- The Washington Times - Friday, June 6, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

1:50 p.m. - Participates in ceremonial swearing-in for new Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steven Preston.

VICE PRESIDENT

12:30 p.m. - Speaks at a reception for congressional candidate Pete Olson and the 2008 Texas State Victory Fund, at a private residence in Houston.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. - The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Preventionmeets. Location: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 810 Seventh St. NW, third-floor conference room. Contact: Robin Delany-Shabazz, 202/307-9963.

9:30 a.m. -The United States Institute of Peace holds a meeting. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW, Suite 200.

SUPREME COURT

Not hearing cases. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

2 p.m. - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs - subcommittee on oversight of government management, the federal workforce and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on arms control, counterproliferation and nonproliferation. Patricia McNerney and Linda Taglialatela of the State Department participate. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342.

HOUSE

10 a.m.- Transportation and Infrastructure-economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing on the efficiency of the General Services Administration’s lease and construction process. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167.

GENERAL AGENDA

9 a.m.-Birth control - The American Life League holds a news conference, “How birth control pills kill human beings in the womb,” as part of “Protest the Pill Day ‘08.” Location: National Press Club. Contact: Michael Hichborn, 540/226-9178.

9 a.m.-Higher education- The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) hosts a forum, “New Approaches to Higher Education: Solutions or Fads?” with Jane McAuliffe of Bridgepoint Education, Andrew Rosen of Kaplan Inc., Mark Pelesh of Corinthian Colleges Inc., Daniel Levy of SUNY-Albany and Vance Fried of Oklahoma State University. Location: AEI, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: Veronique Rodman, 202/862-4870.

9:30 a.m.-Morocco human rights- The American Moroccan Institute holds a news conference to discuss human rights in Morocco and other issues, with Ahmed Herzenni, president of the Advisory Council on Human Rights, and Fatiha Layadi, member of Moroccan Parliament. Location: National Press Club. Contact: 718/957-5383.

10 a.m.-Iraqi politicians- The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) holds a media availability with a delegation of five Iraqi legislators. Location: AFSC, 1822 R St. NW. Contact: Leah Barrett, 240/535-5083.

10 a.m.-Climate change- The U.S. Geological Survey will host a congressional briefing on how science can be used to anticipate and address the effects of climate change on the Colorado River. Briefers include Terrance J. Fulp, Bureau of Reclamation; Eric Kuhn, Colorado River Water Conservation District; and Gregory J. McCabe, USGS. Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1324. Contact: Jessica Robertson, 703/648-6624.

11:45 a.m.-China relations- The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosts a briefing on the “Sanya Initiative,” which was designed to encourage the U.S. and China to shift to a cooperative relationship, with Adm. William Owens, former vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gen. Ronald Fogelman, former chief of staff for the U.S. Air Force; and Gen. John “Jack” Keane, former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army. Location: CSIS, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: Neal Urwitz, 202/775-3167.

12:15 p.m. - Medicare and reform-The Alliance for Health Reform and the Commonwealth Fund hold a briefing on whether Medicare should be a building block for health care reform, with Cathy Schoen of Commonwealth Fund; Steve Lieberman of Lieberman Consulting; Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican; and Gail Wilensky of Project HOPE. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50. Contact: 202/789-2300.

12:15 p.m. - Iraqi parliamentarians-The Carnegie Endowment and the American Friends Service Committee host a discussion with a delegation of Iraqi parliamentarians from leading Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish parties. Iraqi delegation includes Sheik Khalaf Al-Ulayyan, Iraqi National Dialogue Council; Saleh Al-Mutlaq, National Dialogue Front; Nadim Al-Jaberi, Islamic Virtue Party; Tahsin Abed Azzawi, Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council; and Tanya Gilly Khailany, Kurdistan Alliance. Moderator: Marina Ottaway, director of the Carnegie Middle East Program. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: Jessica Jennings, 202/939-2265.

12:45 p.m. - Food prices-The Hudson Institute holds a discussion on the threat of global food prices increases to emerging democracies, with former USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios and Rod Hunter of the Hudson Institute. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/974-2400.

1 p.m. - Older Americans Act- The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations hosts an event, “Older Americans Act: What It Does, Who It Helps and Why It Needs More Funding in FY 2009.” Location: U.S. Capitol, Room H-6. Contact: Sarah Mashburn, 202/637-5051.

Source: Associated Press

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