- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Participates in a conversation on the Medicare prescription drug benefit, Asociacion Borinquena de Florida Central Inc., Orlando, Fla. Returns to Washington.


Participates as an honoree in a Congressional Distinguished Service Award Ceremony, Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol.


2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement for April. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating Committee to review the implementation of the panel’s “Action Plan for the Muscular Dystrophies.” Location: Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washington Blvd., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/496-1917.

10 a.m. — National Archives and Records Administration holds a meeting of the Information Security Oversight Office, National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee. Location: NARA, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Archivist Reception Room 105. Contact: 202/357-5474.


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


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


10 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing to review implementation of the sugar program. J.B. Penn, Agriculture Department and John Roney, American Sugar Alliance, Arlington, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on “Fostering Permanence: Progress Achieved and Challenges Ahead for America’s Child Welfare System.” Joan Ohl, Administration on Children, Youth and Families and Jackie Hammers-Crowell, former foster care youth and foster care advocate, Iowa City, Iowa, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

11:30 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee meets to vote on the nomination of Dirk Kempthorne to be Interior Department secretary. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider a resolution encouraging all eligible Medicare beneficiaries who have not yet enrolled in the new Medicare Part D benefit to review the available options; and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2007. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on “A Resurgent China: Responsible Stakeholder or Robust Rival?” Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure highways, transit and pipelines subcommittee holds a hearing on “Highway Capacity and Freight Mobility: The Current Status and Future Challenges.” Jeffrey Shane, Transportation Department and Tim Martin, Illinois Department of Transportation, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. — Government Reform government management, finance and accountability subcommittee holds a hearing on “After Katrina: The Role of the Department of Justice Katrina Fraud Task Force and Agency Inspectors General in Preventing Waste, Fraud and Abuse.” Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher, for the Criminal Division and chairwoman of the Hurricane Katrina Fraud Task Force, and Assistant Homeland Security Inspector General Matt Jadacki, for Gulf Coast recovery, testify. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


Federal Government Affairs Forum — all day The American Physical Therapy Association holds its 18th annual Federal Government Affairs Forum. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 8 a.m. — Rep. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/706-8548.

Spring meeting — all day The National Association of Home Builders holds its 2006 spring board of directors meeting. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Capitol Hill visits

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/266-8111.

St. Joseph’s Day — 7:30 a.m. The AFL-CIO holds its annual St. Joseph’s Day Breakfast, honoring those within organized labor, churches, civic organizations and the business community who responded to the needs of their neighbors after Hurricane Katrina. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, New Jersey Republican; Rep. Jerry F. Costello, Illinois Democrat; AFL-CIO President John Sweeney; and Communication Workers of America Secretary-Treasurer Barbara Easterling, participate. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-5018.

Economy — 9:30 a.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Keeping the American Economy Strong: Policies to Support American Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses.” Jack McDougal, Commerce Department and Thomas Sullivan, Small Business Administration, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Iran — noon The Iran Policy Committee holds a press conference to discuss the IPC white paper, “What Makes Tehran Tick: Options for Israel and the USA to Prevent a Nuclear-Armed Iran.” IPC Executive Director Clare Lopez and retired IPC Co-Chairman Chuck Nash participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/333-7346 or 202/249-1142.

Suburban families — 1 p.m. The House Suburban Caucus holds a press conference to discuss the “Suburban Agenda.” The agenda includes legislation to meet the needs of suburban families across the United States. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican; House Majority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican; and House Majority Whip Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican, participate. Location: HC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-4935.

International economy — 4:30 p.m. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow holds a press conference on the release of the Semiannual Report on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies. Location: Treasury Department, Media Room, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

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