- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 28, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Holds a meeting of his Cabinet at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the North American surface freight data, January 2006. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 05-260 Sereboff v. Mid Atlantic Medical Services

Docket number 05-184 Hamdan v. Rumsfeld

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session. A cloture vote on the lobbying-reform bill is scheduled in the morning. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “NSA (National Security Agency) III: War Time Executive Power and the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Court.” Harold Baker, judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.; and Stanley Brotman, judge, U.S. District Court of New Jersey, Camden, N.J., testify. Location: 219 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

9:30 a.m. —Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on “Multilateral Development Banks: Promoting Effectiveness and Fighting Corruption.” Clay Lowery, assistant secretary for international affairs, Treasury Department; and Cynthia Perry, U.S. executive director of the African Development Bank, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2 p.m. —Appropriations state, foreign operations and related programs subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the State Department and foreign operations. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider the “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center Deadline Enforcement Act” and recognizing Dr. I. King Jordan for his contributions to Gallaudet University and the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMITTEES

1:30 p.m. Appropriations military quality of life and veterans affairs, and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Veterans Affairs and the Defense Health Program joint incentives programs. Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Gordon Mansfield and Defense Undersecretary David Chu testify. Location: H-143, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. —Appropriations science, state, justice, commerce and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Federal Bureau of Investigations . FBI Director Robert S. Mueller testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

3 p.m. —Judiciarycrime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on the “Firearms Corrections and Improvements Act.” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Audrey Stucko, deputy assistant director for enforcement programs and services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Energy meeting — all day — The President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology holds a meeting to discuss President Bush’s Advanced Energy Initiative. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 1:30 p.m. — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman delivers remarks.

Location: George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. Contact: 202/456-6108.

Conference — all day Tax Executives Institute holds its 56th Midyear Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 11:50 a.m. — Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, discusses tax-cut permanency and the economy.

Location: Washington Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/638-5801.

Leadership summit — all day Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, chairman, Senate Republican Conference, and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, host the third-annual African American Leadership Summit. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, give opening remarks.

9:30 a.m. — “Education: Eliminating the Achievement Gap”

10:30 a.m. — “Community and Faith-Based Initiatives: Strengthening a Culture of Service”

Noon — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson gives the keynote address.

2:35 p.m. — “Health Care: Accessing Affordable Choices and Healthy Solution”

Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/224-9767.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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