- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Participates in a greeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Vnukovo Airport, VIP Lounge, Moscow. Overnights on Air Force One.


3 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Service releases the broiler hatchery report and turkey hatchery report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.


8:30 a.m. Office of Public Health and Science holds a meeting of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, assesses ongoing council activities and discusses and plans future projects and programs. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 800. Contact: 202/690-5187.


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


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


11 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a markup of the nomination of Alex Beehler to be inspector general of the Environmental Protection Agency. Location: SC-4, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-6176.

11:30 p.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command; David Satterfield, senior adviser to the secretary of state and coordinator for Iraq, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

2:30 p.m. — Appropriations legislative branch subcommittee holds a hearing on the progress of the Capitol Visitors Center construction. Architect of the Capitol Alan Hantman; Capitol Visitor Center Project Executive Robert Hixon, testify. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.


Meets at 10 a.m. to the “Financial Netting Improvements Act of 2006”; and a resolution for making further continuing appropriations for fiscal 2007. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Judiciary crime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on “Preventing Harassment Through Outbound Number Enforcement Act.” Rep. Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania Republican; Deputy Assistant Attorney General Barry Sabin; James Martin, president and founder of the 60 Plus Association, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

11 a.m. — International Relations Committee holds a hearing on “North Korea’s Nuclear Test: Next Steps.” Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

3 p.m. — Homeland Security management, integration and oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Secure Border Initiative Ensuring Effective Implementation and Financial Accountability of SBInet (Strategic Border Initiative Network).” Richard Skinner, inspector general, of the Homeland Security Department; Deborah Spero, deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, testify. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.


America’s heroes — all day The General Service Administration’s National Capital Region holds a procurement conference titled, “Connecting With America’s Heroes,” for veterans and service-disabled veterans small-business community. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — Noon — GSA Administrator Lurita Doan delivers the keynote address.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/708-5804.

Antitrust laws — all day The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission hold a hearing to examine the implications of single-firm conduct under current antitrust laws. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. Richard Steuer of Mayer, Brown, Rowe and Maw LLP; Mary Sullivan of George Washington University, participate. Location: FTC, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/514-2007.

NASMD conference — 8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt and Martha Roherty, director of the National Association of State Medicaid Directors, deliver remarks and answer questions at the NASMD conference. Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/682-0100, Ext. 285 or 202/690-6343.

Information technology — 9 a.m. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development holds a presentation, “Information Technology Outlook 2006: U.S. Release.” Graham Vickery, head of the Information Economy Group; Sacha Wunsch-Vincent, economist, participate. Location: OECD, 2001 L St. NW, Suite 650. Contact: 202/785-6323.

Research tax credit — 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Research Tax Credit: Gone Today, Here Tomorrow?” Julian Kim of Latham and Watkins; Daniel Wilson of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Alan Viard and Kevin Hassett of AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202-862-4871.

Pyongyang update — 10 a.m. The Korea Economic Institute holds a press conference, “Update From Pyongyang.” Jack President, president of the Korea Economic Institute; Sig Hecker and Bob Carlin of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/464-1986.

Equal opportunity recognition — 11 a.m. The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs holds a ceremony to recognize six companies and organizations for promoting equal employment opportunity in the workplace. Location: Labor Department, Great Hall of the Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4651.

New Democrats — 2:30 p.m. Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, holds a press conference with the new Democratic House members from Indiana. Mr. Bayh will make brief remarks before taking questions from the media. Location: 463 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4598.

Book fair — 5:30 p.m. — The National Press Club holds its annual Book Fair and Authors’ Night. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, author of “Take This Job and Ship It”; Pat Buchanan, author of “State of Emergency”; Paul Dickson, author of “Slang: The Topical Dictionary of Americanisms,” participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7564.

Fighting hunger — 6:30 p.m. — Friends of the World Food Program holds its annual award ceremony and reception to honor leaders in the fight against hunger. Senate Agriculture Chairman Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican; former Sen. George McGovern, South Dakota Democrat; former Sen. Bob Dole, Kansas Republican, participate. Location: Columbus Club at Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/530-1694.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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