- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Signs the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, Room 350, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Meets Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Oval Office. Participates in a joint press availability with Mr. Karzai, East Room. Attends an Iowa, Arkansas and Wisconsin Victory 2006 reception, private residence, Washington.


2:30 p.m. Treasury Department releases results of weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


8 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Defense holds a meeting of the Advisory Council on Dependents Education to discuss operational qualities of schools and the institutionalized school-improvement processes, as well as other educational matters. Location: 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/588-3121.


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


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


10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “An Update on the New Basel Capital Accord.” Susan Bies, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-739.

2:30 p.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairsfederal financial management, government information and international security subcommittee holds a hearing on “Deconstructing the Tax Code: Uncollected Taxes and Issues of Transparency.” Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mark Everson and J. Russell George, Treasury inspector general for the Tax Administration, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.


Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour debate and 10 a.m. to consider the Native American Languages Preservation Act of 2006 to temporarily extend the programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Homeland Security Committeeholds a hearing on major initiatives for the Homeland Security Department in 2007. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff testifies. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

10 a.m. —International Relations Committeeholds a hearing on “Enhancing the Global Fight to End Human Trafficking.” Ricky Martin, goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and president of the Ricky Martin Foundation; and John Miller, director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, State Department, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


Franchise Appreciation Day — all day The International Franchise Association holds its “Annual Franchise Appreciation Day.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 10 a.m. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks.

Location: Capital Hilton hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/628-8000.

National security principles — 10 a.m. The National Security Network holds a press conference to announce a new strategy, “National Security Principles.” House intelligence committee ranking member Jane Harman, California Democrat, and former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/289-7211.

Getting results — noon The IBM Center for the Business of Government holds a discussion, “Getting Serious about Government Results.” Office of Management and Budget Director Rob Portman participates. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/775-2648.

Spellings luncheon — 1 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program hosts a discussion on education with Education Secretary Margaret Spellings. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Afghanistan discussion — 3:30 p.m. The George Washington University holds a discussion, “Afghanistan: Challenges and Opportunities for Economic Development.” Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Afghan President Hamid Karzai participate. Location: GWU, 805 21st St. NW, Jack Morton Auditorium. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times



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