- The Washington Times - Monday, January 19, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers the State of the Union address, House floor of the U.S. Capitol.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement, or monthly budget, for December. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

5 p.m. —American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board holds a meeting to discuss the Thrift Savings Plan activity report. Location: 1155 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/942-1640.

10 a.m. —Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. holds a meeting of the board of directors to discuss regulations under the Joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking-Community Reinvestment Act. Location: FDIC, 550 17th St. NW, sixth-floor boardroom. Contact: 202/898-3742.

1 p.m. —National Marine Fisheries Serviceholds a meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to provide an update on the status of bottlenose dolphin and right whale Take Reduction Team activities. Location: Old Town Holiday Inn Select, 480 King St., Old Town Alexandria. Contact: 302/674-2331, Ext. 19.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket No. 02-1593: Bedroc Ltd. v. United States

Docket No. 02-1809: Hibbs v. Winn

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at noon to consider the Omnibus Appropriations bill. At 9 p.m. the Senate will meet in joint session with the House to receive President Bush’s State of the Union address. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

11 a.m. Appropriations labor, health and human services, education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the “Proposed Rule on Overtime Pay.” Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka, David Fortney of Fortney & Scott LLC, and Jared Bernstein, chief economist at the Economic Policy Institute, testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at noon for legislative business. At 9 p.m. the House will meet in joint session with the Senate to receive President Bush’s State of the Union address. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Substance abuse and mental health — all day The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Association for Children of Alcoholics and the Johnson Institute hold a conference to highlight programs developed by faith-based and community organizations in crime prevention, substance abuse prevention, treatment and mental health services.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. “Core Competencies for Clergy and Other Pastoral Ministers in Addressing Alcohol and Drug Dependence and the Impact on Family Members”

Location: Renaissance Hotel, Room 16, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 301/443-8956.

Budget deficits hearing — 10 a.m. Senate Democratic Policy Committee holds a hearing to examine the impact of federal budget deficits on the economy. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat; Sen. Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat; Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat; Sen. Bill Nelson, Florida Democrat; and Sen. Jon Corzine, New Jersey Democrat, participate. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1191 or 202/224-4524.

“The Club of Madrid Report” — 10 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “The Club of Madrid Report.” Former Brazilian President Henrique Cardoso, of the Club of Madrid, Jorge Dominguez of Harvard University and Thomas Dawson of the International Monetary Fund participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Latino Coalition news conference — 10:30 a.m. Latino Coalition holds a news conference to urge the Department of Health and Human Services to approve measures hospitals have taken to stop overcharging uninsured patients. Robert Deposada of the Latino Coalition participates. Location: 402 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 140.

Budget discussion — noon Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “The $pree of the Union: Bush, Congress and Your Money.” Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican; Rep. Walter B. Jones, North Carolina Republican; and Brian Riedl and Michael Franc of the Heritage Foundation participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Iranian Kurds discussion — noon Middle East Institute holds a discussion, “The Plight of Iran’s Kurds.” Michael Amitay of the Washington Kurdish Institute participates. Location: MEI, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

U.S.-Brazil discussion — 12:30 p.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion, “Outlook for the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Agenda.” John Taylor, Treasury Department undersecretary for international affairs, and Karen Lezny of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

South Asia discussion — 2:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “After the SAARC Summit: Vision for South Asia.” Yashwant Sinha, India’s minister of external affairs, participates. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Democrats news conference — 3:30 p.m. Senate Democrats hold a news conference after a cloture vote on the omnibus appropriations bill. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, participate. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-4543 or 202/224-3254.

European secularism discussion — 5 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the New Atlantic Initiative hold a discussion, “Europe’s Militant Secularism Is a Bigger Threat to Western Civilization Than America’s Religious Revival.” Janne Haaland-Matlary of the University of Oslo, journalist Christopher Hitchens and Radek Sikorski of the New Atlantic Initiative participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

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