- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 23, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses the war on terror in Nampa, Idaho; returns to Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturers’ shipments and orders of durable goods for July. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. — Census Bureau releases a report on new residential sales for July. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission holds a meeting to make its recommendations, which will be forwarded to President Bush. Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/699-2950.

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

9 a.m. — Education Department holds a meeting to seek comments and suggestions about the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s monitoring process. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/245-7336.

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

Military nutrition — all day — National Academies’ Minerals Committee holds a meeting, “Mineral Requirements for Cognitive and Physical Performance of Military Personnel.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Andrew Young, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, Room 206, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2911.

Homeownership symposium — all day — NeighborWorks America holds a symposium, “The Next Generation of Homeownership Partnerships: What’s the Real Bottom Line?” in conjunction with its NeighborWorks America Training Institute. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 8:30 a.m. — Kenneth Wade of NeighborWorks America delivers welcoming remarks.

Location: Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/220-2454.

Service event — 8 a.m. — American University holds its annual Freshman Service Experience week. Events begin at 8 a.m. throughout the metropolitan area. Contact: 202/885-5950.

High school poll — 9 a.m. — Alliance for Excellent Education holds a press conference about a poll on America’s public opinion of high schools. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/828-0828.

Employee benefits — 9 a.m. — Employment Policy Foundation holds a press briefing on the state of employee benefits in the American workplace, with an overview of pension and health insurance policy. Janemarie Mulvey of the foundation participates. Location: Employment Policy Foundation, 1015 15th St. NW, Suite 1200. Contact: 202/789-8685.

Health care — 9:30 a.m. — Center for Health System Change holds a press conference on initial findings from its fifth round of site visits to 12 health care markets. Participants include Paul Ginsberg and Hoangmai Pham of the center, Carmela Coyle of the American Hospital Association, Donald Fisher of the American Medical Group Association, and Karen Ignagni of America’s Health Insurance Plans. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/264-3484.

New political director — 10:30 a.m. — National Right to Life Committee Inc. holds a press conference to announce its new political director. Participants include David O’Steen, Carol Tobias and Karen Cross of the committee. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/626-8825.

History lecture — noon — United States Capitol Historical Society holds a lecture, “Imaging Women in a City of Symbols,” by Edith Mayo, curator emeritus at the National Museum of American History. Location: Ketchum Hall, VFW Building, 200 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/546-1210, Ext. 23.

History tour — noon — Daughters of the American Revolution Museum holds a curator’s tour of the exhibit “Memorial Continental Hall: One Hundred Years of History.” Location: DAR Museum, 1776 D St. NW. Contact: 202/879-3240.

Justice seminar — 12:30 p.m. — National Academies’ Committee on Law and Justice holds a seminar. Sarah Hart of the National Institute of Justice participates. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3732.

Housing voucher briefing — 2 p.m. — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference-call briefing, “Much at Stake for Housing Voucher Program as Congress Resolves Federal Housing Funding for Fiscal Year 2006.” Participants include Barbara Sard of the center, Denise Muha of the National Leased Housing Association, and Sheila Crowley of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Contact: 202/408-1080.

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