- The Washington Times - Monday, August 27, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a reception for Sen. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican, at a private residence in Albuquerque, N.M. Delivers remarks at a Washington state Republican Party reception, the Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, Wash.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases the existing home sales for July. Location: 500 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/383-7515.

4:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.



FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Medicare Program’s Practicing Physicians Advisory Council to discuss proposed changes in regulations and manual instructions related to physicians’ services. Location: CMS Central Office, 7500 Security Blvd., multi-purpose room, first floor, Baltimore. Contact: CMS Press Office, 202/690-6145.

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

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a field hearing on “Airfields and Alternative Fuels: Exploring Rural America’s Transportation Infrastructure.” Kevin Billings, U.S. Air Force; and Carl Bauer, Energy Department, testify. Location: Dubuque Regional Airport, General Aviation/ Dubuque Jet Center, 11000 Airport Road, Dubuque, Iowa. Contact: 202/224-4515.

1 p.m. — Veterans Affairs Committee holds a field hearing on “Access to VA Health Care and Benefits in Kona and Outreach to the Guard and Reserve in Hawaii.” Location: Keauhou Bay Sheraton, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Contact: 202/224-9126.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a field hearing on “Katrina’s Anniversary: Status of Recovery.” Location: TBA in New Orleans. Contact: 202/225-4472.

GENERAL AGENDA

Breast cancer research — all day Susan G. Komen for the Cure holds its 10th annual Mission Conference, focusing on current trends in breast cancer research, outreach and education programs, and cancer’s place on the national agenda. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 3:30 p.m. — Presidential candidates Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, former Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat, Gov. Bill Richardson, New Mexico Democrat, and former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, New York Republican; former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson; and Nancy Brinker, Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder, participate in the “Founder’s Forum on the Politics of Breast Cancer” via onsite and phone-in interviews, as well as recorded video responses. Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington Ballroom, Arlington. Contact: 972/855-1600.

Technology seminar — 9 a.m. — Technology Training holds a seminar on “Advanced Project Cost, Schedule and Risk Analysis” with David Hulett of Hulett and Associates LLC. Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn Westpark Hotel, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington. Contact: 310/563-1223.

Poverty in America — noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “What the Census Numbers Won’t Tell Us About Poverty in America.” Wade Horn, formerly of the Health and Human Services Department, and Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Census Bureau’s report — noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on the Census Bureau’s new report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage in the United States. Joseph Antos, Douglas Besharov and Karlyn Bowman, AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Discussion — 1 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center holds a discussion on the business community’s involvement in disaster relief and recovery, and to present a new report, “Long-Term Recovery Issues and Case Studies,” with Stephen Jordan, BCLC. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Global warming — 1 p.m. The Center for American Progress holds a discussion on “Forecast: Storm Warnings,” focusing on the impact of global warming on hurricane severity and frequency. Mayor Richard Crotty, Orange County, Fla.; and Peter Webster, Georgia Institute of Technology professor, participate. Location: CAP, 10th Floor, 1333 H St. NW. Contact: 202/741-6246.

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