- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 3, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-charted 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 Public Health and Science holds a meeting of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee. Topics include the state of knowledge and research about the epidemiology and risk factors relating to chronic fatigue syndrome, and identifying potential opportunities in these areas; and current and proposed diagnosis and treatment methods for chronic fatigue syndrome. Location: Department of Health and Human Services, Room 800, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-7694.

11 a.m. —Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for the 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference to continue preparations for the conference. Location: FCC, Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-7501.

1 p.m. —Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Ad Hoc Committee, on lessening the burden for individuals and to develop recommendations for IRS systemic changes. See contact for dial-in information. Location: None given. Contact: 888/912-1227.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. No roll-call votes. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on strategic forces and nuclear weapons issues in review of the fiscal 2006 defense budget. (Hearing will adjourn into a closed session in 232-A RSOB.) Gen. James Cartwright, commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Linton Brooks, administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, to testify.

Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House will meet next at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Spring legislative conference — all day National Association of Conservation Districts holds its spring legislative conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 8:30 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, “Private Lands Conservation Priorities in 2005 for USDA.”

Location: Washington Court Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/547-6223.

Tax conference — all day Tax Executives Institute holds its 55th midyear conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Mark Everson, commissioner, Internal Revenue Service

12:45 p.m. —Treasury Secretary John W. Snow

Location: Grand Hyatt hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/638-560.

Pakistan education reform — all day The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Reforming Education in Pakistan: Constraints and Opportunities.” Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlight — 9:30 a.m. Ambassador Jehangir Karamat of Pakistan, introductory remarks

Location: SAIS, Rome Building, auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/663-5722 or 202/663-5626.

ADL conference — all day Anti-Defamation League holds its national commission meeting and national leadership conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 11 a.m. Rep. Chet Edwards, Texas Democrat, and Hollyn Hollman, general counsel, Baptist Joint Committee, “Church-State Separation: Protecting the Wall.”

12:30 p.m. —Colin L. Powell, former secretary of state, receives the ADL’s America’s Democratic Legacy Award

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: Credentialed media only; 202/776-9109 or 917/544-2342.

U.S.-Japan alliance — 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Revitalization of the U.S.-Japan Alliance.” Nobukatsu Kanehara, Embassy of Japan; Andrew Shearer, Embassy of Australia; Balbina Hwang, Heritage Foundation; and Daniel Blumenthal, AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Israel Project briefing — 10:30 a.m. The Israel Project holds a conference call briefing with Israeli Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Location: None given. Contact: RSVP to 202/857-6644.

Fuel-storage opposition — noon Public Citizen and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service hold a press conference to highlight united opposition to the proposed private fuel storage on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah, 45 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. Tom Goldtooth, executive director, Indigenous Environmental Network, Bemidji, Minn., participates. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/454-5174 or 202/328-0002, Ext. 14.

Book discussion — 2:30 p.m. New America Foundation and the Brookings Institution hold a book discussion, “The Life of Economist John Kenneth Galbraith.” Richard Parker, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and author; Ted Halstead, president, New America Foundation; E.J. Dionne, The Washington Post; and Henry Aaron, Brookings, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/986-4901, 202/797-6105.

Ukrainian president discussion — 3 p.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a discussion with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, and members of the Ukrainian Cabinet, for President Yushchenko’s first major address to the American business community. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Detainee treatment — 4:15 p.m. Georgetown University holds a discussion on the treatment of detainees during U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. David Cole, professor of law, GU; Viet Dinh, professor of law, GU, and former assistant attorney general; Neal Katyal, counsel for detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan; and Catherine Lotrionte, counsel to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, participate. Location: Georgetown University, Intercultural Center, Auditorium, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Population briefing — 4:30 p.m. The Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, Population Connection, Audubon Society, Population Action International and the Izaak Walton League of America hold a press briefing on population, international family planning and the environment. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat; Rep. Mark Steven Kirk, Illinois Republican; and Jane Goodall, Jane Goodall Institute and U.N. Messenger of Peace, participate. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/675-6279.

Voice services — 6:30 p.m. NPC High-Tech Committee holds a discussion, “Voice Over Internet Protocol: Leading the Charge for Change in the Voice Services Market.” Ed Cameron, Agriculture Department Rural Utility Service; and Jeffrey Citron, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer, Vonage, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: Reservations required, 202/662-7129.

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