- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 30, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes remarks at a White House reception commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

VICE PRESIDENT

12:30 p.m. Delivers remarks at the D-Day Museum in New Orleans. — 6:30 p.m. Attends a fund-raiser for Calder Clay, Republican candidate for the House, at the Wilson Convention Center in Macon, Ga.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on construction for May. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10:30 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly natural gas storage report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. —National Advisory Council on Indian Education holds a meeting to discuss the presidential executive order 13336 on American Indian and Alaska Native education. Location: Education Department, Room 1W103, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/260-1454.

9 a.m. — Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a meeting to discuss mental health systems transformation and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework Initiative. Location: Hilton Washington Embassy Row Hotel, Ambassador Room, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-7016.

9:30 a.m. Export-Import Bankholds a board of directors meeting to consider the adoption of Ex-Im Bank’s revised environmental procedures and guidelines and the nuclear procedures and guidelines. Location: Ex-Im Bank, Room 1143, 811 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/565-3957.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. Independence Day recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Rally — all day Common Cause and Mobilizing America’s Youth hold a rally to culminate a two-week “march” across America to mobilize the nation’s youth. Events begin at 11 a.m.

Highlights — 2 p.m. Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry MacAuliffe, political satirist Bill Strauss and author Sean Beale are keynote speakers.Location: Mall, between Third Street and the Capitol Reflecting Pool. Contact: 202/294-4100.

Right to life — all day The National Right to Life Committee Inc. holds its 32nd annual convention. Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. Kay Coles James of the Office of Personnel Management, “Infinite Possibilities — A Special Tribute to President Reagan”

Location: Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/626-8825.

Folklife festival — all day Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage hosts the 2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival through Sunday. Events begin at 11 a.m. and run to 9 p.m. Themes include “Water Ways: Past, Present and Future of Maritime Communities in the Mid-Atlantic,” “Haiti: Freedom and Creativity from the Mountains to the Sea” and “Music in Latino Culture: Nuestra Musica.”

Location: Mall between Seventh and 14th streets. No contact number.

Transparency law in Mexico — 8:30 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “One Year of the Transparency Law in Mexico.” Maria Marvan Laborde of the Federal Institute of Access to Public Information participates. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Consumer fireworks — 10 a.m. Health and safety advocates hold a press conference to call for a ban on consumer fireworks. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/824-1506, 202/360-9778, 202/824-1588 or 202/824-1566.

National Equity Center — 10 a.m. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education hold a press conference to announce the National Equity Center, which will provide training opportunities in civil rights for students and teachers. John Jackson, NAACP director of education, and NAFEO President Lezli Baskerville participate. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 410/580-5760.

Civil rights — 10:30 a.m. Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: A One-Year Review.” Participants include Daniel Sutherland of the Homeland Security Department and Paul Rosenzweig of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Free enterprise — noon National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting, “Can the Tide Turn?” on free enterprise around the world. Raghuram Rajan of the International Monetary Fund participates. Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/493-8824.

Tax laws — 5 p.m. — District of Columbia Bar Association holds a discussion, “Making the Capitol Connection” on the process of how tax laws are developed and promulgated. Tom Echsenschlager, AICP vice president on taxation, participates. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/737-4700, Ext. 262.

Dangers of “Condo-nization’ — 6:30 p.m. Empower holds a discussion, “‘Condo-nization’ Could Make You Homeless.” Location: Reeves Center Community Room, 14th and U streets NW, second floor. Contact: 202/234-9119.

Juvenile justice — 6:45 p.m. The Social Action and Leadership School for Activists holds a discussion, “D.C. Dilemmas in Juvenile Justice: Inside and Out.” Location: Institute for Policy Studies, 733 15th St. NW, Suite 1020. Contact: 202/234-9382.

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