- The Washington Times - Friday, April 27, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Camp David; holds a press availability with Mr. Abe.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Delivers remarks at a campaign luncheon for Sen. James M. Inhofe in Tulsa, Okla.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on the gross domestic product for the first quarter. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Employment Cost Index for the first quarter. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the blood products advisory committee. Location: Hilton Hotel, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-0314.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

No committee meetings are scheduled.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Education and Labor early childhood, elementary and secondary education subcommittee holds a field hearing, “Improving the No Child Left Behind Act’s Accountability System.” Location: Marin County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 3501 Civic Center Drive, room 330, San Rafael, Calif. Contact: 202/226-0853.

GENERAL AGENDA

Workshop — 9 a.m. — The National Press Club and investigative reporters and editors hold a workshop on covering campaign-finance issues. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Arbor Day — 9:30 a.m. — The National Arbor Day Foundation holds its National Arbor Day celebration. Location: Wilkinson Elementary School, 2330 Pomeroy Road SE. Contact: 402/523-6403.

Hispanic financial education — 9:30 a.m. — The Aspira Association and Chrysler Financial hold a press conference to discuss a partnership to improve financial education in the Hispanic community. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/871-1611.

Nuclear energy — 10 a.m. — The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) hosts a press breakfast to discuss the nuclear energy landscape and issues with Alex Flint, NEI’s senior vice president for governmental affairs. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Winners Room. Contact: 301/354-1598.

Medal ceremony — 10 a.m. — The Department of the Army holds a ceremony to award the Purple Heart to six soldiers injured in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Location: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 George Ave. NW, Joel Auditorium. Contact: 202/782-9351.

Climate change briefing — 10 a.m. — The U.S. Geological Survey conducts a congressional briefing on the potential effects of climate change on water resources. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325. Contact: 703/648-4447.

Art fair — 11 a.m. — The Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington hosts ArtDC, the region’s first modern and contemporary art fair. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Hall E. Contact: 212/246-6515.

Swearing-in ceremony — 11:30 a.m. — The Pan American Health Organization holds a swearing-in ceremony for its deputy director, Christina Beato. Location: 525 23rd St. NW, Conference Room A. Contact: 202/974-3178.

Luncheon discussion — noon — The National Economists Club holds a luncheon discussion, “The Economic Effect on Agriculture from Losing the Bee,” with May Berenbaum, professor of entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/493-8824.

Child abduction — noon — The Children’s Rights Council of Japan holds a press conference to discuss the “Japanese International Child Abduction Alert.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 276/637-3799.

AIDS in Africa — 12:30 p.m. — Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts a discussion, “The Future of U.S. Efforts to Fight the HIV/AIDS Pandemic.” Participants include J. Stephen Morrison, executive director of the HIV/AIDS Task Force and director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Robert Bollinger, associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Education. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 200. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Egypt rally — 1 p.m. — The Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation holds a rally and press conference to call attention to “Egypt’s retreat from a stated commitment for a more open and inclusive government.” Location: Outside the Egyptian Embassy, 3521 International Court NW. Contact: 703/998-6525.

Book discussion — 2 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a book discussion program, “Terror in the Balance: Security, Liberty and the Courts,” focusing on executive powers in wartime. The participants include: Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule, authors; and Louis Michael Seidman of Georgetown Law Center. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Economic forum — 2 p.m. — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) holds an economic forum, “New Perspectives on Financial Globalization.” Location: IMF Auditorium, 700 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/623-7000.

European Union — 3:30 p.m. — American University (AU) holds a forum to examine the European Union at 50, focusing on the “challenges of improving communication strategies to generate greater public awareness of the benefits of European integration.” Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Cypriot ambassador — 4 p.m. — The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion with Cypriot Ambassador Andreas Kakouris. Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Film screening — 6:30 p.m. — The National Archives hosts a series of film screenings to pay tribute to documentary filmmakers Robert and Anne Drew. The first film is “Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment.” The film will be followed by a 45- to 60-minute discussion moderated by Ron Sutton, professor emeritus in the Visual Media Department of the School of Communication at the American University. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, William G. McGowan Theater. Contact: 202/357-5300.

Seymour art reception — 6:30 p.m. — P&C; Art hosts a reception with actress/artist Jane Seymour to open her one-woman art show with 76 oil paintings, watercolors and limited-edition prints will be on exhibit. Location: P&C; Art, 3108 M St. NW. Contact: 703/698-8452.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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