- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 26, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in Bush-Cheney ‘04 rally, Miami. Returns to the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases preliminary estimates of the gross domestic product for the second quarter. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods. Topics include performance standards for ground chicken/ground turkey; scientific basis for establishing safety-based “use by” date labeling for refrigerated ready-to-eat foods; and scientific criteria for redefining pasteurization. Location: Hotel Monaco, Athens Room, 700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/690-6620.

8:30 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel to review the Fumigant Exposure Monitoring System using metam sodium as a case study. Location: Holiday Inn National Airport, 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-8381.

9 a.m. — Assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Technical Advisory Panel on Medicare Trustee Reports to discuss the long-term rate of change in health spending and perhaps make recommendations to the trustees on how they might more accurately estimate health spending in the long run. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/205-8681.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Not in session. August recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Trade fair — all day — Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa holds a trade fair. Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Washington Convention Center, 1801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: [email protected]

Africa press conference — 9 a.m. — Back to Africa Movement holds a press conference, “Vision for Restoration and Reunification.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/331-0976.

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

Economy press briefing — 11 a.m. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a press briefing, “Employment, Immigration and the Economy,” on the economy and the USCC’s labor priorities. Martin Regalia and Randy Johnson, USCC, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Signing ceremony — 11 a.m. — Export-Import Bank and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance hold a signing ceremony for a co-financing agreement that will facilitate export transactions involving U.S. and Japanese companies. Location: Export-Import Bank, 811 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/565-3200.

Energy project discussion — noon — Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment holds a discussion, “Intro to the Global Village Energy Project.” Melinda Kimble, United Nations Foundation, and Judy Siegel, Global Village Energy Project, participate. Location: United Nations Foundation, 1225 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-4667.

SEVIS press conference — 1:30 p.m. — Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection hold a press conference on the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). CBP Commissioner Robert C. Bonner and ICE Assistant Secretary Michael J. Garcia participate. Location: Washington Dulles International Airport, Federal Inspection Area, 45020 Aviation Drive, Sterling. Contact: 202/514-2648 or 202/334-1780.

Final spacewalk — 2 p.m. — NASA holds a press briefing on the final spacewalk for the current International Space Station crew, with question-and-answer capability from participating NASA centers. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-4769.

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

Gala celebration — 7:30 p.m. — Musician Minds Magazine holds a gala celebration in honor of its third anniversary covering new music and untapped talent. Rap performer Doug E. Fresh; Jeannie Jones, Radio One, WKYS- 93.9; Leon Harris, WJLA newscaster; and Chris Berry, Interscope Records, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/731-5495.

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