- The Washington Times - Monday, February 23, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with governors from the National Governors Association.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4:15 p.m. Federal Reservereleases its weekly foreign 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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs Departmentholds a meeting of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses. Location: VA, 811 Vermont Ave. NW. Room 819. Contact: 202/273-5031.

9:30 a.m. —Food and Drug Administrationholds a meeting of the Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee to discuss a premarket notification submission for a thrombectomy device. Location: Hilton Washington North/Gaithersburg, Ballroom Salons A, B, C and D, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-1184.

11 a.m. —International Trade Commissionholds a meeting for a briefing and vote on outboard engines from Japan (Invoice No. 731-TA-1069). Location: 500 E St. SW. Room 101. Contact: 202/205-2000.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket No. 02-857: Household Credit Services Inc. v. Pfennig

Docket No. 02-1657: Scarborough v. Principi

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at noon to consider the medical malpractice bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Governmental affairs conference — all day Credit Union National Association holds the 2004 Governmental Affairs Conference.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve chairman

11 a.m. —Treasury Secretary John W. Snow

Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/508-6764 or 202/262-3712 or 202-508/6765 or 301/728-4300.

Development of space — all day National Academies’ Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board holds a meeting on “Technology for Commercialization and Human/Robotic Exploration and Development of Space.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Neil Armstrong, spacecraft commander of Apollo 11; David Goldston, chief of staff for the House Science Committee; Wesley Huntress of the Carnegie Institute of Washington; David Longston of the Space Enterprise Council; Gary Martin of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and Donna Shirley of the University of Oklahoma, “Rationale for Human and Robotic Space Exploration”

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1616.

911 Institute forum — all day National Emergency Number Association, E-911 Institute hosts the “911 Goes to Washington Critical Issues Forum,” Michael Powell, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, participates. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 100 H St. NW. Contact: 202/715-1520 or 202/715-1537.

Midyear Legislative Conference — all day National Association of State Departments of Agriculture holds its 2004 Midyear Legislative Conference.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican and chairman of the Special Committee on Aging

2 p.m. —Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman, keynote address, Agriculture Department, 1400 Independence Ave. SW

Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW, or as noted above. Contact: 202/296-9680.

Antitrust remedies — 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “European and American Approaches to Antitrust Remedies and the Institutional Design of Regulation in Telecommunications.” Damien Geradin of the University of Liege and College of Europe, Gregory Sidak of the AEI and David Sibley of the Justice Department participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Homeland Security Department — 10 a.m. George Washington University hosts an address on the first anniversary of the Homeland Security Department. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge participates. Location: GW, Media and Public Affairs Building, Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-8110.

Genetically engineered DNA — 10 a.m. The Union of Concerned Scientists holds a news conference to release research on contamination from genetically engineered DNA. Margaret Mellon of the Union of Concerned Scientists, Frederick Kirschenmann of Iowa State University and Jane Rissler of the Union of Concerned Scientists participate. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/223-6133.

Nader presidential race — 10 a.m. — Nader 2004 Exploratory Committee holds a news conference on the issues in this year’s presidential race. Ralph Nader, consumer activist and presidential candidate, participates. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/265-4000.

AIDS relief plan — 10:30 a.m. — Health and Human Services Department and the State Department hold a news briefing to release the five-year strategy for the president’s emergency plan for AIDS relief. Participants include Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Eandall Tobias, global AIDS coordinator. Location: Briefing Room, State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-0001 or 202/647-2492.

Taiwan elections — noon Brookings Institution and the Center for Strategic and International Studies host a panel discussion, “Taiwan Elections 2004,” to examine Taiwan’s March 20 presidential election. Location: Asia Society, 1800 K St. NW. B-1 Conference Center Level. Contact: 202/883-2742.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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