- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 14, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe; meets with the Iraq Study Group; hosts the Congressional Picnic at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases a report on real earnings for May. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

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

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committeeholds a hearing on whether potential liability deters abandoned hard rock mine cleanup. Witnesses include Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson and Sens. Wayne Allard, Colorado Republican, and Ken Salazar, Colorado Democrat. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628. Contact: 202/224-6176.

9:30 a.m. —Judiciary Committeeholds a hearing, “Reconsidering Our Communications Laws: Ensuring Competition and Innovation.” Witnesses include Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican, and William E. Kovacic, a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairshousing and transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s extension of the Mark-to-Market program. Witnesses include Deputy Assistant HUD Secretary Ted Toon of the Office of Affordable Housing Preservation and Chris Foster, president of the National Leased Housing Association. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Transportation, Treasury and Housing and Urban Development departments, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia and independent agencies, as well as a resolution declaring that the United States will prevail in the global war on terror. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforceworkforce protections subcommittee holds a hearing, “Addressing Concerns About the U.S. Department of Labor’s Use of Non-Consensus Standards in Workplace Health and Safety.” Witnesses include Edwin Foulke, Labor Department assistant secretary for occupational safety and health, and Joseph Casper, Brick Industry Association vice president for environment, health and safety. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2175. Contact: 202/225-4527.

10:30 a.m. —Veterans’ Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on the Veterans Affairs Department’s cyber-security. Witnesses include Michael Staley, VA assistant inspector general for audit, and Michael Raponi, director of the VA’s St. Petersburg, Fla., audit operation division. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 334. Contact: 202/225-3527.

10:30 a.m. —Budget Committeeholds a markup of the Legislative Line Item Veto Act of 2006. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 210. Contact: 202/226-7270.

GENERAL AGENDA

Briefing day — all day The American Council of Young Political Leaders holds a “Washington Briefing Day” to celebrate its 40th anniversary in Washington. Events begin at 9 a.m. Participants include Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican, Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, and Rep. James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat. Location: University Club, 1135 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/857-0999, Ext. 28.

Employment award — 10 a.m. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a ceremony to present its “Freedom to Compete Award” honoring best practices in employment. Cari Dominguez, chairman of the EEOC, participates. Location: EEOC Headquarters, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4921.

Hispanic leaders luncheon — 10 a.m. — Mickey Ibarra and Associates hosts a “Latino Leaders Luncheon,” with a keynote address by Texas state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, Democrat. Other participants include Charles Kamasaki of the National Council of La Raza and Erica Weinberg of the Pfizer Foundation. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/969-8777.

Business in history — noon The Library of Congress holds a discussion, “Business in History,” with Louis Galambos, the Kluge Center’s Cary and Ann Maguire chair in American history and ethics. Location: Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-1639.

Book discussion — 12:15 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a book discussion with Charles Pena, author of “Winning the Un-War: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism.” Participants include Peter Bergen, senior fellow at the foundation, and Christopher Preble, director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

World refugees — 2 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference to release the “World Refugee Survey 2006: Risks and Rights.” Lavinia Limon, president of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

American theocracy — 3:30 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “American Theocracy: Comments on the Forthcoming 2006 Elections.” Participants include Kevin Phillips, author of “American Theocracy,” and Steve Clemons of the foundation. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Congo reception — 5:30 p.m. Refugees International and the International Rescue Committee host a bipartisan reception, “The Year of the Democratic Republic of Congo: Democracy, Security and Saving Lives.” Participants include Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 124. Contact: 202/350-6729.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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