- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 27, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in the signing of the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006, South Lawn of the White House. Meets with President Traian Basescu of Romania, Oval Office in the White House. Participates in the signing of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, Room 450 of the Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Makes remarks to the National Association of Manufacturers, Grand Hyatt Washington.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers the keynote address at the 2006 Korean War Veterans Armistice Day Ceremony, Korean War Veterans Memorial on the Mall.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the new residential sales for June 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to receive a briefing on the Office of International Programs’ performance and plans. Location: NRC, 11555 Rockville Pike, Commissioners’ Conference Room, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-0202.

10 a.m. —Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States meets to consider issuance of amended decisions in claims against Albania. Location: Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E St. NW. Contact: 202/616-6988.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on the nation’s emergency preparedness and response system relating to the Stafford Act. Robert F. Shea, acting director of operations for Federal Emergency Management Agency, testifies. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

10 a.m. —Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on “At Home DNA Tests: Marketing Scam or Medical Breakthrough?” Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

10 a.m. —Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the “National Uniformity for Food Act of 2006” to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for uniform food-safety warning notification requirements. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairman Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican; Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat; and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, testify. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2:30 p.m. —Judiciary terrorism, technology and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on “Detecting Smuggled Nuclear Weapons.” Vayl S. Oxford, director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office of the Homeland Security Department, and Pete Nanos, associate director for research and development of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the Defense Department, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the “Government Efficiency Act of 2006” and the “Health Information Technology Promotion Act of 2005.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement.” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. —Energy and Commercehealth subcommittee holds a hearing on “Medicare Physician Payment: How to Build a Payment System That Provides Quality, Efficient Care for Medicare Beneficiaries, Day 2.” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Mark McClellan and John Brush of the American College of Cardiology testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

1 p.m. —Agricultureconservation, credit, rural development and research subcommittee holds a hearing on “Review of Conservation Issues.” Mark Rey, agriculture undersecretary for natural resources and environment, and Farm Service Agency Administrator Teresa Lasseter testify. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

1 p.m. —Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence holds a hearing on “FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Legislation.” Rep. Heather A. Wilson, New Mexico Republican; Rep. Jane Harman, California Democrat; Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat; Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican; and Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat, testify. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4121.

GENERAL AGENDA

U.S.-Latin American trade8:30 a.m. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Florida Republican, holds a briefing on the benefits of U.S.-Latin American trade for Hispanics in the United States. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Tom Shannon and Assistant Commerce Secretary Israel Hernandez participate. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-4211.

Long-term care crisis8:30 a.m. The American Network of Community Options and Resources holds a briefing on the long-term care work-force crisis: “Who Will Care for People With Disabilities.” Rep. Lee Terry, Nebraska Republican, and Rep. Lois Capps, California Democrat, participate. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/258-1328.

Armistice anniversary10 a.m. The National Park Service hosts a ceremony to mark the 53rd anniversary of the Korean War Armistice and the 11th anniversary of the dedication of the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Armistice Day will be observed on the same day and time the cease-fire took effect in Korea on July 27, 1953. A formal wreath-laying ceremony will take place. Location: Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Mall.

Human rights1 p.m. The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe holds a hearing, “Human Rights and U.S.-Russian Relations: Implications for the Future.” The hearing will examine ways the United States can live up to its commitment to promote human rights and democratic governance in Russia. Carl Gershman, president of the National Endowment for Democracy, and Tom Melia, deputy executive director of Freedom House, participate. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

Main Street partnership1:30 p.m. House Government Reform Committee Chairman Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican; House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert, New York Republican; and Rep. Jim Gerlach, Pennsylvania Republican, hold a press conference to outline the legislative agenda of the Republican Main Street Partnership, the largest organization of elected centrist Republicans. Location: The Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/682-3143.

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