- The Washington Times - Monday, May 8, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. — Treasury Department releases results of its weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

4:30 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases the weekly report on U.S. retail gasoline prices. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities Special Emphasis Panel to review and evaluate grant applications for its endowment. Location: Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road NW. Contact: 301/402-1366.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

3 p.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on licensing hydroelectric facilities and on implementing provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 366. Contact: 202/224-4971.

3:30 p.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of David Norquist to be chief financial officer of the Homeland Security Department. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. in pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Legal symposium — all day — The International Franchise Association holds its annual legal symposium. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Location: Capital Hilton hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/628-8000.

African refugees conference — all day — The Ethiopian Community Development Council Inc. and the African Rivers Network hold their 11th annual conference, “African Refugees: The Faces Behind the Numbers.” Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Mawi Asgedom, author of “Of Beatles and Angels”

8:30 p.m. — Film screening of “Rain in a Dry Land”

Location: Crystal City Marriott hotel, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/685-0510.

Sustainable energy forum — all day — The University of Maryland’s Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology Program sponsors the Sustainable Energy Forum 2006 on the implications of global oil production constraints for climate and economic stability. Events begin at 8:40 a.m.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland Republican, “Production Constraints”

9:15 a.m. — Kenneth Deffeyes of Princeton University, “Geologic Constraints”

6 p.m. — Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat, “America’s Energy Future”

Location: George Washington University, Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 937/260-2377.

College skills study — 9 a.m. — ACT Inc. holds a press conference to release a study, “Ready for College and Ready for Work: The Skills That Students Need.” Participants include Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a Republican; Arthur Rothkopf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Keith Bird of the Kentucky Community College System; and Richard Ferguson and Cynthia Schmeiser of ACT. Location: Willard InterContinental hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 319/337-1028.

Farm bill anniversary — 10 a.m. — The American Farmland Trust holds a press conference to mark the 73rd anniversary of the first farm bill. Participants include former U.S. Trade Representative Clayton Yeutter; former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman; Ron Warfield, former president of the Illinois Farm Bureau; John Hardin, former president of the National Pork Producers Council; and Ralph Grossi, president of the American Farmland Trust. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/378-1255.

Diesel technology — 10:30 a.m. — The Diesel Technology Forum holds a briefing and technology display, “Meet Clean Diesel.” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson participates. Location: Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/289-2001.

Muslim account closing — 10:30 a.m. — The Council on American-Islamic Relations holds a press conference to announce a campaign to protest the closure of a charity account for Muslim victims of domestic violence. Location: Wachovia Bank, 444 N. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 703/850-8555.

Iraq redeployment — 1 p.m. — The National Press Club holds a Newsmaker luncheon program, “Redeploying from Iraq and Refocusing on Terrorists,” with Sen. Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat. Location: National Press Club, ballroom, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Gasoline hearing — 1:30 p.m. — The Senate Democratic Policy Committee holds a hearing on gasoline prices and energy trading. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 138. Contact: 202/224-1191.

Nuclear nonproliferation — 2 p.m. — The Center for International Policy holds a discussion, “Nuclear Turning Point: Does the Quest for U.S. Nuclear Dominance Undermine Nonproliferation?” Participants include Selig Harrison of the Center for International Policy; Helen Caldicott of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute; and Jack Mendelsohn, former U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency official. Location: Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-3317.

Bulge memorial — 4 p.m. — Arlington National Cemetery holds a ceremony with Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, to dedicate the new Battle of the Bulge Memorial. Location: Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 703/607-8574.

Smithsonian briefing — 4 p.m. — Smithsonian Institution Secretary Lawrence Small holds a press conference after the Smithsonian Board of Regents meeting. Location: Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), Library, third floor, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/633-5188 or 202/633-5183.

Healthy mothers rally — 4 p.m. — The Senate Republican Conference holds a press conference and rally in support of the Healthy Mothers and Health Babies Access to Care Act and the Medical Access Protection Act 2006. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution avenues Northeast. Contact: 202/224-7812.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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