Thursday, August 12, 2004


Makes remarks at a Portland Small Business Summit, Portland, Ore. Attends a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 reception, Medina, Wash. Overnights in Redmond, Wash.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis release U.S. international trade in goods and services for June 2004. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases producer price indexes for July 2004. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


noon National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council, Biological and Physical Research Advisory Committee, to review performance measures. Location: NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-0870.


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


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


Not in session. Summer District work period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Empowering the nonprofit sector — all day Alliance for Nonprofit Management holds a conference, “Empowering the Nonprofit Sector,” Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/955-8406.

Breast cancer walk — all day Susan G. Komen Foundation hosts the Breast Cancer Three-Day Walk to benefit breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 7 a.m. Opening ceremonies

7:30 a.m. — First Step

Location: Dulles Expo Center, 4638 Chantilly Center, Chantilly. Contact: 703/243-6530 Ext. 19 or 816/512- 9390.

Social Security’s future — 8:20 a.m. Retirement Research Consortium holds its annual conference, “The Future of Social Security.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 734/6145-4589. SSA Press Office, 410/965-8904.

“Entre Nous” press briefing — 11 a.m. European Union (EU) Delegation of the European Commission to the United States holds a weekly “Entre Nous” Friday press briefing. Location: EU-Washington, Press Room, 2300 M St. NW. Contact: 202/862-9530; 202/862-9523 or 202/862-9549.

State of Arab liberalism — noon The National Endowment for Democracy holds a discussion on “The State of Arab Liberalism: Implications for Democracy Promotion in the Middle East.” Barry Rubin, Global Research in International Affairs Center; Tamara Cofman Wittes, Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Studies, and Laith Kubba, NED, participate. Location: NED, 1101 15th St. NW. Suite 700. Contact: RSVP to 202/293-0300, Ext. 665.

Holocaust diaries — 2 p.m. Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies holds summer research workshop discussion on Holocaust Diaries and Early Memoirs. Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Classroom B, Gonda Education Center. Contact: 202/488-6162.

“Jazz in the Garden” — 5 p.m. National Gallery of Art continues its “Jazz in the Garden” Friday evening jazz series. Gypsy Strings participates. Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, National Mall, Madison Drive NW between Seventh and Ninth streets. Contact: Media inquiries only, 202/842-6359.

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