- The Washington Times - Friday, July 17, 2009


8:30 a.m. - Hispanic leadership - The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute holds its Future Leaders Conference. Highlights: 9 a.m. Opening session with Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Florida Republican; and Mike Pence, Indiana Republican. 10 a.m. Panel on the role of the Millennial Generation in the economic integration of the Americas, with Reps. Henry Cuellar, Texas Democrat; Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican; and Albio Sires, New Jersey Democrat. 11:15 a.m. Panel discussion on “Democracy in the Americas: New Directions in the 21st Century,” with Rep. Eliot L. Engel, New York Democrat. Location: Capitol Visitor Center, auditorium. Contact: 202/244-0121.

9:15 a.m. - Medicare - The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on Medicare reform, focusing on how competitive pricing could produce greater budget savings and more efficiency, with Robert Coulam of Simmons College and Roger Feldman of University of Minnesota. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4870.

11 a.m. - Supreme Court - The Heritage Foundation hosts a forum, “Scholars and Scribes Review the Rulings: The Supreme Court’s 2008-2009 Term.” Highlights: 11 a.m. Panel I with Michael Carvin, former deputy assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel (1987-88); Miguel Estrada, former assistant to the solicitor general (1992-97); Neal Katyal, principal deputy solicitor general of the United States; and (moderator) Todd Gaziano, director of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Heritage Foundation. Noon Panel II with Lyle Denniston, reporter, SCOTUSblog.com; Quin Hillyer, senior editorial writer and columnist, The Washington Times; Juan Williams, news analyst, National Public Radio; and (moderator) Robert Alt, deputy director, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, Allison Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/546-4400.

Source: Associated Press

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