- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 30, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Returns to Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases preliminary estimates of the gross domestic product for the second quarter. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.



10:30 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases the weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Defense holds a meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation to discuss retirement compensation, health benefits, special and incentive pays, reserve compensation and quality-of-life matters. Location: Crystal City Hilton, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/699-2700.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are 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

Government symposium — all day The Center for American Progress and the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University hold a symposium, “Checks and Balances: Perspectives on American Democracy in the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9:45 a.m. Stephen Wayne, professor and American government field chairman at Georgetown University; Andrew Rudalevige, associate professor at Dickinson College; C. Boyden Gray, partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP; Walter Pincus, staff writer for The Washington Post; and Beth Nolan, partner at Crowell and Moring LLP, discuss “The Presidency: A New Era of Executive Dominance?”

Location: St. Regis Hotel, 943 16th St. NW. Potomac Room. Contact: 202/741-6388.

City conflict — all day The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a workshop, “Divided Cities,” on the concentrated poverty, interracial and ethnic hostility, and national conflict that divides cities worldwide. Events begin at 10:30 a.m. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Resources report — 9:30 a.m. The World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Bank, the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) and the U.N. Development Program hold a press conference to release a WRI flagship publication, “World Resources 2005: The Wealth of the Poor: Managing Ecosystems to Fight Poverty.” Participants include James Harmon, chairman of the WRI board of directors; Klaus Toepfer, UNEP executive director; and Ian Johnson, World Bank vice president of sustainable development. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/729-7684, 202/729-7736.

Colombia drug trade — 10 a.m. The Hudson Institute holds a discussion with John Walters, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, “Colombia: Drugs, Terror, Progress, and Opportunity.” Location: HI, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Latin America infrastructure — 10 a.m. The World Bank holds a press briefing on its new report, “Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean: Recent Developments and Key Challenges,” on the progress made in infrastructure services in the past decade, expectations on private-sector participation and the effect of declining investment on the region’s competitiveness. Location: World Bank, 1850 I St. NW. Contact: 202/473-4019.

Business report — 10 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a press conference to release its annual Labor Day report. Participants include NAM President John Engler, chief economist David Huether and Vice President Sandy Boyd. Location: NAM, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.

Roberts nomination — 10:30 a.m. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund , the National Partnership for Women and Families and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) hold a press conference on the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. to the Supreme Court. Participants include NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, NWLC Co-President Marcia Greenberger and NAACP-LDF Director-Counsel Theodore Shaw. Location: S-211, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 410/580-5125.

Book discussion — noon The Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion on “The Progressive Revolution in Politics and Political Science.” Participants include book contributor Thomas West, William Schambra of the Hudson Institute, Will Marshall of the Progressive Policy Institute and Matthew Spalding of Heritage. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Paid clinical trials — noon The National Institutes of Health holds a Grand Rounds for Fellows discussion, “Compensation for Participation in Clinical Trials: To Pay or Not to Pay and Related Questions,” with Christine Grady of the Department of Clinical Bioethics. Location: NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, Clinical Center building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2563, 301/496-4000.

Soldiers and teaching report — 1 p.m. The National Center for Education Information holds a press conference to release the results of a report that finds former military personnel have much to bring to the profession of teaching. Participants include NCEI President Emily Feistritzer; Brett Smith, retired U.S. Army Special Forces and teacher; Arthur Johnson, retired Army and teacher; and Gregory Powell, retired Air Force and teacher. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F Streets NW. Contact: 202/822-8280.

Roberts discussion — 4 p.m. The Georgetown Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society holds a discussion on John G. Roberts Jr.’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Participants include Georgetown law professors Louis Michael Seidman, Lisa Heinzerling, Mark Tushnet and Randy Barnett. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Hart Auditorium, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

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