- The Washington Times - Monday, January 30, 2006


To be announced.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the personal income and outlays for December 2005. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


1 p.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the AIDS Research Advisory Committee to review a report from the division director and other staff. Location: National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Conference Rooms E1/E2, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-3732.


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


Meets 10 a.m. to resume consideration of the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. At 4:30 p.m. the Senate will vote on cloture of the Alito nomination.

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


2 p.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Hurricane Katrina: Urban Search and Rescue in a Catastrophe.” William Lokey, chief of the response division’s operations branch at the Federal Emergency Management Agency; and Brig. Gen. Joseph “Brod” Veillon, assistant adjutant general, Louisiana National Guard, testify.

Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.


Not in session. The House next meets at noon tomorrow. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Railway security — all day Railway Age hosts the 2006 Railway Security Forum and Expo. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Tim O’Toole, managing director, London Underground, keynote speaker.

9 a.m. — Concurrent sessions on “Watching Washington: Where is security legislation headed for passenger and freight railroads?”; “What is the Department of Homeland Security doing for you?”; “Securing Hazmat Transport”; and “Cybersecurity”.

noon — Kip Hawley, director, Transportation Security Administration, Homeland Security Department, keynote speaker.

Location: Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 212/620-7209.

Military operations and society — all day Women In International Security holds a conference on “Military Operations and Society: Continuity and Change.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m. Nora Bensahel of the RAND Corp., Audrey Kurth Cronin of Oxford University and Ruth Wedgewood of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University participate. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW. Conference Center. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Hispanic forum — all day The Consumer Bankers Association holds its Hispanic forum, “Reaching Out to the Hispanic Market: Taking Financial Services to the Next Level.” Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlight — 10:30 a.m. — Brent Wilkes, executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens, delivers keynote address.

Location: Westin Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 703/276-3879.

Conservative retreat — 8 a.m. The House Republican Study Committee and the Heritage Foundation host a Conservative Members Retreat, beginning at 8 a.m., in Baltimore. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld; conservative columnist George Will; former Sen. Phil Gramm, Texas Republican; former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican; and Prison Fellowship Ministries founder Chuck Colson are expected to attend. Location: To be announced. Contact: 202/225-3021 or 202-225-4184.

State of the Union — 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “The 2006 State of the Union: Addressing Key Questions of Foreign and Economic Policy.” Thomas Donnelly, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Roger Noriega, Danielle Pletka, Gary Schmitt, Kevin Hassett, Philip Swagel, Norman Ornstein and James Glassman of the American Enterprise Institute participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center. 12th Floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Hurricane impact — 10 a.m. The Federal Communications Commission’s Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks holds a meeting to consider the impact of the hurricane on all sectors of the telecommunications and media industries. Location: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-7452.

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