- The Washington Times - Monday, June 19, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers a commencement address at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. Attends the National Republican Congressional Committee and National Republican Senatorial Committee President’s Dinner, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW.

VICE PRESIDENT

1:30 p.m. — Participates in the Gerald Ford Journalism Awards, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases the airline financial data, first quarter 2006. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Veterans Affairs Departmentholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities to review developments in the fields of fire-safety issues and structural design. Location: Export Import Bank, 811 Vermont Ave. NW. Room 442. Contact: 202/565-9370.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. to resume consideration of the Defense Department appropriations bill. At 4 p.m., the Senate will move to executive session to debate the nomination of Sandra Ikuta to be a U.S. circuit court judge for the 9th Circuit. At 5 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Ikuta nomination. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Judiciaryimmigration, border security and citizenship subcommittee holds a hearing, “Immigration Enforcement at the Workplace: Learning from the Mistakes of 1986.” Assistant Homeland Security Secretary for Policy Stewart Baker and Assistant Homeland Secretary Julie Myers, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. —Energy and Natural Resources Committeeholds a hearing on implementation of the renewable fuel standard in the 2005 energy bill and the future potential of biofuels such as biodiesel, cellulosic ethanol and E-85. William Wehrum, acting assistant administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency, and Michael Pacheco, director of the National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo., testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. to consider the Sgt. Jacob Dan Dones Post Office Designation Act; the Larry Winn Jr. Post Office Building Designation Act; the Morris W. Milton Post Office Designation Act; and the need to establish a National Youth Sports Week. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

4 p.m. Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing, “A Review of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Reactor Oversight Process.” Jim Wells, director of energy, NRC, and Edward McGaffigan Jr., commissioner, NRC, testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

4 p.m. —Rules Committee holds a meets to formulate a rule on the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal 2007. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Ford tribute — 9 a.m. The National Archives holds a tribute to former President Gerald Ford. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; David Gergen, former White House adviser and editor-at-large for U.S. News and World Report; James Cannon, assistant to Mr. Ford for domestic affairs; and Carla Hills, former HUD secretary, participate. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-5300 or 301/837-1700.

Detention practices — 9:30 a.m. The International Detention Coalition holds its inaugural press conference to raise awareness of governments’ detention policies and practices, and to promote greater protection and respect for the human rights of detainees. Ralston Deffenbaugh of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and the Rev. Joan Maruskin of Church World Service participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/339-9354.

Peace discussion — 10 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion, “Pakistan-Kashmir-India: South Asia Experts Urge Action to Achieve Real Peace.” Samina Ahmed, project director for South Asia for the International Crisis Group, and Frederic Grare of CEIP participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Social Security reform — noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Social Security Reform: A Bipartisan Proposal.” Jeffrey Liebman of Harvard University and Maya MacGuineas of the New America Foundation participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th Street NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Blue-collar computing — noon The Ohio Supercomputer Center holds a press briefing to show advances in high-performance computing through the Blue Collar Computing program. The program is designed to assist industrial users in key sectors (manufacturing, logistics, pharmacology and automotive) in the use of high-performance computing. Location: B-354 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/675-6990.

Palestinian public health — 12:30 p.m. The Jerusalem Fund holds a discussion with Rasmi Abu-Helu, assistant professor at Al-Quds University, “The Status of Public Health in Palestine.” Location: the Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1958, ext. 11.

Film screening — 6:30 p.m. The Center for American Progress and Reel Progress hold a film screening of “The Road to Guantanamo.” Location: Regal Cinemas Gallery Place Stadium 14, 701 Seventh St. NW. Contact: 202/741-6388.

President’s dinner — 7 p.m. The National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee host the President’s Dinner fundraiser. President Bush will join members of the House and Senate along with an anticipated crowd of more than 5,000 people. Grammy Award-winning recording artist Gretchen Wilson, the D.C. Boy’s Choir and Andy Kushner’s Sound Connection Band participate. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/479-7070.

Voting rights forum — 7:30 p.m. Rep. Christopher Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat, holds a forum on the Voting Rights Act, “Protecting the Right to Vote.” Democratic Reps. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan and Linda T. Sanchez of California participate. Location: University of Maryland, Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom, Campus Drive, College Park. Contact: 301/424-3501.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide