- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 13, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes remarks to the House Republican Conference at the U.S. Capitol. Meets with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun in the Oval Office. Participates in a social dinner in honor of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in the State Dining Room at the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT

Arrives at Los Angeles International Airport.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the advance monthly sales figures for retail and food services in August. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee on nominations for the 2006 Clean Air Excellence Awards Program. The annual program recognizes outstanding and innovative efforts that support progress in achieving clean air. Location: Marriott Crystal City at Reagan National Airport, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-1082 or 202/564-1082.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing, “A Generation at Risk: Breaking the Cycle of Senior Suicide.” Christopher C. Colenda, dean of medicine at Texas A&M; Medical School, and Mel Kohn, Oregon state epidemiologist and administrator of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Disease Prevention and Epidemiology, testify. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

10 a.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “A Review of the Department of Defense’s Report on Predatory Lending Practices Directed at Members of the Armed Forces and Their Dependents.” Defense Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness David Chu and retired Adm. Charles S. Abbot, president and chief executive officer of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Security Fence Act, the Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2006 and a resolution providing for earmarking reform in the House of Representatives. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10:30 a.m. International Relations Middle East and Central Asia subcommittee holds a hearing, “Is There a Clash of Civilizations? Islam, Democracy, and U.S.-Middle East and Central Asia Policy.” Tony Blankley, editorial-page editor at The Washington Times, and Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at Washington Institute for Near East Policy, testify. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Court symposium — all day The Cato Institute holds a symposium, “The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue. A Look at the October 2005 and October 2006 Terms.” Events begin at 10 a.m. Chief Judge Danny Boggs of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Ilya Somin and Allison Hayward of George Mason University School of Law participate. Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Foster care — 9:30 a.m. Families for Life: National Convening on Foster Care Reform holds a conference addressing the needs of older children and youth in foster care. Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/326-8710.

Drug coverage — 10 a.m. The Medicare Rx Education Network holds a press conference to release the results of a poll about Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. Former Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat, and Mark McClellan, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, participate. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/448-9295.

Iran strategy — 10:30 a.m. The New America Foundation holds a conference, “The U.S. Strategy Toward Iran: Thinking Through the Unthinkables: Beyond a Binary Choice?” George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Institute, and Steven Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program, participate. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Education competitiveness — 11 a.m. Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, holds a press conference to showcase the Baucus Education Competitiveness Act of 2006. Padmasree Warrior of Motorola Inc., Lillian Sparks of the National Indian Education Association and Brian Fitzgerald of the Business-Higher Education Forum also participate. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

Book discussion — 11 a.m. The Rand Corp. holds a book discussion with Bernard Rostker, author of “I Want You! The Evolution of the All-Volunteer Force.” Location: Rand Corp., 1200 S. Hayes St. Arlington. Contact: 703/413-1100, Ext. 5117.

Hispanic health care — noon The Latino Coalition Health Care Task Force holds a press conference highlighting its report, “Strategies for Improving Latino Healthcare in America.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/546-0008.

21st-century trade — 2 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference, “Trade in the 21st Century: Charting a Bold New Course.” Harold McGraw III, chairman of the Business Roundtable, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Organ harvesting — 4 p.m. Former Canadian House of Commons member David Kilgour and human rights advocate David Matas hold a presentation of their findings, “Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China.” Location: HC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/374-5523.

Rice reception — 6:30 p.m. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice hosts a reception celebrating the long-standing relationship between the State Department and the Marine Corps. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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