- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 10, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a tour of Fox Valley Metal-Tech and makes a statement on the economy, Fox Valley Metal-Tech, Green Bay, Wis. Attends a John Gard for Congress reception, private residence, Oneida, Wis. Overnights at the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services for June 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2 p.m. —Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement (the so-called “Monthly Budget”) for July 2006. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Office of Management and Budget holds a meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel.Agenda includes discussions of and voting on any remaining working-group findings and recommendations from selected working groups, established at the February 28, 2005, and May 17, 2005, public meetings of the AAP. Location: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 3501 N. Fairfax Drive, Room C3050D, Arlington. Contact: 202/208-7279.

9 a.m. —Employee Benefits Security Administration holds the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans’ 134th full council meeting. Agenda includes an update on activities of the EBSA and progress reports provided by the chairmen of this year’s working groups on their individual study topics. Location: DOL, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room N 4437 A-C. Contact: 202/693-8668.

10 a.m. —Office of the Secretary of Education, Commission on the Future of Higher Education holds a meeting to discuss preliminary findings and recommendations for the final report. Location: Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Barnard Auditorium. Contact: 202/205-8741.

SENATE

Not in session; summer recess. The Senate next meets at 11 a.m. Sept. 5 to resume consideration of the defense appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session; summer recess. The House next meets at 2 p.m. Sept. 6. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce health subcommittee holds a field hearing, “Examining the Impact of Illegal Immigration on the Medicaid Program and Our Health Care Delivery System.” Bill Ketron, member of the Tennessee state Senate; Donna Rowland, member of the Tennessee state House of Representatives; and Darin Gordon, deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Tenncare, Nashville, Tenn., testify. Location: Brentwood City Hall, 5211 Maryland Way, Main Room, Brentwood, Tenn. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

Highway safety — all day The National Academies’ Transportation Research Board holds a meeting, “Supply and Demand for Highway Safety Professionals in the Public Sector.” Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlight — 10 a.m. — Tom Bryer, former director of highway safety and traffic engineering, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; Frank Cardimen of the Traffic Improvement Association of Oakland County, Mich.; Ann Dellinger of the Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Hugh W. McGee of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. participate in a panel of road-safety professionals.

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3817.

Education meeting — 10 a.m. The Education Secretary’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education holds a meeting. Location: Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Barnard Auditorium. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Veterans Affairs — 10 a.m. The Veterans Affairs Department holds a press conference to announce the nationally syndicated broadcast of the 2006 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, to be held in Rapid City, S.D., on Oct. 22, 2006. VA medical facilities across the nation incorporate creative arts into their recreation therapy programs, and this annual competition “recognizes the progress and recovery made through that therapy while raising the visibility of the creative achievements of the nation’s veterans after disease, disability or life crisis.” VA Secretary Jim Nicholson and Carol Van Kirk, national president, American Legion Auxiliary, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/273-5703.

Mexican political discussion — 10 a.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion on the “recent very close presidential election results in Mexico and the overall Mexican political outlook.” Juan Molinar, congressman from Mexican Partido Accion Nacional, and Arturo Sarukhan, international-affairs coordinator and spokesman for winning PAN presidential candidate Felipe Calderon, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

ACLU briefing — 10 a.m. The American Civil Liberties Union holds a conference-call briefing, beginning at 10 a.m., to release a new report on what it calls the “terrible conditions and dangerous lack of planning” at the Orleans Parish Prison during and after Hurricane Katrina. Eric Balaban of the ACLU National Prison Project and Katie Schwartzmann of the ACLU of Louisiana participate. Location: None given. Contact: 212/549-2689.

Social Security discussion — 11:30 a.m. Campaign for America’s Future holds a conference-call briefing, beginning at 11:30 a.m., to discuss “how Social Security’s guaranteed benefit is at stake in the 2006 midterm elections,” and to release a report scoring the candidates in the most contested congressional races on the issue. Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, and Rep. Sander M. Levin, Michigan Democrat, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/955-5665.

Navy Museum event — noon The U.S. Navy Museum holds a presentation, “Guts, Gore and Glory: Shipboard Surgery in 1812.” Jennifer Caruana, education aide at the U.S. Navy Museum, participates. Location: U.S. Navy Museum, 805 Kidder Breese St. SE. Contact: 202/433-4995

Bioethics discussion — 5 p.m. Georgetown’s Center for Clinical Bioethics and the School of Nursing and Health Studies and the Center for Ethics at Washington Hospital Center sponsor a discussion with Steven Miles, professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota and author of the new book “Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity and the War.” Gregg Bloche, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, and Edmund Howe, professor of psychiatry and director of programs in medical ethics at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, participates. Location: Georgetown University Medical Center, Gorman Building, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. Gorman Auditorium. Contact: 202/687-8865.

Community workshop — 6 p.m. Washington Mayor Anthony A. Williams hosts an event to kick off a four-day community-design workshop for the Lincoln Heights community in Washington, as part of his “New Communities” initiative. The workshop is an opportunity for residents to contribute ideas to the physical-redevelopment plan before a master plan is completed. This is the second “New Communities” design workshop; the first set of discussions took place in the Northwest One/Sursum Corda neighborhood. The workshop runs Aug. 10-14. D.C. Council member Vincent C. Gray participates. Location: Kelly Miller Middle School, 301 49th St. NE. Contact: 202/727-5011.

Lecture — 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum holds a lecture by David Hertz of David Hertz Architects/Syndesis, “The McKinley House: A Case Study in Green Residential Design.” Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

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