- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 20, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses traditional marriage in Cincinnati; attends a Republican National Committee fund-raiser in Indian Hill, Ohio.

VICE PRESIDENT

Discusses homeland security in Henderson, Nev.; attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser in Springfield, Mo.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4:15 p.m. Federal Reservereleases its 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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Servicesholds an open meeting of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 505A. Contact: 202/690-7694.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing on the nominations of Douglas McEthaney to be ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Aldona Wos to be ambassador to Estonia. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

3 p.m. —Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing on the nominations of Charles Untermeyer to be ambassador to Qatar and William Monroe to be ambassador to Bahrain. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for debate and at 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

5 p.m. Rules Committeeholds a meeting to formulate a rule on the fiscal 2005 Defense Department Appropriations Act. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Nonproliferation conference — all day Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a conference, “International Non-Proliferation.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 10:20 a.m. Mohamed ElBaradei of the International Atomic Energy Agency

11 a.m. —Linton Brooks of the National Nuclear Security Administration

11:40 a.m. —Hans Blix of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission

Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Newspaper conference — all day The Newspaper Association of America holds a conference, “Building Better Partnerships for Profit and Long-Term Success.” Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 703/902-1860.

Project Bioshield — 8 a.m. Equity International hosts a discussion, “Project Bioshield.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/756-2244.

Confronting anarchy — 8:30 a.m. New America Foundation and the Heinrich Boell Foundation hold a conference, “Confronting the Coming Anarchy: Are There Templates That Get Nation Building Right?” Participants include David Plotz of Slate.com, Patrick Cronin, former assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Hassan Mneimneh of the Iraq Foundation, Jim Pinkerton of the New America Foundation, and Helga Flores Trejo of the Heinrich Boell Foundation. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Preventing another Florida? — 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Preventing Another Florida: Will the Changes Make Things Better?”

Highlights — 10:15 a.m. — Dan Keating of The Washington Post, Mark Seibel of Knight-Ridder, John Lott of AEI, Philip Klinkner of Hamilton College, Ilya Somin of George Mason University, and James Garand of Louisiana State University, “Who Won the Election and Whose Votes Weren’t Counted?”

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Laos forum — 11:30 p.m. — The U.S. Congressional forum on Laos and the Center for Public Policy Analysis co-host a panel discussion and policy luncheon on growing opposition to the McCollum-Crane Normalized Trade Relations Bill and increased persecution and ethnic cleansing of Hmong civilians, veterans and Christians in Laos. Location: Montpelier Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 100 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/543-1444.

Health reform — 12:15 p.m. Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured hold a press conference on “The Olmstead Decision Five Years Later: How Has it Affected Health Services and the Civil Rights of Individuals with Disabilities?” Participants include Eileen Elias of the Health and Human Services Department Office on Disability, plaintiff’s attorney Michael Gottesman, and Tim Westmoreland of Georgetown University. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2300 or 202/347-5270.

Exiting Iraq — 12:30 p.m. Cato Institute holds a discussion, “Exiting Iraq: Why the U.S. Must End the Military Occupation and Renew the War against al Qaeda.” Participants include Christopher Preble of the Cato Institute, Anatol Lieven of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

HUD budget cuts — 2 p.m. National Alliance of HUD Tenants holds a rally to protest budget cuts that are forcing families out of Section 8 subsidized homes. Location: Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 617/233-1885 or 202/361-8581.

U.S. engagement — 3 p.m. Organization of American States holds an address on the importance of U.S. engagement in the Western Hemisphere. Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, participates. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.

Space walk — 4:30 p.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a discussion on a space walk next week to restore power to a gyroscope that helps control the International Space Station’s orientation in orbit. Participants include Mike Suffredini of the International Space Station, Matt Abbott of NASA, and John Curry and Paul Boehm of ISS Extravehicular Activity. Location: NASA TV question and answer capability at NASA Headquarters, James Webb Auditorium, 300 E St. NW. Contact: 202/358-4769.

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