- The Washington Times - Monday, March 29, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with the prime ministers of the seven incoming NATO countries and the three candidate Adriatic countries at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases the results of weekly three- and six-month Treasury bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

4 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Services releases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the board of governors of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center to discuss planning and operational and clinical research issues. Location: National Institutes of Health, Building 10, 10 Center Drive, Room 2C116, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2897.

9 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the secretary’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law, Study Group on Enforcement of Judgments. Location: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Thomas Jefferson Building, 500 Dulany St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/776-8420.

1:30 p.m. — Occupational Safety and Health Administration holds a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health to discuss the federal record-keeping change; the Safety, Health And Return-to-Employment (SHARE) Initiative; the Federal Safety and Health Awards ceremony and training conference; the Federal Safety and Health Councils; and the Young Worker Safety and Health Initiative. Location: Labor Department, Frances Perkins Building, Room N-3437 A/B/C, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/942-1660.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 03-101, Norton v. Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

Docket No. 03-6821, Nelson v. Campbell

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. to consider the welfare reform reauthorization bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for debate and at 2 p.m. to consider Resolution 258 on providing the Utrok Atoll local government with a decommissioned National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship, the Vaughn Gross Post Office Building Designation Act, and the Maxine S. Postal United States Post Office Designation Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

5 p.m. Rules Committee holds a meeting to formulate a rule on the ROTC and Military Recruiter Equal Access to Campus Act of 2004. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

U.S. jobs — all day Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO holds its legislative conference, “American Jobs: Defending the Dream.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez, Texas Democrat and Hispanic Caucus chairman; Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr., Tennessee Democrat; Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat; and Edward Sullivan, BCTD president.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/756-4626.

Health insurance — all day National Association of Health Underwriters holds its Capital Conference.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Mark McClellan of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on what is ahead for Medicare and other key health issues.

9:30 a.m. — Karen Ignagni of America Health Insurance Plans on “The Changing Health Insurance Industry.”

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/276-3835.

Human services — all day American Public Human Services Association holds its conference.

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Texas Republican

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/682-0100, Ext. 288.

Flower-laying ceremony — 8 a.m. National Conference of State Societies sponsors a flower-laying ceremony to honor victims of the September 11 attacks. Wilma Vaught, founder of the Women’s Memorial and the 2004 Cherry Blossom Princess, participates. Location: Women in Military Service to America Memorial, gateway to Arlington National Ceremony. Contact: 703/241-2729 or 703/606-0651.

Postal Service — 8:30 a.m. National Association of Postal Supervisors holds a legislative training seminar on legislative and policy issues concerning the future of the U.S. Postal Service.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Rep. Thomas M. Davis lll, Virginia Republican and Government Reform Committee chairman.

10:30 a.m. — Postmaster General John Potter

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/836-9660.

Election discussion — 10 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Bush vs. Kerry: The Long Battle Begins.” Participants include Anthony Corrado of Colby College; and Ivo Daalder, Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, Peter Orszag and Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Spain attacks — noon Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion, “A Look At Spain: Post-Election and Post Attacks. Participants include Ana Palacio, Spain’s acting minister of foreign affairs. Location: Carnegie, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2372.

Health care — noon American Medical Association holds a National Advocacy Conference.

Highlights — noon Rep. Michael C. Burgess, Texas Republican, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi

2:45 p.m. — Rep. Thomas M. Davis lll, Virginia Republican and Government Reform Committee chairman, and Jeanne Shaheen, national chairman of Sen. John Kerry’s presidential campaign

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-7447 or 202/789-7419.

Homeland security — noon Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on international cooperation and its role in homeland security. Participants include Cresencio Arcos of the Homeland Security Department and James Dean of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

New NATO members — 4 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program presents “The Role of an Enlarged NATO and the Future of Trans-Atlantic Relationships,” with the prime ministers of the seven incoming NATO countries, and Albania, Croatia and Macedonia, the three candidate Adriatic countries. Participants include Prime Ministers Fatos Nano of Albania, Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha of Bulgaria, Ivo Sanander of Croatia, Juhan Parts of Estonia, Indulis Emsis of Latvia, Algirdas Brazauskas of Lithuania, Branko Crvenkowski of Macedonia, Adrian Nastase of Romania, Mikulas Dzurinda of Slovakia and Anton Rop of Slovenia. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

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