- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 1, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in his annual physical, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the personal income and outlays for June. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

10 a.m. —Bureau of the Census releases the construction put in place for June. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the American Health Information Community to advise the secretary and recommend specific actions to achieve a common interoperability framework for health information technology. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey building, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Conference Room 800. Contact: 301/496-4357 or 866/319-4357.

9:30 a.m. —Commodity Futures Trading Commission holds a meeting of the Agricultural Advisory Committee for discussion of commitment of trader reports and economic and market implications of thinly traded price discovery markets. Location: Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/418-5070.

1 p.m. —Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Engineering Committee, to discuss the multiyear research plan for science and technology for sustainability. Location: None given. Contact: 202/343-9878.

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

9 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Offshore Abuses: The Enablers, the Tools and Offshore Secrecy.” The hearing will focus on the use of offshore trusts and corporations to circumvent U.S. tax, securities and anti-money-laundering laws. Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mark Everson; Reuven Avi-Yonah, professor of law, University of Michigan School of Law, Ann Arbor, Mich., testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. —Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the “The Boeing Company Global Settlement Agreement.” The Boeing Co. has a $615 million settlement with the Justice Department regarding two outstanding cases related to Boeing’s defense work. One involved rocket-launch data stolen from competitor Lockheed Martin Corp. and the other Darleen Druyun, a former Air Force weapons buyer who admitted holding illegal job talks with Boeing. Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty and W. James McNerney Jr., Boeing’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

2:30 p.m. —Environment and Public Worksfisheries, wildlife and water subcommittee holds a hearing on interpreting the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in the joint cases of Rapanos v. United States and Carabell v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the waters of the United States. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

HOUSE

Not in session, Summer District Work Period. The House next meets at 2 p.m. on Sept. 6. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a field hearing on “National Security Concerns on the Northern Border.” Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Peplinski, commander of the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base; and Chief Patrol Agent John Bates, sector chief of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, testify. Location: Selfridge Air National Guard Base, 29423 George Ave., Joint Dining Facility (Building 164), Selfridge, Mich. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

GENERAL AGENDA

Education conference — all day The Education Department’s Office of Special Education Programs holds its IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004) Part D Project Directors Conference. The conference will bring together training experts and personnel coordinators, researchers, technology experts, state improvement grantees, technical assistance specialists and others to address current issues and concerns in the field, share information and knowledge across projects, and provide an opportunity for project directors and staff to share their work, network and form alliances. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Lou Danielson of the Office of Special Education Programs and Dean Fixsen, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, “Implementing Innovations for Student Benefit.”

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-2310.

Ghana ceremony — 10 a.m. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, chairman of the board of the Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC), hosts a signing ceremony for the Millennium Challenge Compact between the United States and the Republic of Ghana. Ghanaian President John Kufuor and MCC Chief Executive Officer Ambassador John Danilovich will make remarks. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Benjamin Franklin Room. Contact: 202/521-3864 or 202/521-2649.

Mideast crisis discussion — 10 a.m. The Palestine Center (PC) holds a discussion “Seeds of Crisis: The U.S., Israel and the Middle East.” Halim Barakat, former professor of society and culture at Georgetown University, and Jim Lobe, Washington Bureau chief of Inter Press Services, participate. Location: PC, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

Voter education — 10:45 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) announces its “Vote for Business Bandwagon” monthlong voter-education bus tour. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Sudan press conference — 11 a.m. Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, and Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, hold a press conference on appointing a special envoy to Sudan. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3765.

Immigration forum — noon The Cato Institute holds a forum, with Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for a Growing Economy.” Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Russia discussion — 3:30 p.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) holds a discussion, “A Third Term for President Putin?” Peter Reddaway of the George Washington University and Donald Jensen of RFE/RL participate. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, 4th floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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