- The Washington Times - Monday, August 22, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Donnelly, Idaho. No public events scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department releases results of weekly three- and six-month Treasury bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/874-9890.



FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel to consider and review preliminary cumulative-risk assessment. Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-8498.

2 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Superfund Benefits Analysis Advisory Panel to discuss its draft report. Contact: 202/343-9867.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments scheduled until October. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

In recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Prayer breakfast — 8:30 a.m. AFL-CIO Washington DC Metro Council hosts an interfaith prayer breakfast to bring together local religious, labor and community leaders working to enact a living-wage law in the District. Location: St. Thomas’ Parish, 1772 Church St. NW. Contact: 202/857-3410.

Afghanistan discussion — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “Rights and Responsibilities: An Afghan Woman’s Perspective.” Homa Shamim, training coordinator, Afghan Center; Palwasha Kakar, Women’s Rights Office, Herat; and Masooda Karoakhi, executive committee member, Directorate of Women Affairs, Herat, participate. Location: RFE/RL, fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Existing-home sales report — 9:30 a.m. National Association of Realtors holds a press conference to release NAR’s existing-home sales report for July. The report is embargoed until 10 a.m. today. David Lereah, chief economist, NAR, participates. Location: NAR, 500 New Jersey Ave. NW. Registration required. Contact: 202/383-1177.

Obesity rates — 10 a.m. Trust for America’s Health holds a teleconference on a new report that finds obesity rates are on the rise in the United States, specifically in the Southeast. To access, call 866/835-8845 and use the code 758528. Parris N. Glendening, former governor of Maryland and now president of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute; and Shelley Hearne, executive director, Trust for America’s Health, participate. Contact: RSVP to 202/223-9870.

School attitudes — 10 a.m. Phi Delta Kappa International holds a news conference to release the results of the 37th annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. Jo Ann Fujioka, PDK International president; Lowell Rose, PDK poll director; William Bushaw, PDK executive director; Jack Jennings, Center on Education Policy president, participate. Location: Gallup world headquarters, 901 F St. NW. Contact: 202/715-3030.

Ethanol forum — 10 a.m. National Corn Growers Association holds a forum, “The Net Energy Balance of Ethanol: Point/Counterpoint.” Bruce Dale, professor, Michigan State University; David Pimentel, professor emeritus, department of entomology, Cornell University, participate. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/628-7001.

Progressive education — 10:30 a.m. Institute for America’s Future and the Center for American Progress hold a press conference to release the results of a major report, “Getting Smarter, Becoming Fairer: A Progressive Education Agenda for a Stronger Nation.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/682-1611.

Roberts’ confirmation — 1 p.m. National Council for Research on Women holds a conference-call briefing, “What’s at Stake for Women With a Roberts’ Confirmation to the Supreme Court?” Dial-in, 800/946-0742; password, women academics. Linda Basch, NCRW; Nancy Belden, Belden, Russonello and Stewart; Deborah Rhode, Stanford Law School; Ellen Chesler, historian and author; and Jocelyn Frye, National Partnership for Women and Families, participate. Contact: RSVP to 800/834-1110.

CPSC meeting — 2 p.m. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a meeting with representatives from Yamaha Motor Corp. to discuss all-terrain vehicles. Nancy Nord, commissioner; Nicholas Marchica, special assistant, and Quin Dodd, legal counsel, all of CPSC, participate. Location: CPSC, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-7896.

Democracy in the Middle East — 2 p.m. Council for the National Interest Foundation holds a press conference, “Democracy in the Middle East.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/863-2951.

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