- The Washington Times - Monday, June 14, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

10:30 a.m. Participates in a ceremony for the unveiling of the Clinton portraits, East Room, the White House. 3:50 p.m. Participates in a conversation on Medicare-approved prescription-drug discount cards, Liberty Community Center, Liberty, Mo.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Service releases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines. Topics include presentation on the report “Vaccines and Autism”; overview of the research on thimerosal by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. Location: Parklawn Building, Conference Rooms G and H, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville. Contact: 301/443-2124.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets 1 p.m. for morning business and 2 p.m. to consider the Defense Department authorization bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

3 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Thomas Fingar to be assistant secretary for intelligence and research at the State Department and Ralph Boyce to be ambassador to Thailand. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. to consider the Gasoline Price Reduction Act of 2004 Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

7 p.m. Armed Services Committee holds a markup of a resolution of inquiry requesting that the secretary of defense transmit to the House of Representatives any picture, photograph, video, communication or report produced in conjunction with any completed Department of Defense investigation conducted by Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba relating to prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib facility near Baghdad. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

GENERAL AGENDA

Career enhancement day — all day National Press Club Professional Affairs Committee holds a Career Enhancement Day at the club. Events begin 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 6:30 p.m. “Newsletter Reporters: Serious Newshounds or K Street Tools?”

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Russian media — noon The Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “The Dream of Public Television and the Reality of Russian Media.” Mikhail Fedotov of the Kennan Institute participates. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, sixth floor, auditorium, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4100.

Race and ethnicity — noon The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “New Scholarship in Race and Ethnicity — Multiple Identities and the Demands of Democratic Citizenship.” Edwina Barvosa-Carter of the University of California at Santa Barbara, David Gutierrez of the University of California at San Diego and Peter Spiro of the Hofstra University School of Law participate. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Afghanistan discussion — 1 p.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion on the transitional Islamic state of Afghanistan. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Andrew Natsios of the U.S. Agency for International Development participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Climate Stewardship Act — 1 p.m. The Small Business Survival Committee holds a conference-call briefing on the McCain-Lieberman Climate Stewardship Act and rising fuel costs. Karen Kerigan of the committee and Margo Thorning of the American Council for Capital Formation participate. Contact: 202/572-6231.

Nonproliferation address — 2 p.m. TheEisenhower Institute holds an address on nonproliferation accomplishments and opportunities posed by the evolving threats of the 21st century. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/586-4940.

Iceland’s economics — 4:30 p.m. TheAmerican Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Iceland’s Economic Performance.” Roger Bate and Veronique De Rugy of the AEI and Icelandic Prime Minister David Oddsson participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Afghanistan’s progress — 6:30 p.m. TheCenter for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Afghanistan Moves Forward.” Afghan President Hamid Karzai participates. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

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