- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 26, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly on-highway diesel prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

4:15 p.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign-exchange rates. Location: 20th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health to discuss research activities and provide recommendations regarding Office of Research on Women’s Health activities. Location: NIH, Building 31, 31 Center Drive, Conference Room 10, Bethesda. Contact: 301/402-1770.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case.

Docket number 04-433: Anza v. Ideal Steel Supply Corp.

Docket number 04-1739: Beard v. Banks

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. to resume consideration of the lobbying-reform bill. Roll-call votes are expected to begin at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee meets to markup comprehensive immigration reform” legislation; S.1768, to permit the televising of Supreme Court proceedings; the Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2005; the Federal Consent Decree Fairness Act; the Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act of 2005; S.2292, to provide relief for the federal judiciary from excessive rent charges; the National Security Surveillance Act of 2006; the Terrorist Surveillance Act of 2006; the Marriage Protection Amendment; and S.Res.398, a resolution relating to the censure of President Bush. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Not in session. St. Patrick’s Day district work period. The House next meets at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Central Asia — all day — The Brookings Institution holds a conference, “The Challenges and Opportunities of Regional Cooperation and Integration in Central Asia.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 1:30 p.m. — U.N. Assistant Secretary-General Kalman Mizsei, Kazakhstan Ambassador Kanat Saudabayev, Kyrgyzstan Ambassador to the U.N. Nurbek Jeenbaev, Tajikistan Ambassador to the U.N. Aslov Sirodjidin and Uzbekistan Ambassador to the U.N. Alisher Vohidov discuss “Prospects of Regional Cooperation as Seen From the Governments in Central Asia.”

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Immigration system — 9 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Tear Down This Wall? Fixing a Broken Immigration System.” Michael Barone of U.S. News & World Report, Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies and Daniel Griswold of the Cato Institute participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW., Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Media attacks — 10 a.m. — Puerto Rican journalists hold a press conference to denounce what they call “attacks against the media” by FBI agents. Last month, the FBI conducted raids in Puerto Rico in an effort to thwart what it called a “domestic terrorist attack” planned by an island pro-independence group. Oscar Serrano, president, Puerto Rico Journalists Association, and Normando Valentin, anchor, Televicentro, Channel 4, San Juan, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 787/505-5429 or 202/662-7152.

Data security — 10 a.m. — The Council of Better Business Bureaus holds a press conference for a new national initiative to help small businesses increase data security. Steve Cole, president and chief executive officer of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, and Lance Hoffman of the George Washington University Cyberspace Policy Institute participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/715-1538.

Values voters — noon — Vision America holds a conference, “The War on Christians and the Values Voter in 2006.”

Highlights — 4:30 p.m. — William Greene, RightMarch.com; Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel; Janice Crouse, Concerned Women for America; Bill Donohue, Catholic League; and Mike Johnson, Alliance Defense Fund, discuss “ACLU And Radical Secularism: Driving God From Our Public Life.”

7 p.m. — Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, delivers remarks.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 866/522-5582.

Rally and hunger strike — 1 p.m. — Falun Gong practitioners hold a rally and hunger strike to demand an immediate joint U.S. and U.N. investigation into the Sujiatun concentration camp in Shenyang, China, where Falun Gong practitioners are “killed and then have their organs harvested for profit.” Location: Lafayette Park, across from the White House. Contact: 202/422-8133.

Challenge ceremony — 4 p.m. — The Millennium Challenge Corp. and the Republic of Armenia hold a signing ceremony for a $235 million Millennium Challenge Compact for Armenia. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, MCC Chief Executive Officer John Danilovich and Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian participate. Location: State Department, 2210 C St. NW. Contact: 202/521-3600.

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