- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 8, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

At the family ranch in Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the preliminary productivity and costs for second quarter of 2006. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. —National Association of Realtors releases the housing and economic forecast. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

2 p.m. Office of the National Coordinator holds a meeting of the American Health Information Community Biosurveillance Data Steering Group. Location: Mary C. Switzer Building, 330 C St. SW. conference room 4090. Contact: 866/505-3500.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

10 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a field hearing on oversight of the Army Corps of Engineers’ management of the ACT (Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa) and ACF (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint) River Basins. Witnesses include Gov. Sonny Perdue, Georgia Republican; Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh, commander of the South Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and Jack Conway, commission chairman, Forsyth County, Ga. Location: Riverside Military Academy’s Sandy Beaver Center, 2001 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, Ga. Contact: 202/224-6176.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House next meets at 2 p.m. Sept. 6. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Homeland Security economic security, infrastructure protection and cybersecurity subcommittee and emergency preparedness, science and technology subcommittee holds a joint field hearing on U.S. and Canada border security. Witnesses include Thomas Hardy, director of field operations, Seattle Field Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); Ronald Henley, chief patrol agent of the CBP Blaine Sector; Maj. Gen. Timothy Lowenberg, adjutant general of Washington, Washington National Guard; and Washington State Sen. Dale Brandland, Republican. Location: Bellingham City Council Chamber, 210 Lottie St., Bellingham, Wash. Contact: 202/226-9600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Hearing — all day The National Transportation Safety Board holds a public hearing as part of its ongoing investigation into the Sept. 23, 2005, bus fire during the Hurricane Rita evacuation. Begins at 8:30 a.m. Location: NTSB, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6100.

Conference — all day The American Risk and Insurance Association holds its annual meeting. Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlight — 10:30 a.m. — Katherine Baicker, member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers; Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the Council on Foreign Relations and past director of the Congressional Budget Office; and Peter Orszag of Brookings Institution and a former Clinton economic adviser, “The Future of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid: Is U.S. Entitlement Spending Sustainable?”

Location: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 610/640-1297.

Press conference — 9 a.m. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and International Paper hold a press conference to mark the production of the 10 millionth all-natural paper coffee cup. Participants include T.J. Whalen, vice president of marketing for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters; and Chris Roeder, marketing manager for International Paper Foodservice Business. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Zenger Room. Contact: 202/789-2424.

Seminar — 9:45 a.m. American University holds a seminar, “Contrasting and Dimensionalizing Cultures.” Participants include Geert Hofstede of the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands; and Gary Weaver of AU. Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

FCC briefing — 10 a.m. The Federal Communications Commission holds a briefing with Commissioner Robert McDowell. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0506.

Islamist Networks — 10 a.m. The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion, “Islamist Networks: The Case of Tablighi Jamaat.” Participants include Eva Borreguero of the Center for Muslim and Christian Understanding. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. 2nd floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3828.

Library event — 10:30 a.m. The Library of Congress holds an event with 25 summer interns, who will help present more than 100 previously uncataloged items in the library’s collection, acquired through the historic copyright registration and deposit system. Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-0022.

WIC briefing — 11 a.m. The National WIC Association holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 11 a.m., to discuss the Agriculture Department’s decision to include fruits and vegetables in the Federal WIC program, known as the Special Supplementary Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. Participants include Douglas Greenaway, executive director of the National WIC Association; Lorelei DiSogra of the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association; and Peggy Lewis, president of the National WIC Association. Contact: 202/973-1315 or 917/741-0910.

Job fair — 11 a.m. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, holds her annual job fair for residents of the District. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/783-5065.

Book discussion — noon The U.S. Navy Memorial holds a book discussion with Joseph Callo, author of “John Paul Jones: America’s First Sea Warrior.” Location: U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/737-2300.

Performance — 7:30 p.m. United Kids of America holds a performance by a cast of teenage singers and dancers to benefit orphanages in Azerbaijan. Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW. Contact: 703/323-8939.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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