- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 7, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Health care discussion — 9 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Nine Million Fewer Uninsured,” to explore methods of improving the estimates of the uninsured. Participants include Michael O’Grady, assistant secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services, Cathi Callahan of the Actuarial Research Corp., and Linda Giannarelli of the Urban Institute. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Immigration reform discussion — noon — Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and Americans for Tax Reform hold a discussion, “Immigration Reform: The Conservative Case for Change.” Participants include Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, Ed Goeas of the Tarrance Group, Tamar Jacoby of the Manhattan Institute, and John Gay of the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 212/599-7000.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends the funeral of Pope John Paul II in Vatican City. Returns to Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

5 p.m. — World Agricultural Outlook Board releases the global agricultural supply and demand estimates. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-0888.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting to receive the staff director’s report and the report of the Working Group on Reform, and to consider proposals for projects to be undertaken by the commission during fiscal 2005, fiscal 2006 and fiscal 2007. Location: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW. Room 540. Contact: 202/376-7700.

10 a.m. — National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities holds a meeting of the National Council on the Humanities advisory committee to review applications for financial support from the endowment and to make recommendations to the chairman. Location: Old Post Office Building, Room 507, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-8322.

3 p.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting by teleconference of the NASA Universe Exploration Strategic Roadmap Committee. Dial-in: 800/358-0735, pass code 8920561. Contact: 202/358-0441.

SENATE

Senate not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Adoption conference — all day — The National Council for Adoption holds the 25th Anniversary National Adoption Conference, “Much to Celebrate, Much More to Do.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 12:15 p.m. — Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, “The Congressional Adoption Agenda”

3:30 p.m. — Xiao Ying Chu, deputy director-general at the China Center of Adoption Affairs; Meng Gup, director of accounting at CCAA; Ling Tie, deputy director of the Document Reviewing Department 2 at CCAA; Youwei Zhang of the Document Reviewing Department 2 at CCAA; and Hongquan Wang of the Department of Liaison at CCAA, “Update from the China Center of Adoption Affairs.”

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/299-6633.

Eliminating the health gap — all day — The Congressional Black Caucus holds a conference, “CBC Health Braintrust — Strategizing for the Future — Budgets, Policies, and Politics: The instruments of a health disparities elimination movement.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Delegate Donna M.C. Christensen, Virgin Islands Democrat, delivers opening remarks

11:30 a.m. — Gretchen Borchelt of Physicians for Human Rights, Fredette West of the African American Health Alliance, Amanda Molk of the National Mental Health Association and Damon Dozier of the National Minority AIDS Council hold a discussion, “The Healthcare Equality and Accountability Act.” Contact: 202/2251790.

Conference — 8 a.m. — The Federal Reserve System holds its fourth Community Affairs Research Conference, “Promises and Pitfalls: As Consumer Finance Options Multiply, Who Is Being Served and at What Cost?” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 12:30 p.m. — Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, luncheon speaker

Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/452-2955.

Election discussion — 9 a.m. — The Progressive Policy Institute holds a discussion, “Are Parents the New Force in U.S. Politics?” to examines causes of the “Married Parent Gap” seen in the 2004 elections. Barbara Dafoe Whitehead of the National Marriage Project, Norman Rosenberg of Parents’ Action for Children and Will Marshall, president of PPI, participate. Location: PPI, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/547-0001.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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