- The Washington Times - Friday, June 15, 2007


Delivers remarks at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Visits the Boys and Girls Club of South Central Kansas, 21st Street Club, Wichita, Kan. Delivers remarks at a Roberts Victory Committee luncheon for Sen. Pat Roberts in Wichita.


8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the U.S. Consumer Price Index for May. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


9:30 a.m. — U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission holds a meeting on “China’s Energy Consumption and Opportunities for U.S.-China Cooperation to Address the Effects of China’s Energy Use.” Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/624-1409.


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


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Meets at 9 a.m. to consider the fiscal 2008 energy and water development appropriations bill; and the fiscal 2008 military construction, veterans affairs and related agencies appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing on “Public and Private Responsibility for Maintaining Our National Treasures: The Smithsonian Institution and the John F. Kennedy Center.” Cristian Samper, acting secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and Michael Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4472.


Drug court conference — all day — The National Association of Drug Court Professionals holds its 13th Annual Drug Court Training Conference. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202-220-4415.

Commerce and competition — all day — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a conference on “Commerce and Competition: A Conference on Pakistani Trade Issues.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Pakistani Ambassador Manzoor Ahmad discusses “Achieving $45 Billion Export Target by 2013: The Way Forward for Pakistan.”

Noon — Pakistani Ambassador to Italy Mirza Qamar Beg discusses “Pakistan’s Export Imperative.”

Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

New American dream — all day — The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) holds a conference on “Searching for the New American Dream.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Rep. Rush D. Holt, New Jersey Democrat, and Eileen Hoffman, president of LERA, deliver remarks on “What Will the New American Dream Look Like?”

Noon — Ms. Hoffman; Peter Hurtgen of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; and Reg Weaver, president of National Education Association, deliver remarks on “Sharing and Building the Dream.”

3:30 p.m. — Ms. Hoffman delivers remarks during the wrap-up plenary session.

Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 217/333-0072.

Hispanic prayer breakfast — 7:30 a.m. — Esperanza USA holds its National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast.

Highlight — 7:40 a.m. — Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean delivers remarks.

8:10 a.m. — President Bush delivers remarks.

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; and 2008 presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, participate.

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 215/324-0746, Ext. 205.

Mortgage discussion — 9 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on “Improving Mortgage Disclosure.” Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, North Carolina Republican, and John Allison of the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Film briefing — 9:30 a.m. — The United Nations Population Fund and the Campaign to End Fistula holds a briefing on the Washington American Film Institute’s premiere of the film “A Walk to Beautiful,” which documents the stories of five Ethiopian women affected by fistulas; and the introduction of congressional fistula legislation. The film is scheduled to premiere at the AFI SilverDocs festival at 1 p.m. tomorrow. Joint Economic Committee Vice Chairman Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat; Rep. Michael M. Honda, California Democrat; and Mary Olive Smith, director of “A Walk to Beautiful,” participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/326-8710.

FDA ceremony — 10 a.m. — The General Services Administration and the Food and Drug Administration hold a ceremony to dedicate the Engineering and Physics Laboratory at FDA’s new campus in White Oak. A tour will follow. Rep. Albert R. Wynn, Maryland Democrat; Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt; and GSA Administrator Lurita Doan, participate. Location: Federal Research Center, 10903 New Hampshire Ave, Central Shared Building, Silver Spring. Contact: 202/708-5110 (GSA); or 301-827-6242 (FDA).

Israel discussion — noon — The Israel Project holds a luncheon featuring Sderot residents discussing life under constant Iran-backed missile fire. Location: Israel Project, 2020 K St. NW. Contact: 202/857-6644.

Peace discussion — 12:30 p.m. — The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) holds a discussion on “Turning War Into Peace: An Insider’s Story,” with senior fellow Betty Bigombe, who will share insights from her work on the conflict in Northern Uganda. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW, second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3822.

AFL-CIO reception — 7 p.m. — The Maryland and D.C. AFL-CIO holds their annual Committee on Political Education dinner, “Salute to Leadership,” with keynote speaker Gov. Martin O’Malley, Maryland Democrat. Location: National Labor College, 10000 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Contact: 410/269-1940.

c Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.



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