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PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a lunch with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, the Defense Policy Programs Team and the Foreign Policy Team at Camp David.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the preliminary productivity and costs for second quarter 2007. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

5 p.m. American Petroleum Institutereleases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. National Science Foundationholds a meeting of the National Science Board. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd. Room 1235, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7000.

9 a.m. — Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting to discuss public-health-based inspection in poultry slaughter. Location: George Mason University, School of Public Policy, Arlington Original Building Room 244, 3401 Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/690-6522.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committeeholds a field hearing on “Reducing Barriers to Growth of Emerging Energy Technologies: Relationships Between Federal, State and Local Governments.” Albuquerque, N.M., Mayor Martin Chavez and NanoPore Inc. President Doug Smith testify. Location: Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 Second Ave. Galisteo Room, Albuquerque. Contact: 202/224-4971.

4 p.m. Budget Committeeholds a hearing on “An Examination of Health Care Costs: Challenges and Options for Reform.” Mary Wakefield, associate dean for rural health, director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks and commissioner of the Commonwealth Fund Commission on High Performance Health System; and Janis Cheney, AARP state director, testify. Location: The Grand International, 1505 N. Broadway, Grand Ballroom, Minot, N.D. Contact: 202/224-0642.

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