- The Washington Times - Monday, July 31, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes remarks on the economy, U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command, Miami. Participates in tour of the Port of Miami. Attends a Republican National Committee reception, private residence, Coral Gables, Fla.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases the North American Surface Freight Data for May. Location: 400 7th St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Boardreleases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs Departmentholds a meeting of the National Research Advisory Council to review and discuss the council’s annual report for 2006 and a strategic overview of VA research. Location: VA’s Office of Research and Development, 1722 I St. NW. Room 900. Contact: 202/254-0267.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. At 5:30 p.m., there will be a roll-call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Gulf of Mexico energy bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

3 p.m. Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing on the nomination of Dr. Mark Dybul to be coordinator of U.S. Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Not in session, Summer District Work Period. The House next meets at 2 p.m. Sept. 6. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Agriculture general farm commodities and risk management subcommittee holds a field hearing on “Review of Federal Farm Policy.” Doug Sombke, grain producer from Conde, S.D.; Scott VanderWal, corn and soybean producer from Volga, S.D., testify. Location: Wall High School, 401 S. Boulevard W., Wall, S.D. Contact: 202/225-2171.

11 a.m. —Education and the Workforce employer-employee relations subcommittee holds a field hearing on “Immigration: Enforcing Employee Work Eligibility Laws and Implementing a Stronger Employment Verification System.” John Chakwin, special agent in charge, Dallas Office of Investigations for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Dallas; Jon Luther, chief executive officer, Dunkin’ Donuts, Canton, Mass.; testify. Location: City Hall, 1520 Avenue K, Plano City Council Chambers, Plano, Texas. Contact: 202/225-4527.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conservative students — all day The Young America’s Foundation holds its annual “National Conservative Student Conference.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 1 p.m. — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican, delivers remarks.

7 p.m. — John Stossel, co-anchor of 20/20, delivers remarks.

Location: The George Washington University, Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 800/872-1776.

Achieving cease-fire — 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution’s Saban Center holds a briefing, “How the Fighting Stops: Achieving a Sustainable Ceasefire in Lebanon.” Carlos Pascual, Brookings Institution, and Mike Herzog, Israeli Defense Forces and visiting military fellow at the Washington Institute, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Falk Auditorium. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Tax havens — 10:30 a.m. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee permanent investigations subcommittee holds a briefing to preview the subcommittee’s upcoming hearing, “Tax Haven Abuses: The Enablers, The Tools and Secrecy.” The hearing culminates an investigation led by subcommittee ranking member Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, into tax havens and offshore abuses that undermine the integrity of the federal tax system. Mr. Levin and Sen. Norm Coleman, Minnesota Republican, participate. Location: 188 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/228-3685.

Foreign aid — noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Foreign Aid: Challenges and Opportunities.” World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz and Kim Holmes of the Heritage Foundation participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Reid address — 12:30 p.m. The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds an address by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, “American Values That Honor Americans: A Common-Ground Approach to Preventing Unintended Pregnancies.” John Podesta, president and CEO, CAP; and Melody Barnes, executive vice president for policy, CAP, participate. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Airport ceremony — 1 p.m. Aurora Flight Sciences hosts a dedication ceremony of its new 50,000-square-foot Product Development Facility at Manassas Regional Airport. The facility will be used for development of the Ares Mars airplane. Senate Armed Services Chairman John W. Warner, Virginia Republican; Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican; NASA Administrator Michael Griffin; and John Langford, president and CEO of Aurora Health Sciences, participate. Location: Manassas Regional Airport, 9950 Wakeman Drive, Manassas. Contact: 703/396-6304.

IMF discussion — 2 p.m. The Center for Global Development holds a discussion, “Renewing the International Monetary Fund’s Commitment to Low-Income Countries.” Rodrigo de Rato, managing director, IMF; and Kemal Dervis, United Nations Development Program, participate. Location: Institute for International Economics, 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/416-0700.

Dulles Metrorail — 2 p.m. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) holds a press conference to issue the final recommendations of the Dulles Metrorail Tunnel Independent Review Panel. Robert O’Neil, panel chairman; and Patrick Natale, executive director, ASCE, participate. Location: ASCE, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston. Contact: 703/295-6404.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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