- The Washington Times - Monday, May 3, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Indiana and Michigan as part of a four-state campaign tour.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on the construction put in place for March. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.



10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases the housing affordability index for the first quarter. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 202: “Portable Electronic Devices,” Location: RTCA Inc., 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

9:30 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee to finalize preparations for the 78th Session of the Maritime Safety Committee, and associated bodies of the International Maritime Organization, which is scheduled for May 12 through 21 at IMO Headquarters in London. Location: Coast Guard Headquarters, Room 2415, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-2970.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. for business and then will continue consideration of the “Jumpstart Our Business Strength (JOBS) Act.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

COA conference — all day Council of the Americas holds its 34th annual Washington Conference. Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Secretary of State Colin L. Powell

9:45 a.m. — U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick

11:40 a.m. — Treasury Secretary John W. Snow

5 p.m. — Sen. Bob Graham, Florida Democrat, and Rep. David Dreier, California Republican, recipients of the COA Award for Leadership in the Americas, Benjamin Franklin Room

Location: State Department. Loy Henderson Conference Room, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/639-0724.

Leadership conference — all day The Anti-Defamation League holds its national leadership conference.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — William Burns, assistant secretary in the State Department

12:15 p.m. — Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 212/885-7747 or 212/885-775.

Future of Music Policy Summit — all day The Future of Music Coalition holds its annual Future of Music Policy Summit.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. FCC Commissioner Michael Copps

3 p.m. — Sen. Norm Coleman, Minnesota Republican

Location: George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H streets NW. Contact: 202/331-2958.

Civic education competition — all day Center for Civic Education holds the National Academic Civics Competition, where high school students test their knowledge in the 17th annual We the People: The Citizen and Constitution National Finals, Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/667-0901.

Women’s leadership conference — all day Mind on the Media holds a “Turn Beauty Inside Out Leadership Conference” to empower young women to be aware of all the options open to them and to understand that their voice matters. Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 952/210-1625.

Press freedom ceremony — 7 a.m. The Freedom Forum holds a rededication ceremony marking World Press Freedom Day. Participants include Tom Brokaw, anchor of the “NBC Nightly News”; Tom Kelly, father of late journalist Michael Kelly; Charles Overby, Peter Prichard and Chris Wells of the Freedom Forum; and Joe Urschel of the Newseum. Location: Freedom Park, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-2895.

Farrakhan briefing — 9 a.m. The Final Call holds a press conference, “Guidance to America and the World in a Time of Trouble.” Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Ballroom. Contact: 202/543-7796.

Gun control press conference — 10:30 a.m. Violence Policy Center hosts a press conference to announce legislation to ban .50-caliber sniper rifles. Participants include Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat; D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat; Tom Diaz of the Violence Policy Center; D.C. Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey; and Fairfax County Police Chief Susan Develin. Location: Next to the Aerospace Building, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW. Contact: 202/822-8200, Ext.122.

HHS press briefing — 11 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a press briefing to announce the Medicare-approved drug card enrollment kickoff to educate seniors about the resources available to help choose the best drug card for them. Participants include HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Mark McClellan of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Location: HHS, auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Visa policy briefing — noon The American Chemical Society holds a luncheon briefing on “The Impact of Post-September 11 Visa Policy on Science and Technology Competitiveness.” Participants include Sen. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat; John Brummet of the General Accounting Office; Stewart Verdery of the Homeland Security Department; James Langer of the National Academy of Sciences; and Elsa Reichmanis of Lucent Technologies. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/872-8725.

Older workers discussion — noon AARP holds a discussion, “Offshore Outsourcing: American Competitiveness and the 50+ Worker.” Participants include Julie Kosterlitz of the National Journal; Thea Lee of the AFL-CIO; Catherine Mann of the Institute for International Economics; and Bruce Mehlman of the Computer Systems Policy Project. Location: AARP, Brickfield Conference Center, 601 E St. NW. Contact: 202/434-3727.

Social Security briefing — noon The American Academy of Actuaries holds a press briefing on “Social Security Reform: Solutions Outside the Box.” Participants include Eric Klieber and Kenneth Steiner of the Social Insurance Committee; Bruce Schobel of the Retirement Age Task Force; and Kenneth Steiner and Jim Wiseman of the Social Insurance Committee. Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-7870 or 202/785-7872.

State awards ceremony — 12:45 p.m. Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals host the Prudential Spirit of Community state awards ceremony. Participants include Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat; Cokie Roberts of ABC News; and the nation’s top 10 youth volunteers. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 973/802-6852, 201/709-0029, 703/860-7344 or 703/507-7216.

Muslim press conference — 1 p.m. Council on American Islamic Relations holds a press conference to release its ninth annual report, “Unpatriotic Acts,” on the status on Muslim civil rights in the United States. Topics include anti-Muslim violence, discrimination, profiling and harassment during 2003. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/488-8787 or 202/744-7726.

Journalists testimony — 5 p.m. Resolution 217, the National Press Photographers Association and the Media Institute hold a symposium to exhibit and discuss the work and testimony of journalists killed, arrested or attacked. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Ballroom. Contact: 604/684-4699.

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