conference with Karsten Voigt, coordinator of German-North American Cooperation in the German Federal Foreign Office, titled “An Outlook on Germany on the Eve of Parliamentary Elections.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7540.

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