- The Washington Times - Monday, September 18, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks at the White House Conference on Global Literacy, New York Public Library, New York. Meets with Prime Minister Abdullah bin Ahmad Badawi of Malaysia, President Elias Antonio Saca Gonzalez of El Salvador, President Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales of Honduras, President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of Tanzania at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York. Attends a Republican National Committee reception, private residence, New York. Overnights in New York.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a Maine Victory 2006 reception, private residence, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Delivers remarks at a reception for Rep. Don Sherwood, Pennsylvania Republican, private residence, Dallas, Pa.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysisreleases the U.S. international transactions for the second quarter. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business and to resume consideration of the U.S.-Oman free-trade agreement. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Agricultureconservation, credit, rural development and research subcommittee holds a field hearing, “Review of Federal Farm Programs.” Steve Kouplen, calf producer from Beggs, Okla., and Scott Blubaugh, producer from Tonkawa, Okla., testify. Location: Redlands Community College Convention Center, El Reno, Okla. Contact: 202/225-2171.

noon —Resources Committeeholds a field hearing, “Abuses of the Endangered Species Act: The So-Called ‘Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse.’” Location: Weld County Court House, 901 Ninth Ave., Greeley, Colo. Contact: 202/225-2761.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

11 a.m. Joint Service Committee on Military Justiceholds a meeting to consider recommending changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial. Location: 1777 N. Kent St., 14th-floor conference room, Arlington. Contact: 703/588-6744.

1 p.m. —Legal Services Corporationholds a meeting of the board of directors and of the board’s finance committee. Location: Legal Services Corporation, third-floor conference center, 3333 K St. NW. Contact: 202/295-1500.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conference — all day The National Conference on Citizenship holds its 2006 annual conference. Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlights — 10:05 a.m. — Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales delivers remarks.

12:20 p.m. — Office of Management and Budget Director Rob Portman delivers remarks.

Location: The Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 212/468-3395.

Credit union congressional caucus — all day The National Association of Federal Credit Unions holds its 2006 Congressional Caucus. Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — JoAnn Johnson, National Credit Union Administration, delivers remarks.

Noon —Jeff Birnbaum, The Washington Post, delivers remarks.

Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/522-4770, ext. 291.

American energy — 9 a.m. The Center for American Progress (CAP) and the Worldwatch Institute hold a presentation of a new report, “American Energy: The Renewable Path to Energy Security.” Sen. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat; John Podesta, CAP; and Christopher Flavin, Worldwatch Institute, participate. Location: S-211, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Al Qaeda discussion — 9 a.m. The New America Foundation (NAF) holds a discussion, “Al Qaeda Past, Present and Future,” with Lawrence Wright, the New Yorker and author of “Looming Towers: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.” Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Shadow committee meeting — noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a meeting of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Conference-call briefing — noon The Business Roundtable holds a conference-call briefing with Chairman Harold McGraw to announce third-quarter chief executive officer economic outlook survey results. Location: None given. Contact: 202/872-1260.

Student loan scandals — 12:15 p.m. The New America Foundation (NAF) hold a forum, “Student Loan Scandals: A Whistleblower and Maverick Report — A Forum on Inefficiencies in the Federal Student Loan Program.” Raza Khan, student loan provider MyRichUncle; Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed; and Michael Dannenberg, NAF, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW., seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Congress and the budget — 3 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) holds a discussion, “Congress and the Budget: Deficit Attention Disorder?” Rep. Dan Lungren, California Republican; Robert Reischauer, Urban Institute; Erick Patashnik, University of Virginia; and David Rogers, the Wall Street Journal, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Russia discussion — 6 p.m. The U.S.-Russia Business Council holds a presentation and discussion, “Russia All Regions Trade and Investment Guide 2006.” Eugene Lawson and Blake Marshall, U.S.-Russia Business Council, and Tom Graham, National Security Council, participate. Location: The Embassy of the Russian Federation, 2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/739-9181.

Constitution debate — 7 p.m. The National Archives hosts a debate, “The Constitution in a Time of National Emergency,” with Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago. Location: Burke Theater of the U.S. Navy Memorial, 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Media contact: 202/357-5300.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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