- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 9, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a reception for congressional candidate Van Taylor in Waco, Texas. Delivers remarks at a dinner for Sen. Jim Talent, Missouri Republican, in Springfield, Mo.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly on-highway diesel prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S. and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: 20th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

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

10 a.m. —National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Public Access Working Group to discuss public access policy research. Location: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, Board Room, second floor, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-6221.

SENATE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

World Bank conference — all day The World Bank hosts a conference, “Business, NGOs and Development-Strategic Engagement to Meet the Millennium Development Goals.” Events begin 9 a.m.

Highlight — 1:15 p.m. — Don Tapscott, co-author of “The Naked Corporation,” and Phil Hay, communications adviser at the World Bank, “Integrity and Business Performance in the Age of Transparency”

Location: World Bank, 1914 G St. NW, H Auditorium. Contact: 202/473-2049 or 202/473-2588.

Human rights conference — all day Georgetown University holds the inaugural Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights, “War, Terror and Human Rights: Setting the Agenda.” Events begin 10:15 a.m. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Wal-Mart Bank hearing — 9 a.m. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. holds a public hearing on the application for deposit insurance for Wal-Mart Bank.

Highlights — 9:10 a.m. — Presentation by Jane Thompson, president of Wal-Mart Financial Services

9:40 a.m. — Presentation by Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ohio Democrat

2:30 p.m. — Presentations by Robert McGarrah Jr., on behalf of the AFL-CIO; Michael Wilson on behalf of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; and Paul Blank, on behalf of WakeUpWalMart.com

Location: FDIC, 3501 Fairfax Drive, Virginia Square Auditorium, Arlington. Contact: 202/898-3812.

Deaf history program — 11 a.m. The Library of Congress holds a program celebrating National Deaf History Month, “Celebrate Deaf Legacy @ Your Library.” Gilbert Sandate, director of the Office of Workforce Diversity, participates. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Wal-Mart Bank opposition — 11:30 a.m. American Rights at Work and the Sound Banking Coalition hold a press conference to announce their opposition to Wal-Mart’s application for a Utah industrial loan corporation charter — a bank — called Wal-Mart Bank. Participants include Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ohio Democrat; and former Reps. David Bonior, Michigan Democrat, and Thomas Bliley, Virginia Republican. Location: Outside the FDIC Building, 3501 Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/225-7032.

Book discussion — 11:30 a.m. The Library of Congress holds a book discussion with John Perkins, author of “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,” on how as a highly paid professional, he “helped the U.S. cheat poor countries around the globe.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1639.

Economic indicators — 1:30 p.m. — Mark Warshawsky, assistant Treasury secretary for economic policy, holds a press briefing to review economic indicators from last month and to discuss the state of the U.S. economy. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Media Room. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Rwanda genocide film — 2 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion and film screening to mark the 12th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, “Paying Tribute, Remembering the Past, Facing the Present and Building a Hopeful Future.” Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Soybean conference — 2 p.m. The American Soybean Association holds a Sino-U.S. Trade Conference to discuss the Chinese government’s role as the largest importer of U.S. soybeans. Participants include Chinese Vice Minister of Agriculture Niu Dun and Cao Xumin, president of the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-Products. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 314/754-1291.

Foreign policy discussion — 3 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion with Robert Kuttner, co-founder of the American Prospect, “American Foreign Policy as Political Failure.” Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Lobbyist book discussion — 5:30 p.m. The George Washington University holds a discussion, “Why Be A Lobbyist Today?” John Kornacki of GW’s Graduate School of Political Management and Jan Baran of Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP participate. Location: GW, 805 21st St. Media and Public Affairs Building, Jack Morton Auditorium. Contact: 202/994-6460.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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