- The Washington Times - Monday, July 10, 2006


Space exploration — 9 a.m. —The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion, “The U.S., China and International Cooperation on Space Exploration.” Participants include Reps. Mark Steven Kirk, Illinois Republican, and Rick Larsen, Washington Democrat. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Iraqi documents — noon — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “The Captured Iraqi Intelligence Documents: What Do They Reveal and How Should They Be Handled?” Participants include Rep. Peter Hoekstra, Michigan Republican; Thomas Joscelyn, terrorism researcher; Michael Tanji, former chief of the Document and Media Exploitation Division at the Defense Intelligence Agency; and James Jay Carafano and Peter Brookes of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.


Delivers remarks on the midsession review in the East Room of the White House.


2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department holds an auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


8:30 a.m. — Drug Enforcement Administration holds a joint meeting with the Health and Human Services Department on electronic prescriptions for controlled substances. Location: Marriott Crystal City at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway (Crystal Forum amphitheater, adjacent to the hotel), Arlington. Contact: 202/307-7297.


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. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: Establishing a Constitutional Process.” On June 29, the Supreme Court ruled that the Bush administration did not have the constitutional authority to set up “military commissions” to try detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Location: 216 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Insurance Regulation Reform.” Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Anna Blackburne-Rigsby and Phyllis Thompson, each to be an associate judge for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals; and Jennifer Anderson to be an associate judge for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the implementation of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, geothermal energy and other renewable-energy production on federal lands in the Western states. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.


Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour debate and 10 a.m. to consider pending legislation, including a bill to study and promote the use of energy-efficient computer servers in the United States. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee holds a hearing on the Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. — Financial Services oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Terror Finance Tracking Program.” Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on “Draft Legislation Regarding Ballast Water Management and Reduction of Air Pollution From Ships.” Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. — Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Evolving National Strategy for Victory in Iraq.” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


Conference — all day — Government Executive magazine, the Council for Excellence in Government and the National Academy of Public Administration sponsor a conference, “Excellence in Government 2006,” the federal management conference dedicated to improving high-performance government and providing federal best practices. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 7:30 a.m. — Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell, delivers remarks.

8:30 a.m. — Office of Personnel Management Director Linda Springer, delivers remarks.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/266-7337.

Folklife Festival — all day — The Smithsonian Institution holds its annual “Folklife Festival.” The festival programs will include “Alberta at the Smithsonian,” the first festival program to feature a Canadian province; “Been in the Storm So Long,” a series of evening concerts that celebrate music from New Orleans blacks; “Carriers of Culture: Living Native Basket Traditions,” featuring more than 75 basket weavers from a variety of geographic regions, who will share the art of basket making and how this skill is a part of their ceremonies, language, stories, song and dance; and “Nuestra Musica: Latino Chicago,” which showcases the rich musical traditions of the city through concerts, workshops and musical exchanges between musicians from Chicago and other parts of the country. The festival ends today. Events begin at 11 a.m. Location: Mall (between Seventh and 14th streets Northwest). Contact: 202/633-5183.

Chinese missile discussion — 10 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion, “China’s Growing Missile Force: What It Means for the Strategic Balance in Asia.” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Hersh speech — noon — The Alliance for Justice hosts an address, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh, on the “Bush Administration’s Unbridled Use of Executive Power.” Location: National Education Association, 1201 16th St. NW, auditorium. Contact: 202/822-6070.

Health care campaign — noon — Families USA holds a press conference to start the “Campaign for Children’s Health Care: Time to Cover Kids Is Now.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/628-3030.

North Korea — 12:30 p.m. — Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, holds a press conference on North Korea. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5672.

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