- The Washington Times - Friday, June 17, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses Medicare at Maple Grove Community Center, Maple Grove, Minn.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4:15 p.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — National Prison Rape Elimination Commission holds a meeting to discuss issues related to the effect prison sexual assaults have on the victim, the family and the community. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/616-3561.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. No roll call votes. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. to discuss the Henry J. Hyde United Nations Reform Act of 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Taxpayers conference — all day — National Taxpayers Union holds its National Taxpayers Conference ‘05. Events begin at 7:45 a.m.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican, delivers remarks

12:15 a.m. — Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican, delivers remarks

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 703/299-8673.

Benefits at risk — all day — Labor and Employment Relations Association holds a conference titled “Benefits at Risk: Meeting the Challenges of Providing Health Care Benefits and Retirement Income in the 21st Century.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Rep. Jan Schakowksy, Illinois Democrat, delivers remarks

Location: Hotel Washington, 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 217/333-0072.

Judicial nominations — 7:30 a.m. — Committee for Economic Development holds a press conference to discuss judicial nominations and new polling results conducted by Toby International on business leaders’ views on the process. Derek Bok, Common Cause; Charles Fried, former solicitor general; and Roderick Hills, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/296-5860, Ext. 12.

South Asian Bar conference — 8 a.m. — National South Asian Bar Association presents the second annual D.C. conference today and tomorrow. Conference hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Highlight — 6 p.m. — Congressional reception at Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building

Location: The Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 415/272-0836, 415/305-6041.

Youth seminar — 8:30 a.m. — Calvin Woodland Foundation and ROOT (Reaching Out to Others Together) host a youth seminar to discuss homicide, gun violence, suicide, and suicide ideation with middle and high school students. Location: Howard University, Blackburn Center, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/723-2200 or 202/332-7668.

9/11 commission report — 9 a.m. — Homeland Security Department and U.S. Coast Guard hold a meeting concerning the president’s proposal to implement the recommendations of the 9/11 commission report in the area of merchant mariner credentials and to modernize these statutes. Location: Arlington Hilton Hotel, Gallery Ballroom, 950 North Stafford St., Arlington. Contact: 202/267-6890.

Social Security debate — 9 a.m. — National Academy of Social Insurance holds a seminar titled “Values Matter in the Social Security Debate: Faith-Based Insights.” E.J. Dionne, the Brookings Institution; Lou Glasse, First Presbyterian Church, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Charles Eric Mount Jr., Centre College, Danville Ky., participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/452-8097.

Iraq conference — 9:30 a.m. — Middle East Policy Council holds a conference titled “Occupied Iraq: One Country, Many Wars.” Ivan Eland, the Independent Institute; W. Patrick Lang, president, Global Resources Group Inc.; Col. Robert Newman, U.S. Army, participate. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: RSVP to 202/296-6767.

EU trade — 11:30 a.m. — The German Marshall Fund of the United States holds a discussion with EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson on development in the European Union and how they will affect trans-Atlantic trade. Mr. Mandelson’s remarks start at 12:30 p.m. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/745-3882.

Defense forum — noon — Defense Forum Foundation holds a forum titled “DOD’s Role in Protecting U.S. Citizens From Terror Attacks.” Peter Verga, principal deputy assistant defense secretary for homeland security, participates. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: RSVP to 703/534-4313.

Immigration — noon — Manhattan Institute for Policy Research holds a press briefing titled, “Immigration: The Economic Question.” Daniel Griswold, Cato Institute; and Stephen Moore, the Wall Street Journal, participate. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 212/599-7000.

Caring for the orphans of conflict — 12:30 p.m. — The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion titled “Internally Displaced Persons: Caring for the Orphans of Conflict.” Donald Steinberg, USIP, participates. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/457-1700.

Ceremony — 6 p.m. — Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies and Center for Professional Development hold a ceremony to present William Novelli, AARP, with the Dorothy M. Brown Leadership Award. Location: Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

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