- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 7, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the productivity and costs for second quarter 2005 (revised). Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Bureau of Industry and Security holds a meeting of the Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee to review export controls applicable to transportation and related equipment or technology. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 6087B, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution avenues NW. Contact: 202/482-4814.

1:30 p.m. —National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Children’s Study Advisory Committee, ethics subcommittee, to develop preliminary recommendations regarding the dissemination of study findings to the public. Location: National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 301/594-9174.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session to consider a resolution related to the late Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, and then will adjourn to facilitate member attendance at his funeral. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Green Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2005, the National Small Business Regulatory Assistance Act of 2005, the Second-Stage Small Business Development Act of 2005, the Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness Act of 2005 and the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Agriculture Committee holds a hearing to review the Kelo v. City of New London Supreme Court decision and the Strengthening the Ownership of Private Property Act of 2005. Rep. Henry Bonilla, Texas Republican; Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat; and Bob Stallman, president, American Farm Bureau, testify. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10 a.m. —Homeland Security economic security, infrastructure protection, and cyber-security subcommittee holds a hearing on “The London Bombings: Protecting Civilian Targets From Terrorist Attacks.” Kip Hawley, administrator, Transportation Security Administration, Homeland Security Department; Robert Stephan, assistant secretary, Infrastructure Protection Division, Homeland Security Department, testify. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Competitive association — all day U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a conference on the results of a new study on association management titled, “The Future of the Competitive Association.” Events begin at 8 a.m. T. Peter Ruane, CAE, president and chief executive officer of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association; Craig Fuller, president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Hurricane relief fundraiser — all day The Canadian Embassy holds a fundraiser to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. Lunch benefit

4:30 p.m. —Evening benefit to be held at Elephant and Castle, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Location: Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW or as noted above. Contact: 202/682-7716.

Policy forum — all day New America Foundation holds its policy forum titled, “Terrorism, Security, and America’s Purpose: Toward a More Comprehensive Strategy.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:05 a.m. Rep. H. James Saxton, New Jersey Republican, chairman, Joint Economic Committee, “Thoughts on America’s Terrorism Challenge”

10:30 a.m. — Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, “A Conversation: America’s Purposes and Challenges”

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

Defense cooperation — all day IDEEA Inc holds ComDef 2005, the 23rd conference in the Common Defense series, which addresses the issues of “Transformation and the New Realities in Defense Cooperation.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics Kenneth Krieg discusses the “Status of International Cooperation.”

12:30 p.m. — President of the International Strategic Studies Association Gregory Copley, luncheon discussion on counterterrorism

4:50 p.m. — Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, “Cooperation: The Way Forward”

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/760-0762.

Export controls — 9:30 a.m. — Bureau of Industry and Security’s Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee holds a meeting to review export controls applicable to transportation and related equipment or technology. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution avenues NW, Room 6087B. Contact: 202/482-4814.

Economic outlook — 9:30 a.m. — The Business Roundtable holds a conference call beginning at 9:30 a.m. to announce the September economic outlook survey results as measured prior to Hurricane Katrina. Hank McKinnell, chairman of the Business Roundtable and chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc., participates. Location: None given. Contact: 202/496-3288.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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