- The Washington Times - Friday, July 13, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases the advance monthly sales for retail and food services for June 2007. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases the U.S. import and export price indexes for June. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commissionholds a meeting on “China’s Proliferation and the Impact of Trade Policy on Defense Industries in the United States and China.” Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/624-1409.

1 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Board of Scientific Counselors, drinking water midcycle subcommittee to discuss the draft report concerning the ORD drinking water research program’s progress in response to recommendations from its 2005 BOSC review and other activities. Location: None given. Contact: 919/541-3508.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Meets at 4 p.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Convention — all day The College Republican National Committee holds its 57th biennial convention. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 4:30 p.m. — Former Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, delivers remarks.

5 p.m. — Presidential candidate Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, delivers remarks.

5:30 p.m. — Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, delivers remarks.

Location: Sheraton National Hotel, 900 S. Orme St., Arlington. Contact: 888/765-3564.

Teachers conference — all day The American Federation of Teachers holds its biennial Quality Educational Standards in Teaching conference on “Strengthening Public Schools: Our Union’s Work.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Release of an AFT policy brief on recruiting and retaining teachers in hard-to-staff schools

9 a.m. — Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Kansas Democrat, chairman of the Education Commission of the States; and Trenton, N.J. Mayor Douglas Palmer, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, participate in a plenary session on “Partnerships That Support Public Schools.”

Location: Hilton Washington Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-4554.

Foster youths — 8:30 a.m. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute holds a briefing to honor the accomplishments of 15 former foster youths who have spent the summer as congressional interns. Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican; House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James L. Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat; and Deanna Carlson Stacy, executive director of CCAI, participate. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/544-8500.

Energy in Mexico — 9 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on “Energy in Mexico: Oil as a Comparative Advantage and a Strategic Resource?” Luis de la Calle, managing director and founding partner of De la Calle, Madrazo & Mancera, S.C.; Pamela Starr, analyst of Latin America for the Eurasia Group, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Health reform — 10 a.m. The Hudson Institute holds a discussion on “Smarter Tax Treatment of Health Insurance: The First Step Towards a Bipartisan Health Reform.” Sen. Robert F. Bennett, Utah Republican; Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, participate. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/675-1752.

American dream — 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on “Economic Anxiety and the American Dream: Is the Dream at Risk in the 21st Century?” Celinda Lake, president of Lake Research Partners; Greg Tarpinian, executive director of Change to Win, participate. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, second floor. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Middle East peace — 12:30 p.m. The Jerusalem Fund’s Palestine Center holds a discussion on the “The Next Step in the Peace Process” with Philip Wilcox Jr., president of the Foundation of Middle East Peace and former chief of mission and U.S. consul general in Jerusalem. Location: 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1958.

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