- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 15, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

At the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases the industrial-production and capacity-utilization statistics for July. Location: 20th and C streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases the state resales and metropolitan prices for second quarter 2007. Location: 500 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/383-7515.



FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes on “Increased Controls: Fingerprinting Orders,” focusing on information related to increased controls and fingerprinting orders as it relates to medical licensees. Location: NRC, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-5294.

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

12:30 p.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on improving health care in Montana’s Indian Country. Dr. Charles North, acting chief medical officer for the Indian Health Service, and Dr. Westley Clark, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, testify. Location: Crow Tribal Multipurpose Building, Crow Indian Reservation, Crow Agency, Mont. Contact: 202/224-2251.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Natural Resources insular affairs subcommittee holds a field hearing to amend the joint resolution approving the covenant to establish a commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Deputy Assistant Interior Secretary for Insular Affairs David Cohen and Benigno Fitial, governor of the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, testify. Location: Guma Hustisia Supreme Court Building, Saipan, commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Contact: 202/225-6065.

GENERAL AGENDA

Hazmat conference — 7 a.m. The Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers holds its 2007 national conference.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Daniel Florino, director of the National Environmental Performance Track program at the Environmental Protection Agency, and Bob Pojasek, process improvement specialist, participate in a Environmental Health and Safety Management Systems Panel, “What Value Will They Bring to Your Organization?”

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/760-7007.

Health webcast — 10 a.m. State Alliance for E-Health holds a Webcast on “improving electronic health-information technology.” Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, a Republican; and Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, co-chairmen of the State Alliance for E-Health, participate. Contact: 802/658-6500.

New dollar coin — 10 a.m. The U.S. Mint holds a press conference to introduce the Thomas Jefferson one-dollar coin. Ed Moy, director of the U.S. Mint, and Daniel Jordan, president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Inc., participate. Location: Jefferson Memorial. Contact: 202/354-7222.

WMD symposium — 10 a.m. Maryland InfraGard holds a symposium, “Weapons of Mass Destruction and Business Continuity.” Michael Gresalfi, Homeland Security Department; and Tom Goodman, Computer Associates, participate. Location: Capitol College, 11301 Springfield Road, Avrum Gudelsky Memorial Auditorium, Laurel. Contact: 301/996-9495.

Borrowing costs — 11 a.m. The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a conference call, “Access Denied: Low-Income and Minority Families Face More Credit Constraints and Higher Borrowing Costs.” Christian Weller, senior fellow of CAP, and Darrick Hamilton, assistant professor at Milano: the New School for Management and Urban Policy, participate. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6246.

Improving education — noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) holds a back-to-school briefing, “Improving Education and Work Force Development” with USCC Senior Vice President Arthur Rothkopf. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

New star — 1 p.m. NASA holds a conference-call briefing to announce findings about “a star unlike any seen before.” Christopher Martin, principal investigator of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, and astronomer Mark Seibert participate. Contact: 818/354-5011.

Occupational folklore — 7 p.m. The Library of Congress holds a symposium, “Labor Lore Conversations IV: Documenting Occupational Folklore Then and Now.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-5510.

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