- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 22, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in an arrival ceremony, Sandor Palace, Budapest, Hungary. Participates in a meeting with President Laszlo Solyom of Hungary. Meets with Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany of Hungary, Parliament Building. Delivers remarks, Buda Castle, Budapest. Returns to Washington.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at the U.S.-India Business Council’s 31st Anniversary Leadership Summit, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. — Economic Research Service releases the vegetables and melons outlook report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/694-5050.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for GPRA Performance Assessment (AC/GPA) to review the foundation’s performance as it relates to the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA). Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-4481.

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

10 a.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportation Trade, Tourism and Economic Development subcommittee holds a hearing on “The State of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Industry.” Commerce Undersecretary for International Trade Frank Lavin; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Wanda Nesbitt for the Bureau of Consular Affairs, testify. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10:30 a.m. —Appropriations District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2007 appropriations for the District. Mayor Anthony A. Williams; Linda W. Cropp, chairman, Council of the District of Columbia, testify. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

3:30 p.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Reauthorization of the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act.” Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns and Patrick O’Brien, assistant secretary for terrorist finance and financial crimes, Treasury Department, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. — to consider the “Legislative Line Item Veto Act of 2006.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Administration Committee holds a hearing on “‘You Don’t Need Papers to Vote?’ Non-Citizen Voting and ID Requirements in U.S. Elections.” Rep. Henry J. Hyde, Illinois Republican chairman; Rep. Jim Langevin, Rhode Island Democrat, testify. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8281.

10 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on “Military Power of the People’s Republic of China.” Peter Rodman, assistant secretary for international security affairs, Defense Department; Mark Cozad, China forces senior intelligence officer, Defense Intelligence Agency, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

11 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Future of the Federal Courthouse Construction Program: Results of a GAO (Government Accountability Office) Study on the Judiciary’s Rental Obligations.” Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Global leadership forum — all day Harvard Business School holds its Global Leadership Forum 2006, “The Private Sector and the Public Interest,” Events begin at 8 a.m. Former Sen. John Breaux, Louisiana Democrat; former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich; and Regina Herzlinger, Harvard Business School, participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 617/496-1500.

Leadership summit — all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts the U.S.-India Business Council’s 31st Anniversary Leadership Summit, “Implementing the U.S.- India Strategic Partnership.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

U.S.-Mexico health conference — 8:30 a.m. The Texas Medical Association holds its U.S.-Mexico Border Health Conference to examine health disparities in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican; Sen. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat; Rep. Silvestre Reyes, Texas Democrat; Mark McClellan, administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, participate. Location: The Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 512/370-1382.

Small business success — 9 a.m. The Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “Why Are Some Small Businesses Succeeding More Than Others?” Katherine Baicker of the Council of Economic Advisers; George W. Haynes of Montana State University, participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, 6th floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

New Democrat Network — 11 a.m. The New Democrat Network holds a conference, “What Comes Next: A New Politics for America.” Rep. Adam Smith, Washington Democrat, and former Gov. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat, deliver remarks. Location: The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/842-7219, 202/265-3000.

Book discussion — 12:15 p.m. — The New American Foundation holds a book discussion program on “10 Steps to Repair American Democracy” by Steven Hill, political reform program director for New American Foundation. Location: New American Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, 7th floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Anti-semitism presentation — 7 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents “How to Tackle Anti-Semitism and Anti-Americanism in the Muslim World.” Akbar Ahmed of American University participates. Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-6133.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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