- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 28, 2006


Participates in a briefing on energy, Hoover Public Safety Center, Hoover, Ala. Attends a Bob Riley for Governor reception, Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, Ala. Attends a Deborah Pryce for Congress and Ohio Victory 2006 reception, private residence, New Albany, Ohio.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the gross domestic product for second quarter 2006 (final estimate). Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


8:30 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Defense holds a meeting of the Defense Business Board to deliberate on recommendations regarding a unified medical system. Topics include objectives of a unified medical system, cost savings and transition recommendations. Location: the Pentagon, Room 3C288. Contact: 703/697-2168.

9 a.m. U.S. Institute of Peace holds an open meeting. Agenda includes: chairman’s report; president’s report; consideration of recommended grants; Iraq study group update; and other general issues. Location: 1200 17th St. NW., Suite 200. Contact: 202/429-3836.


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. U.S. Institute of Peace holds a hearing on military voting and the Federal Voting Assistance Program. Defense Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness David Chu and Deborah Markowitz, president of the National Association of Secretaries of State, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a markup of the Reauthorization of the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act and legislation titled “Technical Corrections to the Public Transportation Portion to SAFETEA.” Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportation aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on new aircraft in the national airspace system. Michael Cirillo, Federal Aviation Administration, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the “Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. — Administration Committee holds a hearing, “Electronic Voting Machines: Verification, Security and Paper Trails.” Edward Felten, Princeton University professor, and Gary Smith, election director for Forsyth County, Ga., testify. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8281.

10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Acquisition under Duress: Reconstruction Contracting in Iraq.” Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen Jr. and Katherine Schinasi, managing director for acquisition and sourcing management at the Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure railroads subcommittee holds a hearing, “New Hands on the Amtrak Throttle.” Amtrak President and CEO Alexander Kummant testifies. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. —Veterans’ Affairs health subcommittee holds a hearing, “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury: Emerging Trends in Force and Veterans Health.” Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.


Fair courts — all day The Georgetown University Law Center holds a conference, “Fair and Independent Courts: A Conference on the State of the Judiciary.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor delivers remarks.

12:15 p.m. — Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer delivers remarks at a luncheon at the Georgetown University Law Center Hotung Building, 550 First St. NW

7:30 p.m. — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales deliver remarks at a dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW.

Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. or as noted. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Piracy summit — all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Foundation holds its third annual anti-counterfeiting and piracy summit, “Threatening Health, Safety and Jobs: The True Cost of Counterfeiting and Piracy,” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:35 a.m. — U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab delivers remarks.

3:30 p.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks.

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Nepal discussion — 9:30 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Recent Political Developments in Nepal and the Way Forward.” Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Chao address — 11:30 a.m. The National Academies of Science and Engineering hosts an address by Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao on President Bush’s American Competitiveness Initiative. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Racism in Cuba — 11:30 a.m. Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida Republicans, hold a press conference, “Racism in Totalitarian Cuba.” Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4211.

Leadership forum — noon — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean; and New York congressional candidate Kirsten Gillibrand deliver remarks to the DNC Women’s Leadership Forum’s 13th annual issues conference luncheon. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/863-8148.

Ethical realism — noon — The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Ethical Realism: A Vision for America’s Role in the World.” Anatol Lieven and Steven Clemons of NAF and John Hulsman of the German Council on Foreign Relations participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW., seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

North Korea discussion — 4:30 p.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Report from North Korea: A Recent Trip to North Korea,” with journalist and scholar Selig Harrison of the Center for International Policy. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

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