- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 29, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in an arrival ceremony for Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in the White House South Lawn. Meets with Mr. Koizumi in the Oval Office. Participates in a media availability with Mr. Koizumi in the East Room. Hosts an official dinner for Mr. Koizumi in the State Dining Room.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the gross domestic product report for the first quarter. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a meeting of its National Advisory Council to review a report from its administrator and get an update on its Access to Recovery program. Location: 1 Choke Cherry Road, Sugar Loaf and Seneca Conference Rooms, Rockville. Contact: 240/276-2307.

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 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “Russia: Back to the Future?” Stephen Sestanovich, senior fellow for Russian and Eurasian studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Dmitri Trenin, deputy director, program co-chairman and senior associate for foreign and security policy at the Carnegie Moscow Center, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs federal financial management, government information and international security subcommittee holds a hearing on the Community Development Block Grant Reform Act of 2006. Pamela Patenaude, assistant secretary of community planning and development at the Housing and Urban Development Department, and Kenneth Donohue, HUD inspector general, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. —Finance long-term growth and debt reduction subcommittee holds a hearing, “Small Business Pension Plans: How Can We Increase Worker Coverage?” Craig Copeland, senior research associate for the Employee Benefit Research Institute, and Steve Bjerke, investment representative for Edward Jones of Pendleton, Ore., testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Science, State, Justice, Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for fiscal 2007 and the Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Agriculture Committee holds a hearing, “Review of Agriculture’s Role in the Renewable Fuels Market.” Agriculture Undersecretary for Rural Development Thomas Dorr and Mark Gaalswyk, president of Easy Automation Inc. of Welcome, Minn., testify. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10 a.m. —Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing, “Growth, Opportunity, Competition — America Goes to Work.” Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

Summit — all day New Fields Exhibitions holds its Second Bird Flu Summit. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 2:50 p.m. — Jerry Martin of Development Alternatives Inc., “The Challenges of Avian Influenza Response: A Field Perspective from Asia, the Middle East and Africa”

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/536-5000.

“2006 Supreme Court Review” — 9 a.m. The American Constitution Society holds a discussion, “2006 Supreme Court Review.” Drew Days of Morrison & Foerster LLP, Thomas Goldstein of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP and Carter Phillips of Sidley Austin LLP participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/393-6181.

Discussion — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “The Thin Green Line: Money Laundering and How Legitimate Business Helps the Ruling Elites in the Former Soviet Union.” Raymond Baker of the Brookings Institution and Ethan Burger of the Georgetown University Law Center participate. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Border security — 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a discussion on the “continued progress” in strengthening U.S. border security and enhancing interior enforcement through the Secure Border Initiative with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Press conference — 11 a.m. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, Hawaii Democrat, holds a press conference to highlight the “immediate need” to delay and fix Medicaid documentation requirements that will be implemented Saturday and “the urgency” to enact legislation to protect access to health care for people dependent on Medicaid. Rep. Michael M. Honda, California Democrat; Rep. Hilda L. Solis, California Democrat; and Delegate Donna M.C. Christensen, Virgin Islands Democrat, participate. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6361.

“The Forgotten Homeland” — noon The Century Foundation holds a discussion on “The Forgotten Homeland,” a report on strengthening the nation’s response to terrorist threats and other emergencies. Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley, and Richard A. Clarke and Rand Beers, co-chairmen of the Century Foundation Task Force, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 212/452-7722.

Conference — 2 p.m. The Association on Third World Affairs Inc. holds a conference, “Helping the Least Developed Countries Through Trade.” Ambassadors Shamsher M. Chowdhury of Bangladesh and Sereywath Ek of Cambodia and Reps. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican, and Joseph Crowley, New York Democrat, participate. Location: Room H-C-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/973-0517.

Health care reform — 4:30 p.m. — Former Sen. John B. Breaux holds a discussion on health care reform with former Sens. Tom Daschle and Don Nickles. Location: Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, International Ballroom. Contact: 202/262-4708.

Event — 7:05 p.m. House Republicans and Democrats hold the 45th annual Congressional Baseball Game for charity. The game benefits the Washington Literacy Council and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. Former big league stars Paul Molitor and Don Baylor will appear at the game on behalf of Strike Out Cancer, a national program designed to raise cancer awareness. Location: RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. Contact: 202/225-2676.

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