- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 9, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Nuclear initiative — 2:30 p.m. —The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and the Asian-American Hotel Owners Association hold a meeting on the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative, featuring an address by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/647-2492.

Russian security — 3 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion, “Russian Perspectives on International Nuclear Security Issues,” with Val Spector, president of the International Academy of Sciences on Problems of National Security in Moscow. Location: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, sixth-floor auditorium. Contact: 202/691-4100.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa at the White House. Participates in a ceremony at the Treasury Department to swear in Henry Paulson as the Treasury secretary.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on wholesale trade in May. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 202 on “Portable Electronic Devices.” Location: 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for business and at 3 p.m. to consider the Homeland Security appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

11 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing, “Contributions of Immigrants to the U.S. Armed Forces.” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace and Alfred Rascon, winner of the Medal of Honor and former director of the Selective Service, testify. Location: Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 245 NE Fourth St., Chapman Conference Center, Miami. Contact: 202/224-3871.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. — Government Reform government management, finance and accountability subcommittee holds a hearing, “Securing our Ports: Information Sharing is Key to Effective Maritime Security.” New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Capt. Robert O’Brien, commander of the Coast Guard Sector New York and captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey, testify. Location: Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. Contact: 202/225-5074.

5 p.m. — Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Credit Rating Agency Duopoly Relief Act of 2006 and the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Excellence in government — all day — Government Executive magazine, the Council for Excellence in Government and the National Academy of Public Administration sponsor a conference, “Excellence in Government 2006,” dedicated to improving high-performance government and providing federal best practices. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/266-7337.

U.S.-India relations — 9 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “The Status of U.S.-India Relations.” Participants include Arun Sahgal of the United Service Institution of India; Stephen Cohen of the Brookings Institution; Kiran Pasricha of the Confederation of Indian Industry; Douglas Hartwick, assistant U.S. trade representative for South Asia; and Daniella Markheim and Baker Spring of Heritage. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Cuba report — 10 a.m. — The State Department’s Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba and the Compact with the Cuban People holds a briefing on the release of the commission’s second report by Caleb McCarry, Cuba transition coordinator. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Press Briefing Room. Contact: 202/647-6575.

Hispanic press — 10 a.m. — The National Press Club holds a discussion, “Hispanic Media and its Impact on Latino Public Affairs,” with Carlos Alcazar, president of Hispanic Communications Network. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Cropp’s plan — 10 a.m. — Linda Cropp for Mayor holds a press conference at which D.C. mayoral candidate Linda W. Cropp will release her public safety plan and receive the endorsements of public safety specialists. Location: Intersection of Irving and Mount Pleasant streets Northwest. Contact: 202/842-2006.

Design awards — 10:30 a.m. — First lady Laura Bush hosts a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards ceremony. Location: East Room of the White House. Contact: 202/456-6313.

Security address — 11 a.m. — Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds an address by British Foreign Minister Margaret Beckett, “Globalization and Security.” Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Rebuilding lives — 12:30 p.m. — The International Organization for Migration holds a discussion, “Rebuilding Lives Post-Tsunami and Earthquake Response in Indonesia.” Location: IOM, 1752 N St. NW, first-floor board room. Contact: 202/862-1826.

Business forum — 1 p.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a national security business forum. Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte participates. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Funding cuts — 1:30 p.m. — The Senate Democratic Policy Committee holds a forum on the effect of repeated cuts in federal funding for law-enforcement programs on the nation’s rising violent-crime rates. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2551.

Book discussion — 2:30 p.m. — The Young America’s Foundation holds a book discussion with Tim Carney, author of “The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money.” Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 800/872-1776 or 703/548-1160.

Drug-free alliance — 2:30 p.m. — The Labor Department holds a signing ceremony with the heads of five labor unions and five contractor associations to expand the multiunion Drug-Free Workplace Alliance. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: U.S. Census Bureau, 4700 Silver Hill Road, Suitland. Contact: 202/693-4681.

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