- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 17, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border region in Yuma, Ariz. Delivers remarks on border security and immigration reform in Yuma.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

1 p.m. — Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Commission of Fine Arts holds a meeting to discuss issues affecting the appearance of Washington, including buildings, parks and memorials. Location: National Building Museum, Suite 312, Judiciary Square, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/504-2200.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No.: 04-1360 Hudson v. Michigan

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a markup of the San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Coin Act and the American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act and a bill to award a congressional gold medal to Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, and holds a hearing, “The Report to the Congress on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies.” Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

9:30 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on Iran’s nuclear ambitions and U.S. policy options. Frank Wisner of the American International Group Inc. in New York and Vali Nasr, professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

9:30 a.m. — Select Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Air Force Gen. Michael V. Hayden to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal 2007. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce energy and air quality subcommittee holds a hearing, “Unlocking America’s Energy Resources: Next Generation.” Dan Arvizu of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., and John Novak of the Electric Power Research Institute testify. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure water resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing, “Environmental Protection Agency Grants Management 2003-2006: Progress and Challenge.” John Stephenson of the Government Accountability Office and Bill A. Roderick, acting EPA inspector general, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. — International Relations Africa, global human rights and international operations subcommittee holds a hearing on corruption in Nigeria. Linda Thomas-Greenfield of the State Department and Nuhu Ribadu, executive chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

National education conference — all day — The Milken Family Foundation holds its National Education Conference, “How Stakeholders Can Support Teacher Quality.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 8:30 a.m. — Rep. Ralph Regula, Ohio Republican, delivers remarks.

7:30 p.m. — Presentation of $25,000 Milken National Educator Awards to 91 of the nation’s top teachers.

Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 310/570-4774.

Discussion — 8:15 a.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez participates in a Sperling Breakfast discussion on President Bush’s American Competitiveness Initiative and economic agenda. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883.

Protecting our children — 8:30 a.m. — The Senate Caucus on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children and the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus hold a briefing, “How Do We Protect Our Children.” Sens. Richard C. Shelby, Alabama Republican, and Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas Democrat; and Reps. Robert E. “Bud” Cramer, Alabama Democrat, and Mark Foley, Florida Republican, participate. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5455.

Immigration reform — 8:30 a.m. — The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute holds a briefing, “Immigration Reform: Where Do We Go From Here?” Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican; Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; and Mel Martinez, Florida Republican, and Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Florida Republican, participate. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/429-2033.

Discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Regulation and Structure of Collective Investment Vehicles Outside the United States.” Pierre Bollon of L’Association Francaise de la Gestion Financiere in France and Rebecca Cowdery of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Canada participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Conference call briefing — 11 a.m. — The Louisiana Recovery Authority holds a conference call briefing on “The Road Home,” as the Louisiana Housing Plan reaches the final stages of its federal funding after Hurricane Katrina. Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco and Norman Francis, LRA chairman, participate. Contact: 202/835-9473.

Address — noon — The National Italian American Foundation holds an address by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on the use of foreign law in the interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and William Novelli of AARP participate. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/939-3116.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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