- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 5, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the emir of Kuwait, at the White House. Delivers remarks on the war on terror to the Military Officers Association of America at the Capital Hilton in Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases the crop progress report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. United States Patent and Trademark Officeholds a roundtable discussion concerning the work of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. Location: USPTO, 600 Dulany St., 10th floor, Atrium Conference Room, Alexandria. Contact: 571/272-8083.

2 p.m. —Health and Human Services Departmentholds a meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Location: Mary C. Switzer Building, 330 C St. SW, Conference Room 4090. Contact: 202/619-0257.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 11 a.m. to resume consideration of the defense appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

4:15 p.m. Foreign RelationsWestern Hemisphere, Peace Corps and narcotics affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on the nomination of Ronald A. Tschetter to be director of the Peace Corps. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Not in session because of the summer recess. The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Camp Democracy — all day Camp Democracy, a demonstration for political change, will be held on the Mall. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — March around the U.S. Capitol with tombstone, crosses and boots

10:30 a.m — Opening ceremony: “Veterans and Military Families Speak Out”

Location: The Mall (between 14th and First streets Northwest).

Horse slaughter prevention — 10 a.m. The Humane Society of the United States holds a press conference to support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. Rep. Edward Whitfield, Kentucky Republican; Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society; and Tracy Silverman of the Society for Animal Protective Legislation participate. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/452-1100; 301/285-3152.

Readiness guidance — 11 a.m. Serve D.C. holds a press conference to announce the “Commander Ready” program, aimed at educating D.C. children in emergency preparedness. Location: Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/727-7925.

Middle East discussion — 12:15 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Illusion and Reality in the Middle East: A Discussion of American Strategy Regarding Iran, Syria and the Greater Middle East.” Flynt Leverett and Steve Clemons of NAF and Michael Tomasky of the American Prospect participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Drug-free schools — 2 p.m. The Education Department’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee holds a meeting by teleconference, beginning at 2 p.m., to follow up on issues related to the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act grants program. Contact: 202/205-4169.

Financial Football — 2 p.m. Visa holds a press conference to announce its “Financial Football” program for financial literacy awareness. Rep. Judy Biggert, Illinois Republican; former Washington Redskin Darrell Green; Todd Heap of the Baltimore Ravens; and Rhonda Bentz, vice president of Visa USA, participate. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 108.

Death penalty’s future — 2 p.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “What Should be the Future of the Death Penalty?” Rep. Dan Lungren, California Republican; Ruth Friedman, director of the Federal Capital Habeas Project; Kent Scheidegger of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation; and Ginny Sloan of the Constitution Project participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Taiwan-China relations — 4 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “Toward Peaceful Relations Across the Taiwan Strait: Taiwan’s Perspective.” Joseph Wu, chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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