- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 11, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

American values — 10 a.m. — Reps. Deborah Pryce, Ohio Republican, and Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, hold a press conference, “Protecting American Values.” Location: Outside the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/225-2815 or 202/225-2015.

Film screening — 6:30 p.m. — The Jerusalem Fund holds a screening of “Paradise Now,” a film about the motivations and actions of two suicide bombers. Location: Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Germany.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Commerce Department releases a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for May 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Medicaid Commission to discuss options for making longer-term recommendations on the future of the Medicaid program. Location: Sheraton Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/205-8255.

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. — Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Lumbee Recognition Act. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “Examining the Need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Part II.” Witnesses include Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on legislation to authorize the extension of normal trade relations treatment to the products of Vietnam. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10:30 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on pending nominations. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10:30 a.m. — Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee holds a hearing on strengthening participation of small businesses in federal contracting and innovation research programs. Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5175.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act and the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Reauthorization of the Appalachian Regional Commission and Legislative Proposals to Create Additional Regional Economic Development Authorities.” Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. — Government Reform energy and resources subcommittee holds a hearing, “Can the U.S. Electric Grid Take Another Hot Summer?” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. — Homeland Security management, integration and oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on “Federal 9/11 Assistance to New York: Lessons Learned in Fraud Detection, Prevention, and Control, Part I: Response.” Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

2 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on “Reforming the Wright Amendment.” Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202-225-9446.

3 p.m. — Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization Act of 2006. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Book discussion — 9 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a book discussion with Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann, authors of “The Broken Branch: A Look at the Contemporary Congress.” Participants include former House Speakers Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican, and Tom Foley, Washington Democrat. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Diversity summit — 9 a.m. — Diversity Best Practices and the Business Women’s Network hold the WOW Diversity Summit celebrating diversity in the workplace. Participants include members of Congress, Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao; and Cari Domiguez, chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/463-3780.

Soy issues summit — 10 a.m. — The American Soybean Association holds its Capitol Hill soy issues summit. Environmental Protection Agency participants include Administrator Stephen Johnson. Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 703/281-7600.

Infectious diseases — 10 a.m. — The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases holds a press conference to provide an update on current infectious diseases threats. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 301/656-0003.

E9-1-1 service — 10 a.m. — The Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus holds a press conference to demonstrate the need to provide federal funds for states and localities to implement the E9-1-1 service. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 301/908-7715.

Alert system demonstration — 10 a.m. — The Association of Public Television Stations and the Homeland Security Department hold a demonstration of the new Digital Emergency Alert System. Participants include Federal Emergency Management Agency Director David Paulison. Location: WETA, 3620 South 27th St., Arlington. Contact: 202/654-4222.

U.S.-Serbian relations — 1 p.m. — The National Press Club holds an “Afternoon Newsmaker” press conference with Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica on “Serbia-U.S. Bilateral Relations and Serbia’s European Future.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Minimum wage — 1:45 p.m. — Democratic Sens. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, and Robert Menendez of New Jersey hold a press conference to call for a raise in the minimum wage, and release a new report comparing minimum wage salaries with compensation for chief executive officers. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-2939.

Voting Rights Act — 6 p.m. — Rep. Melvin Watt, North Carolina Democrat, holds a press conference on the Voting Rights Act. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1510.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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