Monday, October 11, 2004


Anniversary speech — 11 a.m. — The Library of Congress Asian American Association hosts an address by the transportation secretary to mark its 10th anniversary. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta participates. Location: LOC, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-6735.

Business tax breaks — 11 a.m. — The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds two conference-call briefings on examining claims about tax breaks for small business. Joel Friedman and Robert Greenstein, CBPP, and Len Burman, co-director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, participate. Contact: 202/408-1080


Attends a Victory 2004 rally, Colorado Springs World Arena, Colorado Springs. Attends a Victory 2004 rally, Paradise Valley, Ariz. Overnights in Phoenix.


Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 round-table discussion, Thunder Bay Grille, 6511 Brady St., Davenport, Iowa. Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 town hall meeting, American Serb Hall, 5100 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. Participates in a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 rally, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester, Minn.


4:15 p.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign reports on the 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.


1 p.m. — Directorate of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection holds a meeting of the National Infra- structure Advisory Council. Topics include status reports on pending initiatives; risk-management approaches to protection; assuring adequate national intellectual capital to secure cyberbased critical infrastructures. Location: Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/482-1929.


Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case.

Docket number 03-583 — Leocal v. Ashcroft

Docket number 03-674 — Jama v. INS

Contact: 202/479-3211.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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


Small-business conference — all day — U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce host the 2004 Opportunity Conference for small-business owners, nonprofit organizations and community leaders to emphasize key components of economic progress including minority homeownership, job training and doing business with the government. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — noon — Labor Sec. Elaine L. Chao, keynote address

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Higher education — all day — National Academies’ Board on Higher Education and the Workforce holds a meeting, “Policy Implications of International Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars in the U.S.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Janice Jacobs, State Department, “Update on Visa Policies”

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1438.

Environmental priorities — 9 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Risk, Science and Public Policy: Setting Social and Environmental Priorities.”

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — Bjorn Lomburg, University of Aarhus, Denmark, “The Copenhagen Consensus”

Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW, Mount Vernon Room. Contact: 202/862-4871.

China’s wild river — 9 a.m. — Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on a reporter’s efforts to expose the potential environmental damage from the government’s proposal to dam China’s last wild river. Wang Yongchen, reporter and producer, China National Radio and founder, Green Earth Volunteers, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Biopharmaceutical industry — 10 a.m. — PhRMA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hold a press briefing to release a report conduct-ed by the Milken Institute on the effect of the biopharmaceutical industry on the national economy and on states’ economies. Alan Holmer, PhRMA; Bruce Josten, USCC; and Ross DeVol, Milken Institute, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/572-6275.

New campaign ads — 10 a.m. — Operation Truth holds a press conference to show a new television ad that gives a veteran of the Iraq war a chance to air his thoughts. Robert Acosta, veteran; Paul Rieckhoff, Operation Truth, and Steve Robinson, Gulf War Resource Center, participate. Location: Madison Hotel, Montpelier Room, 1177 15th St. NW. Contact: 212/686-4551.

Muhammad film — 10:30 a.m. — Fine Media Group holds a press conference to announce the release of an animated film, “Muhammad: The Last Prophet,” which chronicles the early life and teachings of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad. Oussama Jammal, Fine Media Group, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 708/636-2003 or 703/288-1914.

Environmental issues — 1:30 p.m. — Environmental Integrity Project holds a press conference on a report that shows that enforcement by the EPA of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act has ground to a near standstill, while major polluters now face almost no legal challenge from the EPA. Eric Schaeffer, EIP, and Charlotte O’Rourke, said to be a pollution victim, participate. Location: J.W. Marriott, State Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/276-3254.

International security dinner — 6 p.m. — Women in International Security holds its WIIS Gala Dinner. Queen Noor of Jordan and Clara Furse, London Stock Exchange, participate. Location: Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/687-3366.

Election 2004 — 7 p.m. — Skinner Leadership Institute and Advance Church of Silver Spring host a forum — “Election 2004: How Would Jesus Vote?” — to discuss how to effectively vote spiritual beliefs and values. The Rev. Walter Fauntroy, former D.C. congressional delegate; former Rep. James Slattery, Kansas Democrat; and David Cizik, National Evangelical Association, participate. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/257-9625.

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