- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 13, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

On travel to Russia for the Group of Eight meeting, which ends Monday.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases reports on advance monthly sales for retail and food services in June and manufacturing and trade inventories and sales in May. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the advisory committee on infant mortality. Location: Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/443-2170.

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. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions education and early childhood development subcommittee holds a hearing, “A Fresh Start for New Orleans’ Children: Improving Education after Katrina.” Location: 400 Royal St., New Orleans. Contact: 202/224-5375.

12:45 p.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions bioterrorism and public health preparedness subcommittee holds a hearing, “Lessons Learned from Katrina in Public Healthcare.” Location: 400 Royal St., New Orleans. Contact: 202/224-5375.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “MS-13 and Counting: Gang Activity in Northern Virginia.” Location: Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Room 305, Fairfax. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Forum — all day — The National Academy of Social Insurance holds a “Medicare Academy,” which will engage Washington interns and students in the discussion of Medicare policy issues. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. Location: The Kaiser Family Foundation, Barbara Jordan Conference Center, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 202/452-8097.

Celebration — all day — Brasserie Les Halles hosts the “32nd Annual Washington, D.C., Bastille Day” celebration. This celebration honors French independence with music, entertainment and the “Annual Bastille Day Waiter & Waitress Race in Washington, D.C.,” where waiters and waitresses from area restaurants will demonstrate their skill and speed in carrying trays of champagne. Events begin at 10 a.m. Location: Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 12th and 13th streets. Contact: 703/534-4600, Ext. 203, or 202/468-8300.

Operation Jump Start — 9:45 a.m. — Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, holds a briefing to provide an update on Operation Jump Start, which will place about 2,500 troops along the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of the month to support efforts to curb illegal entry. Location: The Pentagon, Briefing Room 2E579. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Plame lawsuit — 10 a.m. — Former CIA operative Valerie Plame and former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV hold a press conference to discuss a civil lawsuit filed against Vice President Dick Cheney, his former top aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby and presidential adviser Karl Rove. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/416-6898.

Briefing — 11 a.m. — The American Meteorological Society holds a briefing, “Impact of Climate Change on Arctic Ecosystems: A Snapshot of Mammals and Forests.” Location: 428 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/737-9006, Ext. 436.

Married priests — 11 a.m. — Married Priests Now!, a new international coalition of married priests, holds a press conference to render an urgent open call to the Roman Catholic Church to reconcile with married priests and reinstate married priests to active service. Location: Imani Temple African American Catholic Congregation, 609-611 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/726-4516, 202/577-3544 or 202/577-1463.

Press conference — 11:30 a.m. — The Network of enlightened Women (NeW) holds a press conference, “A NeW Generation of Women.” NeW is the nation’s “pre-eminent club for conservative university women.” Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 317/626-8471.

Address — 2 p.m. — The Truman National Security Project holds an address by Wendy Sherman, former counselor to the State Department, on a smart approach to the “rising nuclear threats of North Korea and Iran.” Location: Capitol, Room HC-6. Contact: 202/441-0169.

Concert — 5 p.m. — The National Gallery of Art hosts a concert with the Dave Kline Group as part of the 2006 Jazz in the Garden Series. Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Madison Drive NW. Contact: 202/842-6359.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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