- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 6, 2006


Meets with the Iraq Study Group, the White House. Meets with Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, the White House.


11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the transportation services index for September. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

3 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the broiler hatchery report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.


8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee and Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel. Location: Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Ballroom, Gaithersburg. Contact: 240/276-0491, Ext. 161.

10 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, planning and procedures subcommittee. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B1, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7364.

2 p.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the U.S. International Telecommunication Advisory Committee. Location: Boeing Co., 1200 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/465-3680.


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


9:30 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry agriculture, nutrition and forestry subcommittee holds a hearing on the nominations of Leland Strom to be a member of the Farm Credit Administration Board; Mark Keenum to be agriculture undersecretary for farm and agricultural services and to be a member of the Commodity Credit Corp.; and Jill Sommers to be a commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on FBI oversight. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. — Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Jovita Carranza to be deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration. Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5175.

3 p.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Paul Schneider to be undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006; legislation to amend Title 38; the Dewey F. Bartlett Post Office Designation Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10:30 a.m. Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on safety and quality for Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease. U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, Government Accountability Office, and Leslie Norwalk, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, testify. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

11 a.m. — Armed Services military personnel subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the criteria for military awards and decorations. Joseph Kinney and Gerald Jonas, Vietnam War veterans; and Michael Dominguez, Defense Department, testify. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.


Special-needs conference — all day The Health and Human Services Department hosts the ninth International Congress on Community Services for Children, Youth and Families with Special Health Care Needs Convention. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 12:15 p.m. — New Freedom Award luncheon, with honorees Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, Sports Academy for the Physically Challenged, Ghana; Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics; Alfred Mann, Advanced Bionics Corp.; and Lex Frieden, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

‘Superbug’ initiative — 8 a.m. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology holds a press conference to announce an initiative to help prevent the transmission of the “superbug,” methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Location: Georgetown University Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/261-2869.

Military financial services — 8 a.m. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. holds a conference on financial services for the military.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair delivers remarks.

8:15 a.m. — Incoming House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: FDIC, 3501 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/898-6992.

Presentation — 9 a.m. The Alliance for Excellent Education holds a presentation, “Reaching Every English Language Learner — From Hawaii to New York City.” Sens. Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrats; Daniel Hamada, Kauai Complex Area, Kauai, Hawaii; and Margarita Calderon, Johns Hopkins University, participate. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/828-0828.

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