- The Washington Times - Monday, May 21, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a press availability with NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtorsreleases the commercial leading indicator report. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servicesholds a meeting of the Medicare Program, Practicing Physicians Advisory Council to discuss proposed changes in regulations and manual instructions related to physician services. Location: Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave. SW, room 705A, seventh floor. Contact: 202/690-6145.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. to resume consideration on the immigration bill. A cloture vote on the motion to proceed is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Appropriationslabor, health and human services, education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on budget estimates for fiscal 2008 for the National Institutes of Health. Witnesses include Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. John Niederhuber, director of the National Cancer Institute. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 116. Contact: 202/224-7363.

5:30 p.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committeemarks up postal facility naming bills and votes on the nomination of Howard Weizmann to be deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room S-216. Contact: 202/224-2627.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for debate and noon for legislative business. The House will recess immediately after one minute speeches and reconvene at about 3 p.m. to consider the Industrial Bank Holding Company Act of 2007. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10:30 a.m. Oversight and Government Reformdomestic policy subcommittee holds a field hearing on Federal Reserve oversight of bank mergers and enforcement of the Community Reinvestment Act. Witnesses include Charles Bromley, an adjunct faculty member of the Levin College of Urban Affairs, and Jim Rokakis, treasurer of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Location: Carl B. Stokes U.S. Court House, 801 W. Superior Ave., Cleveland. Contact: 202/225-5051.

GENERAL AGENDA

UNESCO conference — all day The U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization holds a conference, “UNESCO as Capacity Builder: Pursuing Its Mandate Through Education, the Sciences, Culture and Communications.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Remarks by Susanna Connaughton, executive director of the U.S. National Commission on UNESCO; Marcio Barbosa, deputy director general of UNESCO; and Louise Oliver, U.S. permanent representative to UNESCO

10:45 a.m. — Remarks by John Danilovich, chief executive officer of the Millennium Challenge Corp., and Gerald Anderson, deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of International Affairs

4:20 p.m. — Remarks by Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte

Location: Marriott Georgetown University Conference Center and Hotel, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/633-0026.

Politics of knowledge — all day The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a conference, “The Politics of Knowledge: Why Research Does (or Does Not) Influence Education Policy.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:10 a.m. — “The Evolving Relationship Between Research and Policy”

10:45 a.m. — “How Research Is Used: Teacher Quality and Reading”

3:40 p.m. — “Changing the Incentives for Researchers and Decision-Makers”

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Economic risk management — 9 a.m. The Center for American Progress holds a conference, “Managing Economic Risk in the Age of Terror: The Role of Government in the Private Insurance Market.” Participants include Janice Abraham, president and chief executive officer of the United Educators Insurance, and Frank Cilluffo, associate vice president for Homeland Security of the George Washington University. Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6246.

Nuclear energy meeting — 10 a.m. The Energy Department holds a Global Nuclear Energy Partnership ministerial meeting.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman delivers remarks.

3 p.m. — Mr. Bodman holds a press availability with delegation representatives.

Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 202/586-4940.

New citizens — 11 a.m. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services holds a ceremony to swear in 100 new U.S. citizens from 42 nations. Participants include Emilio Gonzalez, director of USCIS, and Lisa Wright, assistant to the president for presidential personnel. Location: Historic Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Contact: 202/272-1219 or 202/253-3501.

Corporation’s role — noon The Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “The Role of the Corporation in America: How Are the Rules of Corporate Governance and Antitrust Law Evolving?” Participants include Irwin Stelzer and Judge Robert Bork of the Hudson Institute. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

U.S.-Korea relations — 6:15 p.m. Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Korus House and the Sejong Society of Washington hold an event, “U.S.-Korean Relations: Celebrating 125 Years of Friendship.” Participants include South Korean Ambassador Lee Tae-sik and Don Oberdorfer, chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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