- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 5, 2006


Participates in a panel discussion on health savings accounts, Playhouse on the Green, Bridgeport, Conn.


10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the metropolitan-area employment and unemployment for February 2006. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the agency on EPA’s scientific and ethical reviews of human-subjects research. Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-8381.


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


9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “U.S.-India Atomic Energy Cooperation: The Indian Separation Plan and the Administration’s Legislative Proposal.” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “The Future of Port Security: The GreenLane Maritime Cargo Security Act.” Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat; Rep. Dan Lungren, California Republican; Rep. Jane Harman, California Democrat; and Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Michael Jackson testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2 p.m. —AppropriationsCommerce, Justice, science and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Justice Department. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, and Karen Tandy, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency, testify. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2006; and to consider calling on the government of Vietnam to immediately and unconditionally release Dr. Pham Hong Son and other political prisoners and prisoners of conscience. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Appropriationsscience, State, Justice, Commerce, and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Commerce Department. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. —AppropriationsTransportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Treasury Department. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

1:30 p.m. —International Relations Committeeholds a hearing, “The U.S.-India Global Partnership.” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


Hispanic conference — all day The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds its annual legislative conference, “The Power of Advocacy: Advancing Your Business Agenda,” Events begin at 7 a.m. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 800/874-2286.

Chamber of commerce conference — all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds its annual U.S.- Canada business dialogue. Events begin at 8:15 a.m. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

U.S.-Taiwan relationship — 8 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion with Rep. Rob Simmons, Connecticut Republican, “Repairing the U.S.-Taiwan Security Relationship: Challenges and Opportunities.” Dan Blumenthal of AEI and Mark Stokes of Quantum Pacific Enterprises Ltd. participate. Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Jerusalem politics — 9 a.m. Americans for Peace Now holds a discussion with Israeli Jerusalem specialist Danny Seidemann, “Planning for Jerusalem in a Changing Political World.” Location: APN, 1101 14th St. NW., sixth floor. Contact: 202/728-1893.

Wise spending — 10 a.m. The House Republican Leadership holds a news conference to “discuss their commitment to spending taxpayer dollars wisely and securing our nation.” House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois, House Majority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri, and Reps. Deborah Pryce of Ohio and David Dreier of California participate. Location: HC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/226-9000.

Pork profiles — 11 a.m. Citizens Against Government Waste holds a press conference to release the 2006 Congressional Pig Book, which contains a complete database of pork, profiles of the most egregious examples, a state-by-state breakdown of per-capita pork, and the “Oinker Awards,” for the worst offenders. Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Jim DeMint of South Carolina; Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican.; and Tom Schatz, president, Citizens Against Government Waste, participate. Location: the Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 N. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/467-531.

Domestic violence — 1:30 p.m. — The Allstate Foundation and National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund hold a briefing on economic challenges faced by domestic-violence survivors and the importance of programs to give them assistance. Location: Room HC-7, Capitol. Contact: 202/585-2037.

Natural-gas market — 2 p.m. The Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI holds a press conference to release a new report, “U.S. Manufacturing and the Evolving Global Liquefied Natural Gas Market: Prospects for Lower Energy Costs.” Former Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Donald Norman, economist with the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/647-5126.

Sudan rally — 3:30 p.m. —Simon Deng completes a 300-mile walk with a rally and press conference to shed light on the genocide and modern-day slavery in Sudan, and to call for U.S. government action to stop the violence against and enslavement of black African Sudanese. Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, and Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat; and Democratic Reps. Michael E. Capuano of Massachusetts and Joseph Crowley of New York participate. Location: West Front, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 973/272-2861 or 917/493-3601.

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