- The Washington Times - Monday, September 8, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses education and attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser, Nashville, Tenn.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Servicereleases its crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Boardreleases its foreign reports: assets, liabilities of U.S.-, foreign-chartered banks and foreign exchange rates for the previous week. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Health Resources and Services Administrationholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages, to discuss how cultural competency and diversity relate to health outcomes. Location: Washington Terrace Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-8044.

9:30 a.m. —Equal Employment Opportunity Commissionholds a meeting titled “Repositioning for New Realities: Securing EEOC’s Continued Effectiveness-Trends and Issues Driving the Need for Change.” Location: EEOC Office Building, 1801 L St. NW, Clarence Mitchell Conference Room, ninth floor. Contact: 202/663-4070.

9:30 a.m. —National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Topics include: report on Botanical Research Centers Program; concept review: botanical research centers; public comment session. Location: Neuroscience Conference Center, 6001 Executive Blvd., conference rooms C and D, Rockville. Contact: 301/496-6701.

10 a.m. —Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting to discuss EPA’s draft of the fiscal 2004 proposal guidelines for brownfields assessment, revolving loan fund, and cleanup grants (brownfield grants guidelines). Location: EPA East Building at 1201 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 1153. Contact: 202/566-2777.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. to consider the fiscal 2004 Labor, HHS and Education appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

House not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Scientific symposium — all day National Institutes of Health holds a scientific symposium, “Understanding and Optimizing Human Development From Cells to Patients and Populations.” Topics include: “Gene Expression,” “Growth and Development,” “Cell Biology,” “Social and Behavioral Sciences,” and “Reproductive Sciences” Location: NIH, Lipsett Amphitheater, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-513.

Interior Department conference — all day Interior Department holds its first Investment Development Conference for the U.S. Territories of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton, keynote address

Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/208-6416.

EEOC meeting — all day U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a meeting to examine trends and issues driving the need for organizational change and customer service improvements. Location: EEOC, Clarence Mitchell Jr. Conference Room, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4921 or 202/663-4965, 202/663- 4900.

SEIU political conference — all day Service Employees International Union holds its 2003 Political Action Conference.

Highlights — 11 a.m. Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat

11:20 a.m. —Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat.

11:40 a.m. —Carol Moseley Braun, former U.S. senator, Illinois Democrat.

2:40 p.m. —Howard Dean, former Vermont governor, Democrat.

3:40 p.m. —Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat.

6:15 p.m. —Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat.

6:55 p.m. —Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat

Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-0823.

Symposium on the Fifth WTO Ministerial Conference — all day Center for Global Development hosts a symposium on the Fifth WTO Ministerial Conference, “Trade for Development: Delivering on Doha’s Promise.”

Highlights — 10 a.m. Carla Hills, former U.S. trade representative; Mdunwazi Baloyi, minister of trade and economics, Embassy of South Africa; Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development; William Cline, Institute for International Economics; and Jorge Quiroga, former president of Bolivia

Location: Hilton Washington Embassy Row, Ambassador Room, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/416-0700.

Latin America policy address — 8:30 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds an address on “U.S. Policy Toward Latin America and the Caribbean.” Roger Noriega, assistant secretary for Western Hemisphere affairs, State Department, participates. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242 or 202/775-3150.

White House news briefing — 10 a.m. The White House hosts a news briefing on the redesign and beautification of Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Park in front of the White House. First lady Laura Bush participates. Location: East Room, White House. Contact: 202/456-6313.

NATO discussion — 10 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on “Financing the New Agenda: NATO Budgets and Capabilities.” Adrian Kendry, senior defense economist, NATO, participates. Location: SAIS, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5730, 202/663-5626.

WTO issues briefing — 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a news briefing on the issues that will be debated and decided at the meeting of the World Trade Organization trade ministers. Randall Kroszner, President’s Council of Economic Advisers; Claude Barfield, Kevin Hassett and Michael Finger, AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

NASA news conference — 1 p.m. NASA holds a news conference on the agency’s “Implementation Plan for Return to Flight and Beyond.” Question-and-answer capability from participating NASA centers. William Readdy, associate administrator for space flight; Bill Parsons, shuttle program manager; and Jim Halsell, flight planning team leader, participate. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-4769.

2003 Pulitzer Prize winners — 6:30 p.m. National Press Club Professional Affairs Committee holds a ceremony to congratulate the 2003 Pulitzer Prize winners at a panel discussion. Walter Robinson, Boston Globe; William Ketter, Eagle-Tribune; Alan Miller, Los Angeles Times; David Horsey, Seattle Post-Intelligencer; Diana Sugg, Baltimore Sun; and Andy Alexander, Cox Newspapers, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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