- The Washington Times - Friday, June 8, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Heiligendamm, Germany, to participate in the Group of Eight summit. Travels to Jurata, Poland, to meet with President Lech Kaczynski.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis release the U.S. international trade in goods and services for April. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.



FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH. Agenda includes: NIH director’s report; NIH Director’s Council of Public Representatives Liaison Report; and Work Group on Outside Awards for NIH Employees. Location: NIH, Building 31, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Conference Room 6. Contact: 301/451-5870.

9 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics holds a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC).

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Improvements in Data for the Construction Industry

1 p.m. — Discussion of FESAC Working Group on Data Sharing

1:30 p.m. — Ethics for Special Government Employees

2:45 p.m. — Measures of Intangible Capital

Location: Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, meeting rooms 1 and 2 of the conference center. Contact: 202/691-5600.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Select Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee holds a hearing on “Massachusetts v. U.S. EPA: Implications of the Supreme Court Verdict.” The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the State of Massachusetts and ordered that the EPA must regulate greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson; Nicole Nason, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; California Attorney General Jerry Brown; and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley testify Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2836.

10 a.m. Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on “Can Internet Gambling Be Effectively Regulated to Protect Consumers and the Payments System?” Jon Prideaux, chief executive officer of Asterion Payments, and Gerald Kitchen, chief executive officer of SecureTrading Ltd., testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4247.

GENERAL AGENDA

Professors meeting — all day The American Association of University Professors holds its 93rd annual meeting. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — Assembly of State Conferences meeting with state conference presidents and executive directors

Noon — Joan Bertin, executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship, delivers remarks at plenary luncheon.

4 p.m. — State lobbying networking meeting

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/737-5900.

Convention — all day American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee holds a convention titled “Toward a More Perfect Union.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — Noon — Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, and former Sen. Mike Gravel, Alaska Democrat, a 2008 Democratic presidential candidate, deliver remarks during the Capitol Hill luncheon with presidential candidates and public officials, at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW.

6 p.m. — House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat; Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat; and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, deliver remarks.

8 p.m. — Banquet dinner and premiere of book “Reel Bad Arabs” with author Jack Shaheen

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW., or as noted. Contact: 202/224-2990.

Lecture — 9:45 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a lecture titled “Government of the People, by the People and for the People: The Next Governing Majority and the Transformation of American Politics and Government.” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican, and Christopher DeMuth of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Health care discussion — 11 a.m. The Coalition for Affordable Health Coverage holds a discussion on “The Health Care Tax Credit in the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act: How Is It Working & What Improvements Are Needed?” W. Thomas Reeder, benefits tax counsel of the Treasury Department, and Crystal Philcox of the Internal Revenue Service participate. Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/626-8548.

Reporting award — noon The Center for Immigration Studies holds its Katz Award Luncheon. The Eugene Katz Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Immigration was inaugurated in 1997 to promote informed and fair reporting on immigration issues. This year’s recipient is Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/466-8185.

Memorial service — noon No Greater Love holds a memorial service on the 40th anniversary of the attack on USS Liberty on June 8, 1967, at the Liberty Mass Grave site followed by a luncheon at the Officer’s Club. Location: Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 315/476-3396.

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