- The Washington Times - Monday, May 5, 2008


No scheduled events.


FLOOR SCHEDULE 12:30 p.m. FLOOR SCHEDULE Meets for morning business, and at 2 p.m. for legislative business.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS 10 a.m. OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM Full Committee. Hearing on the lack of hospital emergency surge capacity. Location: Room 2154, Rayburn.


9 a.m. AMERICAN FREEDOM Freedom House hosts a discussion, “Today’s American: How Free?” Presentation: Stuart Eizenstat, vice chairman of the board of trustees, Freedom House. Commentary by: Bob Edward, XM Satellite Radio Host; and Arch Puddington and Thomas O. Melia, co-editors of “Today’s American: How Free?” Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge. Contact: Laura Ingalls, 202/747-7035 Notes: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Please RSVP with contact.

9:30 a.m. MIGRATION The Phillips Collection holds a media preview for a new exhibit, “The Great American Epic: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series.” Location: 1600 21st St. NW. Contact: Shira Pinsker, 202/387-2151, Ext 220

10 a.m. BURJANADZE-GEORGIA Mrs. Nino Burjanadze, president of the Parliament of Georgia, addresses a National Press Club afternoon newsmaker. Topic: Tensions between Georgia and Russia Regarding Abkhazia and South Ossetia and new Georgian Peace Initiatives. Location: National Press Club. Contact: Peter Hickman, 202/662-7540

11:30 a.m. NATURALIZATION CEREMONY USCIS sponsors a naturalization ceremony for 26 new citizens, including six military members. Location: National Mall. at the tent between 4th and 7th streets. Contact: Chris Thatigan, 202/272-1297

12 p.m. SHADOW COMMITTEE The Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee holds a news briefing to discuss the financial services industry. Location: 12th floor, AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: Sara Huneke, 202/862-4870

12:15 p.m. RUSSIA The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion with Nikolai Petrov, Masha Lipman, and Michael McFaul on former President Putin’s impact on political institutions and the implications for President-elect Medvedev. Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: Jessica Jennings, 202/939-2265

1 p.m. ILLEGAL IVORY The Care for the Wild International conservation group releases a report identifying the U.S. as one of the world’s leading ivory markets. Location: National Press Club. Contact: Christine Wolf, 240/350-5000

4:30 p.m. SMITHSONIAN News conference following the meeting of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents. Location: 2nd floor Secretary’s meeting room, Smithsonian Castle. Contact: Linda St. Thomas, 202/633-5188

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