- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 11, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers a commencement address, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Biloxi, Miss.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the manufacturing and trade reports for March 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission holds a meeting to hear oral arguments on the matter Secretary of Labor v. Cumberland Coal Resources, LP. Location: 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/434-9950.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Robert Portman to be director of the Office of Management and Budget. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10:30 a.m. — Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing to examine the Agriculture Department’s national response plan to detect and control the potential spread of avian Influenza. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Administrator Ron DeHaven testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

2:30 p.m. — Foreign Relations international economic policy, export and trade promotion subcommittee holds a hearing on the nomination of Daniel Sullivan to be assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on “Working Through an Outbreak: Pandemic Flu Planning and Continuity of Operations,” focusing on how telecommuting and other strategies aim to keep government operating in the event of flu outbreak. John Agwunobi, assistant secretary for health, Health and Human Services Department; Linda Springer, director, Office of Personnel Management, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on “Coast Guard Mission Capabilities.” Rear Adm. Wayne Justice, director of enforcement and incident management and Rear Adm. Joe Nimmich, assistant commandant for policy and planning for the Coast Guard, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:30 a.m. — Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Right-sizing the Department of Veterans Affairs Infrastructure and the Department’s Pending Major Medical Facility Project and Lease Authorization Requests.” Rep. Richard H. Baker, Louisiana Republican; Rep. Charlie Melancon, Louisiana Democrat; Rep. Tom Feeney, Florida Republican; VA Undersecretary for Health Jonathan Perlin, testify. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.

10:30 a.m. — International Relations Committee holds a hearing on “The U.S.-India ‘Global Partnership’: Legislative Options.” Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican, and Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Small business summit — all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds its Access 2006 Small Business Summit. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the USCC, delivers remarks

9:30 a.m. — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican, “Achieving Better Health at Lower Cost”

10:15 a.m. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, “Innovation and Partnership: How Government Supports Small Business”

3:30 p.m. — House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat; Rep. Donald Manzullo, Illinois Republican, chairman, Small Business Committee; Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, California Democrat; and Small Business Administration Administrator Hector Barreto, “Meet the Leaders,” 345 Cannon House Office Building.

Location: The Grand Hyatt Washington hotel, 1000 H St. NW., or as noted above. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Disease summit — 8:30 a.m. The Hudson Institute holds a summit, “The World Health Organization: How Can the United Nations Agency Regroup and Fight Disease in the 21st Century.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/974-2417.

Book discussion — 9:30 a.m. The New America Foundation holds a book discussion with Nir Rosen, author of “In The Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq,” who charts the course of Iraq’s “rapidly metastasizing” sectarian conflict, which he observed up close from the immediate aftermath of Baghdad’s fall in 2003 to the elections of January 2005. Peter Bergen, fellow, and Steve Clemons, director of NAF, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. 7th Floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

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