- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 14, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

8 p.m. — Delivers an address to the nation on immigration reform, Oval Office, the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a luncheon forcongressional candidate Craig Foltin, Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Gold Room, 24 Public Square, Cleveland. Delivers remarks at a rally for the Minnesota National Guard at the 133rd Airlift Wing, 133rd Airlift Wing Hangar, Minneapolis-St. Paul.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Board release its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign-exchange rates. Location: 20th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses. Agenda includes a review of VA program activities related to Gulf War veterans’ illnesses and updates on scientific research on Gulf War illnesses published since the last committee meeting; presentations and discussion of background information on the Gulf War and Gulf War illnesses. Location: American Legion, 1608 K St. NW., seventh-floor conference room. Contact: 202/254-0294.

1 p.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to receive a briefing on the status of implementation of Energy Policy Act of 2005. Location: NRC, 11555 Rockville Pike, Commissioners’ Conference Room, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7278.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider the immigration bill. There will be no roll-call votes in the Senate today. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2:30 p.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on electricity reliability and on implementation of the provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. John Moot, general counsel for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Rick Sergel, president and chief executive officer, North American Electric Reliability Council, Princeton, N.J., testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Pension conference — all day AARP and the Employee Benefit Research Institute hold a conference, “The Employment-Based Pension System: Evolution or Revolution?” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 11:15 a.m. — Hedrick Smith, journalist and director of the PBS “Frontline” documentary “Can You Afford to Retire?” delivers remarks.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/434-3987.

OSHA at 35 — all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a conference, “The Occupational Safety and Health Administration at 35: Midlife Crisis or Just Hitting Its Stride?” Events begin at 9:30 a.m. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Managing diversity — 9 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a conference, “Immigration, Integration and Identity: Managing Diverse Societies in Europe and the U.S.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Immigrant education — 9 a.m. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development holds a presentation of the report, “Where Immigrant Students Succeed: A Comparative Review of Performance and Engagement from PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) 2003,” by lead author Gayle Christensen. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/822-3869.

Oil facilities — 9:30 a.m. The Jamestown Foundation holds a discussion, “Saudi Arabian Oil Facilities: The Achilles Heel of the Western Economy.” Glen Howard, president, Jamestown Foundation; Michael Scheuer, former chief of the bin Laden unit at the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center; Stephen Ulph, editor, Terrorism Focus; and John Daly, international correspondent, United Press International, participate. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW., Choate Room. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Rove speech — 11 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a policy address by Karl Rove, deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to President Bush. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Medicare enrollment — 11:15 a.m. First lady Laura Bush participates in a Medicare enrollment event. Location: Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/456-6313 or 301/520-2283.

Peace officers’ service — noon The Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police hold the 25th annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. President Bush participates. Location: U.S. Capitol, West Front Lawn. Contact: 615/399-0900.

Girls in math, science — 12:30 p.m. The Education Department holds its first “National Summit on the Advancement of Girls in Math and Science.” Education Secretary Margaret Spellings; astronaut Sally Ride; Shana Dale, deputy administrator of NASA; Patricia Diaz Dennis, chairwoman of the National Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of the USA; and Kathie Olsen, deputy director of the National Science Foundation, participate. Location: Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Individual privacy — 3 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “Congress and Individual Privacy in a New Security Age.” Sen. John E. Sununu, New Hampshire Republican; Peter Swire, Ohio State University; Nancy Baker, New Mexico State University; and Joelle Tessler, CQ Weekly, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Volunteers reception — 6 p.m. The American Heart Association holds its volunteers awards reception in advance of tomorrow’s “Congressional Heart and Stroke Lobby Day.” Location: Hyatt Regency hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-7935.

Iraq discussion — 6:30 p.m. The Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion with Sens. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican, and Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, “Iraq: The Way Forward.” Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3428.

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