- The Washington Times - Monday, May 10, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a ceremony celebrating the countries chosen for the Millennium Challenge Account in the East Room of the White House.

Meets with Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots at the White House.

Receives a military briefing from Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and military leaders at the Pentagon.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Anti-infective Drugs Advisory Committee to discuss a new drug application for gatifloxacin, studied in the treatment of recurrent bacterial otitis media and in pediatric patients. Location: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Advisory Committee Conference Room 1066, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-7001.

1 p.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to receive a briefing on grid stability and off-site power issues. Location: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-3036.

2 p.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age. Location: FCC, Commission Meeting Room, Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-2030.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at noon in pro-forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Press freedom conference — all day — American University’s Washington College of Law hosts a Hemisphere Summit of National Congresses of the Americas on Freedom of the Press.

Highlights — 1 p.m. — Roger Noriega, assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs.

Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Lobby Day — all day — The Million Mom March united with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence holds a Lobby Day as part of the March to Halt the Assault.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast briefing, Stuart Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. NE, followed by Lobby Day to take the Halt the Assault message to Capitol Hill.

Location: House and Senate offices, Capitol Hill or as noted above. Contact: 866/895-2259.

Benefit — all day — The Negro League Legends Hall of Fame holds its first “They Played Baseball” celebrity golf tee benefit.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Celebrity golf tee benefit

9 a.m. — Tee-off.

Noon — Press conference to include the introduction of the future site of the Negro League Legends Hall of Fame.

Location: Enterprise Golf Course, 2802 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville. Contact: 202/723-2200.

Career advancement summit — 7:30 a.m. — Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and Kay Coles James, director of the Office of Personnel Management, host the Asian Pacific American Federal Center Advancement Summit. Location: Hyatt Regency-Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/693-7775.

Health insurance discussion — 8:30 a.m. — The HR Policy Association holds a discussion and press conference on a plan by a coalition of Fortune 500 companies to extend access to affordable health insurance to several million uninsured U.S. workers.

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — Press conference, Murrow Room

Location: National Holeman Lounge, Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-8658.

Economic recovery discussion — 9 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “How Jobless is Our Recovery?” Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Hispanic employment press conference — 10 a.m. — The National Hispanic Leadership holds a press conference on Hispanic employment. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/485-1277.

Security discussion — 10 a.m. — The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion, “Risk Revolution,” with Derek Smith, chief executive of ChoicePoint, who will call for a debate on privacy versus security issues. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 404/262-5223.

Trade agreement signing — 10 a.m. — The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative holds a meeting to sign a Trade and Investment Agreement with Malaysia. Participants include U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and Dato’ Seri Rafidah Aziz, Malaysian minister of international trade and industry. Location: 600 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/395-3230.

School desegregation discussion — 10 a.m. — The Institute for Educational Leadership, Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation hold a discussion, “Unfinished Business: Keeping the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education.” Location: Sumner School, 17th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/478-6330 or 202/822-8405, Ext. 154.

Trade press conference — 10 a.m. — The National Association of Manufacturers holds a press conference on “Fair Trade Alliance: What’s Next?” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/637-3070.

Foreign policy discussion — 11 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “The Foreign Policy of Serbia and Montenegro: Perspectives and Priorities.” The speaker is Vuk Draskovic, foreign minister of Serbia and Montenegro. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Urdu language program — 11:30 a.m. — Voice of America holds a press conference to announce the start of “Aap ki Dunyaa,” a new program in Urdu designed primarily for listeners in Pakistan. Location: Cohen Building, 330 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-7000.

Trans-Atlantic economy forum — noon — Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a forum, “Partners in Prosperity: The Changing Geography of the Trans-Atlantic Economy.” Sen. Robert F. Bennett, Utah Republican, participates. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Honoring fallen policemen — noon — Police Week holds a blue Mass to honor fallen policemen. Location: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 619 10th St. NW. Contact: 202/347-2713.

Trade issues discussion — noon — The Institute for International Economics holds a discussion on international trade issues. Rafidah Aziz, minister of international trade and industry of Malaysia, participates. Location: 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/454-1361.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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