- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 1, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes remarks on immigration reform, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW; holds Cabinet meeting, Cabinet Room, the White House; and participates in a swearing-in ceremony for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Rose Garden, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the productivity and costs for first quarter (revised). Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the construction put in place for April. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235 S, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8040.

3 p.m. — National Council on Disability holds a meeting of the Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee to provide advice and recommendations on issues affecting people with disabilities from culturally diverse backgrounds. Location: National Council on Disability, 1331 F St. NW, Suite 850. Contact: 202/272-2004.

SENATE

Not in session, Memorial Day recess. The Senate meets next 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.

HOUSE

Not in session, Memorial Day district work period. The House meets next at 2 p.m. Tuesday for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

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 — Noon — W. Ron DeHaven, administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service at the Agriculture Department, delivers remarks

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

Contraceptive services — 9:30 a.m. The National Council of Women’s Organizations holds a briefing, “Ensuring Access to Contraceptive Services: The Impact of Health Care Disparities on Unintended Pregnancy.” Marilyn Keefe, National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association; Judy Waxman, National Women’s Law Center; and Cynthia Dailard, Guttmacher Institute, participate. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/293-3114, ext. 214.

Education — 10 a.m. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) holds a press conference to release “The Condition of Education 2006.” Mark Schneider, NCES, and Grover Whitehurst, Institute of Education Sciences, participate. Location: Sumner School, 17th and M streets Northwest. Contact: 202/842-3600, ext. 245.

Health care — noon The Cato Institute holds a discussion, “Liberalizing the Private Health Care Sector.” Michael Cannon, Cato Institute, participates. Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Family finances — noon The National Economists Club holds a discussion, “Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 1989 to 2004: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances.” Kevin Moore, Federal Reserve Board, participates. Location: The Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/493-8824.

African development — 12:05 p.m. The George Washington University Africa Center for Health and Human Security hosts a lecture, “Africa’s Development: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century,” by Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Location: George Washington University Hospital, 900 23rd St. NW. Room 6115. Contact: 202/715-4000.

Smart growth — 12:30 p.m. The National Building Museum holds a discussion, “Making Smart Growth Work on the Ground.” William Fulton, Solimar Research Group, participates. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Nuclear weapons — 1 p.m. The U.N. Foundation holds a discussion, “Is the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Still Attainable?” Nobuaki Tanaka, U.N. undersecretary-general for disarmament affairs, and Andrew Semmel, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for nuclear nonproliferation, participate. Location: United Nations Foundation, 1225 Connecticut Ave. NW., fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/462-3446.

International criminal law — 1 p.m. The American University Washington College of Law holds a lecture, “The Role of the Court in Enforcing International Criminal Law.” Judge Philippe Kirsch, International Criminal Court, participates. Location: AU WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.

Drug policy — 2 p.m. The Justice Department and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy hold a press conference to release the first National Synthetic Drug Control Strategy, which outlines progress made in the effort to reduce the trafficking and use of methamphetamine. Location: Justice Department, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., seventh-floor conference center. Contact: 202/514-2007.

Media round table — 2 p.m. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez holds a media round-table discussion with Brazilian and U.S. reporters to discuss an upcoming trip to Rio De Janeiro, Brasilia and Sao Paulo. Location: Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883.

Peace in Nepal — 3:30 p.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace holds a discussion, “Democracy at the Crossroads: Opportunities and Challenges for Lasting Peace in Nepal.” Julia Chang Bloch, former ambassador to Nepal, and Karon Cochran-Budhathoki, Defend Human Rights Movement in Nepal, participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW., second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3828.

Arc of Northern Virginia — 6 p.m. The Arc of Northern Virginia holds its annual Education Leadership Awards ceremony. Virginia Education Secretary Thomas Morris; Robert Templin, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale; Jerry Hulick, Washington Group; and May Louise Wall, Alexandria City Public Schools, participate. Location: Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale. Contact: 703/532-3214.

Reception — 6 p.m. The Embassy of Benin hosts a reception to celebrate democracy in Benin. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/595-9100.

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