- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 5, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a briefing on the No Child Left Behind Act and the education agenda, Education Department, Washington. Visits Woodridge Elementary and Middle Campus and delivers remarks on the No Child Left Behind Act, Washington. Meets with the national commander of the American Legion, Oval Office, the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a luncheon for the Michigan Congressional Victory Committee ‘06, Hawks Hollow Golf Course and Banquet Facilities, Bath, Mich. Delivers remarks at a reception for the George Allen Victory Committee, private residence, McLean, Va.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

4:30 p.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly reports. Location: 20th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 147: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment. Location: RTCA Inc., 1828 L St. NW., Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

9:30 a.m. —International Trade Commission holds a public hearing to assess the likely effect on the U.S. economy of the U.S. Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia. Location: International Trade Commission, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-1819.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

National Guard and Reserves — all day The Independent Committee on the National Guard and Reserves holds a hearing on current and future requirements for the services. Events begin at 9 a.m. Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, NATO supreme allied commander, and Air Force Gen. Lance Smith participate. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/699-2854.

Journalists’ safety — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “Death of a Journalist: New Concerns About Human Rights in Turkmenistan.” Rachel Denber of Human Rights Watch and Nina Ognianova of the Committee to Protect Journalists participate. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Fourth floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Science and technology — 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a forum, “The Future of American Competitiveness: Is America Investing Enough in Science and Technology to Compete?” Bernard Schwartz, former chairman of Loral Space and Communications Inc., and Lael Brainard of the Brookings Institution participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Colombia discussion — 10 a.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) holds a discussion, “The Colombia Crisis: Models of Religious Peacemaking.” Bishop Nel Beltran and the Rev. Rafael Castillo, Network for Development and Peace Foundation of Montes de Maria; Ricardo Esquivia, Mennonite Church Organization; and Paul Wee, USIP, participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW., second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3828.

Military service discussion — noon The Library of Congress Veterans History Project hosts a book discussion, “The Changing Face of Military Service.” Bernard Rostker will discuss his book, “I Want You! The Evolution of the All-Volunteer Force,” and Nancy Roth-Douquet and Frank Schaeffer will discuss their book, “AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper Classes From Military Service and How It Hurts Our Country.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE., Pickford Theater. Contact: 888/371-5848.

Workplace and public safety — noon The National Communication Association holds a briefing, “Workplace and Public Safety: The Role of Behavioral Research.” Charles Atkin, Michigan State University; David Hofmann, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; and Michael Burke, Tulane University, participate. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/464-4622, ext. 106.

Nanotechnology discussion — noon The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion of a new report, “Regulating the Products of Nanotechnology: Does the Food and Drug Administration Have the Tools It Needs?” Michael Taylor, former FDA deputy commissioner for policy and report author; and David Rejeski, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Personal-finance curriculum — 12:30 p.m. The National Association of State Boards of Education holds a press conference to release a new report, “Who Will Own Our Children?: The Need for a Comprehensive Personal Finance Curriculum.” Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, Texas Democrat; Kristin Maguire, South Carolina Board of Education; and Dan Iannicola Jr., Treasury Department, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/740-4824.

Religion’s role in foreign affairs — 2 p.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) holds a discussion, “The Mighty and the Almighty: Religion’s Role in International Affairs.” Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright; Susan Thistlewaite, Chicago Theological Seminary; and David Smock, USIP, participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW., second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3828.

Catching online predators — 2 p.m. The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee holds a briefing, “Warehousing Consumers’ Online Travels to Catch Child Predators and Terrorists: Privacy Implications.” Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/638-4370.

Trade discussion — 5:30 p.m. Women In International Trade holds a discussion, “Perspectives on Trade Issues in the Africa/Middle East Region and Looking Ahead in 2007.” Florizelle Liser, assistant U.S. trade representative for Africa; Nabil Fahmy, Egyptian Embassy; and Kwame Bawuah-Edusei, Embassy of Ghana, participate. Location: Baxter Healthcare Corp., 1501 K St. NW. Contact: 202/293-2948.

Genocides lecture — 7 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosts the 12th annual Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Lecture with Holocaust scholar Yehuda Bauer, who will speak about the Holocaust and other genocides. Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Meyerhoff Theater. Contact: 202/488-6162.

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