- The Washington Times - Monday, June 11, 2007


Meets with Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov and Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev in Sofia, Bulgaria.


8:30 a.m. Economic Research Servicereleases the livestock and meat trade data report, season average price forecasts report and U.S. agricultural trade-data update report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/694-5050.

10 a.m. Census Bureaureleases the quarterly financial report on manufacturing, mining and wholesale trade for the first quarter of 2007. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


10 a.m. Federal Election Commissionholds a public hearing on a rule to attribute the disbursements for a public communication made by a political party that refers to a clearly identified federal candidate and that also generically refers to other candidates of a political party without clearly identifying them. Location: FEC, 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1650.

10 a.m. National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of its Board of Scientific Counselors to discuss policies and procedures that apply to the regular review of NIH intramural scientists and their work, with special emphasis on clinical research. Location: NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 1, Wilson Hall, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1921.


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


Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business and 3:30 p.m. to begin consideration of the motion to proceed to expressing no-confidence in Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. At 5:30 p.m., there will be a roll-call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.J. Res.14. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


4:30 p.m. Rules Committeeholds a meeting to formulate a rule on the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2008. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9091.

5:30 p.m. Appropriations Committeeholds a markup of the fiscal 2008 financial services and general government appropriations bill. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.


Fight hunger — all day Bread for the World holds its “2007 Gathering” of religious leaders and people of faith “to urge Congress, the administration and presidential candidates to take bold action to fight hunger in the U.S. and around the world.” Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 2:30 p.m. — Jared Bernstein, director of the Living and Standards Program, discusses “Yes, USDA, There is Hunger [and Poverty] in America: What’s a Nation to Do?” Bender Hall

4:45 p.m. — Interfaith Convocation on Hunger at the Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues Northwest, Great Lawn.

Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW or as noted. Contact: 202/478-6138.

40th anniversary — all day The U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation holds a teach-in, protest and lobby day, on the 40th anniversary of what it calls Israel’s “illegal military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m.Grass-roots lobbying day training. Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. NE.

10:30 a.m. — Grass-roots lobbying on Capitol Hill for peace in the Middle East

Location: As noted. Contact: 202/332-0994.

Arms control — 9:30 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) holds a press briefing on the Arms Control Association. Rep. Ellen O. Tauscher, California Democrat, and Edward Ifft, foreign-affairs officer at the State Department, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Choate Room. Contact: 202/463-8270.

Satellite operations — 10 a.m. The General Services Administration (GSA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hold a ceremony to dedicate a new satellite operations center, which will house NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service, and 650 employees. Location: NOAA satellite operations facility, 4231 Suitland Road, Suitland. Contact: 202/708-5110 (GSA) or 301/713-1265 (NOAA).

Energy technologies — 11 a.m. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman holds a press conference on increasing energy efficiency and advancing clean and efficient energy technologies, with National Association of Manufacturers President John Engler. Location: National Association of Manufacturers, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.

Medicare and Social Security — noon The American Academy of Actuaries holds a discussion, “Medicare and Social Security Reform Options.” Cori Uccello, senior health fellow, and Thomas Wildsmith, chairman of the Medicare Steering Committee, participate. Location: HC-7, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/785-7872.

Ford award — 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds a program as a part of the annual Gerald R. Ford Foundation Journalism Awards presentation. Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and former Rep. Lee H. Hamilton, Indiana Democrat, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

China discussion — 1 p.m. The Rand Corp. holds a briefing, “China: New Perspectives, U.S. Policy Dilemmas,” with William Overholt, director of the Center for Asia Pacific Policy at the Rand Corp. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/413-1100, Ext. 5137.

c Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times



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