- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 3, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Richard Pombo for Congress breakfast, Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, Stockton, Calif. Attends a John Doolittle for Congress reception, Serrano Country Club, El Dorado Hills, Calif. Attends a Republican National Committee reception, private residence, Los Angeles. Overnights in Scottsdale, Ariz.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a luncheon for Rep. Henry Bonilla, private residence, San Antonio. Delivers remarks at a reception for congressional candidate Van Taylor, private residence, Dallas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

noon — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the crop weather summary report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. —Veterans Affairs Department —holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities Programs to receive a briefing by the chief consultant, rehabilitation services, and the director, physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as briefings from the director of ophthalmology and optometry and from the chief prosthetics and clinical logistics officer. Location: VA central office, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 230. Contact: 202/273-8485.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 05-547 Lopez v. Gonzales, with docket number 05-7664 Toledo-Flores v. United States, consolidated for one hour argument

Docket number 05-493 Ornaski v. Belmontes

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate next meets Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee holds a field hearing, “Challenges Facing Women Owned Business in Government Contracting.” Representatives from the Small Business Administration, the National Association of Women Business Owners and women-owned small businesses that contract with the federal government testify. Location: George Mason University, Mason Hall, Room D-23, Fairfax. Contact: 202/224-5175.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House next meets Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Summit — all day The Latino Coalition holds its 2006 Small Business Economic Summit. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks.

9:30 a.m. —Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican; Larry Glasscock, chief executive officer of WellPoint Inc.; and Lance Osborne, senior vice president of AFLAC, “Healthcare and the Latino Community at a Tipping Point”

10:30 a.m. — U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States Roger Noriega and Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. representative to the United Nations for special political affairs, “Venezuela and Argentina: The Hemisphere’s Troubling New Axis”

11 a.m. — Release of the 2006 National Survey of Latino Adults; Latino Coalition endorsements of U.S. senators, governors and attorneys general will also be announced.

Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 703/402-5796.

Terrorism insurance seminar — 7:15 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a seminar, “Terrorism’s Impact on Financial Performance: The Impact of Upcoming Changes in the Federal Terrorism Insurance Backstop.” Rolf Lundberg, senior vice president of congressional and public affairs at the USCC, and Robert Gordon, senior counsel for the House Financial Services Committee, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Fuel-policy hearing — 8 a.m. The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy holds a public hearing on the DOE proposal to modify the 2010 goal of 30 percent of U.S. motor-fuel production to be supplied by replacement fuels, established in Section 502(b)(2) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, because it is not achievable. Location: Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Room GJ-015. Contact: 202/586-9171.

Internet threat briefing — 10:0 a.m. Dean Turner, executive editor of Symantec’s semiannual Internet Security Threat Report holds a briefing to discuss a new report on the Internet threat landscape from the first half of 2006. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/715-1538.

Transparency in health care — 11 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Transparency in Health Care: What Consumers Need to Know.” Deputy Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar; Walton Francis, economist; and David Kendall of the Progressive Policy Institute participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Nonprofits and government — noon The Urban Institute holds a discussion, “Nonprofits and Government: The Unfinished Agenda.” Diana Aviv, president and CEO of Independent Sector, and Elizabeth Boris and Joel Fleishman of the Urban Institute participate. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-7200.

Soros lecture — 3 p.m. The Organization of American States holds a lecture, “Challenges to Open Society.” George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management and founder and chairman of the Open Society Institute, participates. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/458-6824.

Veneman ceremony — 3 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns hosts a ceremony to unveil the official portrait of former Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman. Miss Veneman will attend. Location: Agriculture Department, Whitten Building Patio, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Terrorism discussion — 5:30 p.m. The George Washington University Law School holds a Georgetown Law Forum, “Human Rights and the War on Terrorism: A British Point of View,” with United Kingdom Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor Charles Falconer. Location: George Washington University Law School, Gewirz Student Center, 120 F St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6467.

Spina bifida fundraiser — 6:30 p.m. The Spina Bifida Association holds its Annual Roast for Spina Bifida, featuring Bob Schieffer of CBS News. White House press secretary Tony Snow; former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and radio host Don Imus and his wife, Deirdre Imus, participate. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/362-2774.

Poetry reading — 6:45 p.m. The Library of Congress holds a poetry reading with Donald Hall, poet laureate. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1639.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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