- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 7, 2007

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.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Financial Servicesfinancial institutions and consumer credit subcommittee holds a field hearing on “Credit Cards and Older Americans.” Robert O’Connell, executive counsel AARP-New York, and Katie Porter, associate professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, testify. Location: Halfmoon Senior Center, 287 Lower New Town Road, Halfmoon, N.Y. Contact: 202/225-4247.

GENERAL AGENDA

Unmanned vehicle systems — all day The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International holds its 2007 Unmanned Systems North America Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Donald Shinnamon, senior chief of public safety in Holly Hills, Fla.; Tan Peng Yam, deputy chief executive at the Defense Science and Technology Agency in Singapore; Lt. Gen. Donald Hoffman, military deputy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition; and Delores Etter, assistant secretary of research, development and acquisition for the Navy, deliver remarks.

1 p.m. — Global Access to Airspace Forum is held.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 703/845-9671, Ext. 202.

Communications workshop — all day The National Academies’ National Research Council holds a workshop on the “Effects of Wireless Communications Devices,” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Presentation is held on “WHO (World Health Organization) perspective on gaps in research needs.”

1:15 p.m. — Session 2 is held on “Epidemiology.”

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Keck Center. Contact: 202/334-3066.

Iraq security — 9 a.m. The Center for American Progress holds a discussion on “Iraq and National Security: A Military Transformation,” focusing on core U.S. national security interests. Participants include Rep. Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania Democrat, and CAP Action Fund senior fellow Lawrence Korb. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6246.

Property rights — 10 a.m. John McCain 2008 holds a conference-call briefing to discuss the Arizona senator’s policy address on private property rights. Participants include Nancie Marzulla, partner at Marzulla and Marzulla and co-founder of Defenders of Property Rights, and Tim Muris of the George Mason University School of Law. Contact: 703/650-5550.

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