- The Washington Times - Monday, December 4, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a children’s holiday reception and performance in the East Room of the White House. Meets with Abdul Aziz al-Hakim of the Shi’ite Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, the largest party in Iraq’s governing coalition, at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

4:30 p.m. —Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly report on U.S. retail gasoline prices. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the Peer Review Advisory Committee to discuss procedures and policies for the evaluation of scientific and technical merit of applications for grants and awards. Location: NIH, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Rooms E1-E2, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-1112.

9 a.m. —Election Assistance Commissionholds a meeting of the Technical Guidelines Development Committee to review and approve draft documents that will form the bases for recommendations for future voluntary voting-system guidelines to the EAC. Location: National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Building 101, Green Auditorium, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-5099.

10 a.m. —National Archives and Records Administrationholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress to review the ACRC’s Fourth Report, receive an update on the Center for Legislative Archives and to discuss other current issues and new business. Location: H-137, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/357-5350.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 05-908: Parents Involved v. Seattle School District No. 1

Docket number 05-915: Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 10 a.m. and will immediately adjourn until noon tomorrow. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEE

2:30 p.m. Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing on the nominations of Scott Stucky and Margaret Ryan, each to be a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. The nominees testify. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House next meets at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Tropical agriculture — all day The Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research holds a conference to discuss the effects of climate change on agricultural production in the tropics and subtropics. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9:15 a.m. — Martin Parry, William Makundi and Cynthia Rosenzweig of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Robert Zeigler, director-general of the International Rice Research Institute, discuss “Climate Change and Agriculture: People At Risk.”

Location: Hilton Washington hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/652-1558, Ext. 209.

Supreme Court march — 6 a.m. The National Organization for Women, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hold a march and rally during the Supreme Court’s oral arguments in Kentucky and Washington cases on assigning students by race. Marchers meet at Howard University and march to the Supreme Court.

Highlight — 8:30 a.m. — Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, and the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton participate in a rally at the Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE.

Location: Howard University, 2400 Sixth St. NW, or as noted. Contact: 202/628-8669.

Sex-crime prosecution — 8:30 a.m. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales delivers remarks on Justice Department efforts to protect children and prosecute sex predators through Project Safe Childhood at the Project Safe Childhood Conference. Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW, Independence Ballroom. Contact: 202/514-2007.

Ukraine forum — 8:45 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a forum, “The New Government of Ukraine: Priorities and Strategies,” with Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych. Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 conference level. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Iran book discussion — 9:30 a.m. The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a book discussion with Ray Takeyh, author of “Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic.” Former Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, also participates. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Minimum-wage impact — 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion, “The Minimum Wage and Employment: A Review of Evidence from the ‘New Minimum Wage Research.’ ” Participants include Alan Viard of AEI, David Neumark of the University of California at Irvine and Jared Bernstein of the Economic Policy Institute. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Afghan women — 11:45 a.m. First lady Laura Bush delivers remarks at the announcement of the partnership of the U.S. Afghan-Women’s Council and Georgetown University. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets Northwest, Gaston Hall auditorium, third floor, Healy Hall. Contact: 202/687-4328.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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