- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 9, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in the presentation of the 2006 National Medals of Arts and the National Humanities Medals in the Oval Office. Meets with his Cabinet at the White House. Hosts a luncheon meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, and House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat at the White House. Meets with Mexican President-elect Felipe Calderon.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysisreleases the U.S. international trade in goods and services for September. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. —Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the U.S. import and export price indexes for October. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Boardholds a meeting to share findings and recommendations of the draft combustible dust hazards investigation report. Location: Embassy Suites, 1250 22nd St. NW, Diplomat/Consulate Room. Contact: 202/261-7613.

10:30 a.m. —Export-Import Bankholds a meeting of the board of directors to discuss the Ex-Im Bank Advisory Committee for 2007. Location: Ex-Im Bank, 811 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 1143. Contact: 202/565-3957.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 10 a.m. There will be no roll-call votes. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Health care consumerism — all day The World Congress holds its “Consumer-Centric Health Care Congress.” Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlight — 9:30 a.m. — “Applying the Principles of Innovation and Collaboration to Healthcare Consumerism”

Location: L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 781/939-2511.

Work force summit — all day The University of the District of Columbia holds its “Education, Research and Workforce Development Summit.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Charles Green, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, discusses “Current Issues in Education, Research and Workforce Development.”

Noon — Barbara Lang, president of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, delivers remarks.

Location: UDC, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Building 38. Contact: 202/274-5384.

Book discussion — noon The Hudson Institute holds a book discussion with Fred Slinger and Dennis Avery, authors of “Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years.” Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Midterms discussion — noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on the 2006 midterm elections as part of its “Election Watch” series. Karlyn Bowman, John Fortier, Norman Ornstein and James Glassman of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Israel-Arab peace — 12:30 p.m. The New America Foundation (NAF) holds a discussion, “Why There Is No Chance That an Israeli-Arab Peace Is Now Possible — And Why That View Is Wrong.” Yossi Beilin, member of the Israeli Knesset; and Steven Clemons and Daniel Levy of NAF participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Postelection poll — 1 p.m. The Campaign for America’s Future holds a discussion on a postelection poll on what moved midterm-election voters. Robert Borosage of the Campaign for America’s Future and Stan Greenberg of Democracy Corps participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/955-5665.

Sino-Mideast relations — 3:30 p.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “Sino-Mideast Relations in Context: Iran in Focus.” John Calabrese of the Middle East Institute and American University participates. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Kwan appointment — 4 p.m. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice holds a briefing to make an announcement on the appointment of figure skater Michelle Kwan as a State Department public diplomacy envoy. Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes and Miss Kwan will deliver brief remarks at the event. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/203-7613.

U.S.-Indonesia relationship — 4 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference, “The U.S.-Indonesia Relationship: Building a Strategic Partnership Between Two Large Democracies.” Indonesian Ambassador Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

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