- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 5, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for May. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10:30 a.m. —Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

Noon Commission on Civil Rights meets to review the fiscal 2008 Statutory Report on Religious Discrimination and Prisoner Rights; receive briefings on magnet schools, and racial discrimination and racially identifiable school districts in Omaha, Neb; and discuss the recharter package for the North Carolina State Advisory Committee. Location: Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/376-7700.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session because of the Independence Day recess. The Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session because of the Independence Day recess. The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

War protest — all day Code Pink continues its “Troops Home Fast” hunger strike to protest the war in Iraq. Protesters will remain at the White House through Aug. 14, then move to Camp Casey in Crawford, Texas. Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlight — Noon — Teach-in, skills sharing and group activities

Location: Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest in front of the White House. Contact: 415/575-5552 or 650/208-2788.

Russian policy — 12:15 p.m. The Hudson Institute holds a book discussion with Andrei Piontkovsky, author of “Another Look Into Putin’s Soul,” a collection of essays analyzing Russian domestic and foreign policy. Participants include Anders Aslund of the Institute for International Economics, Carl Gershman of the National Endowment for Democracy, and David Satter and Richard Weitz of the Hudson Institute. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Immigration reform — 12:15 p.m. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat, hold a conference-call briefing on the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Contact: 202/224-2633.

Space ads — 12:15 p.m. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum holds a discussion “Cola Wars in Space,” on cola advertising and product placement related to space exploration. Valerie Neal of the Space History Division participates. Location: National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue Southwest, Gallery 100. Contact: 202/633-1000.

Organ harvesting — 12:30 p.m. — Wenyi Wang, who was arrested after disrupting a White House welcoming ceremony for Chinese President Hu Jintao, holds a press conference to discuss the investigation of the accusations of “organ harvesting” in China. Charles Lee, Falun Gong practitioner, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 718/908-9704 or 202/669-9437.

Band concert — 12:30 p.m. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum holds a concert, “Strings,” by the U.S. Air Force Band. Location: National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue Southwest, Gallery 104-West End. Contact: 202/357-1729.

Immigration reform — 1:30 p.m. The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition holds a conference-call briefing after the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on immigration reform. Contact: 202/463-5823.

Finland and the EU — 3 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference, “Finland’s Plans and Priorities for its EU Presidency,” with Finnish Ambassador Pekka Lintu. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Film screening — 6:30 p.m. The Jerusalem Fund holds a film screening of “Kings and Extras: Digging for a Palestinian Image.” Location: Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times


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