- The Washington Times - Friday, June 13, 2008

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

National anthem 8:15 a.m.- - Kickoff for a three-day celebration of the National Anthem Project, with members of Congress and 1,000 schoolchildren. Location: Reflecting pool at the Grant Memorial Site, Pennsylvania Ave. and 1st St. in Northwest. Contact: 202/289-2001.

Diabetes research 12:30 p.m.- - Mary Tyler Moore, actress and international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, addresses a National Press Club luncheon. She will discuss the future of diabetes research in a speech titled “Forever Moore.” Location: National Press Club. Contact: 202/662-7516.

PRESIDENT BUSH

- Meets with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

- holds a meeting. Location: 5550 Friendship Blvd., Chevy Chase, fourth floor. Contact: 301/492-5990.

SUPREME COURT

Not hearing cases. Contact 202/479-3211.

SENATE

No scheduled events.

HOUSE

No scheduled events.

GENERAL AGENDA

- - The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) holds its 2008 annual convention, “Revitalizing Our Democracy: Progress and Possibilities.” Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/737-5900, ext. 113.

- - The Council on Foreign Relations holds a briefing to release its report on climate change and what foreign-policy strategy the U.S. must adopt, with task force co-chairmen former New York Gov. George Pataki and former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack. Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3448.

— The Brookings Institution holds a policy briefing on a its new report, “Metro Raise: Boosting the Earned Income Tax Credit to Help Metropolitan Workers and Families.” Panelists include Alan Berube, report author and research director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution; Karen Crompton, executive director, Voices for Utah Children; Dermot Finch, director, Centre for Cities, London; Nick Gwyn, majority staff director, Ways and Means Committee income security and family support subcommittee; and Chauncy Lennon, vice president for asset building programs, Seedco, New York. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-318. Contact: 301/656-0348.

- - Rand Corp. health care experts hold a briefing on the potential to reduce costs and increase access to care by implementing health information technology. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room HC-8. Contact: 202/420-8667.

— Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor speaks about the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship during a news conference announcing the launch of the center’s inaugural Student Congress. Location: National Press Club. Contact: 617/699-1373.

- - The Organization of American States holds a roundtable discussion and launches the report “Making the Law Work for Everyone,” with OAS Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza, former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and OAS representatives. Location: Hall of the Americas, OAS, 17th St. and Constitution Ave. Northwest. Contact: 202/458-6368.

— Special Envoy for China and the Strategic Economic Dialogue Alan Holmer holds a pre-SED news conference. Location: Treasury, Room 4121. Contact: 202/622-2920.

- - AARP holds a Public Policy Institute Solutions Forum: “What Should Our Next President Do About Health Care Costs?” Participants include David Cutler, professor of economics, Harvard University, an adviser on health policy issues for Sen. Barack Obama; Chris Jennings, president, Jennings Policy Strategies Inc. and former senior health care adviser to President Bill Clinton, and a health policy adviser to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton; and Thomas Miller, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and former senior health economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, and adviser on health policy for Sen. John McCain. Moderator: National Public Radio’s Julie Rovner, with an introduction by AARP’s John Rother. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW, Mezzanine Level, Atrium Ballroom. Contact: 202/434-2560.

- - The Ripon Society holds its Bully Pulpit luncheon with Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-339. Contact: Sarah Cody, 202/997-6798.

- - The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion on “Just How Much Can the IAEA Safeguard?” with Henry Sokolski of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center. Location: Wilson Center, Reagan Trade Center, fifth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/691-4016.

- - The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on the Social Security Trustees Report with members of the Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4870.

- - The Transportation Table holds a luncheon with Assistant Transportation Secretary Tyler Duvall discussing transportation priorities and policies. Location: National Press Club. Contact: 202/355-1141.

- - The Center for American Progress holds a discussion on the future of U.S. leadership in renewable energy, genetic medicine and basic research, with Andrew Baden of the University of Maryland, Kit Batten of the center, Tom Kalil of the University of California at Berkeley and Kathy Hudson of the Genetics and Public Policy Center. Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/682-1611.

- - The Hudson Institute holds a roundtable discussion on “U.S. Interagency Efforts to Combat International Terrorism through Foreign Capacity Building.” Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, Suite 600. Contact: 202/974-2400.

- - The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) holds its national convention. Reception with Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, and Aram Hamparian of the Armenian National Committee. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/361-9178.

Source: Associated Press

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