- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 16, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Chronic homelessness — 9:30 a.m. — The National Alliance to End Homelessness holds a briefing, “Ending Chronic Homelessness: How Communities are Succeeding.” Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/638-1526, Ext. 128.

Seniors summit — 10 a.m. — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hosts its first “Seniors Summit” to examine how regulators and others can better coordinate efforts to protect older Americans from investment fraud. The NASD Investor Education Foundation Fraud Study explores why the elderly are victimized by fraud. It will be released during the summit. Location: SEC headquarters, 100 F St. NE, Auditorium. Contact: 202/551-8090.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Returns to Washington from the Group of Eight summit in Russia.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9:15 a.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases report on industrial production and capacity utilization for June 2006. Location: 20th and C streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

2 p.m. — Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

SENATE

Meets at noon for morning business and 12:30 p.m. to consider three stem-cell bills. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. — Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds field hearing on “The Next Farm Bill.” Location: Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Contact: 202/224-2035.

2:30 p.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds hearing on implementation of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 provisions on hydrogen and fuel cell research and development. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

3 p.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds hearing on the nomination of Christina Rocca for the rank of ambassador during her tenure of service as U.S. representative to the Conference on Disarmament. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Agriculture Committee holds field hearing on a “Review of Federal Farm Policy.” Location: Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center, 24 S. Market St., Shenandoah Ballroom, Staunton, Va. Contact: 202/225-2171.

5 p.m. — Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on a proposed amendment to the Constitution relating to marriage. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Convention — all day — The NAACP holds its 2006 Convention, “Voting Our Values, Valuing Our Votes.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 410/580-5780 or 410/580-5782.

Health spending — 9:15 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion with Amy Finkelstein of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology titled “Technology or Insurance: What is Behind the Rapid Growth of Health Spending?” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Cartoon exhibit — 10 a.m. — The Library of Congress (LOC) holds a new exhibit, “Enduring Outrage: Editorial Cartoons by Herblock,” on display until Jan. 20, 2007. Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-0022.

Net neutrality debate — 10:30 a.m. — The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a debate: “The Great Debate: What Is Net Neutrality?” with Vinton Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google, and Dave Farber, distinguished career professor of computer science and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

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