- The Washington Times - Monday, June 25, 2007

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Iraq report — noonCenter for American Progress holds a teleconference on an Iraq report, “Strategic Reset.” Participants include center President and Chief Executive Officer John Podesta and senior fellows Brian Katulis and Lawrence Korb. Contact: 202/682-1611.

Middle East peace — 12:15 p.m. — The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion, “Is the Middle East Peace Process Dead?” Participants include Nathan Brown, senior associate of the Middle East Program at CEIP, and Daniel Levy, senior fellow and director of the Middle East Policy Initiative at the American Strategy Program of the New America Foundation. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2265.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Estonian President Toomas Ilves in the Oval Office of the White House. Delivers remarks on No Child Left Behind reauthorization in the East Room of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases the existing-homes sales for May 2007. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. National Archives and Records Administrationholds a meeting to introduce new members, discuss committee goals and receive an update on the Center for Legislative Archives. Location: S-211, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/357-5350.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. to resume consideration of the Employee Free Choice Act. There will be no roll-call votes in the Senate. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

11 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairspermanent subcommittee on investigations holds a hearing, “Excessive Speculation in the Natural Gas Market.” Arthur Corbin, president and CEO of the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia, who is representing the American Public Gas Association, and Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Judiciary Constitution, civil rights and civil liberties subcommittee holds a hearing, “Substantive Due Process Violations Arising from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Handling of Air Quality Issues Following the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.” Former EPA Administrator Christie Whitman and Eileen McGinnis, former chief of staff to Mrs. Whitman, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Journalism training — all day Campus Progress of the Center for American Progress and the Nation magazine hold a Journalism Training Day Conference. Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW. 10th Floor. Contact: 202/682-1611.

Nonproliferation conference — all day The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds an International Nonproliferation Conference, “Tomorrow’s Solutions.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:20 a.m. — former Sen. Sam Nunn, Georgia Democrat; Jessica Tuchman Matthews of Carnegie Endowment; and Max Kampelmann, retired partner of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson LLP, deliver remarks, “A World of Nuclear Weapons.”

12:30 p.m. — Margaret Beckett, British secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs, delivers luncheon keynote address, “A World Free of Nuclear Weapons?”

4 p.m. — House Budget Chairman John M. Spratt Jr., South Carolina Democrat, and Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat, deliver remarks, “The Future of Nuclear Weapons: A View From the Hill.”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2291.

Book discussion — 10 a.m. The Library of Congress holds a book discussion on “Indian Yell: The Heart of an American Insurgency,” with author Michael Blake. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-7302 or 202/707-5221.

Trade agenda — 12:30 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a briefing on the pending congressional trade agenda. Participants include Christopher Wenk, senior director of international policy for the Chamber of Commerce, and Nicole Venable, director of International Trade and Global Competitiveness. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Bike trek — 4 p.m. The Airline Ride Across America, a bicycle trek to honor the crew members of the planes used in the September 11 attacks, holds a ceremony to present checks to the heads of the September 11 memorials, including the World Trade Center Memorial, Pentagon Memorial and Flight 93 Memorial. Participants include Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat, and Thomas Heidenberger of the Airline Ride Across America. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/355-6310.

Film screening — 7:30 p.m. Reel Progress, Representational Pictures and Magnolia Pictures hold a screening and discussion of “No End in Sight,” a documentary film that chronicles the Iraq war. Participants include Barbara Bodine, former U.S. ambassador to Yemen, and retired Col. Paul Hughes of the U.S. Institute of Peace. Location: E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/682-1611.

Baseball benefit — 7:30 p.m. — Roll Call sponsors the 46th annual congressional baseball game to benefit the Washington Literacy Council and the Boys and Girls Clubs or Greater Washington. Location: RFK Stadium, 2400 E. Capitol St. SE. Contact: 202/225-2002 or 202/225-2135.

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