- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 11, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Visits Lutheran Senior Services at Heisinger Bluffs in Jefferson City, Mo. Participates in a discussion on the Medicare prescription-drug benefit plan at the Etta and Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center in Jefferson City. Visits Wesley Acres in Des Moines, Iowa. Attends an Iowans for Nussle reception at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.

VICE PRESIDENT

12:20 p.m. — Visits the clubhouses of baseball’s New York Mets and Washington Nationals. 12:57 p.m. — Throws out the first pitch at the Nationals’ opening home game at RFK Stadium.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. President’s Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities meets to review collaborative efforts and issues to be addressed in the board’s annual report. Location: Willard InterContinental Washington hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/219-7040.

1:30 p.m. —Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate holds a meeting of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/235-5316.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session because of Easter recess. The Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. on April 24. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session because of Easter recess. The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. on April 25. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Homeland and global security — all day Equity International Inc. hosts the fifth annual Homeland and Global Security Summit in conjunction with a Gulf Coast Reconstruction Summit. Events begin 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Kyrgyz Foreign Affairs Minister Alikbek Djekshenkulov, and Zamira Sydykova, Kyrgyzstan’s ambassador to the United States and Canada

1:30 p.m. —Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, delivers remarks.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/494-9671.

Global travel and tourism — all day The World Travel and Tourism Council holds the Global Travel and Tourism Summit. Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/218-3640.

Iraq oil — 9:30 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion with Yahia Said, director of the Iraq Review Revenue Watch initiative at the Open Society Institute, “The Role of Oil in Iraqi Politics.” Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Summer energy reports — 9:30 a.m. The Energy Information Administration holds a press conference with EIA Administrator Guy F. Caruso to release two reports, the “Summer 2006 Motor Gasoline Outlook” and the “Short-Term Energy Outlook.” Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

China workers — 10 a.m. — The Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a discussion, “The Lot of Chinese Workers: Do China’s Labor Laws Work?” Participants include Han Dongfang, director of the China Labor Bulletin, and Robin Munro, bulletin director of research. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3766.

Women in communications — 11:30 a.m. The D.C. chapter of the Association for Women in Communications holds its annual Matrix Awards luncheon, which will honor Cokie Roberts, political commentator for ABC News, and Margery Kraus, president and chief executive officer of APCO Worldwide. Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 301/320-7310.

Georgia discussion — noon Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion with Vasil Sikharulidze, Georgia’s ambassador to the United States, “Traveling the Road to Democracy: Georgia Since the Rose Revolution.” Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Layoffs book — noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion with Louis Uchitelle, author of “The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences.” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Tax Freedom Day — noon The Tax Foundation holds a conference-call briefing in advance of tomorrow’s release of its annual calculation of Tax Freedom Day. Participants include foundation President Scott Hodge and economist Curtis Dubay. Contact: 202/464-5101.

Head Start call — 1:30 p.m. The National Head Start Association holds a conference- call briefing to urge Congress to add at least $234 million to the president’s fiscal 2007 budget for Head Start. Participants include Sarah Greene, president and chief executive of the association, and Beryl Clark, director of the Staten Island Mental Health Society/Head Start. Contact: 703/276-3265.

Indian land case — 3:45 p.m. The Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “Addressing Over a Century of Shame: The Cobell v. Norton Case,” which challenges the General Allotment Act, a resolution passed in 1887 that created a trust for American Indian lands without their consent. Participants include former Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat; Elouise Cobell, executive director of the Native American Community Development Corp.; and Tex Hall of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

U.S.-Chinese trade — 4 p.m. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman and Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns hold a press conference with Chinese Vice Prime Minister Wu Yi after the annual U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meeting. Location: auditorium, Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883 or 202/395-3230.

Business deals — 5 p.m. The Commerce Department hosts a signing ceremony for an agreement between the Boeing, Motorola and Caterpillar companies and Chinese business officials. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez participates. Location: auditorium, Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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