- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 30, 2006


Meets with Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Cancun, Mexico.


3 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the agricultural prices report and peanut stocks and processing report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.


9:15 a.m. U.S. Institute of Peace holds a meeting of the board of directors. Location: 1200 17th St. NW, Suite 200. Contact: 202/429-3836.


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


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


9:30 a.m. Appropriations interior and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Interior Department. Witnesses include Lynn Scarlett, deputy Interior secretary; Thomas Weimer, assistant secretary for policy, management and budget; and Pam Haze, co-director of the Interior Department’s budget office. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 124. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs permanent subcommittee on investigations holds a hearing, “Neutralizing the Nuclear and Radiological Threat: Securing the Global Supply Chain (Part II).” Witnesses include Michael Jackson, deputy Homeland Security secretary, and Christopher Koch of the World Shipping Council. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs housing and transportation subcommittee holds a hearing, “McKinney-Vento Act Reauthorization and Consolidation of [Housing and Urban Development Department] Homeless Programs.” Witnesses include Roy Bernanrdi, deputy HUD secretary, and Phillip Mangano of the Interagency Council on Homelessness. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538. Contact: 202/224-7391.


Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9 a.m. Financial Services Committee holds a hearing, “Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.” HUD Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson testifies. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2128. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. — Science Committee holds a hearing, ” K-12 Science and Math Education Across the Federal Agencies.” Witnesses include Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, Arden Bement of the National Science Foundation, and John Kelly of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318. Contact: 202/225-6371.

1:30 p.m. — Appropriations agriculture, rural development, food and drug administration, and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing, “Avian Influenza.” Witnesses include Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, and Ron DeHaven of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2362-A. Contact: 202/225-2771.


Bio-energy deals — all day Infocast Inc. holds a conference, “Bio-Energy Deals: Breakthroughs in Biomass and Bio-Refineries.” Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlight — 8:15 a.m. — Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, “What’s Next After Ethanol: The New World of Bio-Substitutes for Hydrocarbon”

Location: Strategic Analysis Inc., 3601 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600, Arlington. Contact: 818/888-4444.

HIV/AIDS seminar — 8:30 a.m. The International Film and Television Exchange Inc. holds a film screening and seminar, “The Global Challenge of HIV/AIDS: The Impact of Gender Disparities on the Growth and Spread of HIV/AIDS.”

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Remarks by Rep. Tom Lantos, California Democrat; Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat; Rep. Donald M. Payne, New Jersey Democrat; Rep. Jim McGovern, Massachusetts Democrat; Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, California Democrat; Rep. Jim McDermott, Washington Democrat; Rep. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican; Rep. Betty McCollum, Minnesota Democrat; and Rep. Diane Watson, California Democrat.

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168. Contact: 212/772-5647.

Low-income workers — 9:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Helping America’s Low-Income Workers.” Participants include Jared Bernstein of the Economic Policy Institute and Sheldon Danzinger of the University of Michigan. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Foreign investment — 9:45 a.m. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow delivers an address on innovation, competitiveness and the benefits of foreign investment to an Edison Electric Institute board and chief executives meeting. Location: Edison Electric Institute, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/508-5659.

Wetlands status — 10 a.m. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns hold a press conference to release a report on the status of the nation’s wetlands from 1998 to 2004. Other participants include Matt Hogan of the Interior Department and Jeff Trandahl of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Location: Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW, Rooms 7000A and 7000B. Contact: 202/208-6416, 202/720-4623 or 202/219-7499.

Terri Schiavo foundation — 11 a.m. — The family of Terri Schiavo holds a press conference to announce the start of the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to “ensuring the rights of disabled, elderly and vulnerable citizens against care rationing, euthanasia and medical killing.” Participants include Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, Robert Schindler, Mary Schindler, Bobby Schindler and Suzanne Schindler-Vitadamo. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution Avenue Northeast, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 703/879-5862.

Book discussion — 3 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a book discussion with Philippe Sands, author of “Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules.” Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

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