- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Participates in a photo opportunity with the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Rose Garden at the White House. Participates in a tour of Limerick Generating Station, Pottstown, Pa. Makes remarks on energy, Limerick Generating Station. Attends a Pennsylvania Congressional Victory Committee reception, Sheraton Philadelphia City Center.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the advance report on durable goods — manufacturers’ shipments and orders for April. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


9:30 a.m. Corporation for National and Community Service holds a meeting of the Board of Directors. Location: Corporation for National and Community Service, 1201 New York Ave. NW, eighth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/606-6717.


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


In session. At 10:40 a.m. the Senate holds a joint meeting with the House to receive Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of R. David Paulison to be director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation disaster prevention and prediction subcommittee holds a hearing on the 2006 hurricane forecast and cities at risk. Brig. Gen. Benjamin Spraggins, Emergency Management and Homeland Security agency of Harrison County, Miss.; and Max Mayfield, National Hurricane Center, testify. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. — Energy and Natural Resources public lands and forests subcommittee holds a hearing on the “Utah Recreational Land Exchange Act of 2005”; the “Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2006”; and “Eastern Sierra Rural Heritage and Economic Enhancement Act.” Sens. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, Robert F. Bennett, Utah Republican, and Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.


Meets at 10 a.m. and immediately recesses until 10:40 a.m. to meet jointly with the Senate to receive Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. After the joint meeting, the House will move to consideration of the energy and water Appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure highways, transit and pipelines subcommittee holds a hearing on “Understanding Contemporary Public Private Highway Transactions: The Future of Infrastructure Finance.” Govs. Timothy M. Kaine, Virginia Democrat, and Mitch Daniels, Indiana Republican, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

9 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on “Border Security — Mission of the National Guard.” Paul McHale, assistant defense secretary for homeland defense; and Army Lt. Gen. Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

1 p.m. — Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing on “The Need for CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States) Reform to Address Homeland Security Concerns.” Reps. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican, and John Barrow, Georgia Democrat; and Clay Lowery, Treasury Department, testify. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.


Conference — all day IDEEA Inc. holds a conference, “Common Technology 2006 — Commercial Technology for Stabilization and Reconstruction.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Rep. Todd Tiahrt, Kansas Republican, delivers remarks.

12:30 p.m. — Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland Republican, delivers remarks.

Location: National Defense University, Fort McNair. Contact: 703/760-0762.

Haiti — 8:30 a.m. The Inter-American Dialogue holds a discussion, “Haiti and the International Community: Sustaining the Commitment.” Former Sen. Bob Graham, Florida Democrat; former Rep. Ben Gilman, New York Republican; and former Canadian Minister of External Affairs Barbara McDougall, participate. Location: The Inter-American Dialogue, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/463-2932.

Press conference — noon Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta holds a press conference after the first meeting of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Commission. Members of the commission participate. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW, second floor, media center. Contact: 202/366-4570.

Rally — noon The Afterschool Alliance hosts a luncheon rally to urge lawmakers to support funding for after-school programs. Sens. Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican, Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat, and Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, participate. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Cotillion Ballroom. Contact: 202/371-1999.

Discussion — noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion with Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, “Successes and Challenges in Terrorism Prosecution: An In-Depth Look at Department of Justice Terrorism Cases After 9/11.” Neal Katyal, Georgetown University Law Center; Ben Wittes, The Washington Post; and Jack Goldsmith III of AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Press conference — 1:30 p.m. The Democratic National Committee holds a press conference to discuss “the Bush administration’s misplaced priorities.” Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and DNC Chairman Howard Dean participate. Location: DNC Headquarters, 430 South Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/863-8148.

New stamp — 2 p.m. The U.S. Postal Service holds a press conference to unveil a new stamp honoring Hiram Bingham IV. Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat; Reps. Tom Lantos, California Democrat, and Rob Simmons, Connecticut Republican; and Tom Day, Postal Service, participate. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/268-4924.

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