- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 13, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

At Camp David. Holds a videoconference meeting with members of his Cabinet and Cabinet ministers in Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s new government. Returns to Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the advance monthly sales for retail and food services for May 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Spray Drift/NPDES Work Group. Location: 1 Potomac Yard South, 2999 Crystal Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/308-4775.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for the weekly party luncheons. After the luncheons, the official Senate photograph will be taken in the Senate chamber at 2:15 p.m. After the photo, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the nomination of Richard Stickler to be assistant labor secretary for mine safety and health, with a cloture vote on the nomination occurring at 3:30 p.m. If cloture is invoked, the Senate will proceed to an immediate vote on confirmation of the nomination. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “Counterterrorism: The Changing Face of Terror.” Henry Crumpton, coordinator for counterterrorism, State Department, and former Navy Vice Adm. John Scott Redd, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. Finance Committeeholds a hearing, “A Tune-Up on Corporate Tax Issues: What’s Going on Under the Hood.” Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mark W. Everson and U.S. Comptroller General David Walker of the Government Accountability Office testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour debate and 10 a.m. to consider recognizing the 50th anniversary of the interstate highway system; exempting persons with disabilities from the prohibition against providing Section 8 rental assistance to college students; and supporting responsible fatherhood, promoting marriage and encouraging greater involvement of fathers in the lives of their children, especially on Father’s Day. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing, “No Child Left Behind: Disaggregating Student Achievement by Subgroups to Ensure All Students are Learning.” Deputy Education Secretary Raymond Simon and Cynthia Kuhlman, principal at Centennial Place Elementary in Atlanta, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. —Government Reform federal workforce and agency organization subcommittee holds a hearing, “Healthier Feds and Families: Introducing Information Technology into the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, a Legislative Hearing, Part II.” Rep. William Lacy Clay, Missouri Democrat, testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

“Take Back America” conference — all day The Campaign for America’s Future holds its “Take Back America” conference. Events begin at 8 a.m. Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and John Kerry of Massachusetts and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, deliver remarks. Location: The Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/955-5665, Ext.151.

Latin American conference — all day The Inter-American Development Bank holds a conference, “Building Opportunity for the Majority,” an initiative for low-income people in Latin America and the Caribbean, June 12-13. Events begin at 9 a.m. Former President Bill Clinton delivers remarks. Location: IDB, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2319.

Regional leaders conference — 8 a.m. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, Texas Democrat, hosts the fifth annual Regional Leaders Conference. The conference, a biennial event brings together local officials to Washington for two days of panel discussions, agency meetings and networking opportunities. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, and Reps. Chet Edwards and Henry Cuellar, Texas Democrats, participate. Location: Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/225-2531 or 202/225-0330.

Policy Insiders — 8:45 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a Policy Insiders event with House Majority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, who will discuss immigration reform, energy legislation, pensions, health care, improvements to the tax code, fiscal responsibility and what he hopes to accomplish before the 2006 midterm elections. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Anti-Muslim ad — 11 a.m. New York Democratic Reps. Eliot L. Engel and Joseph Crowley hold a press conference on what they regard as an anti-Muslim ad regarding Kosovo independence that appeared in the June 8 edition of Roll Call. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2464 or 202/225-3965.

Marriage discussion — noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion with HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt, “Marriage and the Welfare of America.” Heritage Foundation President Edwin Feulner participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE., Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

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