- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 3, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

- Photo opportunity with the 2008 NCAA men’s basketball champions, the Kansas Jayhawks, in the Rose Garden of the White House.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

- Secretary Michael Chertoff speaks at the 2008 Homeland Security Science and Technology Stakeholders Conference. Location: Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, amphitheater. Contact: 202/282-8010.

-releases the April report on factory orders.

- holds a summit, “Transforming the American Workplace: A 21st-Century Vision.” Location: Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Ave. NE. Contact: 202/693-4667.

SUPREME COURT

Not hearing cases. Contact 202/479-3211.

SENATE

- holds a hearing on the acquisition of major weapons systems. Undersecretary of Defense John Young Jr. and Katherine Schinasi of the Government Accountability Office testify. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106.

- holds a hearing on whether market manipulation is causing higher energy prices. George Soros, Soros Fund Management; Terrence Duffy, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group; Michael Greenberger, University of Maryland Law School; Gerry Ramm, president, Inland Oil Co.; Lee Ann Watson, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and Mark Cooper, Consumer Federation of America, testify. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253.

-holds a hearing on the costs and quality of health care. Paul B. Ginsburg, president, Center for Studying Health System Change; Elizabeth McGlynn, Rand Health; Arlene Holt Baker, executive vice president, AFL-CIO; and Felicia Fields, Ford Motor Co., testify. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215.

- holds a hearing on pending nominations. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

- meets to set rules for floor debate. Location: Capitol, Room H-313.

GENERAL AGENDA

— “The American President,” featuring news photos from the Associated Press, will be on view at the National Press Club through July 12. Admission is free. The exhibit shows American presidents at war and at ease, in victory and in defeat, confronting national crises and facing personal scandals, running for office and leading the country on the world stage. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: Paul Colford, 202/662-7516.

— The Bradley Project releases a report that finds that 63 percent of Americans say the country’s national identity is weakening. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 301/520-1306.

— The Human Rights Campaign holds a telephone briefing to release a report on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain’s record on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. Contact: 202/216-1514.

— The American Academy of Arts & Sciences hosts a panel discussion, “ARISE: Advancing Research in Science and Engineering,” focusing on leaders in science and technology research. Tom Cech, Nobel laureate and president, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Neal Lane, former White House science adviser; and Keith Yamamoto, University of California at San Francisco, participate. Location: National Press Building, Broadcasting Operations Center, fourth floor. Contact: 202/248-4101.

— Public and private sector leaders hold a briefing as part of a daylong summit on the barriers to improving innovation performance in the Chesapeake region and finding ways to use the region’s assets to encourage development. Participants include Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger, University of Maryland Chancellor William Kirwan, Carlyle Group President David Rubenstein and National Institutes of Health Director Elias Zerhouni. Location: Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Pavilion Room. Contact: 202/577-4450.

The Heritage Foundation hosts a presentation, “In Defense of Liberty: The Relationship Between Security and Freedom,” with Victor Davis Hanson, Martin and Illie Anderson senior fellow, Hoover Institution; and host Nile Gardiner, director, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, Allison Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1761.

— Disability rights leaders hold a briefing to urge Congress to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, with former Attorney General Richard Thornburgh. Location: Capitol, Room HC-7. Contact: Michele Magar, 415/647-8548. Source: Associated Press

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