- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 12, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks at an Energy Department and Agriculture Department conference on renewable energy at America’s Center, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis. Attends a reception at the Hilton Chicago for David McSweeney for Congress 2006, Peter Roskam for Congress and the Illinois Congressional Victory Committee. Returns to Washington.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a luncheon for Rep. Jim Ryun, Kansas Republican, Capitol Plaza Hotel Manor Conference Center, Sunflower Ballroom, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, Kan. Participates in a tour of the Canal Barge Co. and a briefing by the Army Corps of Engineers at the Port of New Orleans Headquarters in New Orleans. Delivers remarks at a reception for the Republican National Committee at the Plimsoll Club in New Orleans.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a meeting on discrimination and preference in transmission service. Location: FERC, 888 First St. NE, commission meeting room. Contact: 202/502-6243.

9:30 a.m. —International Trade Commission holds a meeting on the full five-year reviews concerning the anti-dumping duty orders on stainless steel bar from Brazil, India, Japan and Spain. Location: ITC, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/708-5408.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Injured workers — all day The National Academy of Social Insurance holds a symposium, “Health and Income Security for Injured Workers: Key Policy Issues.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — Noon — Dr. Jennifer Christian, president and chief medical officer of Webility Corp., “Preventing Needless Work Disability by Helping People Stay Employed”

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-8097.

Comic books festival — all day The International Comic Arts Festival Executive Committee and the Library of Congress host the 11th Annual International Comic Arts Festival. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 2 p.m. — “Researching Comic Books in the Library of Congress”

7 p.m. — “An Evening with Jules Pfeiffer,” cartoonist and author discusses his career.

Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Mumford Room. Contact: 202/707-2905.

Hispanics discussion — 9 a.m. — The Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “Latinos and the Progressive Movement.” Participants include Paul Glastris, editor in chief of the Washington Monthly, and Wade Henderson, executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Emergency evacuation — 10 a.m. The American Highway Users Alliance holds a press conference to release its “Emergency Evacuation Report Card 2006.” Participants include Greg Cohen, president and chief executive officer of the American Highway Users Alliance, and Peter Pantuso, president and CEO of the American Bus Association. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/973-2946.

Ceremony — 10 a.m. National, state and local leaders participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to help dedicate the new Shared Use Facility at the Food and Drug Administration’s White Oak campus in Silver Spring. Participants include Sens. Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski, both Maryland Democrats; Rep. Albert R. Wynn, Maryland Democrat; and Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt. Location: White Oak Federal Research Center, Central Shared Use Facility, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Contact: 202/225-4131.

North Korea — 10 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion, “Next Steps on North Korea: Options Beyond Sanctions.” Participants include Michael Swaine, senior associate in the China Program at Carnegie; and Randy Schriver, senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contacts: 202/483-7600 or [email protected]

Medicare Part D — 11:30 a.m. America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) hold a briefing to start a national Medicare Part D Education Campaign. Participants include Karen Ignagni of AHIP; Doug Hoey, chief operating officer of NCPA; and Bob Hannan, chief executive officer of NACDS. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/778-8494.

‘Realism’ discussion — 4:30 p.m. The New America Foundation and the National Interest hold a discussion, “Beyond Neo-Cons and Neo-Libs: Can Realism Bridge Left and Right?” Participants include Kai Bird, contributing editor for the Nation; and Sherle Schwenninger, senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and director of the Global Economic Policy Program at the New America Foundation. Location: New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contacts: 202/986-4901 and [email protected]

Mellon lecture — 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a lecture, “Andrew W. Mellon: An Extraordinary Life,” by David Cannadine of the University of London, as part of the Bradley Lecture Series, on the Treasury secretary under Presidents Harding, Coolidge and Hoover, who donated his art collection and millions of dollars to help build the National Gallery of Art. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

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