- The Washington Times - Friday, April 13, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Participates in a meeting with parochial education leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at the Heritage Foundation’s Annual Leadership Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St. Chicago, Ill.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the producer price indexes for March. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting to discuss the Anti-Semitism Public Education Campaign Web Pages; Affirmative Action in Law Schools Briefing Report; and Virginia and Michigan State Advisory Committee Issues. Location: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW. Room 540. Contact: 202/376-7700.

9 a.m. — Social Security Administration holds a Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel quarterly meeting. Location: Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/358-6420.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. 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.

GENERAL AGENDA

Prayer breakfast — all day — The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast holds its fourth annual event in the District. Events begin at 7:15 a.m.

Highlights — 7:45 a.m. — National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Attendees include President Bush; Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican; former Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican; former Rep. Bob Livingston, Louisiana Republican; Archbishop of Washington Donald Wuerl; and Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson

8:25 a.m. — President Bush delivers remarks

3:15 p.m. — Raymond Arroyo, EWTN news director and author of “Mother Angelica’s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality”; Steve McEveety, producer of “The Passion of the Christ,” “We Were Soldiers” and “Bella,” participate in a panel discussion on “Catholics in Entertainment and the New Evangelization”

Location: Hilton Washington, 1919, Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/683-5004, ext. 132.

Energy policies — all day — The American Association of Blacks in Energy holds its annual conference on “Back to the Past: Shaping the Future,” Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Location: The Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/371-9530.

Smart card — all day — The Smart Card Alliance holds its sixth annual Smart Cards in Government Conference 2007. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 800/556-6828.

Corporate tax — 9 a.m. — Tax Analysts holds a discussion on corporate tax compliance. Deborah Nolan, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Large and Mid-Size Business Division; Larry Langdon, former commission of the IRS Large and Mid-Size Business Division and current partner with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/257-9592, or 703/533-4404.

Opportunities and financing solutions — 9:15 a.m. — The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. holds its annual conference, “Closing the Deal: Export Opportunities and Financing Solutions”

Location: The Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/565-3200.

Ceremony — 10 a.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez participates in a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth and the 200th anniversary of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C. Contact: 202/482-4883.

Climate action — 11 a.m. — Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben holds a conference-call briefing, beginning at 11 a.m., to discuss “National Day of Climate Action” rallies to be held in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country tomorrow. Contact: 202/822-5200.

Trade adjustment — noon — The Trade Adjustment Assistance Coalition holds a working lunch with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, co-chairman of the TAAC, on “Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA): The Year of Decision.” Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

Peace and security — noon — The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference with the Atlantic Council of the U.S., which will release its new report, “Towards a Comprehensive Settlement in Korea: A Framework for Peace and Security in Korea and Northeast Asia.” James Goodby of the Brookings Institution; retired Army Gen. Jack Merrit, former director of the Joint Staff; Donald Gross and Frederick Kempe of the Atlantic Council, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Press conference — 12:30 p.m. — The Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation holds a press conference and rally in support of Dr. Sami Al-Arian, who is “being held indefinitely beyond the date agreed upon in his plea agreement for refusing to testify before a grand jury.” Location: Outside the Justice Department, Ninth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 703/998-6525.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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