- The Washington Times - Monday, June 20, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

10 a.m. Participates in the U.S.-European Union Summit, the White House. — 1:30 p.m. Media availability to follow

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases the airline financial data, first quarter 2005.

Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

4 p.m. —National Agricultural Statistic Servicereleases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 1/800-727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. Justice Departmentholds a public hearing on proposed certification that the 2002 North Carolina Accessibility Code with 2004 amendments meets or exceeds the new construction and alterations requirements of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Location: 1425 New York Ave. NW. Suite 4039. Contact: 800/514-0301.

1 p.m. —National Institute of Correctionsholds a meeting of the advisory board. Topics include mental health reports; faith-based hearings; the Prison Rape Elimination Act briefing; and the quarterly report by the Office of Justice Programs. Location: Radisson Hotel, Old Town Alexandria, 901 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria. Contact: 202/307-3106, ext. 44254.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments scheduled. Contact: 202/479-321.

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. to resume consideration of the energy bill. At 5 p.m. move to executive session to consider the nomination of John R. Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. to consider the fiscal 2006 defense appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. International Relations Africa, global human rights and international operations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Human Rights in Vietnam.” Nguyen Thang, executive director, Boat People S.O.S.; and the Rev. Tran Mai, general director, Inter-Evangelistic Movement Bible Church, Vietnam, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building.

Contact: 202/225-5021.

5 p.m. —Rules Committeeholds a meeting to formulate a rule on proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. flag and on the Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal 2006. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Photo exhibit — all day National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions sponsors the 2005 Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit, “Focus on Quality,” a biennial juried exhibit that tells about the work and the mission of children’s hospitals and illustrates why all children need children’s hospitals. Events begin at 9 a.m. Exhibit runs through Friday. Location: Rotunda, Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/797-6013.

Women’s conference — all day Institute for Women’s Policy Research holds the eighth International Women’s Policy Research Conference, “When Women Gain, So Does the World.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 10:45 a.m. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat; Mary Gonzales, Gamaliel Foundation; Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Operation Respect; Amy Caiazza, report author; and Barbara Gault, IWPR director of research, press conference to release a report, “The Ties That Bind: Women’s Public Vision for Politics, Religion and Civil Society”

Location: Omni Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/785-5100 or 800/834-1110.

Organ-donation workshop — all day National Academies’ Board on Health Sciences Policy holds a workshop on increasing the rates of organ donation. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 4:30 p.m. Frank Delmonico, New England Organ Bank; Jimmy Light, Washington Hospital Center; and Kenneth Wood, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, “Donation After Cardiac Death.”

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2013.

Dementia prevention — all day Alzheimer’s Association holds a conference, “Prevention of Dementia.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 10 a.m. Lifestyles and Other Risk Factors”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 312/335-5790.

Future of the Navy — 9 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference, “The Future of the United States Navy.” Adm. Vern Clark, chief, Naval Operations, participates. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Book discussion — noon Library of Congress holds a book discussion with A. Roger Ekirch, author of “At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

American Indian Congress — 1:30 p.m. National Congress of American Indians holds a news conference to release settlement principles for trust reform and resolution of Cobell v. Norton. Tex Hall, president, National Congress of American Indians; and Jim Gray, chairman, Inter-Tribal Monitoring Association and principal chief, Osage Nation, Oklahoma, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/385-6996.

Muslim world post-9/11 — 4 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion with Angel Rabasa, senior policy analyst, Rand Corp., “The Muslim World After 9/11.” Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

African concert — 6 p.m. U.N. Refugee Agency holds a concert, “Memory of African Culture,” featuring the Wato Sita Project. Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/296-5191, ext. 28.

Leadership reception — 6:45 p.m. — National Federation of Independent Businesses holds a reception to mark the Leadership Trust’s ninth annual meeting. Sen. Norm Coleman, Minnesota Republican, participates. Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 800/643-2669 or 615/872-5800.


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