- The Washington Times - Monday, April 3, 2006


Throws out the first pitch at the Cincinnati Reds’ opening home game at Great American Ball Park. Returns to Washington.


10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases February figures on construction put in place. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

4 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly report on highway diesel prices. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


8:30 a.m. United States Coast Guard holds a meeting of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee working groups. Location: Coast Guard headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-6890.

9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 202: Portable Electronic Devices. Location: 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.


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


Meets at 2 p.m. to resume consideration of the border security bill. The first roll-call vote is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on immigration. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.


Meets at 2 p.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


DP World fallout — 9:30 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion with Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican, “Dubai Ports World: Where National Security and International Trade and Investment Collide.” Sherman Katz of CEIP also participates. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

DP World forum — 10 a.m. Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, hosts a public forum on international trade and cargo security in the aftermath of the fight over the DP World deal. A panel will debate the future of foreign investment in U.S. port facilities and securing the safety of cargo. Other participants include Clark Kent Ervin, former Homeland Security Department inspector general; Mic Dinsmore, chief executive officer of the Port of Seattle; and Joe Bouchard, executive director of the Center for Homeland Security and Defense at Zel Technologies Inc. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

Post-oil economy — 10:30 a.m. — The Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “After Oil: The Economic and Political Promise of a Post-Petroleum Society.” Participants include Rep. Stephanie Herseth, South Dakota Democrat; former Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat; David Morris, vice president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance; and David Hallberg, chairman and chief executive officer of PRIME BioShield. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

U.S. trade policy — 11 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion with Rep. Bill Thomas, California Republican and House Ways and Means Committee chairman, “The Doha Merry-Go Round: When the Music Stops Will the U.S. be up or Down?” Other participants include Lael Brainard of the Brookings Institution and Jeffrey J. Schott of the Institute for International Economics. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Iraq’s future — noon The Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies hosts a discussion, “The Future of Iraq,” with Khair El-Din Haseeb, an Iraq native and co-founder and director-general of the Center for Arab Unity Studies. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest, Intercultural Conference Center, CCAS Boardroom, Room 241. Contact: 202/687-6215.

Bangladesh speech — 3 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference with Shamsher M. Chowdhury, Bangladesh’s ambassador to the U.S., on the role that the Muslim-majority democracy plays in the global war on terror, and on equality of the sexes and separation of church and state in his country. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Book discussion — 5:30 p.m. The Council on Foreign Relations holds a book discussion with Julia E. Sweig, author of “Friendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century.” Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3428.

Hispanic business — 6:30 p.m. The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds a reception to kick off its annual legislative conference, “The Power of Advocacy: Advancing Your Business Agenda.” Participants include Roger Noriega, former U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 800/874-2286.

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