- The Washington Times - Monday, September 22, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Unavailable.

ECONOMIC REPORTS



2 p.m. Treasury Department releases its weekly results from the three- and six-month Treasury bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Department of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Secretary’s Council on Public Health Preparedness. Location: Sheraton National Hotel Arlington, 900 S. Orme St., Arlington. Contact: 202/401-4848.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Civic education — all day The Alliance for Representative Democracy holds a conference with state officials, legislators and education leaders to begin a long-term effort to improve civic education.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Karl Kurtz of the National Conference of State Legislatures releases a survey on the attitudes of Americans toward democratic institutions and civic education.

9:15 a.m. — John Bridgeland of USA Freedom Corps discusses the White House initiative on civic education.

4:10 p.m. — Panel discussion of “Representative Democracy in America: Voices of the People.” Location: Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel. Contact: Kevin Bonderud, 202/667-0901.

Health services — all day The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Academy Health hold the Fifth International Conference on the Scientific Basis of Health Services about the dissemination and uptake of research in policy and practice.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Plenary panel on using evidence to improve clinical practice, with Dr. George Rubin of the University of Sydney hospital in Australia, Elena Novitchkova of the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy in Russia, Rashad Massoud of the Quality Assurance Project, John Demakis of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Jordi Alonso of the Institut Municipal d’Investigacio Medica in Spain.

12:45 p.m. — Luncheon plenary, Dr. Josep Figueras, European Observatory on Health Care Systems, Belgium

2:15 p.m. — Concurrent sessions

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets, NW. Contacts: 202/292-6700.

Credit unions — all day The National Association of Federal Credit Unions holds its congressional caucus.

Highlights — 9:40 a.m. Federal Reserve Board Governor Ben Bernanke.

11:30 a.m. — Assistant Treasury Secretary Wayne Abernathy

Noon — Luncheon speaker — Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, Pennsylvania Democrat

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contacts: 703/522-4770.

Russian baseball — all day — A Russian Youth All-Star Baseball team visits the United States for a weeklong tour and games to coincide with the U.S. visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Highlights — 4:15 p.m. — Baseball game with Head First Baseball. Guy Mason Field, 3600 Calvert St. NW. Contacts: 703/739-5920.

Air quality — all day — The Energy and Environmental Research Center holds a conference, “Air Quality IV: Trace Elements and Particulate Matter Conference.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Opening session with Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, and Assistant EPA Administrator Jeffrey Holmstead.

1 p.m. — Luncheon address — Rita Bajura, director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

6:45 p.m. — Banquet speech with Sen. Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat.

Location: Marriott-Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contacts: 701/777-5113.

Hispanic Caucus — all day The Congressional Hispanic Caucus meets.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Status report on the 2002 Issues Conference and Recommendations.

10 a.m. — Session on key issues and challenges.

12:30 p.m. — Keynote address — Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona.

2:30 p.m. — Session on formulation of policy recommendations.

Location: Washington Convention Center. Contacts: 202/543-1771, Ext 242.

Health summit — all day Health ministers from all nations in the Americas hold a weeklong Directing Council meeting.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Opening remarks with Mirta Roses, Pan American Health Organization director, and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson.

10 a.m. — News conference with PAHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on a plan to eliminate rubella in the Americas by 2010.

Location: PAHO, 525 23rd St. NW. Contacts: 202/974-3459.

Turkey conference — all day The American Enterprise Institute hosts a conference, “Turkey at the Crossroads.”

Highlights — 10 a.m. Charles Johnston of Baker Donelson BDBC, Jules Leichter of the Treasury Department, Reza Maghadam of the International Monetary Fund, Guven Sak of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, and Desmond Lackman of AEI, on “Economic Issues: The Turkish Role in Rebuilding Iraqi Economy, Free Trade Agreements and the Turkish Economy.”

Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contacts: 202/862-4871.

Health coverage — 9:30 a.m. The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured holds a breakfast briefing on “State Fiscal Conditions and Health Coverage: An Update on Fiscal 2004 and Beyond,” with Diane Rowland and Victoria Wachino of Kaiser; Vern Smith, principal of Health Management Associates; Donald Boyd of the Rockefeller Institute of Government; John Holahan of the Urban Institute; and others.

Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation Building, 1330 G St. NW. Contacts: 202/654-1313.

Voter registration — 10 a.m. Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, World Wrestling Entertainment and others hold a news conference to announce plans to register 2 million new voters. Participants include Vince McMahon, WWE chairman; Russell Simmons of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network chairman; Rev Run of Run-DMC; and others. Location: National Press Club. Contact: 203/352-8630.

Antibiotic resistance — 10 a.m. The Virginia Department of Health hosts a Northern Virginia regional briefing recognizing Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Week to educate parents and students about the potentially dangerous consequences of inappropriate antibiotic use. Location: Merritt Academy, 9211 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Contacts: 703/246-2486.

Election financing — Noon The Campaign Finance Institute holds a luncheon discussion at which it will release a report of its task force on presidential nomination financing. Location: National Press Club, conference rooms. Contacts: 202/969-8890.

Air Force charges — 3 p.m. The U.S. Air Force Academy holds a news conference to release the findings and recommendations of the independent panel reviewing sexual misconduct accusations at the academy. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/697-6736.

Environment and statecraft — 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a forum, “Environment and Statecraft.” Participants include: Richard Benedick of the University of Maryland’s Joint Global Change Research Institute, Francis Fukuyama of SAIS and Thomas Schelling of the University of Maryland’s School of Public Affairs. Location: Room 511, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Ross speech — 7:30 p.m. The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington holds its annual meeting, with special guest speaker Ambassador Dennis Ross, director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy who played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process in both the Bush and Clinton administrations. Location: Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW. Contacts: 301/230-7206.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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