- The Washington Times - Monday, May 10, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Educational-freedom discussion — 11 a.m. — The Cato Institute holds a discussion, “Educational Freedom in Urban America: Brown v. Board after Half a Century.” Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Pentagon meeting — 1 p.m. — The Defense Department holds a town-hall meeting. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: Pentagon, Room 5A1070. Contact: 703/697-5131.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses the No Child Left Behind Act, Butterfield Trail Junior High School, Van Buren, Ark.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department holds an auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration hosts “The Fifth Joint Project Management Workshop: Improve Agency/Industry Communication Throughout the Drug Development Process.” Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-3079.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the charges of mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the effects and costs of last year’s fires and preparations for the 2004 fire season. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “Saving Lives: The Deadly Intersection of AIDS and Hunger.” The witnesses include: James Morris, executive director of the United Nations World Food Program; Randall Tobias, the State Department’s global AIDS coordinator; and Andrew Natsios, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on smoking in the movies. Jack Valenti, chairman and chief executive of the Motion Picture Association of America, and J. Joseph Curran Jr., attorney general of Maryland, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on “Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering Investigations: Who Investigates and How Effective They Are?” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. — International Relations Committee holds a hearing on issues in world hunger. Tony Hall, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. — Ways and Means health subcommittee holds a hearing on the Medicare Chronic Care Improvement Program. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

2:30 p.m. — Energy and Commerce health subcommittee hearing on the “Faster Smarter Funding for First Responders Act of 2004.” Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

Software summit — all day — The Center for National Software Studies holds a National Software Summit and Workshop. Amit Yoran, Homeland Security Department, participates. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/218-5413.

TechNet conference — all day — AFCEA International holds a conference, “TechNet International 2004.” The speaker is Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 703/631-6125.

Realtors conference — all day — The National Association of Realtors holds a conference, “Midyear Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo.” Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW. Contact: 202/383-1192.

School desegregation discussion — all day — Patton Boggs LLP holds a conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. The participants include: Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, and Ernest Green, former “Little Rock Nine” student. Location: Patton Boggs LLP, 2550 M St. NW. Contact: 202/457-6155.

Middle East discussion — 9 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Selling America: How Well Does U.S. Government Broadcasting Work in the Middle East?” Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, participates. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Outsourcing discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The New America Foundation holds a discussion on “Solving the Offshore Outsourcing Challenge: A Proposal.” Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, and former Rep. Dave McCurdy, Oklahoma Democrat, participate. Location: 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Junk food press conference — 9:30 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a press conference to announce legislation to remove junk food from schools and release a Center for Science in the Public Interest report on the nutritional quality of foods in school vending machines. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3254.

Voter education coalition — 10 a.m. — The National Black Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Survival Committee and the United Seniors Association hold a press conference to announce the formation of “United for Jobs,” a coalition focusing on voter education in the 2004 election with respect to harmful environmental policies and the effect on jobs and the economy. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/572-6231.

Health insurance briefing — noon — The Coalition for Affordable Health Coverage holds a press briefing on “Moving Beyond Talk: Bipartisan Solutions for the Uninsured.” Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/626-8583.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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