- The Washington Times - Monday, June 5, 2006


Alzheimer’s funding — 10 a.m. — Sens. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, hold a hearing of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease on research funding. Actor David Hyde Pierce participates. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325. Contact: 202/224-4451 or 202/224-2523.

Rural America forum — noon — Stand Up for Rural America holds a forum, “Making Rural America Work.” Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/739-9276.


Participates in a tour of a Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, N.M., and makes remarks on border security and comprehensive immigration reform. Participates in a briefing at the Laredo Border Patrol Sector Headquarters in Laredo, Texas. Overnights in Omaha, Neb.


11:30 a.m. — Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the transportation services index for March. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.


10 a.m. — United States Parole Commission holds a meeting to receive reports from the chairman, commissioners, chief of staff and section administrators. Location: 5550 Friendship Blvd., fourth floor, Chevy Chase. Contact: 301/492-5990.


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


Meets to vote on the nomination of Renee Bumb to U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on investigating journalists who publish classified information. Matthew Friedrich, chief of staff for the Criminal Division at the Justice Department, and Rodney A. Smolla, dean and professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, the federal workforce and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on what the Census Bureau is doing to prevent major cost overruns. Bureau Director C. Louis Kincannon and Brenda Farrell, acting director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.


Meets at 2 p.m. to consider the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for Fiscal 2007; providing for consideration of the Refinery Permit Process Schedule Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


2 p.m. — Financial Services capital markets, insurance and government sponsored enterprises subcommittee holds a hearing, “[Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight’s] Final Report on Fannie Mae.” Acting OFHEO Director James B. Lockhart III testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

2 p.m. — Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing, “9/11 Commission Recommendations: Balancing Civil Liberties With National Security Needs.” September 11 commission Chairman Thomas H. Kean and Vice Chairman Lee H. Hamilton testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

4 p.m. — Appropriations Committee holds a markup of revised suballocation of the budget allocations and the fiscal 2007 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.


Africa’s growth — all day — The State Department hosts an African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum, “The Private Sector and Trade: Powering Africa’s Growth.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Henderson Auditorium. Contact: 202/663-0521.

Aid for trade — all day — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a conference, “Aid for Trade: Prospects for the Future.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Food drive — 7:30 a.m. — FedEx and the Arlington Food Assistance Center sponsor a food drive to help low-income Arlington residents on National Hunger Awareness Day. Christine Lucas, executive director of the Arlington Food Assistance Center, and Swanson Middle School students participate. Location: Swanson Middle School, 5800 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 202/835-9401 or 904/707-5090.

Freight transportation — 8:15 a.m. — The National Journal’s Policy Council holds a forum on the effect of freight transportation capacity challenges on American competitiveness and steps that could be taken to avoid a transportation capacity crisis. Jeffrey Shane, transportation undersecretary for policy, and Mortimer Downey, former deputy transportation secretary, participate. Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 N. Capitol St. NW, ballroom. Contact: 202/266-7180.

Reliable electricity — 8:30 a.m. — The Community Power Alliance and the Energy Daily hold a discussion, “Ensuring Reliable Electricity for Summer 2006 and Beyond.” Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman; former Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat; and Gerry Cauley of the North American Electric Reliability Council participate. Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/715-1546.

Mideast alliance — noon — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “A West Bank-Jordan Alliance?” Jordanian Sen. Abdul Salam al-Majali and Sai’d Kan’an of the Center for Palestine Research Studies participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Warrantless surveillance — 1 p.m. — The American Civil Liberties Union holds a conference-call briefing to discuss the first court hearing on whether the National Security Agency’s disputed warrantless surveillance program is constitutional. Ann Beeson, ACLU associate legal director, and James Bamford, author, journalist and client in ACLU v. NSA, participate. Contact: 212/549-2566 or 212/549-2666.

Budget reform — 1 p.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a presentation by Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, “Comprehensive Budget Reform: The Need has Never Been Greater.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

September 11 reforms — 1 p.m. — Rep. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican, and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat, hold a press conference to continue to push for reforms proposed by the September 11 commission. Commissioners and families participate. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5541 or 202/225-7944.

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