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Thursday, April 21, 2005; Page A05

SENATE

Meets at 9:30 a.m.

Committees:


Friday's Question:
It was not until the early 20th century that the Senate enacted rules allowing members to end filibusters and unlimited debate. How many votes were required to invoke cloture when the Senate first adopted the rule in 1917?
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Appropriations -- 10:30 a.m. HHS subc. Methamphetamine abuse. 192 Dirksen Bldg.

Appropriations -- 9:30 a.m. Judiciary subc. OMB budget. OMB Dir. Bolten. 138 Dirksen.

Armed Services -- 10 a.m. Nominations of Kenneth Krieg to be undersecy. of defense for acquisition and Lt. Gen. Michael V. Hayden to be deputy director of national intelligence. 366 Dirksen.

Armed Services -- 1:30 p.m. Personnel subc. Defense dept. health care. 232A Russell Bldg.

Banking -- 10 a.m. Government-sponsored enterprises. 538 Dirksen.

Banking -- 2:30 p.m. Housing subc. HUD FY 2006 budget. 538 Dirksen.

Budget -- 10 a.m. Structural deficits. Fed Chairman Greenspan. 216 Hart Bldg.

Commerce -- 9:30 a.m. Surface transportation subc. AMTRAK. 253 Dirksen.

Energy -- 3 p.m. Coal. 366 Dirksen.

Finance -- 10 a.m. Nomination of Rep. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to be U.S. trade rep. 628 Dirksen.

Foreign Relations -- 9:30 a.m. Foreign development banks. 419 Dirksen.

Health -- 10 a.m. Small-business health insurance. 430 Dirksen.

Homeland Security -- 2:30 p.m. Budget subc. Pres. Bush's management agenda. 342 Dirksen.

Homeland Security -- 10 a.m. Federal workforce subc. Workforce flexibilities. 562 Dirksen.

Intelligence -- 2:30 p.m. Closed. 219 Hart.

Printing -- 2 p.m. Organizational meeting. S-219 Capitol.

Judiciary -- 9:30 a.m. Judicial nominees: Terrence Boyle, Priscilla Owen and Janice Brown. 538 Dirksen.

Judiciary -- 2:30 p.m. Intellectual property subc. Patent system. 226 Dirksen.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m.

Committees:

Agriculture -- 10 a.m. Rural schools. 1300 Longworth Bldg.

Appropriations -- 10 a.m. Labor subc. FY 2006 approps. 2358 Rayburn Bldg.

Appropriations -- 10 a.m. Science subc. International organizations FY 2006 approps. H-309 Capitol.

Appropriations -- 10 a.m. Treasury subc. FY 2006 approps. Treasury Secy. Snow. 2358 Rayburn.

Education -- 10 a.m. Education reform subc. Early-childhood education. 2175 Rayburn.

Financial Services -- 10 a.m. Sarbanes-Oxley Act. 2128 Rayburn.

Government Reform -- 10 a.m. OMB watch list. 2154 Rayburn.

Homeland Security -- 10 a.m. Markup. 2118 Rayburn.

International Relations -- 10:30 a.m. Arab political liberalization. 2172 Rayburn.

International Relations -- 2 p.m. Africa subc. Zimbabwe. 2172 Rayburn.

Judiciary -- 10 a.m. Crime subc. USA Patriot Act. 2141 Rayburn.

Resources -- 10 a.m. National parks subc. Historic preservation. 1324 Longworth.

Small Business -- 10 a.m. Workforce subc. Job growth. 311 Cannon Bldg.

Veterans Affairs -- 10 a.m. Presentations. 345 Cannon.

Ways and Means -- 10 a.m. Central American free-trade agreement. 1100 Longworth.

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