- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 31, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysisreleases figures on personal income and outlays for February. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

10 a.m. —Bureau of the Censusreleases figures on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for February. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Occupational Safety and Health Administration holds a meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. Topics include exposure monitoring information on beryllium and silica, shipyard practices on the control of hazardous energy and analyses of accident causation data. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-2086.

9 a.m. —Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servicesholds a meeting of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Technical Advisory Group to review regulations affecting hospital and physician responsibilities under the act. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 410/786-5320.

9 a.m. —Federal Aviation Administrationholds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 205 on software considerations. Location: Mitre Corp., 7525 Colshire Drive, Building 1, south lobby entrance, McLean. Contact: 703/883-5356.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate will reconvene at 2 p.m. Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Arab studies — all day Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Center for Contemporary Arab Studies holds a discussion, “Arab Studies: A Critical Review.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW., Intercultural Conference Center. Contact: 202/687-6215.

Breakfast discussion — 8:30 a.m. National Press Club holds a breakfast discussion, “The Capital Highway — Cruising Along or Dangerous Curves,” to mark the eighth annual Capital Markets Overview. William Norton of Northwestern Mutual and Martin Kamm of Spaulding and Slye Colliers International participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/966-8665.

Medical malpractice — 9:15 a.m. TheAmerican Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Is there a Crisis in Medical Malpractice?: New Evidence from Texas.” Bernard Black of the University of Texas and David Hyman of the University of Illinois participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Energy efficiency — 10 a.m. TheHouse and Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucuses hold a press briefing with BP senior technical managers to highlight the insights gained from its worldwide hydrogen and renewable and alternative fuels programs; discuss its recent progress in advanced biofuels, solar energy, hydrogen and fuel-cell activities in the United States and Europe; and make observations on cost strategies for hydrogen production and delivery. Carol Battershell from the BP London office, and Todd Foley, Maria Curry-Nkansah, Steve Cook and Girgio Zola from BP Solar, Chicago, participate. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3700; 202/224-9413; or 202/225-2161.

Rally — noon AFL-CIO holds a rally to challenge Charles Schwab, Wachovia and other Wall Street firms to withdraw their support for privatizing Social Security. John Sweeney of AFL-CIO participates. Location: 1845 K St. NW. Contact: 202/637-5018.

Book discussion — noon TheCato Institute holds a book discussion, “The Korean Conundrum: America’s Troubled Relations with North and South Korea.” Co-author Ted Galen Carpenter, of the institute, participates. Location: B-354 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Saving money — 12:30 p.m. TheNew America Foundation holds a luncheon program, “Expanding Savings and Ownership: Low-Cost Solutions to the National Savings Problem.” Fred Goldberg, lawyer with Skadden, Arps; Peter Tufano of Harvard Business School; and Jennifer Tescher of the Center for Financial Services Innovations participate. Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Sleep disorders — 1 p.m. TheNational Institutes of Health holds a discussion, “Sleep Disorders in Women.” Kathryn Lee of the University of California and Terry Young of the University of Wisconsin participate. Location: Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/402-1770.

Conference-call briefing — 2:45 p.m. TheAgriculture Department holds a conference-call briefing from Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss U.S. trade promotion efforts at the 27th Cairns Group Ministerial Meeting. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns; J.B. Penn, undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services; and Alan Johnson, chief agriculture negotiator for the U.S. trade representative, participate. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Regulating bloggers — 3 p.m. The Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus holds a discussion, “McCain-Feingold in Cyberspace: How Much Should Bloggers and the Internet be Regulated?” to look at the Federal Election Commission’s “Notice of Proposed Rule Making” and its implications for political campaigning on the Internet. Mike Cornfield of the Pew Internet and American Life Project, FEC Chairman Scott Thomas and Mike Krempasky, blogger for redstate.org, participate. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/638-4370.

Role of electricity in contemporary life — 4 p.m. Library of Congress holds a discussion, “The Role of Electricity in Contemporary Life.” Derrick Dekerckhove of the library participates. Location: Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1639, 202/707-2692.

Islam discussion — 6:30 p.m. World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C., holds a discussion, “No God but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam.” Reza Aslan, writer and scholar of comparative religions, and Jon Alterman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies participate. Location: CSIS, Level B-1, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/293-1051.

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