- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 1, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials/State Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Issues Research and Evaluation Group Working Committee on Water Quality and Pesticide Disposal. Topics include: results of state Water Quality Protection District issue reporting system; Office of Pesticide Programs/Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance budget cuts. Implications for pesticide field programs and state pesticide programs; and performance measures: EPA’s plans and state roles. Location: Doubletree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/605-0195.

8:30 a.m. —National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research to receive the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development director’s report and an update on the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program. Location: Holiday Inn Silver Spring, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Contact: 301/402- 4206.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session; spring recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a field hearing, “How Can the Federal Government Support Local and State Initiatives to Protect Citizens and Communities Against Drug-Related Violence and Witness Intimidation?” Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele and Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley testify. Location: University of Maryland School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

AHA membership meeting — all day American Hospital Association holds its annual membership meeting. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlight — 2:30 p.m. Gov. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat, and Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt discuss the future of health care information technology.

Location: Hilton Washington Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-2963.

Spring meeting — all day Association for Advanced Life Underwriting holds its 2005 spring meeting. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 10 a.m. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow delivers remarks.

Location: Marriott Park Wardman Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/641-9400.

Pharmacists conference — all day National Community Pharmacists Association holds its 37th annual Conference on National Legislation and Government Affairs. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 12:20 p.m. Mark McClellan, administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Matt Salo, director, Health and Human Services Committee, National Governors Association; and Jeffrey Schmidt, deputy director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, participate. Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 703/838-2686.

March commemoration — 9:45 a.m. Millions More Movement holds a press conference to kick off a rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March. Events begin at 9:45 a.m.

Highlight — 7 p.m. Official Kickoff Rally, Ebenezer AME Church, 7077 Allentown Road, Ft. Washington. Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam; Willie Wilson, Union Temple Baptist Church; the Rev. Al Sharpton, former Democratic presidential candidate, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/291-6435, 202/544-0628.

Judicial-nomination strategy — 10 a.m. Progress for America holds a press conference to outline its targeted judicial-nomination strategy, including broadcast television and grass-roots campaigns. Brian McCabe, president, PFA; Benjamin Ginsberg, chief counsel, Bush-Cheney 2004 and PFA adviser; and Wendy Long, legal counsel, Judicial Confirmation Network, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/572-6231.

Secretary election — 10 a.m. Organization of American States holds a special session to elect a new secretary-general. Jose Miguel Insulza, interior minister, Chile, and Luis Ernesto Derbez, foreign secretary, Mexico, participate. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.

Safety week — 10 a.m. Labor Department holds a press conference to kick off North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. Jonathan Snare, acting OSHA administrator; Gene Barfield, president, American Society of Safety Engineers; and Art Nordholm, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, participate. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 847/768-3413.

Terrorism discussion — 11:30 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Terrorism: A Global Threat.” Jose Bono Martinez, Spanish defense minister, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Amber Alert — noon Victims’ Rights Foundation holds a press conference to announce a nationwide campaign to raise $50,000 for the Amber Alert Plan, a response to the recent deaths of children at the hands of predators. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/212-4141.

Muslim youth — 12:30 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds a meeting focusing on where and why Muslim youths are turning to radical Islam. Mamoun Fandy, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy; Rick Little, ImagineNations Group; and Barbara Slavin, USA Today, participate. Location: Council on Foreign Relations, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP required, 212/434-9716.

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