- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 29, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a photo opportunity with the 2006 Major League Soccer champion Houston Dynamo in the North Portico of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11 a.m. Treasury Department releases results of weekly four-week T-bill auction. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

4 p.m. — Economic Research Service releases the sugar and sweeteners outlook summary report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/694-5050.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Legal Services Corp. holds a meeting to consider and act on a board of directors’ response to the Inspector General’s semiannual report to Congress for the period of Oct. 1 through March 31. Location: 3333 K St. NW., third-floor conference center. Contact: 202/295-1500.

1:30 p.m. —Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of all NRC hands. Location: Marriott Bethesda North Hotel, 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-1728.

2 p.m. —Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age to discuss and consider possible areas in which to develop recommendations that will enhance the ability of minorities and women to participate in the telecommunications and related industries. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW. Room TW- C305. Contact: 202/418-7452.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session, Memorial Day recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202-224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-224-8541

COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hold a joint field hearing, “Issues Facing Veterans in the Rural Areas of Appalachia.” Location: Kent State University, 330 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio. Contact: 202/224-9126 or 202/225-9756.

HOUSE

Not in session, Memorial Day district work period. The House next meets at 2 p.m. on June 5. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Global health — all day The Global Health Organization holds a conference on global health. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Ann Buxbaum and Joseph Dwyer of the Management Sciences for Health, Rushna Ravji-Aqil of the U.S. Agency for International Development and Margaret Usher-Patel of the World Health Organization discuss “Fostering Change to Strengthen Health Services”

12:45 p.m. — Auxiliary event, “The Health Systems Action Network: Voices From the Field Stress Strong Health Systems to Achieve Results”

6 p.m. — Nils Daulire, president; Maurice Middleberg, vice president of public policy; and Kathryn Gaure, vice president of member resources, all of the Global Health Council participate in a welcome celebration and the 20th anniversary of “the Safe Motherhood Movement”

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: [email protected]

Reproductive-health seminar — all day The International Center for Research on Women, Brazil-based Instituto Promundo, the Gates Foundation, and the World Health Organization hold a seminar, “Engaging Men and Boys in HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Gender-Based Violence: How Can We Build On What We Have Learned?” Events begin at 9:30 a.m. Location: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/742-1240.

Democratic Taiwan — 8 a.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference, “Democratic Taiwan: Challenges and Perspectives,” with Chen Shui-bian, president of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Policy briefing — 9:30 a.m. The Higher Education Finance Working Group holds a policy briefing to address regional needs, the role of incentives, the effect of changes to state financial-aid policies, and the fact that Hispanic students received the lowest average financial-aid awards of any racial or ethnic group in the U.S. Deborah Santiago, vice president of policy for Excelencia in Education; Elwood Farber, president of the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation; and Don Soifer, executive vice president of the Lexington Institute, participate. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 703/522-5828.

Governor’s luncheon — noon The Virginia Foundation for Research and Economic Education holds a luncheon with remarks by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, Virginia Democrat. Location: The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Contact: 804/285-6555.

Disaster response — 1:30 p.m. The Brookings Institution’s 21st-Century Defense Initiative holds a discussion, “9/11, Katrina and the Future of Interagency Disaster Response.” Adm. Thad W. Allen, commandant of the Coast Guard, and Carlos Pascual, vice president and director of foreign-policy studies at the Brookings Institution, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Gutierrez speech — 3 p.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks at a White House Faith-Based Initiative “Compassion in Action” round-table discussion. He will discuss the Commerce Department’s role in promoting economic development and community investment through public/private partnerships. Location: Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 450. Contact: 202/482-4883.

Poverty symposium — 3:30 p.m. The Community Action Partnership holds a symposium, “Poverty and Economic Security,” Jonathan London of the University of California at Davis and Jodi Epstein of the Center for Law and Social Policy participate. Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Md. Contact: 202/449-9777.

Gore lecture — 7 p.m. The George Washington University and Politics and Prose hold a lecture, “The Assault on Reason,” with author and former Vice President Al Gore, followed by a book signing. Location: GW, Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H streets Northwest. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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