- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 17, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India and later hosts a state dinner in honor of the prime minister, the White House

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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



FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a public meeting. Location: EEOC Office Building, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4070 or 202/633-4900.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “Improving Security in Iraq.” Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation consumer affairs, product safety, and insurance subcommittee holds a hearing on the Engine Coolant and Antifreeze Bittering Agent Act of 2005. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2 p.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Richard Skinner to be inspector general of the Homeland Security Department and Brian Miller to be inspector general of the General Services Administration. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

2:30 p.m. — Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for fiscal 2006 and fiscal 2007. Location: H-313, Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

School transportation — all day — The National School Transportation Association holds the 41st annual meeting and convention, “Creating A Brighter Future for the Private School Transportation Industry.” Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/684-3200.

Obesity conference — all day — The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality holds a conference, “Translating Research Into Practice: Highlighting Obesity and Health Disparities.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — noon — Peter Bach, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, keynote address

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 301/427-1863.

Hadassah convention — all day — Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, holds its 91st national convention, “What So Proudly We Hail.” Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 2 p.m. — Rep. Judy Biggert, Illinois Republican, delivers remarks

4:15 p.m. — Rep. Michael N. Castle, Delaware Republican; Dan Perry, Coalition for Advancement of Medical Research; and Benjamin Reubinoff, director of Hadassah Research Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cells, “Stem Cells and the Future of Medical Research”

Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/265-3000.

Base closings— 8:30 a.m. — The Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) holds a meeting to receive comment from Michael Wynn,undersecretary of defense for acquisition, on why certain base realignment and closure actions were not included among the actions previously recommended by the defense secretary. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/699-2950.

Romanian-Israeli bargain — 10 a.m. — The National Press Club holds a newsmaker program with Radu Ioanid, director of the International Archival Programs Division at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and author of “The Ransom of the Jews: The Story of the Extraordinary Secret Bargain Between Romania and Israel.” Liviu Turcu, former chief of the North American and Western European divisions of the Romanian Foreign Intelligence Service, participates. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets in Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Emergency evacuation — 10:30 a.m. — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority holds a press briefing to explain emergency-evacuation instructions, demonstrate how to evacuate from a Metro train in a Metro tunnel and describe what to look for while evacuating a train. Location: Glenmont Metro station, 12501 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Contact: 202/962-1051.

Coast Guard future — 11 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “The Future of the Coast Guard: A View From the Top” as part of its “Future of the Force” series. Adm. Thomas Collins, U.S. Coast Guard commandant, participates. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Topping-off ceremony — 11 a.m. — The General Services Administration and the Census Bureau host a topping-off ceremony to celebrate 50 percent completion of its new headquarters building at the Suitland Federal Center. Location: Suitland Federal Center, top of parking garage, 4251 Suitland Road, Suitland. Contact: 202/708-5110 or 301.763-3691.

Intellectual property — noon — Frontiers of Freedom holds a press briefing on intellectual property and rural America. Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/246-0110.

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