- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 21, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with President Heinz Fischer and Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel of Austria, European Union leaders, Hofburg Palace, Vienna. Participates in a U.S.-EU meeting, Hofburg Palace. Participates in a round-table discussion with foreign students, National Library, Vienna. Departs for Hungary and overnights in Budapest.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

1 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly heating oil, propane residential and wholesale price data report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Energy Department holds a meeting of the National Petroleum Council. The council will hear remarks by Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman and receive a progress report on the council’s global oil and natural-gas study. Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/586-5600.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments 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. —Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2005 and the Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians of Michigan Referral Act. Sens. George Allen, Virginia Republican, and Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, and Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat, testify. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

9:30 a.m. —Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the U.N. Convention Against Corruption. Samuel Witten, deputy legal adviser, State Department, and Bruce Swartz, deputy assistant attorney general, Criminal Division, Justice Department, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. — Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing, “Managing Retirement Assets.” Actor-writer Ben Stein and Robert Henrikson, president and chief executive officer of MetLife, testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider temporarily extending the programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965; the Senior Independence Act of 2006; and recognizing the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Food and Drugs Act for the service it provides. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing, “DHS Terrorism Preparedness Grants: Risk-Based or Guess-Work.” New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly; D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams and D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey testify. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

1 p.m. — Government Reform Committee and House Small Business Committee hold a joint hearing, “Northern Lights and Procurement Plights: The Effect of the ANC Program on Federal Procurement and Alaska Native Corporations.” Rep. Don Young, Alaska Republican, and David Cooper, director of acquisition and sourcing management, Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074 or 202/225-5821.

2 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing, “Air-Traffic Control Modernization: The Present and Future.” Todd Ziner, acting inspector general of the Transportation Department, and Amr ElSawy, senior vice president and general manager of the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development, the MITRE Corp., testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Euro-Islam — all day —The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a conference, “Euro-Islam: The Dynamics of Effective Integration.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Supreme Court briefing 8 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a briefing to review business cases from the 2005 Supreme Court term. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Antitrust conference — 8:30 a.m. The American Antitrust Institute holds its annual conference. Sens. Mike DeWine, Ohio Republican, and Herb Kohl, Wisconsin Democrat, receive the Antitrust Achievement Award. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/276-6002.

Petroleum council — 9 a.m. The National Petroleum Council holds its 116th meeting, featuring remarks by Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman. Location: Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/393-6100.

Book discussion — 9:30 a.m. The New America Foundation holds a book discussion with Debora Spar, author of “The Baby Business: How Money, Science and Politics Drive the Commerce.” David Gray of the NAF participates. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Reynolds Center dedication — 10 a.m. The Smithsonian Institution holds a ceremony to dedicate the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. Chief Justice of the United States and Chancellor of the Smithsonian John G. Roberts Jr. and Lawrence Small, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, participate. Location: Reynolds Center, Eighth and G streets Northwest, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Contact: 202/633-5188.

Islam discussion — noon The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy hosts a lecture, “Secularism and Secularity in Islam: The Muslim Experience in India,” by Asghar Ali Engineer of the Center for Study of Society and Secularism in Bombay. Location: CSID, 1625 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/265-1200.

Iran discussion — 2 p.m. The Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy holds a discussion, “Right Against War with Iran.” Ivan Eland, Independent Institute; Philip Giraldi, former CIA officer; Doug Bandow, Liberty Coalition; and Chuck Pena, Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy, participate. Location: 122 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 301/717-0599.

Branding human crisis — 6 p.m. The International Committee of the Public Relations Society of America holds a discussion, “Branding Human Crisis: From Darfur to Malaria.” Susan Maneul of the Department of Public Information at the United Nations and Ann Pincus of International Relief and Development participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 301/593-4839.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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