- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 21, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Ceremony — 1 p.m. — Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, hosts a ceremony to honor musician Billy Taylor. Rep. Xavier Becerra, California Democrat; Charles Fishman of the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival and Kevin Struthers of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts participate. Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8050 or 202/225-8143.

Address — 1:30 p.m. — The George Washington University holds an address by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. Location: GWU, 800 21st Street NW. Contact: 202/ 994-6424.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, Oval Office, the White House. Holds a press availability with Gen. Musharraf, East Room, the White House. Participates in a photo opportunity with the 2006 National Spelling Bee champion, Oval Office.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a luncheon for the Santorum Victory Committee, private residence, Venetia, Pa. Delivers remarks at a reception for Rep. John R. “Randy” Kuhl Jr., New York Republican, Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main St., Rochester, N.Y.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. — Economic Research Service releases the floriculture and nursery crops outlook report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/694-5050.

5 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal production report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods to discuss the determination of cooking parameters for seafood. Location: Department of Agriculture, South Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, conference room at the south end of the cafeteria. Contact: 202/690-6620.

8:30 a.m. — Employee Benefits Security Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans and Working Group on Health Information Technology. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room S 4215 A-C. Contact: 202/693-8668.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Clyde Bishop to be ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a field hearing, “Fighting Crime: The Challenges Facing Local Law Enforcement and the Federal Role.” Jim Kane, Delaware Criminal Justice Council; and Jim Mosley, Wilmington, Del., Department of Public Safety, testify. Location: Clarence Fraim Boys and Girls Club, 669 South Union St., Wilmington, Del. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “CSI Washington: Does the District Need Its Own Crime Lab?” Ken Wainstein, U.S. attorney for the District; and Joseph DiZinno, FBI, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Values Voter Summit — all day — The Family Research Council holds its 2006 Values Voter Summit. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 9:10 a.m. — Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican, delivers remarks.

9:35 a.m. — Gov. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Republican, delivers remarks.

10:40 a.m. — Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, Colorado Republican, participates in a discussion, “The Preservation of Traditional Marriage.”

11:20 a.m. — Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, delivers remarks.

11:45 a.m. — Gov. Mike Huckabee, Arkansas Republican, delivers remarks.

2:35 p.m. — White House press secretary Tony Snow delivers remarks.

3 p.m. — Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican, delivers remarks.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/637-4679.

Conference — all day — The Hudson Institute holds its “Global Threats, Atlantic Structures” conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Niall Ferguson, Harvard University, “If We Split Apart: The View from 2020 and Beyond”

3 p.m. — William Odom, Hudson Institute; Robert Hunter, Rand Corp.; Julianne Smith, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Brig. Gen. Antonello Vitale, Allied Transformation Command for NATO; and Michael Haltzel, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, discuss “Transforming NATO for the Global Struggle on Terror and Proliferation.”

Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar participates. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

2006 elections 8:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The 2006 Elections: Are We Ready?” Rep. Rush D. Holt, New Jersey Democrat; Steven Hertzberg, Election Science Institute; and Michael Shamos, Carnegie Mellon University, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

—Luncheon noon— The Heritage Foundation and the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute hold a conservative women’s network luncheon with Virginia Walden Ford, author of “School Choice: Where We’ve Been. Where We’re Headed.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Allison Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

—Ethanol technology — noon — The Enironmental and Energy Study Institute holds a briefing, “Cellulosic Ethanol Technology: Is It Ready to Be Commercially Deployed Today?” Arnold Klann, BlueFire Ethanol Inc.; and Maurice Hladk, Iogen Corp., participate. Location: 1302 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1885.

Wage discussion — 12:30 p.m. — The New America Foundation (NAF) holds a discussion, “The Living Wage by the Numbers: Does It Help or Hurt the Working Poor?” Robert Strauss, Carnegie Mellon University; and Wendell Primus, senior policy adviser for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact:202/986-4901.

Address— 1:30 p.m. — • The Catholic University of America holds an address, “Biodefense and Pandemic Influenza: The Research and Public Health Interface.” Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health, participates. Location: Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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