- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Participates in a visit to Ferris Hills at West Lake Senior Center in Canandaigua, N.Y.; participates in a conversation on the Medicare prescription drug benefit at the Canandaigua Academy.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the manufacturing and trade inventories and sales figures for January. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


9 a.m. Office of the U.S. Trade Representative holds a public hearing concerning a proposed free-trade agreement with South Korea. Location: 1724 F St. NW. Contact: 202/395-3475.


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


2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing, “Wall Street’s Perspective on Telecommunications.” Witnesses include Aryeh Bourkoff, managing director of cable and satellite equity and fixed-income research at UBS Securities; and Kevin Moore, managing director at Wachovia Securities. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.


Meets at 12:30 p.m. for debate and 2 p.m. to consider post office naming bill H.R. 4346; legislation to amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify temporarily certain rates of duty and to make other technical amendments to the trade laws. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


2 p.m. Appropriations Science, State, Justice, Commerce and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Justice Department. Witnesses include Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.


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


Congressional City Conference — all day National League of Cities holds its Congressional City Conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 8:30 a.m. — Sen. George V. Voinovich, Ohio Republican and chairman of the Select Committee on Ethics, and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff

10:10 a.m. — First lady Laura Bush delivers remarks.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-3000.

Legislative-political conference — all day The Communications Workers of America holds its 2006 Legislative-Political Conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:10 a.m. — Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, delivers remarks.

9:50 a.m. — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, delivers remarks.

10:10 a.m. — Rep. John M. Spratt Jr., South Carolina Democrat, delivers remarks.

10:30 a.m. — Rep. George Miller, California Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Regency Ballroom. Contact: 202/434-1168.

Tour — 9 a.m. First lady Laura Bush; Eliane Karp de Toledo, the first lady of Peru and an anthropologist, and Marta Sahagun de Fox, wife of the president of Mexico, participate in a tour of the exhibition, “Divine and Human: Women in Ancient Mexico and Peru.” Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/783-7373.

Medical transparency — 9:30 a.m. The National Center for Policy Analysis hosts a briefing to discuss three new technologies that solve three key medical transparency issues. Participants include John Goodman, NCPA president; and Peter Gaillard, senior vice president of HealthMarket. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 972/308-6481.

Israeli elections — 10 a.m. Americans for Peace Now holds a discussion, “Israeli Elections, Jerusalem, and Security.” Participants include Menachem Klein, a senior lecturer in political science at Bar-Ilan University; and Shlomo Brom, former Israeli deputy national security adviser. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/728-1893.

National Voter Registration Act — 10 a.m. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission holds a meeting to receive presentations on the topic: “The National Voter Registration Act: What is Working & What is Not?” Participants include EAC commissioners, election officials and representatives of voter-registration agencies. Location: EAC, 1225 New York Ave. NW, Suite 1100. Contact: 202/566-3100.

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