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- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 13, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks via satellite to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in the Map Room of the White House. Participates in a presentation of the "Report to the President on Issues Raised by the Virginia Tech Tragedy" in the Oval Office of the White House. Delivers remarks at the 2007 President's Dinner at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the transportation services index for April 2007. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. U.S. Institute of Peaceholds a meeting to receive a chairman's report, program updates, select the National Peace Essay Contest Winners and select Peace Scholars. Location: Fort McNair, NDU-National War College, Roosevelt Hall, 300 Fifth Ave. SW. Contact: 202/429-3836.

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.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on Veterans Affairs Department and Defense Department Health IT Sharing Program cooperation on employment issues. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9126.

2 p.m. Appropriationshomeland security subcommittee holds a markup of fiscal 2008 appropriations for the agencies under its jurisdiction. Location: S-128, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the fiscal 2008 energy and water development Appropriations bill and the fiscal 2008 military construction, veterans affairs and related agencies Appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Foreign Affairsterrorism, nonproliferation and trade subcommittee holds a hearing on "The United States-South Korea FTA: The Foreign Policy Implications." Karan Bhatia, deputy representative in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and Christopher Hill, assistant secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs for the State Department, testify. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Oversight and Government Reform Committeeholds a hearing on statements made by General Services Administration Administrator Lurita Doan to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel about agency political appointees who cooperated in the committee's investigation into her conduct at the GSA. She testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5051.

10 a.m. Small Business Committeeholds a hearing on "U.S. Trade Policy and Small Business." Steven Preston, administrator of the Small Business Administration, and Tiffany Moore, assistant U.S. trade representative for intergovernmental affairs and public liaison, testify. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

GENERAL AGENDA

Builders and contractors conference — all day Associated Builders and Contractors holds a National Legislative Conference. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, delivers remarks.

9:30 a.m. Meetings on Capitol Hill

5 p.m. — Free Enterprise Alliance reception

Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest, or as noted. Contact: 703/812-2073 or 703/812-2062.

Energy reception — 7:30 a.m. The United States Energy Association and Johnson Controls Inc. hold their 18th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum. Participants include Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican, and Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, grand ballroom. Contact: 414/524-4819.

Bankers meeting — 8:15 a.m. The Nebraska Bankers Association holds its Washington legislative visit.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Sen. Ben Nelson, Nebraska Democrat, delivers remarks.

11:30 a.m. — Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, delivers remarks.

12:30 p.m. — Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns delivers remarks.

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 402/474-1555.

Missing women — noon The International Foundation for Election Systems holds a discussion on "45 Million Missing Women in India," focusing on the "human rights and security effects of female feticide in the world's largest democracy." Participants include Meeta Singh and Vasu Mohan of IFES Women's Legal Rights Initiative. Location: IFES, 1101 15th Street, Northwest, third-floor conference room. Contact: 202/350-6700.

Italian-American forum — noon The National Italian-American Foundation holds a forum with an address by Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Participants include Nicholas Calio, former White House director of political affairs, and Joseph Del Raso, partner at Pepper Hamilton LLC. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/939-3116.

Leadership luncheon — noon The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America holds a Senate luncheon as part of its 2007 National Leadership Summit. Participants include Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent; Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican; Sen. Mel Martinez, Florida Republican; and Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/513-6484.

Economic legislation — 1:30 p.m. Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, Montana Democrat; Joint Economic Committee Chairman Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat; Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican; and Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, hold a press conference to release new legislation to address "undervalued currencies that harm U.S. trade and economic interests." Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-4515.

c Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.