- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 4, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a meeting on health care initiatives at the White House. Attends a Republican National Committee finance luncheon at the Evermay mansion in Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturing, mining and wholesale trade in the fourth quarter of 2005. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Human Studies Review Board to advise the agency on its scientific and ethical reviews of human subjects research. In addition, the Office of the Science Adviser is soliciting public comment on its proposed list of candidates for membership to the HSRB. Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-8381.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. —Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee holds a hearing on the proposed fiscal 2007 budget for missile defense programs. Eric Edelman, undersecretary of defense for policy, and Army Lt. Gen. Larry Dodgen, chief of Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Army Forces Strategic Command, testify. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

2:30 p.m. — Armed Services personnel subcommittee holds a hearing on health benefits and programs in review in the proposed fiscal 2007 defense budget. David Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and William Winkenwerder Jr., assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, testify. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

3 p.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs housing and transportation subcommittee holds a hearing, “Reform of [the Federal Housing Administration’s] Title I Manufactured Housing Loan Programs.” Brian Montgomery, assistant secretary for housing and federal housing commissioner, and Michael Frenz, executive vice president of the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for debate and 2 p.m. to consider providing for the appointment of Phillip Frost as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution and providing for the reappointment of Alan G. Spoon as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations transportation, Treasury and housing and urban development, the judiciary, District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Supreme Court. Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Clarence Thomas testify. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing, “Port Security and ‘The SAFE Port Act.’” Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Michael Jackson and Bethann Rooney, manager of port security at the Port of New York and New Jersey, testify. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

2:30 p.m. — Appropriations foreign operations, export financing and related programs subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2007 appropriations for the State Department’s foreign assistance programs. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

Government performance — all day — The Performance Institute and a coalition of government groups host the eighth annual Government Performance Summit, “Assessing the President’s Management Agenda.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Energy meeting — 11 a.m. United States Energy Association holds its annual membership meeting. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman delivers remarks. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1230.

Financial literacy — 11 a.m. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral and Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary Dan Iannicola Jr. participate in a press conference to kick off the National Strategy for Financial Literacy. Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican; Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, Texas Democrat; and Rep. Judy Biggert, Illinois Republican, participate. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Media Room 4121. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Prize anniversary — 6 p.m. Georgetown University holds a ceremony marking the 31st anniversary of the Edward Weintal Prize for International Reporting. Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent for CNN; Gary Trudeau, creator of “Doonesbury”; Anne Garrels of National Public Radio and George Packer of the New Yorker participate. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest, Bunn Intercultural Center. Contact: 202/687-4328.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times


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