- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 7, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Dallas and Houston for Bush-Cheney 2004 fund-raising events and to visit the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Evening return to the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Service releases its crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10:30 a.m. International Trade Commission holds a meeting to consider Inv. No. TA-421-5 (Market Disruption) (Uncovered Innerspring Units from China), to include briefing and a vote. Location: 500 E St. SW. Room 101. Contact: 202/205-2000.

Noon — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the NSF-NASA Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee to review and discuss a draft of the committee’s March report. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-4908.

1 p.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee to prepare for the 12th session of the International Maritime Organization Subcommittee on Flag State Implementation to be held at IMO headquarters in London, March 15-19. Location: U.S. Coast Guard headquarters building, Room 2415, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-2978.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at noon to consider the fiscal 2005 budget resolution. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Mark McClellan to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Brian Roseboro to be undersecretary for the Treasury Department, Donald Korb to be chief counsel for the Treasury Department and Mark Warshawsky to be assistant secretary for the Treasury Department. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Treasurers conference — all day The National Association of State Treasurers holds its 2004 legislative conference, “Safeguarding the Public Purse.”

Highlights — noon Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, “Economic Agenda of the Administration”

Location: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 859/244-8175.

American Legion conference — all day — The American Legion holds its Washington conference. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/861-2700.

Aging-policy conference — all day The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the Center for Aging Policy hold a conference, “The 10th Annual Legislative Briefing: Shaping the Course of Aging Policy.”

Highlights — 1 p.m. Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican, chairman, Special Committee on Aging

Location: Holiday Inn, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/872-0888.

Economic opportunities for all — all day The National Congress for Community Economic Development holds a conference, “Fulfilling America’s Promise: Economic Opportunities for All.”

Highlights — noon Acting HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson, “Building Communities that Provide Economic Opportunities”

Location: National Association of Home Builders Building, 1201 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/289-9020.

City conference — all day The National League of Cities holds its annual “Congressional City Conference.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee

9 a.m. — Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, chairman, Judiciary Committee

9:30 a.m. — Mike McCurry, Clinton White House spokesman, and former Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican

2 p.m. — Rep. Don Young, Alaska Republican, chairman, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

2:30 p.m. — Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-3003 or 202/626-3051.

Dominican free trade — 8:45 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion, “Dominican Free Trade.” Ambassador Hugo Guilani of the Dominican Republic; Regina Vargo, assistant U.S. trade representative; Sonia Guzman, secretary of industry and commerce, Dominican Republic; and Dan Christman, USCC, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Detainees’ families — 10 a.m. — The National Council of Churches USA holds a news conference with Guantanamo Bay detainees’ families.

Highlights — 2 p.m. March from J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, to the White House to deliver letters urging due process for detainees

6 p.m. — Prayer service, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW. Robert Edgar, NCC; William Schulz, Amnesty International USA; and Terry Waite, former hostage in Beirut, participate.

Location: In front of the Supreme Court, 1 Constitution Ave. NE. Contact: 202/544-2350, ext. 11.

South Asia discussion — 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Security and Stability in South Asia: The United States, India and Pakistan.” Thomas Donnelly, Richard Perle and Gautam Adhikari, AEI; Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University; and Husain Haqqani, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Iraq and Afghanistan — noon The University of Maryland holds a discussion, “Iraq and Afghanistan: The Road Ahead.” Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat, participates. Location: University of Maryland, Van Munching Hall Atrium, College Park. Contact: 301/405-6334.

North Korean refugees — 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Surviving Day by Day: North Korean Refugees in China and South Korea.” Joel Charny, Refugees International, participates. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, Room 200, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

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