- The Washington Times - Monday, June 4, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Departs the White House on foreign travel that includes scheduled visits to Prague; Heiligendamm, Germany; the Vatican; Rome; Tirana, Albania; and Sofia, Bulgaria (trip runs through June 11).

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Census Bureaureleases statistics on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for April. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Heart, Lung and Blood Instituteholds a meeting of the Sickle Cell Disease Advisory Committee to discuss programs and issues. Location: National Institutes of Health, 6700A Rockledge Drive, Room 354, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-0050.

10 a.m. —National Telecommunications and Information Administrationholds a meeting of the Public Safety Interoperable Communications Grant Program to provide information on the proposed program policies related to the program. Location: Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, auditorium. Contact: 202/482-1885.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2:30 p.m. for morning business and 3:30 p.m. to resume consideration of the comprehensive immigration reform bill. There will be no roll-call votes in the Senate today. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session, Memorial Day recess. The House next meets at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Education and Laborhealthy families and communities subcommittee holds a field hearing, “Protecting Our Youth: Paths to Gang Prevention in Our Communities.” Location: Village Hall, 46 N. Ocean Ave., Freeport, N.Y. Contact: 202/226-0853.

10 a.m. —Education and Laborhigher education, lifelong learning and competitiveness subcommittee holds a field hearing, “The Higher Education Act: Institutional Support for Colleges and Universities Under Title III and Title V.” Location: Austin Community College Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Road, Austin, Texas. Contact: 202/226-0853.

GENERAL AGENDA

Fighting poverty — all day Sojourners/Call to Renewal holds a conference, “Pentecost 2007: Taking the Vision to the Streets,” to put fighting poverty at the top of the national agenda. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Sojourners co-founder Jim Wallis delivers the opening remarks.

1 p.m. — Discussion, “Mobilizing to Put Poverty at the Top of the Nation’s Agenda in 2008”

7 p.m. — Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois, and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina participate in a 2008 Democratic presidential candidates forum on faith, values and poverty. Mr. Wallis and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien ask questions of the candidates. George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW, Lisner Auditorium.

Location: National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, or as noted. Contact: 800/714-7474, Ext. 601.

Immigration bill — 10 a.m. National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) holds a press conference on the Senate immigration bill. Jim Dorcy, Roger Brandemuehl, Hugh Brien and Ken Lundgren of the NAFBPO participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/328-7004.

Agriculture address — 10 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns delivers remarks to Hispanic agricultural college and university interns. Location: Agriculture Department, 1400 Independence Ave. NW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

HUD lunch — 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds a luncheon address with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets Northwest, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Green infrastructure — 1 p.m. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson holds an event to dedicate the Ariel Rios South Courtyard Green Infrastructure Project, which displays green infrastructure techniques or low-impact development practices. Assistant EPA Administrator for Water Benjamin Grumbles and Assistant EPA Administrator for Administration and Resources Management Luis Luna participate. Location: EPA Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-7827.

Medicare cuts — 1 p.m. The American Medical Association holds a luncheon press briefing to release results of a survey on what it says are Medicare cuts to seniors with Dr. Cecil Wilson, AMA board chairman. Location: AMA office, 1101 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-7419.

Corporate image — 2:15 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion, “Corporate Image Advertising and the Future of Free Enterprise.” Ted Frank and Jon Entine of AEI, Eric Dezenhall of Dezenhall Resources, Steven Hantler of DaimlerChrysler and Nancy Murphy of the Case Foundation participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Trade dinner — 5:30 p.m. The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) holds its 2007 annual meeting and dinner honoring U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab as WIIT’s 2007 Woman of the Year in International Trade. Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: ccosta@kmaglobal.com; or christine.h.ramsdel@boeing.com

Uganda event — 6:30 p.m. The Center for American Progress (CAP) and Enough, the Project to Abolish Genocide and Mass Atrocities hold an event, “The Way Forward in Northern Uganda.” Actor Ryan Gosling and Betty Bigombe, senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, participate. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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