- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 10, 2007

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

U.N. discussion — 9:30 a.m. — WorldPublicOpinion.org holds a discussion on a poll, “The Future of the United Nations,” with Steven Kull, editor. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7500.

Postpartum legislation — 10 a.m. — Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat; Rep. Bobby L. Rush, Illinois Democrat; actress Brooke Shields; and Mary Jo Codey, wife of former acting New Jersey Gov. Richard J. Codey, hold a press conference to announce the Mom’s Opportunity To Access Help, Education, Research and Support for Postpartum Depression (Mothers) Act in the Senate. The legislation would initiate federal investment in postpartum depression education, detection and treatment programs for new mothers. Carol Blocker, whose daughter took her own life after battling postpartum depression, will participate. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538. Contact: 202/224-4744.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers commencement address at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. Delivers remarks commemorating military spouse day in the East Room of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT

Traveling in the Middle East.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Census Bureau releases the advance monthly sales for retail and food services for April. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the producer price indexes for April. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting to consider Virginia and Michigan State Advisory Committees issues; and a briefing on Title IX Athletics: Accommodating Interest and Abilities. Location: 624 Ninth St. NW, Room 540. Contact: 202/376-8582.

1:45 p.m. — Employee Benefits Security Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, to swear in the new members, introduce the council chairman and vice chairman, receive an update from the acting assistant secretary of labor for the employee benefits security administration, and determine the topics to be addressed by the council this year. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-8668.

SENATE

Meets at 9:30 a.m. for morning business. There will be no roll-call votes in the Senate. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Education and Labor Committee holds a hearing on “ESEA [Elementary and Secondary Education Act] Reauthorization: Boosting Quality in the Teaching Profession.” John Podesta, president and chief executive officer, Center for American Progress; and Joel Klein, chancellor, New York City Department of Education, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-0853.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure Committee holds a hearing on “Administration Proposals on Climate Change & Energy Independence.” Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4472.

GENERAL AGENDA

National partnership conference — 8 a.m. — The Business Civic Leadership Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) holds its annual “2007 National Partnership Conference: Corporate Community Investment.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Thomas Donohue, president and chief executive officer of USCC

8:45 a.m. — Roy Bernardi, deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, delivers remarks.

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Guardianship briefing — 9 a.m. — Generations United and Kids Are Waiting host a briefing titled, “Children Being Raised by Grandparents and Other Relatives: How are They Faring.” The briefing will illustrate the need for supportive services for these families and show how federal support for subsidized guardianship could help move some children, for whom reunification or adoption is not possible, from foster care to safe, permanent families. Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, and Generations United Executive Director Donna Butts participate. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/289-3979.

El Salvador cooperation — 10 a.m. — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson holds a press conference to reaffirm the Bush administration’s commitment to promoting housing, economic development and democracy in El Salvador by signing a Memorandum of Cooperation. El Salvadoran President Don Elias Antonio Saca and El Salvadoran Public Works Minister Jorge Nieto participate. Location: Four Points Hotel, 1201 K St. NW. Contact: 202/708-0980.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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