- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 12, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks at the dedication of the Victims of Communism Memorial, Massachusetts Avenue NW, New Jersey Avenue NW and G Street NW. Participates in the Senate Republican Policy Committee’s weekly policy luncheon meeting in the Capitol.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement (the “monthly budget”) for May. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.



FEDERAL AGENCIES

1:30 p.m. Employee Thrift Advisory Councilholds a meeting to nominate a council chairman and elect a vice chairman, receive a report of the executive director on Thrift Savings Plan status; and discuss three potential Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board legislative proposals (automatic enrollment, L Fund default investments, Roth feature). Location: 1250 H St. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/942-1660.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for the weekly party luncheons. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on “Examining the Health Affects of Asbestos and Methods of Mitigating Such Impacts.” Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat, and David Weissman, director of the Division of Respiratory Disease Studies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, testify. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on “Trade Enforcement for a 21st Century Economy.” Former Rep. Dan Glickman, Kansas Democrat, chairman and chief executive officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

2:30 p.m. — Select Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on “Terrorist Ideology.” Stephen Ulph, senior fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, and Kim Cragin, international policy analyst at the Rand Corp., testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning-hour debate and 10 a.m. to the “Native American $1 Coin Act”; congratulating the Barton College men’s basketball team for winning the 2007 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Armed Services oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on the development of Iraqi Security Forces. Army Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander of the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, testifies. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. — Ways and Means health subcommittee holds a hearing on “Strategies to Increase Information on Comparative Clinical Effectiveness.” Rep. Tom Allen, Maine Democrat, and Dr. Carolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, testify. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

11 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on “Deepwater: 120-Day Update.” Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen, Richard Skinner, inspector general of the Homeland Security Department, and others testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4472.

GENERAL AGENDA

Chemical sector security — all day The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association holds the 2007 Chemical Sector Security Summit. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff delivers remarks.

1:45 p.m. — Concurrent breakout sessions on “Site Security Plans”; “Setting the Right Course for Secure Distribution of Chemicals”; and “Risk-Based Performance Standards to Reduce Vulnerability”

Location: Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Contact: 202/721-4182.

Foreign policy conference — all day The Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation hold a conference on “Forging a New Vision for Foreign Policy and International Security.” Events begin at 7:45 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright; John Podesta, president and chief executive officer of the Center for American Progress; and Richard Leone, president of the Century Foundation, deliver opening remarks.

12:30 p.m. — Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski delivers luncheon keynote address.

4 p.m. — Melody Barnes, executive vice president of the Center for American Progress; Alan Blinder of Princeton University; Mr. Podesta; and former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin discuss “America and the Global Economy.”

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/741-6268.

Testing pesticides — 9:30 a.m. The American Civil Liberties Union holds a discussion titled “Of Mice and Men Divided by Ten: EPA’s New Rules for Testing Pesticides in Humans.” Sheldon Krimsky, professor of Tufts University, and Michael Wall, senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, participate. Location: ACLU Washington Legislative Office, 915 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/675-2312.

Employment discrimination — 12:30 p.m. House members hold a press conference to announce legislation to “rectify the Supreme Court’s recent decision on sex-based employment discrimination,” with Lilly Ledbetter, the plaintiff in Ledbetter v. Goodyear. Location: 2261 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3130.

Restore America Gala — 6 p.m. The National Trust for Historic Preservation and HGTV hold a Restore America Gala. First lady Laura Bush delivers remarks. Location: Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE, East Hall. Contact: 202/588-6310.

c Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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