- The Washington Times - Friday, August 3, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with the FBI counterterrorism and homeland security teams; travels to the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the employment numbers for July. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Assessment Governing Boardholds a public meeting.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Full board meeting to approve the agenda, receive the executive director’s report and hear an update on the work of the National Center for Education Statistics

9:15 a.m. — Assessment Development Committee

10 a.m. — Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology

10 a.m. — Reporting and Dissemination Committee

1:45 p.m. — Full board meeting to discuss and take action on the National Assessment of Educational Progress 2011 Writing Specifications and Background Variables

Location: Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Contact: 202/357-6938.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Administration Committee task force investigating the 2006 election contest in Florida’s 13th District holds a hearing on the progress of the Government Accountability Office’s investigation into the election. Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1310. Contact: 202/225-2061.

1 p.m. Judiciaryimmigration, citizenship, refugees, border security, and international law subcommittee holds a markup of private bills for the relief of Manuel Bartsch, Mikael Adrian Christopher Figueroa Alvarez and Shigeru Yamada. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Labor convention — all day The National Day Laborer Organizing Network holds its national convention. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — AFL-CIO President John Sweeney delivers remarks, “Day labor delegations on joint goals for immigration reform.”

6 p.m. — Day laborers rally and vigil, Alabama Drive Park, Wilshire and Alabama Drive, Herndon.

Location: George Meany National Labor College, 10000 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, or as noted. Contact: 323/252-7170 (English), or 240/463-6410.

Student conference — all day The Young America’s Foundation holds its National Conservative Student Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Former Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican, delivers remarks, “Energy independence and the future of America.”

7:30 p.m. — G. Gordon Liddy, radio talk-show host, delivers remarks, “Survive or Prevail?” during the closing dinner banquet.

Location: George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW, Marvin Center. Contact: 800/872-1776.

Farming and rural communities — 7 a.m. The Agriculture Department holds its fourth annual Community and Faith-Based Organizations Partners Meeting, “Challenge, Choice, Change: Solutions That Strengthen Farming and Rural Communities,” Location: Doubletree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/720-4623 or 800/880-4143.

Forum on Americas — 11 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a director’s forum, “Current Challenges and Opportunities Faced by the U.S. in the Americas.” Participants include R. Nicholas Burns, undersecretary of state for political affairs, and Anthony Harrington, former ambassador to Brazil. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, sixth floor, Flom Auditorium. Contact: 202/691-4016.

Productivity paper — 11 a.m. The Center for American Progress holds a conference call on its new paper, “Ignoring Productivity at Our Peril.” Participants include Christian Weller of the Center for American Progress and Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Location: None given. Contact: 202/741-6246.

State of economy — 1 p.m. Phillip Swagel,assistant Treasury secretary for economic policy, holds a briefing to review economic indicators from the past month and to discuss the state of the economy. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Media Room 4121. Contact: 202/622-2000.

Immigration briefing — 1 p.m. The National Immigration Forum holds a telephone briefing, “What’s Ahead on Immigration Reform?” Participants include Kevin Appleby of the U.S. Conference on Catholic Bishops and Marshall Fitz of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Location: None given. Contact: 202/383-5989.

Obstructionism in Congress — 1 p.m. The Campaign for America’s Future holds a conference-call briefing on a new campaign to expose obstructionists in Congress. Participants include Rep. George Miller, California Democrat, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Illinois Democrat. Location: None given. Contact: 202/955-5665.

Defense awards — 1:30 p.m. The Defense Department holds an awards ceremony for employees who demonstrated excellence in internal management controls to mark the end of the first phase of the “Check-It” campaign. Location: Pentagon, Briefing Room 3E664. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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