- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 7, 2006


Visits Catholic Charities’ Juan Diego Center and discusses comprehensive immigration reform at the Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Neb.; and participates in a swearing-in ceremony for Dirk Kempthorne as interior secretary at the White House.


3 p.m. — Federal Reserve releases a report on consumer installment credit for April. Location: 20th and C streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


9 a.m. — Health and Human Services National Vaccine Advisory Committee holds a meeting to discuss the 2006-07 influenza season, increasing immunization among adolescents, recent mumps outbreaks in the Midwest and the human papillomavirus vaccine. Location: 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 800. Contact: 202/690-5566.

9 a.m. — U.S. Agency for International Development Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid holds its spring meeting. Location: Dorothy Betts Marvin Theater, Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/237-0090, Ext. 10.


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


In session. At 11 a.m., Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga addresses a joint meeting of the House and Senate. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “Oil Dependence and Economic Risk.” Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan testifies. Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216. Contact: 202/224-4651.

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, “Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution (FAIR) Act of 2006.” Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. — Appropriations commerce, justice and science subcommittee holds a hearing, “Overview of the 2006 Hurricane Season.” Witnesses include Conrad Lautenbacher, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Max Mayfield, director of the National Hurricane Center. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 192. Contact: 202/224-7363.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation science and space subcommittee holds a hearing, “NASA Budget and Programs: Outside Perspectives.” Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562. Contact: 202/224-1251.


Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. At 11 a.m., Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga addresses a joint meeting of the House and Senate. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


12:30 p.m. — Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a hearing to review the Veterans Affairs Department’s medical and prosthetic research program. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 334. Contact: 202/225-3527.

2 p.m. — Government Reform energy and resources subcommittee holds a hearing, “Keeping the Fuel Flowing from the Gulf: Are We Prepared for the Hurricane Season?” Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2203. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. — Small Business Committee holds a hearing, “Contracting the Internet: Does ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) create a barrier to small business?” Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2360. Contact: 202/225-5821.

2:30 p.m. — Science Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Early Career Research Act of 2006.”Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318. Contact: 202/225-6371.

3:30 p.m. — Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act of 2006 and the Fiscal 2007 Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.


African 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 7:30 a.m. Location: 2201 C St. NW, Contact: 202/663-0521.

Video choice — noon — The Video Access Alliance holds a discussion on the importance of video choice and diverse programming. Participants include Julia Johnson, chairman of the Video Access Alliance, and Randal Pinkett, president and chief executive officer of BCT Partners and winner of NBC’s “The Apprentice 2005.” Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562.

Citizenship effort — noon — Members of Congress hold a press conference to announce an “aggressive new citizenship effort designed to build on mobilization campaigns to keep pressure on Congress as it continues to work on immigration reform.” Participants include Reps. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat, and Grace F. Napolitano, California Democrat. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2410.

Federal spending bill — 2 p.m. — Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, holds a press conference to introduce a bill that would create a national commission to address federal spending and entitlements. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2359. Contact: 202/225-5136.

Museum reception — 2:30 p.m. — The Interior Department Museum holds a reception to open an exhibit that spotlights the National Park Service’s role in carrying out the Antiquities Act of 1906, which protects natural and cultural treasures on public lands. Location: Interior Department Museum, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-4659.

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