- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 30, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks at a New Jersey Republican State Committee reception at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison, N.J.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the metropolitan-area employment and unemployment statistics for April. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Boardreleases its weekly foreign report on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign-exchange rates. Location: 20th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Defense holds a meeting of the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services to receive 2007 report briefings on military women’s health care in the theater of operations and service members’ spouses’ employment opportunities. Location: DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City National Airport, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/697-2122.

9 a.m. —Export-Import Bankholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee to advise the Export-Import Bank on its programs and to provide comments for inclusion in the reports of the Export-Import Bank of the United States to Congress. Location: Ex-Im Bank, 811 Vermont Ave. NW, Main Conference Room 1143. Contact: 202/565-3502.

9:30 a.m. —State Departmentholds a meeting to discuss the testing of voluntary guidelines to monitor carbon-dioxide emissions from ships operating internationally. Location: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second St. SW, Room 6103. Contact: 202/372-1379.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. Memorial Day recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Memorial Day recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Housing finance — all day Mortgage Bankers Association holds its “Government Housing Finance Conference,” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Martha Simmons, executive vice president and national retail production manager of SunTrust Mortgage Inc., and Keith Pedigo, director of Loan Guaranty Services at the Veterans Affairs Department, participate in the opening general session.

1:15 p.m. — Barton Johnson, president of Financial Freedom Indymac Bank, and Jim Beavers, director of the HUD Home Mortgage Insurance Division in the Office of Single Family Housing, hold a discussion, “[Home Equity Conversion Mortgage] Update.”

3:45 p.m. — Allen Jones, government lending executive for Bank of America, and Corey Carlisle, senior director of government affairs at the Mortgage Bankers Association, discuss “Government Loans and the Subprime Market: What’s the Right Balance?”

Location: Ritz-Carlton hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/557-2741, 202/557-2727.

Poverty symposium — all day The Community Action Partnership holds a symposium, “Poverty and Economic Security.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Donna Beegle, president of Communications Across Barriers of Tigard, Ore., will deliver the keynote address.

9 a.m. — Anti-poverty models workshops

Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road. Contact: 202/449-9777.

Bolivia discussion — 8:30 a.m. The Inter-American Dialogue holds a discussion on Bolivia with former Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga. Location: Inter-American Dialogue, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 510. Contact: 202/822-9002.

China’s waste — 9 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion, “Trash Talking: Pondering China’s Mounting Waste Problems and New Solutions.” Zhang Jialing of China’s State Environmental Protection Administration; Tad Ferris of Holland & Knight LLP; and Chen Wen of the Environmental Protection Agency participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, sixth floor, Moynihan Boardroom. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Travel initiative — 9 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “People, Security and Borders: The Impact of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative on North America.” Ann Barrett, deputy assistant secretary of state for passport services, and Paul Rosenzweig, acting assistant homeland security secretary for international affairs, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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