- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 20, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Departs for Vienna, Austria, for meetings with leaders from the European Union.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on residential construction for May. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. —Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service holds a public hearing on the proposed revision of fruit and vegetable importation regulations. Location: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 301/734-8790.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Paul Denett to be administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget. Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican, introduces the nominee. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342. Contact: 202/224-4751.

10:30 a.m. —Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on the Agriculture Department’s rural development programs. Witnesses include Agriculture Undersecretary Thomas Door and Glenn English, chief executive officer of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 328-A. Contact: 202/224-2035.

2:30 p.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs federal financial management, government information and international security subcommittee holds a hearing, “U.N. Headquarters Renovation: No Accountability Without Transparency.” Witnesses include Ambassador John R. Bolton and Claudia Rosett, journalist in residence at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 9:30 a.m. for debate and at 11a.m. to consider a resolution commending the Patriot Guard Riders for shielding mourning military families from protesters at funerals, and to consider easier public access to data related to federal financial assistance. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the Defense Department’s significant force realignments. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2118. Contact: 202/225-4151.

11 a.m. —Resources Committee holds a hearing on the Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Amendments of 2005. Witnesses include William Ragsdale, director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Christopher Bavasi, executive director of the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation in Flagstaff, Ariz. Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1324. Contact: 202/225-2761.

2 p.m. —Transportation and Infrastructure coast guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing, “Fiscal 2007 Coast Guard Authorizing Legislation.” Coast Guard Rear Adm. William Baumgartner testifies. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Electric industry — all day Edison Electric Institute holds its annual convention and expo to explore issues that are transforming the $225 billion electric industry. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 3:30 p.m. — Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican, and Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman address the second general session.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/508-5659.

Energy expo — all day The Sustainable Energy Coalition holds its annual Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo and Forum. Events begin at 9 a.m. Rep. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat, participates. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 345. Contact: 301/219-6249.

Small-business summit — all day The National Federation of Independent Business holds its annual National Small-Business Summit. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Participants include Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer of EBay; Sen. Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican; White House senior adviser Karl Rove; and Sen. Ben Nelson, Nebraska Democrat. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/314-2004 or 202/554-9000.

Veterans scholarship — 10 a.m. Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican, announces a scholarship for injured veterans attending the University of Idaho. Participants include Sen. Michael D. Crapo, Idaho Republican; Rep. C.L. “Butch” Otter, Idaho Republican; Rep. Mike Simpson, Idaho Republican; Rep. Gene Taylor, Mississippi Democrat; Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson; and Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 418. Contact: 202/224-9093.

Rally for refugees — noon Africa Action holds a World Refugee Day rally to highlight the ongoing violence in the Darfur region of Sudan. Participants include Rep. Major R. Owens, New York Democrat; Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat; and Marie Clarke Brill of Africa Action. Location: Lafayette Park. Contact: 202/546-7961.

Property rights — 12:30 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a forum on intellectual property rights. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales participates. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Reception — 5:30 p.m. Do No Harm, the Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics, holds a reception, “A Toast to Adult and Cord Blood Stem Cells.” Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385. Contact: 202/347-6840.

Spy tour — 8 p.m. The International Spy Museum holds a tour of the museum’s exhibits and artifacts with Burton Gerber, a 39-year veteran of the CIA. Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-2843.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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