- The Washington Times - Monday, June 2, 2008


9:50 a.m. - Presents a posthumous Medal of Honor at the White House to Pfc. Ross McGinnis of Knox, Pa.


12:30 p.m. -Speaks at the National Press Club’s Gerald R. Ford Foundation journalism awards luncheon.


8:30 a.m. - Commerce Department releases the April report on construction spending.


9 a.m. - Pentagon-Iraq briefing - Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Hammond, commanding general of Multi-National Division Baghdad and First Cavalry Division, provides a briefing from Iraq to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq. Location: Defense Department Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579. Contacts: 703/697-5131.


Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and release orders. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Meets at 5 p.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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


1 p.m.- Global warming - Senators preparing to debate climate-change legislation will be joined by business, labor, religious and conservation leaders to call for Senate action. Participants include Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer of California, John Kerry of Massachusetts, Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota; and Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent. Location: Senate swamp. Rain location: Mansfield Room, Capitol. Contact: 202/224-8832.

3 p.m.-GOP energy forum - The Senate Republican Conference will hold an energy forum to discuss rising fuel costs and ways Congress can promote clean-energy sources while easing the strain on family budgets and reducing dependence on foreign oil. Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, will lead the forum, which will hear from a panel of energy experts. Location: Room 325, Russell Senate Office Building. Contacts: 202/224-2764.


Biology Olympiad-all day - The Center for Excellence in Education holds the sixth annual USA Biology Olympiad National Finals. Location: George Mason University. Contacts: 703/448-9062, ext. 222.

Identity and democracy - noon - The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Defending Identity: Its Indispensable Role in Protecting Democracy,” with former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky. Location: Heritage Foundation, Allison Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/546-4400.

Voting IDs - 1 p.m. - The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a presentation on voting and identification, with Jim Harper of the Cato Institute, Bruce Schneier of BT Counterpane and Peter Swire of CAP. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/682-1611.

Source: Associated Press

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