- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 19, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with President Jacques Chirac of France, the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York. Meets with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, U.N. headquarters, New York. Addresses the General Assembly, U.N. headquarters. Meets with President Jalal Talabani of Iraq, the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Overnights in New York.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at the National Automobile Dealers Association 2006 Washington Legislative Conference, Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets N.W. Participates in a swearing-in ceremony for Mark Rosenker as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB headquarters, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Delivers remarks at the Jesse Helms Center Salute to retiring Rep. Henry J. Hyde, Illinois Republican, J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee. The meeting will feature presentation topics that include the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. Location: VA Center Office, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Room 430. Contact: 202/273-8540.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets to resume consideration of the U.S.-Oman free-trade agreement. A roll-call vote on passage of H.R. 5684 is expected before the Senate recesses for the weekly party luncheons at 12:15 p.m. At 2:15 p.m. the Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Alice Fisher to be an assistant attorney general. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “Responding to Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions: Next Steps.” Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns and Ray Takeyh, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Combating Child Pornography by Eliminating Pornographers’ Access to the Financial Payment System.” Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and Ernie Allen, president and CEO of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

2:30 p.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on online child pornography. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning business and 2 p.m. to consider supporting the goal of eliminating suffering and death from cancer by the year 2015 and to consider “The Wool Suit Fabric Labeling Fairness and International Standards Conforming Act.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Combating Terrorism: Lessons Learned from London.” Tom Parker, former British counterterrorism official and executive director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. —Financial Services Committee holds a hearing, “Sarbanes-Oxley at Four: Protecting Investors and Strengthening the Markets.” Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Chairman Mark Olson testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

GENERAL AGENDA

Pharmaceutical conference — all day The Generic Pharmaceutical Association holds its annual policy conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 12:15 p.m. — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, California Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, 22nd and M streets Northwest. Contact: 703/647-2495.

Federal credit unions — all day The National Association of Federal Credit Unions holds its 2006 NAFCU Congressional Caucus. Events begin at 8:50 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Rep. Ed Royce, California Republican, and Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, Pennsylvania Democrat, deliver remarks.

10 a.m. — House Financial Services Chairman Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican, and Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, North Carolina Republican, deliver remarks

11 a.m. — Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, and Assistant Treasury Secretary for Financial Institutions Emil Henry deliver remarks.

Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/522-4770, Ext. 291.

Immigration conference — 12:30 p.m. Conference on “Defending the Homeland: America’s Immigration Crisis.” Speakers include Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican; Chilton Williamson, author of “The Immigration Mystique: America’s False Conscience”; and Ambassador James Bissett, former director of the Canadian Immigration Service. Location: Room 562, Dirksen Senate Building. Contact: 703/235-2211 or 703/862-6741.

Hyde salute — 7:30 p.m. The Jesse Helms Center hosts a salute to retiring Rep. Henry J. Hyde, Illinois Republican. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/251-3354.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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