- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 4, 2008

TODAY’S HEADLINERS:

AIPAC Conference 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - - The American Israel Public Affairs Committee holds its annual Policy Conference. Morning Plenary: Special address by Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, and Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat; House Republican leader John A. Boehner of Ohio, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. Location: Washington Convention Center, Mount Vernon Square. Contact: 202/997-4614.

Battle of Midway - The U.S. Navy Memorial holds events marking the 66th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. Highlights: 11 a.m., commemorative wreath laying at the memorial and 1 p.m., screening of a new documentary, “Destination Point Luck: Voices of Midway,” at the Burke Theater. Location: Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/380-0718.

PRESIDENT BUSH

6:30 p.m.. - Hosts congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. - The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Geospatial Advisory Committee holds a meeting. Location: American Institute of Architects Building, 1735 New York Ave. NW, second-floor boardroom. Contact: 206/220-4621.

SUPREME COURT

Not hearing cases. Contact 202/479-3211.

SENATE

9:30 a.m. - Veterans Affairs Committee holds oversight hearing on veterans disability compensation. Norma J. Perez, mental health integration specialist, Austin Outpatient Clinic; Michael Kussman, undersecretary of veterans affairs for health; Ira Katz, deputy chief of patient care services, Officer for Mental Health; Patrick W. Dunne, acting undersecretary of Veterans Affairs for benefits; and Brad Mayes, director of compensation and pension service, testify. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 418.

10 a.m. - Judiciary Committee holds hearing on the handling of terrorism detainees in the U.S. judicial system. James J. Benjamin Jr., lawyer; John C. Coughenour, judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington; Tom Malinowski, Human Rights Watch; Benjamin Wittes, Brookings Institution; and Amos Guiora, University of Utah College of Law, testify. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business.

10 a.m. - Financial Services subcommittee on housing and community opportunity and the subcommittee on emergency communications, preparedness and response hold a joint hearing on the roles of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in response to affordable housing needs in the Gulf Coast states. Carlos J. Castillo, assistant administrator, Disaster Assistance Directorate, FEMA; Jeffrey H. Riddel, director, Office of Capital Improvements, HUD; Saul Ramirez, executive director, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials; Reilly Morse, Mississippi Center for Justice; Edward Blakely, Recovery Chief, City of New Orleans; and Laura Tuggle, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, testify. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2128.

GENERAL AGENDA

9 a.m. — Transnational migration — The Kennan Institute and the Comparative Urban Studies Project host a daylong conference, “Transnational Migration to New Regional Centers: Policy Challenges, Practice and the Migrant Experience,” focusing on the policy challenges posed by migration to new regional centers as well as on the migrant experience itself and issues of identity, citizenship and tolerance. Participants include Blair A. Ruble, director, Kennan Institute and Comparative Urban Studies Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Andrew Selee, director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center; Pep Subiros, author and philosopher, Barcelona; Loren Landau, director, Forced Migration Studies Program, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; J. Walter Tejada, chairman, Arlington County Board; Manuel Angel Castillo Garcia, professor and investigator, El Colegio de Mexico; Patricia Landolt, assistant professor of sociology, University of Toronto; and Cynthia Buckley, associate professor of sociology, University of Texas at Austin. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Ronald Reagan Building, fifth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/691-4016.

8:30 a.m. — Cancer research — The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance hosts a panel on to discuss “Innovations in Cancer Research.” Topics include research breakthroughs on the horizon and how researchers are facing the challenge of increasingly scarce resources. Keynote speakers include Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican. Panelists include Dr. Raymond DuBois, American Association for Cancer Research and Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas; Joe Gray, National Cancer Institute and University of California at San Francisco; and Dr. Elmer Huerta, American Cancer Society. Location: Columbus Club, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/419-8489.

9 a.m. - Bradley symposium — The Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal holds the fourth annual symposium, “Encounter at 10: The Power of Ideas,” to discuss three timely essays with commentators Andrew McCarthy, John Fonte and Victor Davis Hanson. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/974-2424.

9 a.m. - Violence and sex — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion on “From Relief to Development: Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts,” with Ian Askew, Population Council, and Heidi Lehmann, International Rescue Committee. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Reagan Trade Center, Moynihan Boardroom, sixth floor. Contact: RSVP at www.wilsoncenter.org.

.9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - McCarthy-Carrey vaccines —Actors Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey hold a news conference following their participation in the Green Our Vaccines March and Rally. Location: West Capitol grounds. Participants will gather at 9 a.m. at the West Capitol grounds and begin the march at 10 a.m. News conference from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact: 212/253-4646.

‘Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS

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