- The Washington Times - Monday, August 14, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

3 p.m. Foreign Agricultural Servicereleases the world markets and trade reports for cotton, grains and oilseeds. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-0888.

4:30 p.m. —Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly retail gasoline prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Veterans Affairs Departmentholds a meeting of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses. Location: VA, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 230. Contact: 202/254-0294.

11 a.m. —Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing — Federal Housing Commissionerholds a meeting by teleconference of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee. Location: None given. Contact: 202/708-6409.

1 p.m. —Health and Human Services Departmentholds a meeting of the American Health Information Community Consumer Empowerment Workgroup. Location: Mary C. Switzer Building, 330 C St. SW, Conference Room 4090. Contact: 202/619-0257.

SUPREME COURT

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

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

11 a.m. Education and the Workforceworkforce protections subcommittee holds a field hearing, “Immigration: Economic Impact on American Workers and their Wages.” Gary Black, Georgia Agribusiness Council, Commerce, Ga.; Phil Kent, Americans for Immigration Control, Atlanta; and D.A. King, Dustin Inman Society, Marietta, Ga., testify. Location: Federal courthouse, 121 Spring St. SE., Gainesville, Ga. Contact: 202/225-4527.

11 a.m. —Government Reform Committeeholds a field hearing, “Porous Borders and Downstream Costs: The Impact of Illegal Immigration on State, County and Local Governments.” Miguel Unzueta, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; William Kolender, San Diego County sheriff; and Bill Horn, San Diego Board of Supervisors, testify. Location: San Diego County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego. Contact: 202/225-5074.

11 a.m. —Government Reformcriminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing, “National Parks of Alaska.” Location: Anchorage, Alaska. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Iron workers convention — all day The International Association of Bridge, Structural Steel, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers holds its 2006 convention. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 11:45 a.m. — Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, a Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/383-4800 or 202/797-4838.

Agricultural fair — all day The Montgomery County Agricultural Center sponsors the 2006 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Location: Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/926-3100 or 301/963-3247.

Community workshop — all day D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams’ New Communities Initiative hosts a four-day community-design workshop for the Lincoln Heights community in Washington. The workshop is an opportunity for residents to contribute ideas to the redevelopment plan before a master plan is completed. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 6:30 p.m. — Mr. Williams delivers remarks at the final presentation.

Location: Kelly Miller Middle School, 301 49th St. NE. Contact: 202/727-5011.

Animal-rights conference — 8:45 a.m. The Farm Animal Reform Movement USA holds its Animal Rights 2006 National Conference.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Concurrent training sessions, “Activism Development” and “Sanctuaries Development”

12:15 p.m. — Lobbying training

Location: Hilton Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 301/530-5683 or 301/530-1737.

Press conference — 9:30 a.m. — Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, a Democrat, holds a press conference to announce the Victim Notification Program, which will allow crime victims to obtain information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Location: Massey Building, ground floor, 4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Contact: 804/225-4260 or 804/393-9406.

Social Security forum — 10 a.m. The 60 Plus Association holds a forum on the viability of Social Security. Patrick Wetherille, Students for Saving Social Security, and Dana Goldstein, CampusProgress.org, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 888/560-7587.

Treasury briefing — 11:15 a.m. Assistant Treasury Secretary for Public Affairs Tony Fratto holds his weekly press briefing. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, media room. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Neoconservative discussion — 4 p.m. The Hudson Institute holds a discussion with Douglas Murray, author of “Neoconservatism: Why We Need It,” on “Can a European be a Neoconservative?” Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

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