- The Washington Times - Monday, December 11, 2006


Meets with senior State Department officials at the State Department. Meets with outside specialists on Iraq at the White House.


10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases the wholesale trade for October. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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


8 a.m. Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Boardholds a meeting of the Neurobiology-E Subcommittee. Location: Veterans Affairs central office, 1722 I St. NW. Contact: 202/254-0288.

1:30 p.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commissionholds a meeting to receive a briefing on the status of decommissioning activities. Location: 11555 Rockville Pike, Commissioners’ Conference Room, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7295.


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


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Accounting conference — all day The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds its National Conference on Current Securities and Exchange Commission and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Developments. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — House Financial Services Chairman Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican, delivers remarks.

10 a.m. — Conrad Hewitt, chief accountant with the SEC, delivers remarks.

Location: The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/434-9220.

Export symposium — all day The Practicing Law Institute holds a symposium, “Coping with U.S. Export Controls 2006.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — “Aircraft Engines to Horses by Sea: Civilian/Dual-Use Items — Commerce”

4 p.m. “Catch-all and More: Global Technology Controls with a Focus on China”

Location: the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 800/260-4754.

Emergency care workshop — all day The National Academies’ Institute of Medicine holds a workshop, “The Future of Emergency Care.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. “Federal Agency Panel”

11 a.m. —“Congressional Staff Panel”

1:15 p.m. “Response from Consumer and Purchaser Groups”

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Tax seminar — 8:50 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a seminar, “Tax Havens and Foreign Direct Investment.”

Highlight — 12:30 p.m. — House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas, California Republican

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Iran options — 9 a.m. The Cato Institute holds a conference, “How to Deal with Iran: Options for Today and for the Future.” Trita Parsi of the National Iranian-American Council, Raymond Tanter and Thomas McInerney of the Iran Policy Committee, and Flynt Leverett of the New America Foundation participate. Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. F.A. Hayek Auditorium. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Religious freedom — 10 a.m. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation holds a press conference to release a comprehensive compliance report that details “five specific constitutional breaches” that it says occurred in the armed forces within the past six months. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Lisagor Room. Contact: 202/265-3000.

Housing forum — 10:30 a.m. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. delivers opening remarks at an Office of Thrift Supervision Housing Forum. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Obtaining a passport — 11 a.m. The Travel Industry Association holds a conference-call briefing about a new Web site to make getting a passport easier for U.S., Canadian and Mexican citizens. Roger Dow, president and CEO, TIA; Chuck Merin, president, Travel Business Roundtable; and Rick Webster, vice president for government affairs at TIA, participate. Contact: 202/408-2183.

Middle East strategy — 12:15 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Salvaging Something from the Wreckage: A New Strategy for the Middle East.” Anatol Lieven, senior research fellow, and Steven Clemons, senior fellow at NAF, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Book discussion — 3 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion, with Lee Lane, author of “Strategic Options for Bush Administration Climate Policy.” Joseph Aldy of Resources for the Future, Thomas Schelling of the University of Maryland and Samuel Thernstrom of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Jewish exhibit — 6:30 p.m. The Embassy of Greece holds an exhibit of the Jewish Museum of Greece, “Hidden Children in Occupied Greece.” Fanny Palli-Petralia, Greek minister of tourism, and Richard Ben Veniste, member of the 9/11 commission and the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group, participate. Location: Embassy of Greece, 2217 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-1311.

Film screening — 6:30 p.m. The Center for American Progress holds a film screening and discussion, “Darfur Diaries: Message from Home.” Gayle Smith, senior fellow at CAP; Aisha Bain, and Jen Marlowe, directors of “Darfur Diaries”; Adam Sterling, executive director of the Sudan Divestment Task Force, participate. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

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