- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 31, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases a report on the employment situation for May. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrityholds a meeting. Location: Madison hotel, 1177 15th St. NW, Mount Vernon Rooms A and B. Contact: 202/219-7009.

8:30 a.m. —Internal Revenue Serviceholds a meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Earned Income Tax Credit Committee to discuss issues pertaining to the IRS administration of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Location: IRS, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 888/912-1227.

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. The House next meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Natural Resourceswater and power subcommittee holds a field hearing, “The Fryingpan-Arkansas Project at 45: Sustainable Water for the 21st Century.” Witnesses include Bill Long of Southeastern Colorado Conservancy District and Mike Ryan of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Great Plains Region. Location: Pueblo Community College, Fortino Ballroom, Pueblo, Colo. Contact: 202/225-6065.

Noon —Natural Resources Committeeholds a hearing, “The Needs and Challenges of Tribal Law Enforcement on Indian Reservations.” Witnesses include Pat Ragsdale of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Michael Jandreau, chairman of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. Location: Lower Brule Tribal Headquarters, 187 Oyate Circle, Lower Brule, S.D. Contact: 202/225-6065.

GENERAL AGENDA

Health care symposium — all day The National Institutes of Health holds a symposium, “Changing the World’s Healthcare Through Biomedical Technologies.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Dr. Roderic Pettigrew of the Institute of Medicine delivers opening remarks.

1:15 p.m. — Charles Townes of the University of California at Berkeley, a Nobel laureate in physics, discusses “Reflections on the Discovery of the Laser.”

4 p.m. — Shirley Jackson of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute discusses “Training the Interdisciplinary Scientists of Tomorrow.”

Location: NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, Lister Hill Center Auditorium, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-4000.

Child soldiers — 9 a.m. The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) holds a discussion, “Child Soldiers: New Evidence, New Advocacy Approaches.” Participants include Jimmie Briggs, author of “Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War,” Sarah Michael of the World Bank, and Chris Blattman of Yale University. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW, second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3822.

Public’s health — 9:30 a.m. The Trust for America’s Health holds a briefing, “Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health From Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism.” Participants include Jeffrey Levi of the Trust for America’s Health and Gail Christopher of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Location: Hart House Office Building, Room 902. Contact: dgratale@tfah.org.

School choice — 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights holds a public briefing on school choice, the Blaine Amendments and anti-Catholicism, with commission Chairman Gerald Reynolds. Location: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW, Room 540. Contact: 202/376-7770.

U.S. economy — 10 a.m. U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary of Economic Policy Philip Swagel holds a press briefing on economic indicators from the last month and a discussion on the state of the U.S. economy. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Media Room 4121. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Farmers market — 10 a.m. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner delivers remarks at an event to kick off the 12th annual Farmers Market. Location: Outside the Agriculture Department, 12th Street and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Broadband discussion — noon The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “A Broadband Pipe, or a $12 Billion Pipe Dream? Can the TV Spectrum Auction Spur Broadband Competition?” Participants include consulting economist Gregory Rose and Rick Whitt of Google’s Washington Telecom and Media Counsel. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Contact: 202/986-2700, Ext. 315.

Prosthetic technology — noon The Walter Reed Army Medical Center holds a lecture, “Latest in Prosthetic Technology.” Participants include Army Lt. Col. Paul Pasquina, chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation; Capt. Matthew Scherer, physical therapist; and Paralympic athletes Sarah Reinertsen, Paul Martin and Brian Frasure. Location: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/782-7177.

Gonzales address — 2 p.m. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales delivers an address to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on Justice Department efforts to fight violent crime. Participants include acting ATF Director Michael J. Sullivan and U.S. Marshals Service Director John F. Clark. Location: ATF headquarters, 650 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Atrium Lobby. Contact: 202/927-8500.

Food collection — 5:30 p.m. The Washington Nationals and the Capital Area Food Bank hold a collection of nonperishable food items in unopened packaging to benefit members of the D.C. area. Location: RFK Stadium, 2400 E. Capitol St. SE. Contact: 202/541-1646, 202/526-5344, Ext. 225.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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