- The Washington Times - Monday, July 24, 2006


Participates in a naturalization ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Attends a Republican National Committee reception at the historic Evermay house in the District.


Delivers remarks at a luncheon for Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson in Springdale, Ark. Delivers remarks at a fundraiser for Gov. Bob Riley, Alabama Republican, in Dothan, Ala.


4 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly on-highway diesel prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


1 p.m. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology holds a meeting of the American Health Information Community Biosurveillance Workgroup. Location: Mary Switzer Building, 330 C St. SW, Conference Room 4090. Contact: 877/696-6775 or 202/619-0257.

1:30 p.m. State Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy on international energy issues and intellectual property rights enforcement. Participants include Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Daniel S. Sullivan and committee Chairman Michael Gadbaw. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Room 1107. Contact: 202/647-2231.


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


Meets at 2 p.m. for business and at 3 p.m. for an executive session to consider the nomination of Jerome Holmes for a seat on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on the farm bill. Witnesses include Keith Sexton of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and Ron Heck of the Iowa Soybean Association. Location: Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, Iowa. Contact: 202/224-2035.


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


9 a.m. Agriculture Committee holds a hearing on “Review of Federal Farm Policy.” Witnesses include Randy Koetter, forest landowner and hardwood lumber producer from Starlight, Ind., and David Howell, tomato, watermelon, corn and soybean producer from Middletown, Ind. Location: Scottsburg High School, 500 S. Gardner St., Scottsburg, Ind. Contact: 202/225-2171.

5 p.m. — Rules Committee holds a meeting to formulate a rule on the Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2006. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.


Event — all day The American Legion Boys Nation program hosts a week of government training comprising lectures and forums with visits to federal agencies, institutions, memorials and historical sites.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Presentation of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery

1:30 p.m. — Party conventions

6 p.m. — Party conventions

Location: Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, or as noted above. Contact: 317/630-1256 or 317/372-3883.

Discussion — 9 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion, “The Role of Southern Sudan in Regional Peace and Security,” with Sudanese Vice President Salva Kiir Mayardit. Participants include John Prendergast, senior adviser to the International Crisis Group; and Pagan Amum Okiech, adviser to Mr. Mayardit for diplomatic affairs. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Health financing solutions — 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on innovative and country-driven health financing solutions, ongoing challenges and recommendations for a health financing agenda, as part of a series of discussions with the World Health Organization-backed Health Financing Task Force. Participants include David de Ferranti of the Brookings Institution and Mexican Health Minister Julio Frenk. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Social Security and Medicare — 10 a.m. The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) holds a discussion, “Pending Budget Process Reforms: The Impact on America’s Critical Safety Net Programs.” Participants include former Rep. Barbara Bailey Kennelly, Connecticut Democrat and president and chief executive officer of NCPSSM, and James R. Horney, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/216-8378.

Visa policy — 11 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Rethinking Visa Policy for the 21st Century.” Participants include Assistant Homeland Security Secretary for Policy Stewart A. Baker and Daniel T. Griswold of the Cato Institute. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

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