- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 11, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with the interagency team on Iraq, Camp David, Md.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the quarterly financial report — manufacturing, mining and wholesale trade for the first quarter of 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2 p.m. —Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement (the so-called “Monthly Budget”) for May 2006. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health hosts “the State-of-the-Science Conference on Tobacco Use: Prevention, Cessation and Control.” Location: NIH Natcher Conference Center, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 888/644-2667.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. At 3 p.m. the Senate will begin debate of the Defense Department appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the implementation of Sections 641 through 645 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which focus on the Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project within the Energy Department. Dennis Spurgeon, assistant energy secretary for nuclear energy, and Douglas Chapin, principal officer, MPR Associates Inc., and member, Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

3 p.m. —Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “The Treaty Between the United States of America and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment.” Daniel Sullivan, assistant secretary for economic and business affairs, State Department, testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

5:30 p.m. Rules Committee holds a meeting to formulate a rule on a resolution declaring that the United States will complete the mission in Iraq and prevail in the Global War on Terror, the struggle to protect freedom from the terrorist adversary and on the fiscal 2007 Transportation, Treasury, HUD, Judiciary, D.C., Appropriations Act. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conference — all day The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation holds its 2006 Mission Conference, “Many Faces, One Voice.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 10:35 a.m. — First lady Laura Bush delivers remarks

Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 972/855-1605.

“Take Back America” conference — all day The Campaign for America’s Future holds its “Take Back America” conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 12:45 p.m. — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and actor Robert Redford discuss the Apollo Alliance’s plan for energy independence

2:15 p.m. — Democratic Reps. Janice Schakowsky of Illinois and Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters of California, and former Sen. Gary Hart, Colorado Democrat, discuss “Bold, Progressive Ideas for the Common Good.” Location: The Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/955-5665 ext.151.

Trade briefing — 9 a.m. Creekstone Farms holds a briefing on the announced delay in reopening the Korean market to U.S. beef and the reported negotiations between the Japanese and U.S. governments to reopen the Japanese market to U.S. beef. John Stewart, CEO, and Joe Meng, vice president of Animal Science, Health and Welfare for Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, participate. Location: The J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-9317.

Credit briefing — 10 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America holds a conference-call briefing, beginning at 10 a.m., on the initial findings on consumer credit counseling research. Stephen Brobeck, executive director of CFA, and Laurel Karmen, vice president of consumer affairs for American Express, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/387-6121.

Johanns speech — 10:45 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns delivers remarks to the Financial Women’s Association. Location: Morgan Lewis Bockius Law Firm, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Port-security briefing — noon Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Republican, holds a briefing on port security and cargo-screening technologies. Elaine Dezenski, former assistant secretary for policy, Homeland Security Department, and David H. Schanzer, director of the Center for Homeland Security Studies, Duke University, participate. Location: 188 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/323-8939.

Cuba discussion — noon The American Bar Association Section of International Law holds a discussion with Ernesto Plasencia, first secretary, Cuban Interests Section, on the exportation of agricultural products to Cuba under the Trade Sanctions Reform Act. Location: Sidely, Austin, Brown and Wood LLP, 1501 K St. NW. Contact: 202/736-8319.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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