- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 7, 2006


Meets with King Abdullah of Jordan; delivers remarks to the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire; signs the Deficit Reduction Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 2005.


1 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly report on heating oil and propane prices. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


10 a.m. Corporation for National and Community Service holds a meeting of the National Civilian Community Corps Advisory Board to discuss a proposal that establishes two committees of the Advisory Board. Location: Corporation for National and Community Service, 1201 New York Ave. NW, Room 8312. Contact: 202/606-6696.


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


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


9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “Iraq Stabilization and Reconstruction.” Witnesses include Stuart Bowen Jr., special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction; and James Jeffrey, senior adviser to the secretary of state and coordinator for Iraq policy. Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216. Contact: 202/224-4651.

3:15 p.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Zipi Livni. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room S-116. Contact: 202/224-4651.


Meets at 2 p.m. to consider post office naming bills and to consider honoring the 12 coal miners killed and the one who survived the mine disaster in Sago, W.Va., and the two killed in the Aracoma Alma mine disaster. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2007 budget for the Defense Department. Witnesses include Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2118. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule, 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. — Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2007 budget for the Health and Human Services Department. HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt testifies. Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1100. Contact: 202/225-3625.

10:30 a.m. — Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2007 budget for the Veterans Affairs Department. Witnesses include VA Secretary Jim Nicholson and Undersecretary for Health Jonathan Perlin. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 334. Contact: 202/225-3527.

11 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2007 budget. Witnesses include Joshua B. Bolten, director of the Office of Management and Budget. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 210. Contact: 202/226-7270.


Internet Caucus conference — all day The Congressional Internet Caucus holds its annual State of the Net Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Remarks by Rep. Joe L. Barton, Texas Republican, and Rep. Rick Boucher, Virginia Democrat

Noon — Remarks by Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, Virginia Republican

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/638-4370.

Election reform — 9 a.m. The Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute hold an inauguration for the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project, which will focus on providing a bipartisan, practical national policy for election reform.

Highlight — 9:15 a.m. — Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, delivers the keynote address.

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Intellectual property — 9 a.m. USA for Innovation holds a discussion on the importance of intellectual property rights, trade and innovation. Participants include Justin McCarthy, assistant U.S. trade representative for intergovernmental affairs; and Evandro de Sampaio Didonet, deputy chief of mission at the Brazilian Embassy. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/772-2179.

Saving marriages — 11 a.m. The Family Research Council and Marriage Savers hold a discussion, “Saving Marriages One Community at a Time,” to commemorate the signing of the 200th Community Marriage Policy. Participants include Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; and Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. Location: Family Research Council, 801 G St. NW. Contact: 202/393-2100.

Corporate governance — noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion, “Corporate Governance Challenges,” with Charlie McCreevy, commissioner for internal market and services for the European Union. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Energy discussion — 1 p.m. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman delivers remarks on the Energy Department’s science, competitiveness and energy initiatives before the Universities Research Association, a consortium of 90 leading research-oriented universities. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

AIDS briefing — 1:30 p.m. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice holds a press briefing to announce the release of the president’s emergency plan for AIDS relief, a second annual report to Congress. Participants include Ambassador Randall Tobias, global aids coordinator; and Mark Dybul, deputy global aids coordinator and chief medical officer. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Briefing Room 2209. Contact: 202/647-2492.

Elections in Nepal — 2 p.m. The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion, “Elections in Nepal: The Pathway to Democracy,” with Rhoderick Chalmers of the International Crisis Group. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3832.

China forum — 5:30 p.m. Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a forum, “U.S. Congress: An Update on U.S.-China Relations,” Participants include Rep. Mark Steven Kirk, Illinois Republican, and Rep. Rick Larsen, Washington Democrat. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

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