- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 23, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Signs H.R.1053, to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment to the products of Ukraine. Room 350, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Hosts a social dinner to honor the 300th birthday of Benjamin Franklin, Blue Room, the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a dinner for Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican. The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, 3800 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, Ariz.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases the existing home sales for last month. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting to review the accident report from the 2004 collision of two Metro trains at the Woodley Park Zoo/Adams Morgan station in Washington. Location: NTSB Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6410.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session, St. Patrick’s Day recess. The Senate next meets at 1 p.m. Monday to resume consideration of the lobbying reform bill. Roll call votes are expected to begin at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session, St. Patrick’s Day district work period. The House next meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Consumer assembly — all day —The Consumer Federation of America Consumer Assembly holds its Annual Consumer Assembly, “Challenges and Opportunities in an Era of Global Change,” Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/737-0766 or 202/387-6121.

Symposium — all day The Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service Center for Contemporary Arab Studies holds a symposium, “The Politics of Education in the Arab World: Past Legacies, Current Challenges,” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest. Intercultural Conference Center. Contact: 202/687-6215.

Address — 9 a.m. American University hosts an address by Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah on “Afghanistan Compact: A Progress Report From the Bonn Agreement to the London Conference.” Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Event — 9:30 a.m. — The Smithsonian Institution holds a press tour of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, home of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, which is currently undergoing renovations. Location: National Portrait Gallery, 750 Ninth St. NW. Victor Building, 8th floor. Contact: 202/633-5188.

Conference call briefing — 11 a.m. — Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, holds a conference call briefing to offer an update on progress to crack down on China’s currency manipulation and other trade issues. Contact: 202/224-6542.

Conference call briefing — noon — The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) holds a conference call briefing to examine the Bush administration’s proposed line-item veto legislation. CBPP’s Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan and Jim Horney participate. Contact: 202/408-1080.

Syria discussion — 1 p.m. — The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy holds a discussion, “The Future of the Democratic Movement in Syria,” with Radwan Ziadeh, Tayyarat magazine and director of the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies. Location: CSID, 1625 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Suite 601. Contact: 202/265-1200.

Discussion3 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a briefing on Supreme Court arguments Tuesday in the case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which will determine the permissibility of the Bush administration’s plan to use military tribunals to conduct trials of al Qaeda senior leaders. Bradford Berenson, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood; Daniel Collins, Tolles & Olsen LLP; and Jeremy Rabkin, Cornell University, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

National security — 6 p.m. — The George Washington University (GWU) Elliot School of International Affairs holds a discussion with Gordon Adams, director of the Security Policy Studies Program, on “$600 Billion and Counting: Is America Getting Better National Security for the Money?” Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Zoo event 6 p.m. The National Zoo holds an event, “Meet the Cats,” where young professionals can meet and take an exclusive tour of the zoo’s African lion and Sumatran tiger enclosures. Location: The National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/633-3026.

Impact on women worldwide — 8 p.m. American University Women and Politics Institute hosts a discussion, “The Millennium Development Goals: The Impact on Women Worldwide,” with Gillian Martin Sorensen, senior adviser for the United Nations Foundation. Location: AU, University Club, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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