- The Washington Times - Monday, June 7, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Not known owing to the death of former President Ronald Reagan.

VICE PRESIDENT

12:30 p.m. — Presents the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Awards, National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW. Ballroom.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Servicesreleases the transportation services index for March. Location: 400 7th St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5568.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Boardreleases its weekly foreign report on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Ave between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administrationholds a joint meeting of the Food Advisory Committee, Dietary Supplements Subcommittee and Contaminants and Natural Toxicants Subcommittee. Location: Bethesda Marriott, Grand Ballroom, 5150 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/436-2397.

9:30 a.m. —Bureau of Labor Statisticsholds a series of committee meetings of the Labor Research Advisory Council. Committee hearing include: Committee on Productivity, Technology and Growth; Committee on Foreign Labor Statistics; Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Statistics; Committee on Employment and Unemployment Statistics; Committee on Compensation and Working Conditions; and Committee on Prices and Living Conditions. Location: Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5970.

11 a.m. —Federal housing commissionerholds a meeting by teleconference of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee, to discuss the Consensus Committee’s review and recommendations to the secretary on the draft proposed installation standards. Contact: 202/708-6409.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 1:30 p.m. for morning business and 2:30 p.m. to consider the Defense Department authorization bill, no roll call votes. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

American Jewish life — all day Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish Life, American University and the American Jewish Historical Society sponsor a scholars conference on the upcoming 350th anniversary of American Jewish life. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Topics include Jewish women building community, American Jews and World War II, and the crisis of relevance for American Jewish history. Location: Library of Congress. Contact: 917/680-7411.

Women’s voices — all day The National Council for Research on Women holds a conference, “Women’s Voices Matter: Women Elect to Speak,” Events begin at 9 a.m. Highlights — 1:15 p.m. Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat; Marie Wilson, White House Project; Sue Carroll, Rutgers University; Amy Richards, author; Gail Schneider, the WISH List; Debbie Walsh, Rutgers University; and Karen White, Emily’s List. Location: Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 212/785-7335.

‘Socially Responsible’ Investing and Pension Funds — 8:45 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “‘Socially Responsible’ Investing and Pension Funds: Welcome Reform or Fiduciary Nightmare?” Highlights — 11 a.m. Charles Rounds Jr., Suffolk University Law School; Peter Kinder, KLD Research and Analytics; and Robert Palacios, World Bank, “SRI and Pension Fund Issues” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Athens Olympics — 10 a.m. The Western Policy Center holds a forum, “Countdown to the Athens Olympics.” Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyiannis participates. Location: St. Regis Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 16th and K Streets NW. Contact: 202/530-1425.

Depression in the workplace — 11 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the American Psychiatric Association hold a discussion on the problem of depression in the workplace. Richard Smith, PhRMA; Sheryl Bronkesh, the HSM Group Ltd.; Stephen Heidel, APA; and Kate Sullivan Hare, USCC, participate. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, Longworth Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/572-6275.

‘Supersized’ epidemic — 12:15 p.m. Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation holds a discussion, “Reversing a ‘Supersized’ Epidemic: Policy Options for Dealing with Obesity.” Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, and George Mensah of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, participate. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2300.

White House speechwriters — 12:30 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion, “White House Speechwriters: Rhetoric in Times of Crisis.” Donald Baer, former chief speechwriter for former President Bill Clinton; Tony Snow, former director of speechwriting for former President Bush; and Thomas McLarty, former chief of staff for Mr. Clinton, participate. Location: the Washington Club, 15 Dupont Circle NW. Contact: RSVP required by 9 a.m., June 7; 212/434-9716.

Women’s empowerment — 12:30 p.m. The Global Health Council holds a discussion, “Healthy Women, Healthy Families: The Connections between Women’s Empowerment, Education and Good Health.” Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: RSVP to 202/833-5900, Ext. 3204.

‘CNN factor’ in foreign policy — 12:30 p.m. Women in International Security holds a discussion, “‘The CNN Factor’ in Foreign Policy.” Susan Robinson King, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, participates. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: Meaghan Keeler, [email protected]

Cost of remittance transfers — 1 p.m. The Pew Hispanic Center holds a conference call briefing to release a study, “Cost of Remittance Transfers and Roles Played by U.S. Banks in Remittance Market.” Dial-in, 800/860-2442. Location: None given. Contact: 202/452-8967.

Iraq and the U.S. elections — 2:30 p.m. Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “Iraq and Its Impact on the U.S. Elections.” Michael Barone, U.S. News & World Report; Stanley Greenberg, Democracy Corps; John Judis, the New Republic; and William Kristol, the Weekly Standard, participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-7770.

East Timor’s oil — 5:30 p.m. The East Timor Action Network holds a rally to protest Australia reportedly stealing East Timor’s oil. Location: Australian Embassy, 1601 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/234-1325.

Film screening — 6:45 p.m. SALSA and the Institute for Policy Studies host a film screening and discussion, “Cuba: Dictatorship or Democracy.” Location: IPS, 733 15th St. NW. Suite 1020. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 229.

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