- The Washington Times - Monday, August 8, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with his economic advisers in Crawford, Texas, to discuss the state of the economy.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a preliminary report on productivity and costs for the second quarter. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. — Census Bureau releases a wholesale-trade report for June. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases the housing and economic forecast. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department holds an auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the General Hospital and Personal Use Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. Location: Salons A, B and C, Hilton Washington D.C. North/Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-6892.

9:30 a.m. — Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality holds a meeting of the Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel to announce the availability of funds for grants for family planing service delivery improvement research. Location: John M. Eisenberg Building, AHRQ Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville. Contact: 301/903-5549.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

On recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

No committee meetings are scheduled.

HOUSE

On recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

No committee meetings are scheduled.

GENERAL AGENDA

Breast implants investigation — 10 a.m. — The National Research Center for Women and Children holds a press conference to call for an investigation on breast implants. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/466-9633.

Report release — 11 a.m. — The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans holds a press conference to release the 2005-06 “State of Our Nation’s Youth” report. The participants include Peter Hart of Hart Research Associates; Stephen Bailey of La Palma, Calif.; Julie Hetchko of Lincoln, Neb.; Kevin Hoe of Lansdale, Pa.; Daniel Lind of Hollywood, Fla.; Hollie Rice of Wylie, Texas; Nitika Sethi of Vienna, Va.; and Mallory West of Landover. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 301/392-6053.

Signing ceremony — 11:30 a.m. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency hosts a signing ceremony with Undersecretary Michael Brown for a Memorandum of Understanding between FEMA and America’s Second Harvest. Location: FEMA Headquarters, 500 C St. SW. Contact: 202/646-4600.

Sea enterprise workshop — 1 p.m. — The International Institute for Defense holds a workshop, “Sea Enterprise at Work: Sharing the Success,” as part of its “Sea Enterprise 2005: Maximum Efficiency for the Navy in the 21st Century” conference. The participants include Richard Stieglitz of RGS Associates Inc., Pat Tamburrino of the Naval Sea Systems Command, Rear Adm. Gerald Talbot Jr. of the Military Personnel Plans and Policy Division and Navy Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Jaggard. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/739-5620.

Housing conference — 1 p.m. — The National Press Club holds a Newsmaker press conference, “Housing Bubble Fact and Froth: Probing the Depths of a Possible National Housing Bubble.” Participants include John Silva of Wachovia Corp., Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Anthony Chan of JP Morgan Asset Management and Doug Duncan of the Mortgage Bankers Association. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/624-1972.

Discussion on Kirkuk, Iraq — 2 p.m. — The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion, “Kirkuk: Can It Be Solved?” Wayne Kelley of RSK Ltd., Ali N. Salhi of Kirkuk’s Economical Development, Judith Yaphe of the National Defense University and Daniel Serwer of USIP participate. Location: Second floor conference room, USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/457-1700.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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