- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 14, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with automotive CEOs, the White House. Departs for Russia, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the advance monthly sales for retail and food services for October 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. —Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the producer price indexes for October 2006. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. National Telecommunications and Information Administration holds meetings with interested parties in connection with its digital-to-analog converter box coupon program. Location: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2246.

3:30 p.m. —National Council on Disability holds a meeting by teleconference of the Youth Advisory Committee to consider announcements, reports and new business. Location: None given. Contact: 202/272-2004.

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. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of James Bilbray and Thurgood Marshall Jr., each to be governor of the U.S. Postal Service; and Dan Blair to be chairman of the Postal Rate Commission. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2 p.m. —Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Thomas Hardiman to be U.S. circuit judge for the 3rd Circuit. Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Republican; Senate Republican Conference Chairman Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, introduce the nominee and the nominee testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. for hourlong debate and at 11 a.m. to consider recognizing the contributions of the Christmas tree industry to the economy; a bill to amend Title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law; the “Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. International Relations Africa, global human rights and international operations subcommittee holds a hearing on the “Hague Convention on International Adoptions: Status and the Framework for Implementation.” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Catherine Barry, of the Overseas Citizens Service; Lori Scialabba, associate director of the Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on national security implications of the Lucent-Alcatel merger. Lucent Technologies CEO Patricia Russo; Alcatel COO Mike Quigley; Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, and Assistant Treasury Secretary for International Affairs Clay Lowery, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

GENERAL AGENDA

Middle East — all day The Middle East Institute holds its “60th Annual Conference: New Approaches to Enduring Issues,” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 1:30 p.m. — Assistant Secretary of State for Political and Military Affairs John Hillen delivers remarks.

3:30 p.m. — Discussion on “Israel’s Evolving Foreign Policy”

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Live downlink — 9 a.m. The Education Department and NASA hold a live downlink, beginning at 9 a.m., with the crew of the International Space Station for area high school students. Deputy Education Secretary Raymond Simon; Joyce Winterton, assistant administrator for Education at NASA, participate. Location: The Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Barnard Auditorium. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Long-term budgeting — 9 a.m. The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development holds a presentation, “Long-Term Budgeting: Can It Help Governments Address the Aging Problem?” Acting CBO Director Donald Marron; Barry Anderson, head of the budgeting and public expenditures division, participate. Location: the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/785-6323.

Truck demo — 10 a.m. The Truck Manufacturers Association holds a demonstration of new aerodynamic tractor-trailer designs that will help reduce fuel use. Location: Outside the Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/289-2001.

Autism rising — 10 a.m. The George Washington University holds a discussion, with Roy Richard Grinker of GW, to explain why autism diagnoses are on the rise, and why this is a “positive step” in understanding autism. Location: GW, 2110 G St. NW. Room 202. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Higher education — 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “The Greek University: Policy Reforms in Higher Education,” with Richard Jackson, president of the American College of Thessaloniki. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Stopping DUI — 11:30 a.m. The Congressional Stop DUI Caucus and the Century Council hold an event to start an awareness campaign to stop drunken driving during winter holidays. Rep. Jon Porter, Nevada Republican; Rep. Shelley Berkley, Nevada Democrat; and Susan Molinari, chairman of the Century Council, participate. Location: HC-8, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/637-0077.

Book discussion — 12:30 p.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion with Robert Spencer, author of “The Truth About Muhammed.” John Edward Hilboldt of the Heritage Foundation participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Reforming regulation — 5 p.m. The AEI-Brookings Joint Center hosts a program on “Still Reforming Regulation,” by Roger Noll of Stanford University. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

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