- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 19, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Tours the Tuskegee University Center for Advanced Materials and discusses the American Competitiveness Initiative, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.

VICE PRESIDENT

3 p.m. — Participates in the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Ceremony, Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the consumer price index for March 2006. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEE

10:30 a.m. International Relations Africa, global human rights and international operations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Human Rights in China: Improving or Deteriorating Conditions?” Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, and others testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. State Department holds a Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act 2005 town hall meeting. The Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 requires that the State Department, with the U.S. Agency for International Development, develop a strategy to further U.S. foreign-assistance objectives to provide affordable and equitable access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Loy Henderson Auditorium. Contact: 866/501-7952.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket number 05-18: Arlington Central School District Board of Education v. Murphy

Docket number 05-5966: Clark v. Arizona

Contact: 202/479-3211.

GENERAL AGENDA

SCIENCE FORUM — ALL DAY —The Food and Drug Administration holds its 2006 science forum, “A Century of Science: Pioneering and the Future of Public Health.” Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW. Contact: 301/827-6242.

Health care conference — all day The World Congress holds its World Health Care Congress. Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 800/647-7600.

Race and color discrimination — 10 a.m. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a meeting to announce nomination votes and to hold a panel discussion, “Race and Color Discrimination: EEOC Compliance Manual Section.” EEOC Chairman Cari Dominguez participates. Location: EEOC, 1801 L St. NW, ninth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/663-4070.

Human rights — 2 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program hosts a discussion, “Human Rights in Communist China on the Eve of President Hu Jintao’s U.S. Visit,” with T. Kumar, director of Asia-Pacific affairs for Amnesty International USA’s Washington office. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 301/530-1210 or 202/662-7540.

Film screening — 7:30 p.m. The Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies holds a film screening of “Return to the Land of Wonders,” a documentary film about one man’s return to Iraq after 35 years. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest. Intercultural Center. Contact: 202/687-6215.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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