- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 30, 2006


To be announced.


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

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.


8:30 a.m. — National Nanotechnology Coordination Office holds a workshop by the nanoscale science, engineering and technology subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council, on public participation in nanotechnology. Location: Westin Arlington Gateway hotel, 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-4399.

9:30 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee, to prepare for the 14th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) subcommittee on flag-state implementation, to be held at IMO headquarters in London next week. Location: Coast Guard headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW, room 2415. Contact: 202/267-2978.


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


Not in session, Memorial Day recess. The Senate next meets at 2 p.m. Monday, to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the Marriage Protection Amendment. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session, Memorial Day recess. The House next meets at 2 p.m. next Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, “Did the Saturday Night Raid of Congress Trample the Constitution?” on the FBI raid of the Capitol Hill office of Rep. William J. Jefferson, Louisiana Democrat, in connection with an ongoing bribery investigation. Witnesses include Charles Tiefer, professor at University of Baltimore School of Law and former counsel to both the Senate and House; Jonathan Turley, professor of law at George Washington University Law School; former Rep. Robert Walker, Pennsylvania Republican; and Bruce Fein, principal at the Lichfield Group. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


Stamp show — all day The annual World Philatelic Exhibition comes to Washington. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — noon — The American Foreign Service Association press conference to release commemorative stamps honoring six distinguished U.S. diplomats. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 585/586-5757, Ext. 6341, or 585/225-6822.

Maternal health — all day The National Academies’ Board on Children, Youth and Families holds a workshop, “Impact of Pregnancy Weight on Maternal and Child Health.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Homeland Security — 8 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Can America and Europe Fashion Common Homeland Security Strategies?” Participants include Stewart Baker, assistant homeland security secretary for policy; Henry Crumpton, counterterrorism coordinator for the State Department; and Franco Frattini of the European Union. Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 conference level. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Brookings anniversary — 9 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a briefing celebrating its 90th anniversary, and the 75th anniversary of the Woodrow Wilson School. Participants include Strobe Talbott, Brookings president; Carlos Pascual and Isabel Sawhill, Brookings vice presidents; and Brookings senior fellow Ron Haskins. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Abortion petitions — 10:30 a.m. — The South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families holds a conference-call briefing to announce the filing of petitions to refer South Dakota’s abortion ban to the November ballot. Participants include Dr. Maria Bell, official sponsor of the petition referral; Jan Nicolay, former state representative; and Roger Tellinghuisen, former attorney general. Contact: 605/221-5642.

Health care discussion — noon The Cato Institute holds a discussion, “The Basic Economics of Health Care and Insurance Markets,” as part of its “Health Care University,” Peter Van Doren, Cato senior fellow, participates. Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Russian health care — noon The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion with research scholar Alexandra Vacroux, “Decentralization — Bad; Recentralization — Worse? What Failed Health Care Reforms Tell Us About the Russian State.” Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, sixth-floor auditorium. Contact: 202/691-4100.

Pandemics discussion — noon The George C. Marshall Institute holds a discussion with Harvey Rubin, director of the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response at the University of Pennsylvania, “Pandemics and National Security.” Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/296-9655.

SEC discussion — noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Interactive Data Revolution: Improved Disclosure for Investors, Less Expensive Reporting for Companies.” Participants include SEC Chairman Christopher Cox, Richard Daly of Automatic Data Processing Inc. and Mark Schnitzer of Morgan Stanley. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

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