- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Addresses the Initiative for Global Development’s National Summit, the Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Signs the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building, Room 450. Delivers remarks on the proposed establishment of the 14th National Marine Sanctuary, East Room, the White House.


9:15 a.m. — Federal Reserve releases the industrial production and capacity utilization for May 2006. Location: 20th and C Streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.


10 a.m. — Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a meeting to receive a staff briefing on regulatory and non-regulatory options related to all-terrain vehicles. Location: Bethesda Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, Room 420, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-7923.


In session. At 10 a.m., the Senate will vote on final passage of the conference report to accompany the emergency supplemental appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “The OFHEO (Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight) Report of the Special Examination of Fannie Mae.” Christopher Cox, chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Franklin D. Raines, former chairman of the board and CEO of Fannie Mae, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2007 Coast Guard budget. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad W. Allen and Stephen Caldwell, Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Jerome Holmes to be U.S. circuit judge for the 10th Circuit; Daniel Jordan III to be U.S. district judge for the Southern District of Mississippi; and Gustavo Gelpi to be U.S. district judge for the District of Puerto Rico. Republican Sens. Thad Cochran and Trent Lott of Mississippi and James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider declaring that the U.S. will prevail in the global war on terror. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9 a.m. Appropriations Interior, environment and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the effects of illegal immigration on public and tribal lands, focusing on the budgets of federal land management agencies, potential environmental harms and the impact on visitors to national parks and lands. Reps. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican, and Raul M. Grijalva, Arizona Democrat, testify. Location: B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Regional Insecurity DHS (Homeland Security Department) Grants to the National Capital Area.” George Foresman, undersecretary for preparedness, Homeland Security Department, and Edward Reiskin, deputy mayor for public safety and justice, the District of Columbia, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure highways, transit and pipelines subcommittee holds a hearing on intermodalism, focusing on the use of intermodalism in transportation planning to solve transportation problems like congestion and freight delay. Transportation Undersecretary for Policy Jeffrey Shane and Katherine Siggerud of the Government Accountability Office testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.


Heritage celebration — all day The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee holds its annual convention, “Celebrating Our Heritage: Building Our Future.” Events begin at 10:30 a.m. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/244-2990.

Inside immigration bill — 8:30 a.m. Center for Immigration Studies holds a press conference, “Inside the Senate Immigration Bill.” Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, and Steven Camarota, director of research, Center for Immigration Studies, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/466-8185.

Medicare discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The Healthcare Leadership Council holds a discussion, “Medicare Today and Tomorrow: A Discussion on Part D and the Program’s Future.” Mark McClellan, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Mark Grealy, president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, participate. Location: Columbus Club at Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/745-5050.

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