- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 30, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheik Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah to discuss bilateral and regional issues.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Census Bureau releases a report on construction put in place for May. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-9838.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

No committee meetings are scheduled.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary crime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on the Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2005. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

OSCE assembly — all day — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe holds its annual Parliamentary Assembly. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 2:30 p.m. — House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice address the assembly.

Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/446-4804 or 202/626-1974.

Folklife Festival — all day — The Smithsonian Institution holds the 2005 Folklife Festival. Events begin at 11 a.m.

Highlight — 2:15 p.m. — Oman Adorned: Dressing the Home

Location: The National Mall. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 111.

Wreath-laying ceremony — 8:50 a.m. — The Canadian Embassy holds a wreath-laying ceremony at the graves of nine Canadian-born Medal of Honor recipients. The nine received the United States’ highest award for bravery in conflicts from the U.S. Civil War to World War II. Frank McKenna, Canadian ambassador; Rear Adm. Ian Mack, Canadian military attache; and a Canadian military contingent participate. Location: Arlington Visitors Center, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 202/448-6324.

Document presentation — 9 a.m. — The Pan American Health Organization and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean hold a presentation of a document, “Millennium Development Goals: A Latin American and Caribbean Perspective.” Jose Luis Machinea, ECLAC executive secretary, and Mirta Roses Periago, PAHO executive director, participate. Location: PAHO headquarters, 525 23rd St. NW. Contact: 202/974-3065.

Iraq briefing — 9 a.m. — The Defense Department holds a press briefing live from Iraq with Army Maj. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of Multinational Force Northwest and Task Force Freedom, to provide an update of security operations in northwestern Iraq. Location: Pentagon, Briefing Room 2E579. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Rally — 9:30 a.m. — The Washington Moroccan Club holds a rally and vigil to call for the release of 408 Moroccan prisoners held by the Polisario Front and to object to Algeria’s affiliation with and support of the Polisario Front.

Highlight — 10:30 a.m. — Presentation of a letter to the Algerian Embassy

Location: Algerian Embassy, 2118 Kalorama Road NW. Contact: www.washingtonmoroccanclub.org or www.freethemnow.org.

Canada Day — noon — The Canadian Embassy hosts Canada Day. Location: Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-7700.

Luncheon — 12:30 p.m. — The Assembly of Turkish American Associations hosts an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly Luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/483-9090.

Women and Islam — 5 p.m. — The Women’s Freedom Forum holds a discussion, “Islamic Fundamentalism and Women.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/913-7732.

Jazz concert — 5 p.m. — The National Gallery of Art continues its fifth annual “Jazz in the Garden” series with the Perry Conticchio Quartet. Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. Contact: 202/842-6359.

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