- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 21, 2006


Attends a Gus Bilirakis for Congress reception at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Attends a Charlie Crist for governor and Republican Party of Florida reception at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando in Orlando, Fla.


10:30 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly natural-gas storage report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


10 a.m. — Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a meeting to announce notation votes and have a discussion on the obligation of funds to conduct surveys. Location: EEOC Office Building, 1801 L St. NW., ninth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/663-4070.


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


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


9:30 a.m. —Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “From Coalition to ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) Command in Afghanistan: The Purpose and Impact of the Transition.” Marine Corps Gen. James L. Jones Jr. and Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. — Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on savings for seniors and Medicare in relation to generic drug use. Mark McClellan, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Tim Antonelli of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan testify. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

10:30 a.m. — Appropriations legislative branch subcommittee holds a hearing on examining the progress of the Capitol Visitor Center construction. Robert Hixon Jr., Capitol Visitor Center Project executive, testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Illegal Immigrant Deterrence and Public Safety Act of 2006, the Effective Immigration Enforcement and Community Protection Act of 2006 and the Border Security Enhancement Act of 2006. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Agriculturegeneral farm commodities and risk-management subcommittee holds a hearing, “Review of Federal Farm Policy with University Agriculture Economists.” Barry Flinchbaugh, professor of agriculture economics at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., and Ronald Knutson, professor and director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M; University in College Station, Texas, testify. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10:30 a.m. —Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing on “No Child Left Behind: How Can We Increase Parental Awareness of Supplemental Education Services?” Assistant Deputy Education Secretary Morgan Brown and Cornelia Ashby of the Government Accountability Office testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. — Homeland Security prevention of nuclear and biological attack subcommittee holds a hearing on “Local Law Enforcement Preparedness.” Miami Police Chief John Timoney and Brett Lovegrove, superintendent of the London Police Anti-Terrorism Branch, testify. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.


Catholic conference — all day —The Catholic University of America holds a conference, “The Catholic Church in America: 2006,” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — The Rev. David O’Connell, president of CUA, discusses “Catholic Higher Education in the United States: Moving Forward.”

4 p.m. — E.J. Dionne Jr., columnist for The Washington Post and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discusses “Seamless Criticism: Why the Church Should Make Everyone in Politics Feel Guilty.”

Location: Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.

Election watch — 8 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Election Watch: Session I.” Karlyn Bowman and Norman J. Ornstein of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW., Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Health care reform — 8:45 a.m. National Journal’s Policy Council holds a discussion, “Health Care Reform: The Massachusetts Model.” Gov. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Republican; Ed Haislmaier of the Heritage Foundation; and Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary Tim Murphy participate. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/266-7180.

Supreme Court preview — 9 a.m. — The Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion, “Previewing the 2006 U.S. Supreme Court Term.” Former Attorney General Richard Thornburgh, Jonathan Franklin of Fulbright and Jaworski LLP, and David Rivkin of Baker and Hostetler LLP participate. Location: Washington Legal Foundation, M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Pakistani culture — 10:15 a.m. — First lady Laura Bush and Sehba Musharraf, wife of President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, participate in the start of a Web site on Pakistani culture. Location: Kennedy Center, Family Theater. Contact: 202/441-4734.

Job Corps initiative — 1 p.m. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Job Corps National Director Esther Johnson host an event to announce a Job Corps initiative to improve students’ preparedness for high-demand occupations. Location: Woodland Job Corps Center, 330 Fort Meade Road, Laurel. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Health insurance — 2 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Can the Employer Role in Health Insurance Be Preserved?” Sens. Gordon H. Smith, Oregon Republican, and Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas Democrat, and Len Nichols, director of the Health Policy Program at NAF, participate. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Freedom award reception — 6:30 p.m. The Defense Department holds a reception to award the “Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s 2006 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.” Gov. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Republican, and Charles Holliday, CEO of DuPont, participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/414-0778.

Award presentation — 7 p.m. The International Republican Institute presents the 2006 IRI Freedom Award to first lady Laura Bush and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for dedication to the advancement of freedom and democracy and their work in encouraging women’s participation in the democratic process. Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Grand Ballroom. Contact: 202/572-1546.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times



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