- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 18, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Service releases its crop progress reports. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve releases its weekly reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered 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. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council. Topics include doctor regulations, privacy issues and other matters. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 800. Contact: 410/786-3379.

10 a.m. —Social Security Administration holds a meeting of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel. Full agenda is posted at www.ssa.gov/work/panel. Location: Embassy Suites Hotel at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road NW. Contact: 202/358-6423.

1 p.m. —Legal Services Corp. holds a meeting of the board of directors. Topics include the panel’s semiannual report to Congress. Location: 750 First St. NE, 11th floor. Contact: 202/336-8800.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for business and 2:30 p.m. to consider the Defense Department authorization bill and the nomination of Maurice Hicks Jr. to be U.S. district judge for the Western District of Louisiana. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Foreign Relations Near Eastern and South Asian affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on the nominations of Jeffrey Lunstead to be ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives and Harry Thomas to be ambassador to Bangladesh. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2 p.m. —Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing to examine age discrimination in the health care system. Witnesses include Dan Perry, Alliance for Aging Research executive director, and Director James Marks, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

2:30 p.m. —Foreign Relations African affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on fighting AIDS in Uganda. Witnesses include Anne Peterson, assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health, and Edward Green, senior research scientist at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for opening hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on detecting anthrax in U.S. Postal Service facilities. Witnesses include Keith Rhodes, General Accounting Office chief technologist; Robert Hamilton, Johns Hopkins Dermatology Allergy and Clinical Immunology director; and Col. Erik Henchal, Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases commander. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

5:30 p.m. —Select Homeland Security rules subcommittee holds a hearing on the operation and implementation of House rules. Location: 340 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5611.

GENERAL AGENDA

Science research — all day National Academies holds a meeting on setting priorities for National Science Foundation-sponsored large research facility projects.

Highlights — noon Open session with Cheh Kim, Senate Appropriations Committee staff, and David Goldston, chief of staff for the House Science Committee

Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2455.

Urban poverty — 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution and the National Community Development Initiative hold a forum, “Stunning Progress, Hidden Problems: Declines in Concentrated Poverty in the 1990s.” Topics include trends of poverty in U.S. cities, particularly among blacks. Participants include Reese Fayde, chief executive officer of Living Cities Inc.; Paul Jargowsky of the University of Texas at Dallas; and Tom Kingsley, research associate at the Urban Institute Metropolitan Housing and Community Policy Center. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6270.

Trade discussion — 3:30 p.m. U.S. Agency for International Development holds a discussion on a new trade capacity strategy to use global marketing forces to generate growth in developing countries. Participants include USAID Administrator Andrew Natisos; Karim Kawar, Jordan’s ambassador to the United States; and Kenneth Weinstein and Carol Adelman of the Hudson Institute. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-7770.

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