- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 2, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends an Ohioans for Blackwell reception at a private residence in Kirtland Hills, Ohio.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the metropolitan area employment and unemployment report for June. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

5 p.m. —American Petroleum Institute releases the brief summary of its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8114.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. National Marine Fisheries Service holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, to consider information on stock status of highly migratory species. After the open session, the committee will meet in a closed session to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming international negotiations. Location: Hilton Hotel, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/713-2276.

1 p.m. —Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Joint Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel to solicit public comment, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. Location: None given. Contact: 888/912-1227 or 414/231-2360.

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

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing, “Border Insecurity, Take Two: Fake IDs Foil the First Line of Defense.” Immigration and Customs Enforcement Forensic Document Laboratory chief Mike Everitt and Customs and Border Patrol Assistant Commissioner Jayson Ahern testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Iraq Reconstruction: Lessons Learned in Contracting and Procurement.” Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen Jr. testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2 p.m. —Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the future of military commissions in light of the Supreme Court decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

2:30 p.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs housing and transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on the housing needs of veterans. Mark Johnston, deputy assistant HUD secretary for Special Needs Assistance Programs, and Keith Pedigo, director of loan guaranty in the Veterans Affairs Department, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Meets in a pro forma session at 11 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Armed Services Committee holds a field hearing, “National Security Concerns on the Southern Border.” Army Lt. Gen. Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau; Marine Corps Col. Ben Hancock, commanding officer of the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., testify. Location: Yuma Marine Corps Air Station, intersection of 32nd Street and Avenue 3E, Officers Club, Yuma, Ariz. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule, 202/225-2675.

2 p.m. —Judiciary Committee holds a field hearing, “How Does Illegal Immigration Impact American Taxpayers and Will the Reid-Kennedy (Kennedy-McCain) Amnesty Worsen the Blow?” The hearing will focus on education, health care, law enforcement and federal benefits costs. Michael Antonovich, supervisor of Los Angeles County, Calif.; Kevin Burns, chief financial officer of University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., testify. Location: Bayview Restaurant,Marine Corps Recruitment Depot, 3800 Chosin Ave., San Diego. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Policy expo — all day The Roosevelt Institution hosts the inaugural Roosevelt Policy Expo. The expo will feature the “top undergraduate research minds” in the country presenting original policy research on issues including international development, energy independence, health care and education. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, delivers the keynote address.

10:15 a.m. — Matthew Cronin, Skidmore College, “A Pro-Active Approach to Genocide: Creating a Genocide Early Warning System,” Vista Room

11:35 a.m. — Timothy Telleen-Lawton, Stanford University, and James Coan, Princeton University, “Personal Vehicles, Society’s Burden: Adjusting the Cost of Driving,” Angle Room B/C

5 p.m. — John Podesta, president, Center for American Progress, and Ted Fertik, Roosevelt challenges coordinator, Roosevelt Institution, give closing remarks.

Location: Academy for Educational Development, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 423/956-6655.

Student conference — all day The Young America’s Foundation holds its annual National Conservative Student Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Syndicated columnist Robert Novak delivers remarks.

2 p.m. — Education Secretary Margaret Spellings delivers remarks.

7:30 p.m. —Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, delivers remarks.

Location: George Washington University, Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 800/872-1776.

Treasury briefing — 10 a.m. Assistant Treasury Secretary Emil Henry holds a press briefing on the results of the August quarterly refunding. Changes in Treasury’s debt management policy are developed through the quarterly refunding process. Location: Treasury Department, 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Media Room (4121). Contact: 202/622-2960.

Press conference — 11 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns holds a press conference to discuss his meetings with high-level Iraqi officials and agriculture producers to advance the relationship between the U.S. and Iraqi agriculture sectors. Location: Agriculture Department, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive Southwest, Room 107-A. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Ghana forum — 12:30 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a forum with Ghanaian President John Aqyekum Kufuor, on Ghana’s agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corp. Ghanaian Minister of State Papa Kwesi Nduom and John Danilovich, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corp., participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Energy technology perspectives — 2:30 p.m. The U.S. Energy Association holds a briefing on the International Energy Agency’s “Energy Technology Perspectives: Scenarios and Strategies to 2050”; “The U.S. Contribution to the World Energy Council Global Energy Scenarios to 2050” and the Rome 2007 World Energy Congress. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/312-1230.

Psychology presentation — 6:30 p.m. The International Spy Museum holds a presentation, “Active Measures: The Psychology of Persuasion and Its Use in Intelligence.” Robert Cialdini of Arizona State University participates. Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-2843.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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