- The Washington Times - Monday, May 14, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events.

VICE PRESIDENT

On foreign travel to the Middle East.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

3 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases its report on turkey hatcheries. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. President’s Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilitiesholds a meeting to reappoint its members and discuss possible content areas for the 2008 report to the president. Location: Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 800. Contact: 202/619-0634.

10 a.m. —Office of the Secretary of Defenseholds a meeting of the President’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors, to receive briefings on topics relating to the care and rehabilitation of wounded service members. Location: National Transportation Safety Board, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW, main conference center. Contact: 703/588-2046.

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business and 3 p.m. to begin consideration of the water resources bill. There will be no roll-call votes today. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

2:30 p.m. Agriculturegeneral farm commodities and risk management subcommittee holds a hearing to review the Federal Crop Insurance Program. Witnesses include Caren Wilcox, executive director and chief executive officer, Organic Trade Association; and Hilton R. Segler, president, Georgia Pecan Growers Association. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

GENERAL AGENDA

Pharmacists conference— all day The National Community Pharmacists Association holds its 39th annual conference on national legislation and government affairs. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 11:40 a.m. Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican

3:30 p.m. — Rep. Jim McDermott, Washington Democrat

4 p.m. — Rep. Tom Allen, Maine Democrat

4:30 p.m. — Rep. Lee Terry, Nebraska Republican

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/838-2682.

Russia anniversary— all day The World Russian Forum holds its 26th annual forum, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the first diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Russia. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m.— Russian Ambassador Yuri Ushakov

9:15 a.m. — Edward Lozansky, president, American University in Moscow, leads a discussion, “Energy and Geopolitics: Is Russia the Energy Superpower?”

1:30 p.m. — Stephen Cohen, New York University professor, and Sergei Rogov, director of the Institute of USA and Canada in the Russian Academy of Sciences, are luncheon speakers.

6:30 p.m. — Reception at the Russian Embassy, featuring an awards ceremony for James Collins, former U.S. ambassador to Russia and now director of Russian programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building or as noted. Contact: 202/486-2008.

College sports— 9 a.m. The Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics holds a meeting to receive NCAA reports on academic and financial data and reforms. Location: Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Pierce Room. Contact: 202/667-0901.

Heart health —10:25 a.m. The National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute holds its Heart Truth Road Show and events designed to bring heart-health education and screenings to women across the country.

Schedule — 10:25 a.m. — First lady Laura Bush participates in a tour and round-table discussion on women and heart disease at George Washington University Hospital, 900 23rd St. NW.

11 a.m. — Exhibit of six designer red dresses from the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection and free heart-disease risk-factor screenings, including tests for diabetes, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and body-mass index, at Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NW, West Hall

Location: As noted. Contact: 301/496-4236.

Disability income— 10:30 a.m.America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) holds a conference-call briefing, beginning at 10:30 a.m., to release two reports on disability-income insurance, including a study by academics at Cornell University on the need to improve the current support system for workers with disabilities and a survey of group disability carriers conducted by Milliman Inc. that examines the return-to-work programs offered by insurers. Karen Ignagni, president and chief executive officer, AHIP; and David Stapleton, director, Cornell University Institute for Policy Research, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/778-8494.

Intellectual property— 11 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a press briefing on the administration’s efforts to protect intellectual property, with Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5500.

Whistleblowers — 11:30 a.m. — The National Whistleblower Center holds a briefing, “Congressional Oversight of the FBI,” to draw attention to and commemorate the role of whistleblowers in shaping American public policy and culture. Participants include Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican; Joan Claybrook, president of Public Citizen; and Michael German, American Civil Liberties Union policy counsel and former FBI special agent. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/675-2312.

Diabetes care — noon The Advanced Medical Technology Association hosts its annual Medical Technology Fair, focusing on progress in the field of diabetes care. Participants include Rep. Michael N. Castle, Delaware Republican; and Gary Hall Jr., Olympic gold medal swimmer with Type 1 diabetes, and spokesman for the BD Diabetes Makeover Program. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/434-7272, 201/847-4584.

New Orleans police — 1 p.m. The Rand Corp. holds a briefing on improving New Orleans’ Police recruiting and retention with Bernard Rostker, senior Rand fellow. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/413-1100, Ext. 5117.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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