- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 10, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Boardreleases 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 a.m. Veterans Affairs Departmentholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War. Topics include a review of committee reports and the period for former POW veterans and/or the public to address the committee. Location: 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Room 446. Contact: 202/273-7210.

8:30 a.m. —Agency for Healthcare Research and Qualityholds the first meeting of the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group, to discuss organizational issues. Location: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville. Contact: 202/260-7251.

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting of the Office of Pesticide Programs’ Environmental Fate and Effects Division Exposure Modeling Work Group, on “Pesticides in the Air” and will include presentations on pesticide volatilization from soil, pesticide spray drift and pesticide in rainwater. Location: 1126 Crystal Mall No. 2, 1801 S. Bell St., Arlington. Contact: 703/305-6309.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business and 3 p.m. to consider the Iraq and Afghanistan supplemental appropriations bill and nomination of Paul Crotty to be U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing on the nomination of John R. Bolton to be U.S. representative to the United Nations. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2 p.m. —Armed Servicesemerging threats and capabilities subcommittee holds a hearing on the Chemical Demilitarization Program of the Defense Department in review of the fiscal 2006 defense budget. Michael W. Wynne, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, Defense Department; and Claude M. Bolton Jr., assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, testify. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Rebuilding the United States Army — all day American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference, “Rebuilding the United States Army: The Future of America’s Land Forces.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Gen. Peter Schoomaker, chief of staff, U.S. Army, participates. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Governing nuclear weapons — all day The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Governing Nuclear Weapons: Addressing Political Control, Military Prerogatives and Scientific Lobbies.” Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — Walter Slocombe, former defense undersecretary for policy, keynote speaker

Alexei Arbatov, Institute for World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, and Avner Cohen, Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland, participate. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/663-5941, 202/663-5626.

Tax-time burdens — 9 a.m. Urban Institute holds a discussion, “Can Tax Time Be Less Burdensome?” Lorrie Brown, economist, state of Washington Department of Revenue; and Nina Olson, national taxpayer advocate, Internal Revenue Service, participate. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-7200.

OAS special session — 10 a.m. — Organization of American States holds a special session to elect a new secretary-general for the hemispheric organization. Location: OAS, Hall of the Americas, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.

“Silent Service” ceremony — 10 a.m. U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation holds a wreath-laying ceremony for the “Silent Service” and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation. Rear Adm. Raymond Michael Klein, USN, deputy director, Submarine Warfare, and Edward Walker Jr., acting president and CEO, U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, participate. Location: Navy Memorial, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/380-0718.

Rollover crashes — 11:30 a.m. — Public Citizen holds a press conference to release an analysis of data showing that most deaths and injuries that occur in rollover crashes are caused by the roof crushing in on the side farthest from the rollover point. Location: Public Citizen, 1600 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/588-7742 or 202/588-7759.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict — noon The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Ending the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” Ami Ayalon, retired chief of the Israeli navy and former director of the General Security Services, participates. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/785-1141.

Free-trade conference — 4 p.m. Agriculture Coalition for CAFTA-DR holds a news conference to advocate passage of the free trade agreement with Central America and the Dominican Republic (CAFTA-DR). Dial-in capability, 866/793-1307. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and J.B. Penn, undersecretary for farm and foreign agriculture services, participate. Location: Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, Horizon Ballroom, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-7001.

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