- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 11, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with the commander in chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; meets with the president of the Southern Baptist Convention; makes remarks on the economy and budget.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases a housing and economic forecast. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Occupational Safety and Health Administration holds a meeting of the advisory committee on construction safety and health. Location: Labor Department, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room N-3437 A/B/C. Contact: 202/693-2020 or 202/693-1999.

1 p.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA government/industry air traffic management advisory committee. Location: FAA Headquarters, 800 Independence Ave. SW, Bessie Coleman Conference Center, second floor. Contact: 202/833-9339.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.

Docket No. 05-6551: Cunningham v. California

Docket No. 05-785: Carey v. Musladin

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate reconvenes at 10 a.m. Nov. 9. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. Nov. 9. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Panda habitat preview — 8 a.m. — The Smithsonian National Zoological Park holds a press preview of the new Fujifilm Giant Panda Habitat and Asia Trail. Location: National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/633-3083.

Science seminar — 8:15 a.m. — The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) holds a seminar, “Framing of Science in Policy Debates,” with Matthew Nisbet of American University. Location: AAAS, 1200 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-6434.

Disabilities address — 10 a.m. — The Library of Congress presents its “Disability Employment Awareness” address. Olegario Cantos, associate director on disabilities for the White House Domestic Policy Council, participates. Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-0022.

North Korea nuclear test — 11 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a briefing for reporters on North Korea’s purported nuclear test and associated issues. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Health care reform — noon — Former Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat, hosts a health care reform discussion as part of his “Cease-Fire on Health Care” campaign. Topics include Medicare Part D, elimination of health care disparities and the increasing number of uninsured Americans. Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952 or 202/423-6299.

Environmental score card — noon — The League of Conservation Voters holds a press conference to release its National Environmental Score Card. Location: LCV Washington Office, 1920 L St. NW, Suite 800. Contact: 202/785-8683 or 202/785-8683.

Reed trip — 2:15 p.m. — Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, holds a press conference to discuss his recent trip to Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, Capitol. Contact: 202/224-4642.

Manufacturing trade — 4:30 p.m. — U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab holds a meeting with the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI board of directors. Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/395-3230 or 703/841-9000.

Iceland address — 4:30 p.m. — Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies presents an address by Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde, “Iceland-U.S. Relations and Future Defense Arrangements.” Location: SAIS, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Iraq discussion — 6 p.m. — George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion, “Anatomy of a Failure: What Went Wrong in Iraq?” Tom Ricks and Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post participate. Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

War journalists — 6 p.m. — The International Center for Journalists holds a discussion, “Journalists Under Fire: Covering Conflict in Four Global Hot Spots.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/349-7624.

Anniversary celebration — 6 p.m. — The American Jewish Committee celebrates its 100th anniversary by honoring Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, Moroccan Ambassador Aziz Mekouar and Presbyterian pastor John Wimberly. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Cuba discussion — 6:30 p.m. — The International Spy Museum holds a discussion, “Back Brief Cuba: Covert Ops, Castro’s Brother and the Challenge of Tomorrow.” Participants include Don Bohning, author of “The Castro Obsession: U.S. Covert Operations Against Cuba, 1959-1965.” Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-2843.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times


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