- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 12, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

11:05 a.m. — Meets with Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor in the Oval Office. 1:45 p.m. — Delivers remarks on the Medicare prescription drug benefit at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysisreleases the U.S. international trade in goods and services data for February 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Securities and Exchange Commissionholds a meeting by teleconference of the Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies to consider the exposure draft of the committee’s final report. Location: None given. Contact: 202/551-3260.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. Easter recess. The Senate next meets at 2 p.m. April 24. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Easter recess. The House next meets at 2 p.m. April 25. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Leadership summit — all day The National Minority Health Month Foundation and the American Medical Association hold the Third Annual Leadership Summit on Health Disparities. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Rita Louard of Montefiore Medical Center, “Ethnic Disparities in Diabetic Complications”

2:45 p.m. — Josie Williams of the AMA, “Pay for Performance Measures: Building Performance Measures for Physician Quality Improvement: A Step Toward Better Care for All Populations”

Location: The Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/223-7560.

Global travel — all day The World Travel and Tourism Council holds the Global Travel and Tourism Summit. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 7:30 a.m. — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivers remarks.

9 a.m. —Destination Stories: Sharing Knowledge and Looking Ahead”

11:15 a.m. — “Open Mind, Open World”

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/218-3640.

Peruvian elections — 8:30 a.m. The Inter-American Dialogue holds a discussion on the results and implications of the April 9 Peruvian presidential and congressional elections. Location: The Inter-American Dialogue, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-9002.

Ukraine’s election — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion on “Ukraine’s Parliamentary Election: Who Won? Who Lost?” Taras Kuzio, visiting professor at the George Washington University; and Jan Maksymiuk, regional analyst for Belarus and Ukraine at RFE/RL, participate. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Tax discussion — 9 a.m. The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center holds a discussion on “Giving Credit Where Credit is Due? The Tax System and Low Income Households.” Jodie Allen of Pew Research; Lily Batchelder of the New York University School of Law, participate. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-7200.

NAFTA expansion — 10 a.m. Public Citizen holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 10 a.m., to discuss opposition to North American Free Trade Agreement expansion in Peru. Lori Wallach of Public Citizen; Javier Mujica of the Center for Labor Studies; Monsignor Pedro Barreto, archbishop of Huancayo, Peru; and Pedro Francke of the Civil Society Forum on Health, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/454-5108.

OAS address — 10 a.m. The Organization of American States hosts an address by Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo. OAS Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza participates. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.

Medicare enrollment — 10 a.m. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services hold a press conference in advance of “Medicare Rx Get Enrolled Week.” CMS Administrator Mark McClellan; Mary Grealy, president of the Health Care Leadership Council; Carla Diggs Smith of the National Medical Association; and Gary Ferguson of the American Viewpoint, participate. Location: The Columbus Club, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/745-5113.

Fulbright recipient — 11 a.m. The Fulbright Association holds a ceremony to honor former President Bill Clinton with the Fulbright Prize for International Understanding. Location: International Monetary Fund headquarters, Conference Hall, 720 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/347-5543.

Radical republic — noon The Middle East Institute holds a discussion with Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff of the State Department, on “Is America a Radical Republic.” Location: MEI, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Evangelists and U.S. foreign policy — 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on “Evangelists and U.S. Foreign Policy.” Ronald Sider of Evangelicals for Social Action and James Skillen of the Center for Public Justice participate. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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