- The Washington Times - Friday, May 18, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a photo opportunity with the recipients of the 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching in the East Room of the White House. Attends a Republican Party of Virginia reception at a private residence in Richmond.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Economic Research Service releases the livestock, dairy and poultry outlook report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/694-5050.

10 a.m. —Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the regional and state employment and figures for April 2007. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Bureau of the Census holds a meeting of the 2010 Census Advisory Committee to address policy, research and technical issues related to the 2010 Decennial Census Program. Working groups will be convened to assist in planning efforts for the 2010 census and the American Community Survey. Location: Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland. Contact: 301/763-2070.

9 a.m. —Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 186 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast. Location: RTCA Inc., 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

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.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10:30 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, the federal workforce and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on “Up, Up, and Away! Growth Trends in Health Care Premiums for Active and Retired Federal Employees.” Nancy Kichak, associate director and chief actuary in the Strategic Human Resources Policy Division at the Office of Personnel Management, John Dicken, director of the Health Care Team at the Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Judiciary immigration, citizenship, refugees, border security and international law subcommittee holds a hearing on “Comprehensive Immigration Reform: The Future of Undocumented Immigrant Students.” Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. —Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing on “Assuring the National Guard is as Ready at Home as It is Abroad.” Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator R. David Paulison and others testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4472.

GENERAL AGENDA

Whistleblower Week — all day America’s Progressive Community and 40 national public interest groups sponsor the Washington Whistleblower Week’s Privacy Day. Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Panel discussion on “Workplace Privacy: What All Employees Need to Know”

10:30 a.m. — Rep. Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat, delivers the keynote address.

Lillie Coney, associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center; Hadiza Wada, whistleblower on Voice of America workplace surveillance; Mike German, American Civil Liberties Union policy counsel and former FBI special agent, participate. Location: 441 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/675-2312.

Robotics conference — all day The Technology Training Corp. holds a conference on “Robotics and Unmanned Systems for Maritime, Battlefield and Homeland Security Applications.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: The Doubletree Hotel Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 310/563-1223.

Officer dedication — 9 a.m. The Pentagon Force Protection Agency holds a ceremony to dedicate its Roll Call Room to Officer James Feltis III, who was killed when a vehicle fleeing a marked Alexandria police cruiser struck him. Three officers who apprehended the driver will be awarded the Defense Department’s Medal of Valor. Lt. John Kinnard, Sgt. David Queen and Officer William Caouette of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency participate. Location: Pentagon, Conference Center Room Six. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Public health — 10 a.m. The Rand Corp. holds a briefing on “Public Health Responses to Hurricane Katrina and International Disasters.” Jeanne Ringel, economist and public health preparedness researcher, and Melinda Moore, senior researcher and public health physician at the Rand Corp., participate. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 703/413-1100, Ext. 5117.

Alternation minimum tax — noon The Cato Institute holds a briefing on “The Alternative Minimum Tax: Reform or Repeal?” Rep. Phil English, Pennsylvania Republican, and Chris Edwards and Daniel Mitchell of the Cato Institute, participate. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Post deregulation — 12:30 p.m. The German Marshall Fund of the United States holds a discussion on “Life After Reform? Australia’s Dairy Deregulation: Lessons in Adjustment for the United States and Europe.” John McQueeen, chief executive officer of Australia Dairy Farmer’s Limited, Connie Tipton, president and CEO of International Dairy Foods Association, participate. Location: German Marshall Fund, 1700 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/745-3894.

Interfaith service — 3 p.m. The George Washington University sponsors its Interfaith Baccalaureate Service, marking the traditional beginning of the school’s commencement weekend, to be led by Roman Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick. Cardinal McCarrick will be awarded GW’s President’s Medal, the university’s highest honor. Location: Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/994-6424.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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