- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 28, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a campaign dinner for Sen. Jim Talent, Missouri Republican, in St. Louis.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases an employment report for May. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United Statesholds a meeting to issue amended final decisions in claims against Albania. Location: Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E St. NW. Contact: 202/616-6988.

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 regional inconsistencies at the Environmental Protection Agency. Witnesses include Granta Nakayama, assistant EPA administrator, and Donald Welsh, EPA regional administrator. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628. Contact: 202/224-6176.

9:30 a.m. —Indian Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on housing programs. Witnesses include Orlando Cabrera of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Paula Blunt from HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 485. Contact: 202/224-2251.

9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committeeholds a hearing, “Hedge Funds and Independent Analysts: How Independent Are Their Relationships?” Witnesses include Matt Friedrich of the Justice Department and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider fiscal 2007 appropriations for science, state, justice, commerce and related agencies, and the Domestic Energy Production Through Offshore Exploration and Equitable Treatment of State Holdings Act of 2006. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing on the status of security and stability in Afghanistan. Witnesses include Karen P Tandy, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, commander of the Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2118. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule, 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. —Homeland Security Committeeholds a hearing, “DHS Intelligence and Border Security: Delivering Operational Intelligence.” Witnesses include Charles Allen, chief intelligence officer in the Department of Homeland Security’s office of intelligence and analysis, and James Sloan, U.S. Coast Guard assistant commandant for intelligence. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 311. Contact: 202/226-9600.

1:30 p.m. —International RelationsAsia and the Pacific subcommittee holds a hearing, “East Timor: Instability and Future Prospects.” Witnesses include Eric John, deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2200. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Health care costs — all day The ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) Industry Committee holds a policy conference, “Major Employers: Controlling Your Healthcare Costs.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/789-1400.

Islamist advances — all day The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion, “Engagement or Quarantine: How to Deal With the Islamist Advance?” Events begin at 9:30 a.m. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Christian mobilization — 8:30 a.m. Sojourners and Call to Renewal hold a Christian mobilization conference, “From Poverty to Opportunity: A Covenant for a New America.” Location: National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/745-4614 or 202/745-4625.

EEOC meeting — 9:30 a.m. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a meeting on federal employment of people with disabilities. Location: EEOC, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4921.

Economic forecast — 10 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce delivers its midyear economic forecast. Martin Regalia, the chamber’s vice president and chief economist, participates. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Climate change — 11 a.m. — House Democrats hold a screening of the movie “The Great Warming,” which presents scientific research on climate change and discusses the religious and moral aspects of caring for the environment. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 122. Contact: 818/907-9950.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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