- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 4, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Has lunch with military personnel and families at the physical fitness center, Fort Irvine, Calif. Attends a Republican National Committee reception in Los Angeles.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the metropolitan area employment and unemployment figures for February. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

5 p.m. —American Petroleum Institutereleases the brief summary of its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8114.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. Internal Revenue Serviceholds a meeting by teleconference of the Joint Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel to solicit public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving taxpayer service at the IRS. Location: None given. Contact: 888/912-1227 or 414/231-2360.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Finance Committeeholds a field hearing, “The Children’s Health Insurance Program in Action: A State’s Perspective on CHIP.” Barbara Lyons of the Kaiser Family Foundation Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and Joan Miles of the Montana Department of Health and Human Services testify. Location: Montana State University-Billings, Student Union Building, ballroom, Billings, Mont. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Financial Services Committeeholds a field hearing, “Household Incomes and Housing Costs: A New Squeeze for American Families.” Amy Anthony, Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc., Boston; and Barry Bluestone, Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University, testify. Location: Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington St., Selectmen’s Meeting Room, sixth floor, Brookline, Mass. Contact: 202/225-4247.

GENERAL AGENDA

Aviation summit — all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) holds a summit, “Aviation 2007: Ready for Takeoff.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m. Federal Aviation Administrator Marion Blakey and Monte Belger of Lockheed Martin participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Vision summit — all day The Better Vision Institute holds a Vision Summit to discuss ways to improve eye health with a specific focus on children. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Michael Repka and Bruce Moore of the National Eye Institute and Asel Ryskulova of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/548-4560, ext. 235.

Sea-Air-Space Exposition — all day The U.S. Navy League holds its Sea-Air-Space Exposition 2007: “Sea Power to Secure Victory.” Events begin at 9:15 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Director of Command Control Systems Rear Adm. Kendall Card; U.S. Second Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Evan Chanik; Roger Rufe, director of Operations Coordination in the Homeland Security Department; and Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Vice Adm. Vivien Crea discuss “Defending the Home Front.”

Noon — Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England delivers remarks.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/528-1775.

Nigeria discussion — 8:30 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Nigeria: On the Eve of National Elections.” Ken Wollack, National Democratic Institute; Nuhu Ribadu, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nigeria; and Richard Joseph, Northwestern University, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Presentation — 9 a.m. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development holds a presentation, “Society at a Glance: Societal Indicators.” Anna Cristina D’Addio and Marco Mira d’Ercole of OECD participate. Location: OECD, 2001 L St. NW., Suite 650. Contact: 202/785-6323.

Press conference — 11:15 a.m. The Institute for International Finance holds a press conference to release a policy letter to finance ministers and central bank governors in advance of the upcoming meetings of the Group of 8 and a key International Monetary Fund committee of ministers and governors. Location: IIF, 1333 H St. NW., Suite 800E. Contact: 202/331-8183.

“Pro-European Atlanticist” discussion — noon The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion with Polish Ambassador to the United States Janusz Reiter, “The Art of Being a Pro-European Atlanticist.” Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Medicare drugs bill — 1 p.m. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat; Roger Hickey, Campaign for America’s Future; and Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research, hold a conference-call briefing to discuss a Medicare prescription-drugs negotiation bill and to announce a new grass-roots campaign by the Change America Now Coalition to urge wavering senators to vote for the legislation. Location: None given. Contact: 202/955-5665.

Muslim brotherhood — 3 p.m. The Middle East Institute holds a discussion, “The Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East and Europe,” with Robert Leiken and Steven Brooke of the Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom. Location: Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Ethnic and religious militancy — 3:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) holds a discussion, “Ethnic and Religious Militancy and the New World Order: Hindu Nationalism, Islamism and Regionalism.” Arvind Rajagopal, WWC; David Ludden, University of Pennsylvania; and Faisal Devji, New School University, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Nepal discussion — 4:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Nepal: Visions of Democracy.” U.S. Ambassador to Nepal Michael Malinowski; Hom Raj Acharya, literacy activist, Nepal; and Alok Bohara, Nepal Study Center, University of New Mexico, participate. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times


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