- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 26, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses health information technology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland

VICE PRESIDENT

In Poland for observances marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz and Birkenau World War II-era death camps.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the air-travel price index, third quarter 2004. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10:30 a.m. Bureau of Industry and Security holds a meeting of the Materials Technical Advisory Committee to review chemical-weapons convention schedules. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues NW. Contact: 202/482-2583.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Health conference — all day Families USA holds a conference, “Health Action 2005.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, and Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, and Bob Ross, California Endowment, opening plenary session

1 p.m. —Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, “Expanding Health Coverage to America’s Children”

2:15 p.m. —Rep. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat, “The Mother of All Medicaid Fights,” closed to the media

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-3030.

Medicare modernization — all day National Academy of Social Insurance holds a conference, “Medicare Modernization in a Polarized Environment: Facing the Challenges.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican, “Goals of the Medicare Modernization Act and the Congressional Outlook in 2005”

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/452-8097.

Sudan press conference — 9:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a press conference on their trip to the Darfur region of Sudan. Reps. Ed Royce, California Republican; Jim McDermott, Washington Democrat; Barbara Lee, California Democrat; Diane Watson, California Democrat; and Betty McCollum, Minnesota Democrat; along with Don Cheadle, star of the film “Hotel Rwanda,” participate. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4111 or 202/607-3683.

Judicial Watch briefing — 10:45 a.m. Judicial Watch holds a press briefing after oral arguments in the case against the Cheney energy task force. Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch participates. Location: Steps of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse, 333 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/646-5197.

State of working families — noon National Economists Club holds a luncheon discussion, “The State of Working Families in America 2004-2005.” Jared Bernstein, Economic Policy Institute, participates. Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building, sixth floor, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 703/493-8824.

“God on the Quad” — noon Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion, “God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation are Changing America.” Author Naomi Schaefer Riley and Jennifer Marshall of Heritage participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Tsunami aftermath — noon American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law holds a discussion, “Actions, Reactions and Transformation: The Aftermath of the Tsunami.” Location: AU WCL, Room 602, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4180.

Finance-industry briefing — 12:30 p.m. Mortgage Bankers Association holds a press briefing, “State of the Real Estate Finance Industry.” Michael Petrie, MBA chairman; Jonathan Kempner, MBA president; Doug Duncan, MBA chief economist; and Kurt Pfotenhauer, MBA vice president, participate. Location: MBA, 1919 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/557-2727 or 202/557-2871.

Real estate meeting — 1:15 p.m. Real Estate Roundtable holds a State of the Industry meeting. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow participates. Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/639-8400.

Japan-U.S. alliance — 4 p.m. Asia Society Washington Center holds a discussion, “Japan-U.S. Alliance and Japan’s Role in the Asian Region,” as part of its Contemporary Affairs Series. Nobukatsu Kanehara, Embassy of Japan, participates. Location: Japanese Information and Cultural Center, Lafayette Center III, 1155 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Iraqi nationalism — 6 p.m. Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service Center for Contemporary Arab Studies hosts a lecture, “Iraqi Nationalism and the American Occupation.” Juan Cole, University of Michigan, participates. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW, Intercultural Conference Center. Contact: RSVP required; 202/687-6215.

U.S. economy challenges — 7 p.m. Technology Management Education Association holds a discussion, “How to Meet the New Challenges to the U.S. Economy: The Role of Science, Technology and Management.” Benjamin Wu, Commerce Department; Charles Evans, National Innovation Initiative; and Johanna Sengers, National Institute of Standards and Technology, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 201/216-5550.

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