- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 3, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a tour of the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector, Anzalduas Park, Mission, Texas. Makes remarks on comprehensive immigration reform, Anzalduas Park. Stays overnight at his ranch in Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the manufacturer’s shipments, inventories and orders for June. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10:30 a.m. —Energy Information Administration releases its weekly natural gas storage report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission holds a hearing, “China’s Role in the World: Is China a Responsible Stakeholder?” Focusing on issues connected to China’s global diplomatic activities and strategies. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/624-1409.

10 a.m. —Federal Election Commission holds a meeting to review the final audit report for the 2004 Democratic National Convention Committee Inc. and to discuss routine administrative matters. Location: 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1220.

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

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on Iraq, Afghanistan and the global war on terrorism. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of the U.S. Central Command, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation national ocean policy study subcommittee holds a hearing on “State of the Oceans 2006 — Progress, Problems and Proposals.” Conrad Lautenbacher Jr., director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Leon Panetta, co-chairman of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10:30 a.m. —Finance Committee holds a hearing, “Kick-Off for Tax Reform: Tackling the Tax Code.” Former Sen. Connie Mack, Florida Republican, and former Rep. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat, both of the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

2:30 p.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs federal financial management, government information, and international security subcommittee holds a hearing, “Financial Management at the Department of Defense.” U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker; and Jack Patterson, principal deputy undersecretary/comptroller of the Defense Department, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Not in session, summer district work period. 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 a.m. Administration Committee holds a field hearing on voting in federal elections. New Mexico state Rep. Justine Fox-Young, Republican; and Vicki Perea, former Albuquerque City Council member, testify. Location: Memorial Medical Center, 2450 Telshor Blvd., Las Cruces, N.M. Contact: 202/225-8281.

5 p.m. —Administration Committee holds a field hearing on voting in federal elections. Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer; and Andrew Thomas, county attorney for Maricopa County, Ariz., testify. Location: Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St. Second-floor conference room, Phoenix. Contact: 202/225-8281.

GENERAL AGENDA

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

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Bay Buchanan, president of the American Cause, delivers remarks

4 p.m. — Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin delivers remarks

7 p.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao delivers remarks

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

Teachers workshop — all day The Education Department holds a Teacher-to-Teacher workshop to focus on successful strategies for teaching Mandarin Chinese and other foreign languages. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 11:45 a.m. — Education Secretary Margaret Spellings delivers remarks on foreign language instruction.

1:15 p.m. — Concurrent sessions on “Standards, Assessment and Differentiation at the Secondary Level”; “Building Competency in Foreign Language Instruction”; “On the Road to Learning Communities” and “The Strategic Instruction Model”

Location: Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Discussion — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): Threat or Opportunity?” Richard Witz, Hudson Institute; and Daniel Kimmage, RFE/RL, participate. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Press conference — 10 a.m. Sens. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, and Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, hold a press conference to announce the Senate passage of the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers Who Deliver Infants Early (PREEMIE) Act. Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8983 or 202/224-5372.

Trade — noon The Institute for International Economics (IIE) holds a discussion, “Sustaining Reform With a U.S.-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement,” with Humayun Akhtar Khan, Pakistani commerce minister, and Gary Hufbauer, IIE. Location: IIE, 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/328-9000.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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