- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 16, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a tour of Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations, York, Pa. Participates in a round-table discussion on the economy, Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations. Attends a Lynn Swann for Governor reception, Lancaster, Pa.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a luncheon for Sen. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican, and Montana Victory 2006, the Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Ramsey Room, 1380 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish, Mont. Delivers remarks at a reception for congressional candidate Bill Sali, Boise Center on the Grove, Peregrines Room, Boise, Idaho.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases the new residential construction for July 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste ad hoc subcommittee on waste management. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Room T-2B3. Contact: 301/415-6805.

1 p.m. —Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting by teleconference of the Board of Scientific Counselors computational toxicology subcommittee to review the ORD Computational Toxicology Implementation Plan. Location: None given. Contact: 202/564-3408.

SENATE

Not in session, summer recess. The Senate next meets 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. Steve Ebke, president of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, and Steve Wellman, representing the American Soybean Association, testify. Location: College Park Facility, Hornady-Marshall Theater, Grand Island, Neb. Contact: 202/224-2035.

10 a.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportationtrade, tourism and economic development subcommittee holds a field hearing, “Capitalizing on Renewables for Oregon’s Economy.” Ron Suppah, chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Stan Watters, president of Pacific Power; and Eric Simpkins, vice president of business development at IdaTech, testify. Location: Lillis Business Complex at the University of Oregon, Room 282, Eugene, Ore. Contact: 202/224-1251.

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

9:30 a.m. Homeland Securityinvestigations subcommittee holds a field hearing on the effect illegal immigration is having on the city of Houston, the state of Texas and the United States. Steve McCraw, Homeland Security director, Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, and Col. Russell Malesky, counterdrug commander, Texas National Guard, testify. Location: Houston Civil Courthouse, 201 Caroline, 17th floor, Houston. Contact: 202/226-9600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Mayoral forum — 9 a.m. Earth Conservation Corps’ Anacostia Riverkeeper Program holds a mayoral candidate forum to discuss restoration of the Anacostia River. D.C. mayoral candidates Michael Brown, Linda W. Cropp, Adrian M. Fenty, Marie C. Johns and Vincent B. Orange Sr., participate. Location: Earth Conservation Corps, 2000 Half St. SW. Contact: 202/448-3133.

Exit exams — 9:30 a.m. The Center on Education Policy holds a press conference to release its fifth annual report, “State High School Exit Exams: A Challenging Year.” Jack Jennings, president and chief executive officer, and Nancy Kober, policy consultant, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/955-9450, Ext. 317.

Jewish federation — 10 a.m. Deputy Prime Minister of Israel Shimon Peres holds a press conference to build support for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Israel Emergency Campaign. Location: Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW, Roosevelt Room. Contact: 202/265-3000.

Employee crimes — 11 a.m. The Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society hold a discussion, “Sins of the Children: Punishing Businesses for Employee Crimes.” John Hasnas of Georgetown University; Brad Berenson of Sidley Austin LLP; and Brian Walsh of the Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Campus campaign — 11 a.m. The United Negro College Fund holds a conference-call briefing on the proposed “Wave of Hope” campaign to rebuild campuses and replenish scholarships at historically black colleges and universities ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Michael Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF; Norman Francis, president of Xavier University of New Orleans; and Mike Rizer of Wachovia Corp. participate. Location: None given. Contact: 214/224-8420.

Katrina chat — 1 p.m. Connect for Kids hosts an online chat, “Talktime Live: Katrina — One Year Later” to discuss the state of education and health services for children affected by Hurricane Katrina. Mary Joseph, director of the Children Defense Fund’s (CDF) Louisiana office, and Glenda Harris, Katrina case manager for resource and referral for CDF’s Houston office, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/454-5620.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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