- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 6, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses the global war on terrorism, Charlotte, N.C. Welcomes 2005 and 2006 NCAA sports champions to the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Oilseed Processors Associationreleases the weekly report on the soybean crush. Location: 1255 23rd St. NW., Suite 850. Contact: 202/452-8040.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m.Farm Credit Administration holds a meeting of the board. Location: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/883-4009.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session to resume consideration of the border-control bill. There will be a cloture vote on S.2454 during Thursday’s session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations interior and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson and Deputy EPA Administrator Marcus Peacock testify. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

9:30 a.m. —Appropriations Transportation, Treasury, the judiciary, and HUD subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Treasury Department. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow; Stuart Levey, undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence; and Janice Gardner, assistant secretary for intelligence and analysis, Treasury Department, testify. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

2:30 p.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs federal financial management, government information, and international security subcommittee holds a hearing on the effectiveness of the Small Business Administration and SBA programs and their financial impact on the budget and economy. Rep. Sue W. Kelly, New York Republican; SBA Administrator Hector Barreto; and William Shear, director of financial markets and community investment, Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Justice Department’s operations and activities. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales testifies. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

9:30 a.m. — Appropriations military quality of life and Veterans Affairs and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Veterans Affairs Department. VA Secretary Jim Nicholson testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. —Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing, “Building America’s Competitiveness: Examining What is Needed to Compete in a Global Economy.” Labor Secretary Elaine Chao; Education Secretary Margaret Spellings; and Jim Jarrett, vice president for worldwide government affairs, Intel Corp., testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

GENERAL AGENDA

Export-Import Bank conference — all day The Export-Import Bank of the United States holds its annual conference. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlight —12:30 p.m. — Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat, and Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican, chairman, Financial Services Committee, deliver remarks

Location: The Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 703/536-4993.

Securities market — 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Data Pricing and Dissemination in a Competitive Securities Market.” Jeff Brown of Charles Schwab and Co., Inc.; Adena Friedman of NASDAQ; and Kevin O’Hara of the New York Stock Exchange participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW., Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Foster care — 10 a.m. The Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care holds a discussion, “Strengthening Courts, Improving Foster Care: A Progress Report.” Bill Frenzel, chairman of the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care; Judge Lee Satterfield of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; and William Vickrey and Clarice Dibble Walker of the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care participate. Location: H-137, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/687-0697.

Re-enlistment ceremony — 3 p.m. The U.S. Army Reserve holds a re-enlistment ceremony for injured soldiers. Sgt. Juanita Wilson, who lost her left arm in an attack in Iraq, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michele Jones of the U.S. Army Reserve participate. Location: West Front Steps, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/261-2885.

Belarus elections — 4 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion with Belarus Ambassador Mikhail Khostov, “The Elections in Belarus and the Choice of Belarus.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Trade briefing — 5 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a briefing with Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, on the roles of government agencies and the business community in combating the trade of counterfeit and pirated goods. Thomas Donohue, president of the USCC, participates. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Prayer breakfast Mass — 6:30 p.m. National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Inc. celebrates a Mass in advance of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast April 7. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, participates. Location: St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 703/739-5920.

Japanese American foundation reception — 7 p.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine Chao and Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta deliver remarks at a National Japanese American Memorial Foundation reception. Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-0016.c Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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