- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 6, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Resolving Guantanamo — 12:30 p.m. — The Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “Resolving Guantanamo: A Progressive Plan for Detainees in the War on Terror.” Participants include David Crane of Syracuse University and Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Post-Soviet discussion — 12:30 p.m. — Georgetown University and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty hold the annual conference of professionals in Russian, East European and Eurasian affairs, “Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Soviet Space.” Location: Georgetown University, 3604 O St. NW, Alumni House. Contact: 202/687-4328.

PRESIDENT BUSH

8:30 a.m. — Addresses the third annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, held at the Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the wholesale trade report for February. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting to receive public comments on agenda items that will be discussed at the 34th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Labelling of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which will be held in Ottawa from May 1 to 5. Location: FDA Harvey W. Wiley Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Contact: 301/436-2373.

12:30 p.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds the quarterly meeting of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. Location: NASA headquarters, 300 E St. SW. Room 7H45. Contact: 202/358-0914.

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.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to resume consideration of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for fiscal 2007. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on building the capacity of foreign military forces. Defense Undersecretary Eric Edelman and Assistant Secretary of State John Hillen testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151 recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a meeting of the Task Force on Telecom and Antitrust to discuss “Network Neutrality: Competition, Innovation and Nondiscriminatory Access.” Walter B. McCormick Jr., president and chief executive officer of the United States Telecom Association, and Earl Comstock, president and chief executive officer of Comptel, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

1:30 p.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Out at Home: Why Most [Washington Nationals] Fans Can’t See Their Team on TV.” Bob DuPuy, president and chief operating officer of Major League Baseball, and Peter G. Angelos, board chairman and chief executive officer of the Baltimore Orioles, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Lawyers conference — all day — Republican National Lawyers Association holds its seventh annual national conference. Events begin 8:30 a.m. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican; Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican and chairman of the Homeland Security Committee; Theodore B. Olson, former U.S. solicitor general; Kate O’Beirne, author of “Women Who Make the World Worse: and How Their Radical Feminist Assault Is Ruining Our Schools, Families, Military, and Sports,” participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/719-6335.

Fire council conference — all day — The National Volunteer Fire Council holds its 30th anniversary meeting. Events begin 8 a.m. Location: the Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/739-5920.

Iran’s nuclear program — 9 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion with Joseph Cirincione of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, “How Iran’s Nuclear Program Impacts the Middle East.” Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Recovery efforts 9 a.m. — —Catholic Charities USA holds a briefing on the ongoing recovery efforts seven months after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Rev. Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA, and Gordon Wadge, president of Catholic Charities of New Orleans, participate. Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 703/549-1390, Ext. 147.

usiness in the Arab world — 9:30 a.m. — The Middle East Policy Council holds a discussion, “How Can the U.S. Reopen for Business to the Arab World.” Don De Marion, chairman of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce; Edward M. Graham, senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics, participate. Location: 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Room. Contact: 202/296-6767.

Religious freedom — 10 a.m. — The Congressional Human Rights Caucus holds a briefing, “Anti-Conversion Laws and Religious Freedom in South Asia and the Middle East: The Case of Abdul Rahman.” Felice Gaer, vice chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom, and J. Alexander Thier of the United States Institute of Peace participate. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5136.

Taylor trial — 10 a.m. — The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion, “Charles Taylor on Trial,” on the arrest of the former Liberian leader. Jacques Klein, former U.N. special representative of the secretary-general in Liberia, and David Crane, former prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW, second floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3832.

Ending Earmarks tour — 11 a.m. — The Americans for Prosperity Foundation holds a press conference to kick off its nationwide “Ending Earmarks Express” grass-roots bus tour. Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Rep. Scott Garrett of New Jersey and Rep. Tom Feeney of Florida participate. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/349-5871.

Israel/Palestine relations— 12:15 p.m. — The New America Foundation holds a discussion with Daniel Levy, the lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative, “After Both Elections: Assessing the Israel/Palestine Negotiation Dynamic and the Gap Between Israel and the Diaspora.” Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

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