Executive-privilege discussion 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion, “Executive Privilege/Congressional Power: Current Controversies over the Roles and Prerogatives of the Branches.” Contact: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-7164.
History news conference 12:30 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon program holds a news conference, “Why History Shouldn’t Be a Mystery: The Importance of Teaching Our Kids the American Past.” Lynne V. Cheney, author and wife of Vice President Richard B. Cheney, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Travels to Milwaukee
2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.
5 p.m. American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.
8:30 a.m. Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries holds a meeting of the Actuarial Examinations Advisory Committee to discuss topics and questions that may be recommended for inclusion on future Joint Board examinations in actuarial mathematics and methodology and to review the May 2002 Basic and Pension Joint Board Examinations make recommendations, including the minimum acceptable passing score. Location: Franklin Court Building, 1099 14th St. NW, Suite 4200E. Contact: 202/694-1805.
10 a.m. Commodity Futures Trading Commission holds a meeting to discuss Customer Margin Rules relating to security futures and applicability of CFTC and Securities and Exchange Commission customer protection, record keeping, reporting, and bankruptcy rules and the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 to accounts holding security futures products. Location: 1155 21st St. NW, Lobby Level Hearing Room. Contact: 202/418-5100.
1 p.m. Securities and Exchange Commission holds a meeting to consider whether to adopt amendments to Rule 31-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to clarify how to calculate assessments that are required to be paid by national securities exchanges and national securities associations pursuant to Section 31(d) of the Exchange Act for security futures transactions; and to consider proposed rules to be issued jointly by the SEC and the Department of the Treasury implementing section 326 of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001. Location: SEC, 450 Fifth St. NW, Room 1C30. Contact: 202/942-7070.
No oral arguments are scheduled. Location: 1 First St. NE. Contact: 202/479-3211.
Not in session for the Independence Day district work period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.
Not in session for the Independence Day district work period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.
Frontiers in Biology meeting all day National Academies’ Committee on Frontiers in Biology holds its first meeting. Location: 500 Fifth St. NW, Room 204. Contact: 202/334-3479.
Death penalty vigil all day Abolitionists Action Committee and National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty hold the ninth annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty. Location: Sidewalk, Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 202/543-9577.
Annual convention all day End-Time Handmaidens and Servants holds its 27th Annual Convention. Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 870/466-2259.
Model schools conference all day International Center for Leadership in Education holds its 10th annual Model Schools Conference. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 516/399-2776.
Animal rights conference all day Animal Rights holds its annual conference.
Highlights 10 a.m. Workshops: “Animal Welfare Act,” “Running a Sanctuary,” “Engaging Public Interest” and “Research Campaigns”
Location: McLean Hilton Hotel, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 888/327-6872.
POV-USAID meeting 9 a.m. POV-USAID Consultative Group meets. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/898-9040.
Environmental breakfast briefing 9:30 a.m. Environmental Media Services holds a breakfast briefing to discuss the implications for U.S. business once the Kyoto Protocol is ratified without U.S. participation. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, 13th Floor, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/463-6670.
Turkish economy discussion 9:45 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on “The Turkish Economy: On the Road to Recovery?” Faruk Logoglu, Turkish ambassador to the United States, participates. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Mongolia exhibit media preview 10:30 a.m. The Smithsonian holds a media preview of “Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan.” Location: National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, First Floor, Executive Conference Room. Contact: 202/786-2950.
Metro Independence Day news conference 10:30 a.m. Metro holds a news conference about Metrorail and Metrobus special service and activities planned for Independence Day. Location: Union Station, Great Hall, center part on ground floor, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: RSVP to 202/962-1051.
War crimes discussion 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation holds a discussion on “War Crimes in a New Era: Regulating Conflict Post-Cold War and Post-September 11.” Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.
Fire news conference 2:15 p.m. U.S. Capitol Police holds a news briefing on the Longworth House Office Building fire. Chief Terrance W. Gainer participates. Location: Corner of South Capitol and C streets SE. Contact: 202/224-1677.
Social Security report 4 p.m. National Academies’ Institute of Medicine releases a report, “The Dynamics of Disability: Measuring and Monitoring Disability for Social Security Programs,” which assesses the Social Security Administration’s proposal for better management of its disability programs in the face of growing beneficiary rolls. Location: NAS, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.
“An American in Hanoi” book discussion 6:40 p.m. Asia Society Washington Center holds a book discussion on “An American in Hanoi: America’s Reconciliation with Vietnam.” Location: Asia Society, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/833-2742.