- The Washington Times - Monday, May 17, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Speaks at the grand opening of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kan.; attends a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 fund-raiser in Atlanta.

VICE PRESIDENT

12:30 p.m. Attends a luncheon for Rep. Max Burns, Georgia Republican, at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, Ga.

6:30 p.m. —Attends a reception for Rep. Richard M. Burr, North Carolina Republican, at the Salem Academy and Church in Winston-Salem, N.C.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the Center for Scientific Review Advisory Committee Workgroup to discuss activities to evaluate the organization and function of the Center for Scientific Review Process. Location: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-6806.

10 a.m. —Federal Aviation Administrationholds a meeting of the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics Special Committee 159: “Global Positioning System.” Location: RTCA Inc., 1828 L St. NW., Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at noon for business and at 2:30 p.m. to consider the Defense Department authorization bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Special Committee on Agingholds a hearing on how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent rule affects retiree health care benefits. Witnesses include Leslie Silverman, EEOC commissioner, and Erik Olsen, president-elect of the AARP. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for business and at 2 p.m. to consider recognizing National Transportation Week and authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for activities associated with the dedication of the National World War II Memorial. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEE

2 p.m. Armed Services Committeeholds a meeting to receive a briefing on the status of stability operations by coalition forces in Iraq. Witnesses include Maj. Gen. Freddie Viggers, military secretary in the United Kingdom; Maj. Gen. Simon Willis, head of the Australian Defense Staff; and Lt. Gen. Mieczyslow Cieniuch, first deputy chief of the Polish Armed Forces General Staff. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule, 202/225-2675.

5 p.m. —Rules Committeeholds a meeting to formulate a rule on the Child Credit Preservation and Expansion Act of 2004, the Paperwork and Regulatory Improvements Act of 2003 and the Occupational Safety and Health Small Business Day in Court Act of 2004. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Group practice conference — all day The Medical Management Association holds “The Legislative and Compliance Issues Impacting Group Practice Conference,” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 11:15 a.m. Mark McClellan, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-3450.

America and Israel today — all day The American Israel Public Affairs Committee holds a policy conference.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, and House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, “America and Israel Today: A View from the Hill.”

Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/639-5200.

Telecommunications conference — 8:30 a.m. The Manhattan Institute holds a conference, “Avoiding a Tragedy of the Telecommons: Finding the Right Property Rights Regime for Telecommunications.” Participants include Kevin Martin, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission; Matt Brill, legal adviser to the commissioner; Jay Lefkoitz, former deputy assistant for domestic policy to the president; and Drew Clark of National Journal’s Technology Daily. Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 212/599-7000, Ext. 315, or 917/363-2633.

Save for retirement — 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Filling the Savings Gap: How to Get Moderate-Income Households to Save for Retirement.” Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Homosexual “marriage” — 10 a.m. The Traditional Values Coalition holds a press conference with black pastors to oppose homosexual “marriage” in Massachusetts. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/547-8570.

Click It or Ticket — 11 a.m. Transportation Department holds a press conference to announce the national Click It or Ticket mobilization. Participants include Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta; Ellen Engleman of the National Transportation Safety Board; Mary Ann Viverette of the Gaithersburg, Md., police department; and Chuck Hurley of the Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign. Location: American University, corner of Nebraska and New Mexico avenues NW. Contact: 202/338-8700 or 202/285-0448.

Brown v. Board of Education — noon GOP Liberty Train.org holds a discussion in honor of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Participants include George Haley, former U.S. ambassador to Gambia; Clay Smith, former dean of the Howard University Law School; Michael Zak, on the staff of the House Republican Policy Committee; and Ron Evans of the D.C. Republican Party. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/546-1300.

Pell Grant expansion — 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Why Not a Pell Grant for Kids?” Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, and Steven Clemons of the foundation participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Reception and gala — 6 p.m. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Howard University and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hold a reception and gala commemorating Brown v. Board of Education at 50. Location: Constitution Hall, 311 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/833-9771.


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