- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 15, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Shenandoah exhibit — 8:30 a.m. — The Interior Department Museum hosts an exhibit, “Shenandoah: Views of our National Park,” featuring photographs by Virginia native Hullihen Williams Moore, through Sept. 8. Location: Interior Department Museum, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-1480.

Leadership seminar — 1 p.m. — The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute holds a Conservative Leadership Seminar. Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican; Rep. Jean Schmidt, Ohio Republican; Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao; Angela “Bay” Buchanan, president of American Cause; author Ann Coulter; and Virginia Republican Party Chairwoman Kate Griffin participate. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 703/318-0730.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Friends of Dave Reichert and Washington State Republican Party Reception at a private residence in Medina, Wash. Attends Heather Wilson for Congress Reception at Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, N.M. Overnights in Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the regional and state employment and unemployment figures for May. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee. Location: FAA, 800 Independence Ave. SW, Bessie Coleman Conference Center. Contact: 202/833-9339.

9:30 a.m. — Antitrust Modernization Commission holds a meeting to deliberate on its report and/or recommendations to Congress and the president regarding the antitrust laws. The meeting will cover merger enforcement and patent reform. Location: Federal Trade Commission, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW, Conference Center. Contact: 202/233-0701.

SENATE

In session. There will be no roll-call votes. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. to resume consideration of H.R. 861: “Declaring that the U.S. will prevail in the Global War on Terror, the struggle to protect freedom from the terrorist adversary.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. — Government Reform criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing, “Evaluating the Synthetic Drug Control Strategy.” Scott Burns, deputy director for state and local affairs at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Uttam Dhillon, director of the Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement at the Homeland Security Department, testify. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Disabled Services in the District of Columbia: Who is Protecting the Rights of D.C.’s Most Vulnerable Residents?” Robert C. Bobb, deputy D.C. mayor and city administrator, and Brenda Donald Walker, deputy D.C. mayor for children, youth, families and elders, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conference — all day — The National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy and the Confederation of Indian Industry host a conference, “India’s Changing Innovation System: Achievements, Challenges, and Opportunities for Cooperation.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman, “Opportunities and Challenges in U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation”; Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deputy chairman of the Indian Planning Commission, “India’s Reforms: Current Challenges and Opportunities”; and Ram Shriram of Google, “New Synergies in U.S.-Indian Cooperation.”

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW, auditorium. Contact: 202/334-1529.

U.S.-Mexico discussion — 9 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion, “U.S. and Mexico: Building on the Foundation of [the North American Free Trade Agreement] to Compete in a Changing World.” Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican; Secretary of the Mexican Economy Sergio Alejandro Garcia de Alba Zepeda; and Tom Donohue, president and chief executive of USCC, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Health care discussion — 9 a.m. — Tax Analysts holds a discussion, “Tax-Free Health Care: Build it up or Blow it up?” as part of its “Key Issues in Tax Policy” series. Katherine Baicker of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and Jason Furman, special assistant to President Clinton for economic policy, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/257-9592.

Iran discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The Women’s Action for New Directions, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation host a discussion, “Iran: U.S. Policy Options (That Do Not Involve Military Action),” with Ivan Eland of the Independent Institute and Daryl Byler of the Mennonite Central Committee Washington Office. Location: Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 781/643-6740 or 202/546-0795.

Awards ceremony — 6 p.m. — The Consumer Federation of America holds its annual consumer service awards ceremony. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, and Caroline E. Mayer of The Washington Post participate. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/387-6121.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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