- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 15, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a National Security Council and Homeland Security Council briefing, National Counterterrorism Center, McLean. Attends lunch with the counterterrorism and Homeland Security teams.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a luncheon for Arizona Victory 2006, Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, 2400 E. Missouri, McArthur Ballroom, Phoenix. Delivers remarks at a reception for New Mexico Victory 2006, private residence, Roswell, N.M.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Economic Research Servicereleases the feed outlook report and wheat outlook report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/694-5050.

10 a.m. —Association of Realtorsreleases the state resales and metropolitan prices for second quarter 2006. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

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

1 p.m. Small Business Administrationholds a meeting of the National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board to discuss the upcoming conference in September and to brief new members. Location: American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Ave. NW. Contact: 202/205-7045.

SENATE

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.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committeeholds a field hearing on the farm bill. Barry Bushue on behalf of the Oregon Farm Bureau Federation; Sherman Reese on behalf of the Oregon Wheat Growers League; Ray Souza on behalf of Mel-Delin Dairy, testify. Location: Redmond, Ore. Contact: 202/224-2035.

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 Commercehealth subcommittee holds a field hearing on “Examining the Impact of Illegal Immigration on the Medicaid Program and Our Healthcare Delivery System.” Location: Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Lecture Hall, Dalton, Ga. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Financial Services Committeeholds a field hearing on “A Look at the National Flood Insurance Program and Flood Mitigation Efforts: Is Bucks County, Pennsylvania Ready for Another Flood?” David Maurstad, acting mitigation division director and federal insurance administrator, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Homeland Security Department; James Cawley, chairman of Bucks County’s Office of Commissioners, testify. Location: Yardley Community Center, 64 S. Main St. Yardley, Pa. Contact: 202/225-7502.

GENERAL AGENDA

County fair — all day The Montgomery County Agricultural Center sponsors the 2006 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Events begin at 10 a.m. Location: Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/926-3100 or 301/963-3247.

Kirkuk struggle — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “First Baghdad, Now Kirkuk?” on the struggle that is “equal parts street brawl over oil riches; ethnic competition over identity between Kurdish, Turkoman, Arab and Assyrian-Chaldean communities; and clash between two nations, Arab and Kurd.” Joost Hiltermann, Middle East Project director at the International Crisis Group and Kathleen Ridolfo, regional analyst for Iraq for RFE/RL, participate. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Film screening — noon The Library of Congress holds a film screening of “Father Language,” as part of the Israeli Film Series. Director Rami Kimchi will be on hand to discuss the film. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-7302.

Forced sterilization — 2 p.m. The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe holds a briefing on the ongoing investigation of the forced sterilization of Roma women in the Czech Republic. Gwendolyn Albert, director of the League of Human Rights, participates. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

Indonesia discussion — 3 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion with Indonesian Ambassador Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat, on “The Role of the World’s Largest Muslim Nation in the Global War on Terrorism, and its Policies Toward North Korea and Iran.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times


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