- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 22, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Religious persecution — 8 a.m. — The U.S. Congressional Forum on Laos and the Center for Public Policy Analysis hold a discussion on increased religious persecution in Laos and Vietnam of Hmong Christians and minority religious groups. Location: 122 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/543-1444.

Security seminar — 8:45 a.m. — The University of Maryland holds a seminar, “Homeland Security and Intermodal Transportation.” Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 301/405-4622.

PRESIDENT BUSH

10:30 a.m. — Addresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Capitol Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW.

2:30 p.m. — Hosts the Major League Baseball champion Florida Marlins, White House

ECONOMIC REPORTS

5 p.m. — Treasury Department releases the Daily Treasury Statement. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, executive committee. Location: Lowes L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/564-3408.

9 a.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Secretary’s Council on Public Health Preparedness to discuss issues related to preparing the nation to respond to public health emergencies and bioterrorism. Location: Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St. SW. Contact: 202/401-4848.

10 a.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Technological Advisory Council to discuss innovation in the communications industry. Location: Room TW-C305, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-1096.

3:30 p.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the National Science Board to discuss the National Academies report “Setting Priorities for Large Research Facility Projects Supported by the National Science Foundation.” Location: Room 130, Stafford One Building, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7000.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule unavailable. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Clinical research conference — all day — The Food and Drug Law Institute holds a conference, “Legal Issues in Clinical Research.” Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/956-1420 or 800/956-6293.

Families USA conference — all day — Families USA holds a conference, “Health Action 2004,” through Saturday.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — “The FDA and Drug Prices”

9:15 a.m. — “What Else Can Be Done to Control Drug Prices?”

4 p.m. — “Medicaid’s Future: Hanging in the Balance?”

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-3030.

Mayors conference — all day — U.S. Conference of Mayors holds its 72nd winter meeting.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — President Bush

2 p.m. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/293-7330.

Conservatives conference — all day — American Conservative Union Foundation holds its 31st annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — Rep. John Hostettler, Indiana Republican, “Marriage: Who Appointed Judges God?”

1:30 p.m. — Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, “Fiscal Outrage: Stop the Spending”

7:30 p.m. — Gov. Mark Sanford, South Carolina Republican

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/836-8602, Ext. 16.

Iraq briefing — 9 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a news briefing with members of the Iraqi Governing Council delegation. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Pro-life conference — 9 a.m. — Rock for Life holds its March for Life Training and Activism Conference.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Group discussion on lessons learned

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 540/659-4171.

Stock options news conference — 9:30 a.m. — A coalition of conservative and free-market leaders holds a news conference to ask the Securities and Exchange Commission not to impose mandatory expensing of stock options. The participants include: Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, Karen Kerrigan of the Small Business Survival Committee, Tom Schatz of Citizens Against Government Waste, Jim Martin of the 60Plus Association, Kerri Houston of Frontiers of Freedom, John Berthoud of the National Taxpayers Union, Ken Boehm of the National Legal Policy Center, and Dan Clifton of the American Shareholders Association. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/572-6206.

Budget briefing — 9:30 a.m. — Committee for Education Funding sponsors a preview of Stan Collender’s fiscal 2005 Federal Budget Insiders Briefing, “The FY05 Federal Budget Game Show.” Location: Auditorium A, National Education Association, 1202 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-0083.

Safer roads legislation news conference — 10 a.m. — Sen. Mike DeWine, Ohio Republican, holds a news conference to introduce legislation to make roads safer. Location: 188 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2315.

Envoy news conference — 10 a.m. — Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, holds a news conference on appointing a special envoy to mediate the Arab-Israeli crisis. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5136.

Abortion discussion — 10:30 a.m. — Catholic University of America’s Columbia School of Law hosts a discussion on “Abortion and the American Woman: Women, Abortion and the Law, A Colloquy with Women Leaders in the Pro-Life Movement.” The participants include Helen Alvarez of the Columbia School of Law, Georgette Forney of the National Organization of Episcopalians for Life, Serrin Foster of Feminists for Life and Cathy Cleaver Ruse of the U.S. Conference of Bishops. Location: Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5488.

Defense industry briefing — 11 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Supply-Side Briefing on the Future of the Defense Industry.” The participants include Arthur Cebrowski of the Pentagon Office of Force Transformation, Jim Albaugh of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems and Thomas Donnelly of the American Enterprise Institute. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Business discussion — 11 a.m. — Potomac Officers Club holds a discussion on business and politics at a luncheon. Virginia Gov. Mark Warner and financier Russ Ramsey participate. Location: Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Contact: 703/200-8218.

Outlook luncheon — 11:30 a.m. — Mortgage Bankers Association holds an outlook luncheon on the real estate finance industry. Doug Duncan and Kurt Pfotenhauer of the Mortgage Bankers Association participate. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/557-2815.

Luncheon — noon — Young America’s Foundation holds the 10th annual Thomas Phillips Student Luncheon. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 800/872-1776.

Natural gas production briefing — 1 p.m. — The Interior Department holds a conference-call briefing to announce incentives to increase domestic natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton participates. Contact: 202/501-4633 or 202/208-3985.

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