- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 18, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, the White House. Visits with soldiers and their families, Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention holds a meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Topics include: discussion of truancy programs; information on the final report of the White House Task Force for Disadvantaged Youth; formulation of plans for future work of the council. Location: HHS, Hubert Humphrey Building, Room 800, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/514-2109.

9 a.m. — Medicare Payment Advisory Commission holds an open meeting. Topics include: Long-term-care hospitals; the Medicare hospice program; information technology in health care; issues related to hospital-based and free-standing skilled nursing facilities; chronic care improvement; beneficiaries’ financial liability. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/220-3700.

9:30 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting to discuss the State Advisory Committee Report: “Civil Rights Implications of Post-September 11 Law Enforcement Practices in New York.”

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — briefing on “USA Patriot Act and Related Anti-Terrorism Efforts: Balancing Homeland Security and Civil Rights”

Location: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St. NW. Room 540. Contact: 202/376-7700.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Food safety summit# — all day — The National Food Processors Association holds a Food Safety Summit and Expo.

Highlights — 10:15 a.m. — Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary for border and transportation security

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 978/475-4441 or 978/502-4895.

Politics online conference — all day — George Washington University Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet holds: “The 11th Annual Politics Online Conference.”

Highlights — 1 p.m. — Ken Mehlman, campaign manager, Bush-Cheney 2004; and Joe Trippi, former campaign manager of Dean for America

Location: GW, Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-3219.

Women’s mental health — all day — The International Association for Women’s Mental Health holds a conference, “The Second World Congress on Women’s Mental Health.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Bruce McEwan, Rockefeller University, “Women’s Life Cycle”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW. Contact: 703/449-6418.

Government affairs conference — all day — The National Newspaper Association holds: “The 43rd Government Affairs Conference 2004.”

Highlights — 1:15 p.m. — Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton

Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 703/534-1278.

Immigration discussion — 8:30 a.m. — The Migration Policy Institute holds a discussion on immigration law and policy. Maria Ontiveros, University of San Francisco Law Center; Isabel Medina, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law; John Guendeslberger, Board of Immigration Appeals, participate. Location: MPI, 1400 16th St. NW., Suite 300. Contact: 202/266-1910.

Tax discussion — 9:30 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “When Is a Tax Not Really a Tax?” Daniel Shaviro and Eric Engen, AEI and New York University Law School; Terence Chorvat, George Mason University Law School; and Andrew Lyon, University of Maryland, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Civil rights — 9:30 a.m. — The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights holds a discussion on the balance between homeland security and the preservation of civil rights. Nadine Strossen, American Civil Liberties Union; Mary Rose Oakar, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; and Paul Rosenzweig, Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: USCCR, 624 Ninth St. NW., Room 540. Contact: 202/833-9771.

Pledge of Allegiance — 10 a.m. — The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life holds a discussion on “Under God? The Constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance.” Doug Laycock, counsel of record for Christian and Jewish clergy; Jay Alan Sekulow, American Center for Law and Justice; and E.J. Dionne, Pew Forum, participate. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-5075.

Global companies and governments — 11:30 a.m. — GovCon Council and the International Exchange Business Council hosts a discussion on “Global Companies and Governments: Operating and Prevailing in the Long War of the 21st Century.” James Woolsey, former director, CIA, participates. Location: Hilton McLean Tyson Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Blvd., McLean. Contact: 703/749- 0400.

Islam and politics in Central Asia# — noon — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on “Islam and Politics in Central Asia: Local Responses and Perspectives.”

Anara Tabyshalieva, Institute for Regional Studies in Kyrgyzstan, participates. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, Room 806, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Secret history of the CIA# — 12:15 p.m. — New America Foundation holds a discussion on “The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden.” Steve Coll, author, The Washington Post; and Peter Bergen, NAF, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

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