- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 27, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Bob Corker for U.S. Senate and Tennessee Republican Party Luncheon, private residence, Memphis, Tenn. Meets with President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, Oval Office, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases the new residential sales for August. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energyholds a meeting on the “Energy Conservation Program for Commercial Equipment: Distribution Transformers Energy Conservation Standards.” Location: DOE, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Room 1E245. Contact: 202/586-4563.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on “Development of an Artificial Pancreas: Will New Technologies Improve Care for People With Diabetes and Reduce the Burden on the Health Care System?” Griffin Rodgers, acting director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health; Chris Dudley, CEO of the Dudley Foundation, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

3 p.m. —Judiciaryimmigration, border security and citizenship subcommittee holds a hearing on “U.S. Refugee Admissions and Policy.” Ellen Sauerbrey, the State Department; Jonathan Scharfen, Homeland Security Department, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider H.R.6138, To temporarily extend the programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965; the “Native American Languages Preservation Act of 2006.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on “The Montgomery G.I. Bill for Members of the Selected Reserve.” Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas Democrat; Michael Dominguez, principal deputy undersecretary for personnel and readiness at the Defense Department, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2675 or 202/225-3527.

2 p.m. —Transportation and Infrastructureaviation subcommittee holds a hearing on “Next Generation Air Transportation System Financing Options.” Gerald Dillingham, director of civil aviation issues at the Government Accountability Office; Susan Irving, director of federal budget issues at the Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Air and space conference — all day The Air Force Association holds its Air and Space Conference. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlight — 8:30 a.m. Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, discusses “The Role of Congress in Providing National Defense”

Location: The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/247-5850.

Health care rally — 10 a.m. The American Academy of Family Physicians holds a rally to urge voters to make the next Congress the “Health Care Congress.” Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican; Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark, California Democrat; Larry Fields, president, participate. Location: West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Contact:202/745-5050.

Human Rights Award — 6 p.m. The AFL-CIO holds a ceremony to honor Ela Bhatt, founder of the Self-Employed Women’s Association with the Human Rights Award. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, participate. Location: AFL-CIO Headquarters, 815 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/637-5018.

Compiled by FIND/Agence France-Presse and The Washington Times.

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