- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 21, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks on the global war on terror, Chicago.

VICE PRESIDENT

12:30 p.m. — Delivers remarks at luncheon for Rep. John T. Doolittle, California Republican, Sacramento, Calif. 6:30 p.m. — Delivers remarks at reception for Rep. Richard W. Pombo, California Republican, Bob Hope Theater, 242 E. Main St., Stockton, Calif. Overnights in San Diego.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

3 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Service releases the catfish-processing report and chickens and eggs report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Food and Drug Administrationholds a stakeholder meeting to discuss the possible implementation of two review performance goals referenced in the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002. Location: Center for Devices and Radiological Health, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Room 20B, Rockville. Contact: 301/443-6597, Ext. 121.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. to resume consideration of the immigration-reform bill. The first roll-call vote will begin at about 5:30 p.m. on amendments to S.2611. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on the nomination of Lurita Doan to be administrator of the General Services Administration. The nominee testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. —Energy and Natural Resources Committeeholds a hearing on nuclear-plant development and on implementation of the provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Assistant Energy Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dennis Spurgeon and Nils Diaz, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

5:30 p.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committeemeets to vote on the nominations of Robert Portman to be director of the Office of Management and Budget; Robert Cusick to be director of the Office of Government Ethics; and David Norquist to be chief financial officer at the Homeland Security Department. Location: S-216, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEE

5 p.m. Rules Committeemeets to formulate a rule on the Fiscal 2007 Energy and Water Appropriations Act. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Legislative leadership conference — all day Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association holds its 2006 legislative leadership conference, “Elevating SMACNA Contractors’ Views on Capitol Hill.” Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/557-2924, 202/557-2741.

Immigration discussion — 8:30 a.m. The Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “What Makes An American? Historical Perspectives on Immigration.” Matthew Spalding of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at the Heritage Foundation, Peter Skerry of Boston College and Tamar Jacoby of the Manhattan Institute participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW., sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Mariners luncheon — noon The Propeller Club of the United States hosts a luncheon honoring the Merchant Mariners on National Maritime Day. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao delivers the keynote address, recognizing the contributions of the Merchant Marine in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Location: Washington Navy Yard, 1014 N St. SE. Contact: 202/693-4676.

International security — noon Women In International Security holds a discussion, “Priorities and Pitfalls: Russian Leadership of the G-8.” Angela Stant of Georgetown University and Tatiana Shkleina of the Institute for the USA and Canada in Moscow participate. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Fight against strokes — noon The National Stroke Association and the American Stroke Association hold a briefing on the need to advance the fight against strokes, the nation’s No. 3 killer and leading cause of long-term disability. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-7935.

Religious liberty — noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Same-Sex Marriage and the Fate of Religious Liberty.” Maggie Gallagher of the Institute of Marriage and Public Policy and Anthony Picarello of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Global warming and hurricanes — 12:15 p.m. Clear the Air holds a conference-call briefing, beginning at 12:15 p.m., to discuss the “newest information on global warming’s contribution to increased hurricane intensity, what it means for future hurricane seasons and how a dramatic increase in storm damage has the insurance industry looking for a risk policy of its own.” Contact: 202/887-8814.

Clean development and climate — 1 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion with James Connaughton, chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, “Clean Development and Climate.” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Marriage collapse — 2 p.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “The Collapse of Marriage and the Rise of Welfare Dependence.” Assistant HHS Secretary for Children and Families Wade Horn, Robert Rector and Jennifer Marshall of the Heritage Foundation and Robert Lerman of the Urban Institute participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE., Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Graduation ceremony — 4 p.m. The University of Maryland holds its graduation ceremony for the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Carly Fiorina, former head of Hewlett-Packard, participates. Location: University of Maryland Comcast Center, College Park. Contact: 301/405-5833.

Holocaust hero — 4 p.m. The Congressional Human Rights Caucus holds a briefing, “The Mystery of Raoul Wallenberg: Hero of the Holocaust,” about the Swedish diplomat who used his position to save tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust. Swedish Ambassador Gunnar Lund and Annette Lantos of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus participate. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3531.

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