- The Washington Times - Monday, April 9, 2007


Delivers remarks on comprehensive immigration reform, Yuma, Ariz.


11 a.m. Treasury Department releases its weekly announcement of four-week T-bills auction. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

4 p.m. — Energy Information Administration release its weekly on-highway diesel fuel prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


2:30 p.m. Corporation for National and Community Service holds a meeting of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. The agenda includes opening remarks and welcome from the council chairman, a report on council activities, presentation of the President’s Volunteer Service Awards and consideration of the National Volunteer Week Resolution. Location: D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/606-6945.


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


9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a field hearing, “Examining Health Care Mergers in Pennsylvania.” Location: National Constitution Center, 111 S. Independence Mall E, Kirby Auditorium, Philadelphia. Contact: 202/224-7703.


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


U.N. Disability Rights Convention — all day American University holds an event, “The New U.N. Disability Rights Convention: Building Support in the U.S. for Ratification and Implementation.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Former Gov. Dick Thornburgh, Pennsylvania Republican, U.S. attorney general 1988-91, delivers an address, “Hope and Promise of the Convention.”

1 p.m. — Aryeh Neier, president of the Open Society Institute, delivers an address, “The Disability Convention and the International Human Rights Movement.”

Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Easter Egg Roll — 9 a.m. The White House holds its annual Easter Egg Roll hosted by first lady Laura Bush.

Highlights — 9:10 a.m. — Mrs. Bush delivers remarks.

9:30 a.m. — Mrs. Bush participates in a reading of “Duck for President,” written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin.

Location: White House South Lawn, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Contact: White House Visitors Center, 202/208-1631.

Universal health insurance — 9 a.m. Georgetown University Public Policy Institute and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law hold a discussion on the renewed interest in universal health insurance in the U.S. Katherine Baicker of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Stuart Butler of the Heritage Foundation and Jeanne Lambrew of the Center for American Progress participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Family celebration — 10 a.m. The National Zoo holds its annual African-American Family Celebration, which includes Easter egg hunts and rolls, live music and dance performances, talks by animal keepers, storytelling, and arts and crafts. Location: The National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/633-4085.

Economics luncheon — 11 a.m. The Institute for International Economics holds a luncheon with Rodrigo de Rato, managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Location: IIE, 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/328-9000.

Resisting occupation — noon The Woodrow Wilson Center Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion, “Resisting Occupation: Lessons from a Natural Experiment in Carpathian Ukraine.” Keith Darden, assistant professor of political science at Yale University, participates. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. sixth-floor auditorium. Contact: 202/691-4100.

Health care briefing — noon The 21st Century Health Care Caucus holds a briefing, “Demystifying Personalized Medicine.” Reps. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat; Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania Republican; and Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, participate. Location: B-354 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/263-2913.

Book discussion — noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion with Robert Litan and Peter Wallison, authors of “Is There a Better Way to Regulate Mutual Funds?” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Lebanese assistance — 2 p.m. The International Monetary Fund holds a press briefing on its decision on emergency post-conflict assistance to Lebanon, with Mohsin Khan, director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department. Location: IMF headquarters, 720 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/623-7300.

Occupation of Iraq — 3 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference, “The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace,” with Ali Allawi, senior adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Election lecture — 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a lecture, “The Forgotten Man: How Election 1936 Defines Election 2008,” as part of its Bradley Lecture Series. Amity Shlaes, syndicated columnist with Bloomberg News and a visiting senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Christopher DeMuth of AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Maintaining greatness — 7 p.m. Young America’s Foundation holds a lecture by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, “Four Ways America Can Maintain Greatness.” Location:George Washington University, 805 21st St., Jack Morton Auditorium. Contact: 202/994-6460.

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