- The Washington Times - Monday, April 30, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with European Union leaders in the Oval Office. Participates in a joint press availability with EU leaders at the White House. Meets with the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 350.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

1 p.m. Treasury Departmentreleases its weekly three- and six-month T-bill sales. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Food Safety and Inspection Serviceholds the final meeting in a series on risk-based inspection. This meeting will discuss the issue of industry data. Location: George Mason University’s Arlington campus, 3401 N. Fairfax Drive. Contact: 202/690-6524.

8:30 a.m. —Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting of the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group working committee on water quality/pesticide disposal. Location: EPA, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, One Potomac Yards, fourth-floor conference center/south, Arlington. Contact: 703/605-0195.

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.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportationinterstate commerce, trade, and tourism subcommittee holds a hearing, “Halliburton and U.S. Business Ties to Iran.” Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairsoversight of government management, the federal workforce, and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Federal Government’s Role in Empowering Americans to Make Informed Financial Decisions.” Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair and Assistant Deputy Education Secretary Morgan Brown testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

HOUSE

Meets at noon in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Leadership conference — all day The Anti-Defamation League hosts its national leadership conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Remarks by Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Sallai Meridor

8:45 a.m. — Discussion, “U.S. Policy in the Middle East: The Changing Landscape,” with Dennis Ross, Ziegler distinguished fellow from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; C. David Welch, assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs; Rep. Howard L. Berman, California Democrat, of the House Foreign Affairs Middle East subcommittee; and moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker

12:15 p.m. — Presentation of the ADL Courage to Care Award to Khaled Abdelwahhab (posthumously) in recognition of his “heroic” rescue of Jews during the Holocaust

1 p.m. — Presentation of the ADL Daniel Pearl Award to Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute and author of “Among the Righteous: Lost Stories of the Holocaust’s Long Reach Into Arab Lands”

2:30 p.m. — “Musings Inside the Beltway” with Peter Beinart, editor at large, the New Republic and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; Mara Liasson, White House correspondent for National Public Radio and political contributor for the Fox News Channel; with moderator Marvin Rappaport, ADL director of leadership

7 p.m. — “Confronting Global Anti-Semitism: A Trans-Atlantic Partnership” with Rep. Robert Wexler, Florida Democrat; Denis MacShane, member of the British Parliament; and Benedikt Haller, special envoy for relations with Jewish communities and anti-Semitism issues in Germany

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 212/885-7747 or 212/885-7755.

Civility and American politics — 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research with the University of Pennsylvania and the Brookings Institution sponsors a conference, “Civility and American Politics,” to explore how incivility affects our political system and our ability to tackle the problems of 21st-century life.

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent; House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican; and University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, discuss “Fundamental Questions on Civility and American Politics.”

12:45 p.m. — Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution discusses “The Broken Branch.”

Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Energy and climate study — 2 p.m. The U.S. Energy Association holds a briefing on the World Energy Council (WEC) Energy and Climate Study, with Kurt Yeager, chairman of the WEC. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/312-1230.

Olmert’s government — 3 p.m. The Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “Does Olmert’s Government have a Political Future? A Look at the Report of the Winograd Commission of Inquiry on the Lebanon War.” Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Trans-Atlantic partnership — 3:30 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sponsors an address by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, “The Way Forward: Strengthening the Trans-Atlantic Partnership.” Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

World map — 5 p.m. The Library of Congress sponsors a ceremony for the transfer of a 1507 Martin Waldseemuller world map to the library on behalf of the American people by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will present the map to House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat. The map is known as “America’s Birth Certificate” because it is the first document on which the name “America” appears. Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-2905.

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