- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 2, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in the presentation of the first game ball of the 2003 National Football League season, in the Oval Office.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Departmentreleases figures on the auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reservereleases weekly reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

5 p.m. —American Petroleum Institutereleases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

3 p.m. Internal Revenue Serviceholds a meeting by teleconference of the Area 2 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (including Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia), to discuss improving IRS customer service. Location: none. Contact: 888/912-1227 or 954/423-7977.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 9:30 a.m. to consider the fiscal 2004 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Intergovernment relationships — 9 a.m. National League of Cities holds a round-table discussion, “The Unraveling Federal-State-Local Relationship.” Participants include Henry Cisneros, former Housing and Urban Development secretary and former San Antonio mayor; Margy Waller of the Brookings Institution; D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams; Barbara Sard of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Paul Posner of the General Accounting Office; and John DeStefano of the NLC. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/626-3003.

Haitian detainees — 9:45 a.m. TransAfrica Forum holds a discussion on issues shaping U.S. policy toward Haitian detainees. Actor Danny Glover and Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree participate. Location: American University, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/223-1960.

NFL festival — 10 a.m. National Football League sponsors the second annual Football Festival, with exhibitions and activities throughout the day. Location: The National Mall (between Seventh and 14th streets NW). Contact: 212/450-2000.

Honors ceremony — 10:45 a.m. Running Strong for American Indian Youth and the Smithsonian Institution hold a program to honor Billy Mills, former Olympic gold medalist and spokesman for the Running Strong organization, which works to instill character, dignity and pride in Indian youths.

Highlights — 10:45 a.m. Honorees arrive at the welcome center on Independence Avenue between Third and Fourth streets SW, and depart for “Our Universes” gallery at the National Museum of the American Indian.

11 a.m. —Mr. Mills is presented with a Sauninga Pendleton blanket and delivers remarks, followed by press availability.

Locations: as noted above. Contact: 202/257-5129.

Lieberman health plan — 11 a.m. — Joe2004 holds a news briefing on the health care plan of Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, with the 2004 presidential candidate in attendance. Location: Broad Acres Elementary School, 710 Beacon Road, Silver Spring. Contact: 703/894-2032.

Ridge speech — noon American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds an address by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Israel lecture — 12:30 p.m. The Palestine Center holds a lecture, “The Americanization of Israel and the Israelization of American Foreign Policy.” Marwan Bishara of the American University of Paris participates. Location: Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1325.

Labor law — 12:45 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to discuss an amendment to block a Bush administration proposal to reduce overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, participates. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3254.

National service — 1 p.m. Voices for AmeriCorps holds a 100-hour national town meeting with around-the-clock testimony from more than 500 people about the importance and impact of national service. Expected participants include Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; Reps. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican, and Harold E. Ford, Jr., Tennessee Democrat; and David Gergen, former presidential adviser. Location: 1 to 7 p.m. at 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building; 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. at the Hall of States, 444 N. Capitol St. Contact: voicesforamericorp@saveamericorp.org.

Pharmaceutical trade — 2 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Pharmaceutical Products, Trips, and the Doha Round: What are the Stakes?” Participants include Rubens Barbosa, Brazilian ambassador to the United States; Amir Attaran and Michael Kremer of Harvard University; and Claude E. Barfield and John E. Calfee of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

CIA directors — 7 p.m. — International Spy Museum presents “CIA Directors: Working Under Fire.” A panel of CIA analysts discusses directing the agency under constant scrutiny, confronting public criticism and political battles in the most turbulent of times. Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-2843.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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