- The Washington Times - Monday, July 2, 2007


Meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Walker’s Point, Kennebunkport, Maine. Delivers remarks with Mr. Putin and hosts a social lunch for him with first lady Laura Bush.


4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the crop-progress report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

4:30 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly U.S. retail gasoline prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


7 a.m. Election Assistance Commission holds a virtual public forum of the EAC Board of Advisers and EAC Standards Board. Members of the commission will post comments about the draft EAC manual on poll-worker recruitment, training and retention. Contact: 202/566-3100.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Not in session: Independence Day recess. The Senate next meets at 2 p.m. Monday, July 9, to consider the fiscal 2008 defense authorization bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


11 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a field hearing, “2007 Farm Bill: Expanding Montana’s Agricultural Opportunities.” Location: Commission Chambers at Great Falls Civic Center, 2 Park Drive South, Great Falls, Mont. Contact: 202/224-2035.


Not in session: Independence Day recess. The House next meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9 a.m. Natural Resources water and power subcommittee holds a field hearing, “Extinction Is Not a Sustainable Water Policy: The Bay-Delta Crisis and the Implications for California Water Management.” Phil Isenberg, partner at Isenberg/O’Haren, and Jim Crettol, a farmer from Shafter, Calif., testify. Location: Vallejo City Council Chambers, Vallejo, Calif. Contact: 202/225-6065.


Model schools conference — 8 a.m. The International Center for Leadership in Education holds its 15th annual Model Schools Conference.

Highlight — 9:30 a.m. — Deputy Education Secretary Raymond Simon delivers remarks on policy priorities for reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind education law, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW., and the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 518/399-2776 or 202/401-1576 (Education Department).

Traffic safety — 10 a.m. A coalition of traffic-safety and law-enforcement groups hold a press conference to begin a nationwide campaign to lower what they call “the deadly toll for law enforcement on roadways.” Participants include National Safety Commission President Ken Underwood, Sheriff Charles Jett of the National Sheriffs’ Association and Bill Johnson of the National Association of Police Organizations. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 850/222-1996.

Pakistan discussion — 12:15 p.m. The New America Foundation hosts a discussion, “Pakistan on the Edge,” focusing on the current political and security situation in Pakistan and the relationship between Pakistani developments and the war in Afghanistan. Participants include Anatol Lieven, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, and Peter Bergen, CNN terrorism analyst and Schwartz senior fellow at New America Foundation. Location: New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW., seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Medical fraud briefing — 1 p.m. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Leslie Norwalk and CMS Director of Program Integrity Kimberly Brandt hold a conference-call briefing to announce the details of a new initiative to combat fraud related to the suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies. Contact: 202/690-6145.

Voyage re-enactment — 4 p.m. The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation holds an event with a replica of John Smith’s shallop, a type of boat, which is currently on a 121-day voyage to retrace Smith’s 1608 expedition of the Chesapeake Bay. Location: Alexandria Waterfront, Alexandria. Contact: 757/253-4838.

Economic discussion — 4 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “U.S. Economic Policy in the 1970s,” with Duccio Basosi of the University of Florence in Italy. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Film screening — 5 p.m. The Inter-American Development Bank holds a screening of six short films that won a competition for documentaries on social exclusion organized as a complement to a major report prepared by the IDB Research Department. Location: IDB, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407.

18th-century concert — 6 p.m. The Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House holds a concert of 18th-century songs performed by David and Ginger Hildebrand to celebrate the day the Continental Congress voted for independence. Location: The Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-2040.

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