- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 1, 2006


Meets with Chok Tong Goh, senior minister of Singapore, at the White House. Participates in a ceremony to swear in Rob Portman as the director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Participates in a photo opportunity with the National Football League Super Bowl XL champion Pittsburgh Steelers.


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


8:30 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. Location: Holiday Inn, Walker/Whetstone Rooms, Two Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-1184, Ext. 176.


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


Not in session because of the Memorial Day recess. The Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. Monday to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the Marriage Protection Amendment. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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


Animals in disaster — all day — The Humane Society of the United States holds its National Conference on Animals in Disaster 2006. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 8:30 a.m. — Lauren Silverman of the Humane Society of the United States, “Legislative: Should There be a Law?”

Location: Hilton Crystal City hotel, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 646/469-4987.

Corporate taxes — all day — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a conference, “Corporate Income Taxation and the Economy.” Events begin at 8:55 a.m.

Highlight — Noon — Edward P. Lazear, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, delivers keynote address.

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Mideast presentation — 9 a.m. — The American Task Force on Palestine and the Foundation for Middle East Peace host a presentation by Maen Areikat, director general of the Palestinian National Authority’s Negotiations Affairs Department. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Choate Room, first floor. Contact: 202/835-4650.

Juvenile justice — 9:15 a.m. — The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention holds a meeting.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Michael O. Leavitt delivers opening remarks.

9:45 a.m. — Susan Orr, associate commissioner of the HHS Children’s Bureau, presentation on “Child and Family Service Reviews”

Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 800. Contact: 202/307-9963.

Jobs for veterans — 9:30 a.m. — Charles Ciccolella, assistant labor secretary for veterans employment and training service, participates in a discussion of the Jobs for Veterans Act at a meeting of the Corporate Diversity Compliance Council. Location: Science Application International Corp. headquarters, 1919 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-5051.

Farmers’ markets — 10 a.m. — Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns participates in the opening of the 2006 Agriculture Department Farmers’ Market season, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday through Oct. 27. Location: Agriculture Department, 12th Street and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 202/720-4623 or 202/720-8998.

Health care — noon — The Cato Institute holds a discussion, “Reforming Government Health Insurance Programs,” as part of its “Health Care University.” Michael F. Cannon of Cato participates. Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Eating out — 12:30 p.m. — The Food and Drug Administration holds a press conference on a Keystone report on “away-from-home foods.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 301/827-3418.

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