Wednesday, October 13, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Republican governors to start the “Leadership Matters” tour, Las Vegas. Attends a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 rally, Reno, Nev. Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 rally, Central Point, Ore. Overnights in Jacksonville, Ore.

VICE PRESIDENT

Attends Bush-Cheney ‘04 rallies in Fort Myers and Lakeland, Fla.



ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the U.S. import and export price indexes for September 2004. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Farm Credit Administration holds an open meeting. Topics include international volunteer results; proposed rule investments, liquidity and divestiture; and proposed rule-borrower rights. Location: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/883-4009.

9 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee working group on radio communications and search-and-rescue of the subcommittee on safety of life at sea. Topics include maritime safety information and development of a procedure for recognition of mobile satellite systems. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/663-2865.

1 p.m. — International Trade Administration holds a meeting to discuss the 3Rs Initiative (reduce waste, reuse and recycle) that was introduced by the Japanese government and supported by the United States at the 2004 Group of Eight summit in Sea Island, Ga. Location: Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-1124.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate will reconvene on Nov. 16 at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House will reconvene on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Monetary conference — all day Cato Institute holds the 22nd annual monetary conference, “International Monetary Reform and Capital Freedom.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:10 a.m. Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, “Monetary Policy in a World of Mobile Capital”

Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Legal reform summit — all day U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and National Chamber Foundation hold the fifth annual Legal Reform Summit to discuss the current state of the legal reform movement and its importance to the U.S. economy. Events begin 9:15 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. Sen. Thomas R. Carper, Delaware Democrat, “2005 Legal Reform Outlook: The Issues, the Players, the Odds”

12:30 p.m. — Gov. Haley Barbour, Mississippi Republican

3 p.m. — Herman Cain of Godfather’s Pizza and John Banzhaf of George Washington University Law School, “Personal versus Corporate Responsibility”

Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Aerospace platform — 8 a.m. Women in Aerospace and the Washington Space Business Roundtable hold a debate, “The Aerospace Platforms of the Presidential Candidates: A Debate Between Representatives of the Bush-Cheney and Kerry-Edwards Campaigns.” Location: Reed Smith LLP, 1301 K St. NW, East Tower Penthouse. Contact: RSVP to 202/547-9451 or 703/522-7745.

Iraq discussion — 9 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Iraq: Sovereignty, Security and Justice.” Danielle Pletka, AEI; Salem Chalabi, Iraqi war-crimes tribunal; Basil al-Rahim, banker with companies investing in Iraq; and Ali Hashim Ramadan, lawyer and adviser on local governance, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Iraq update — 10 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Iraq Update: The Prospects for Peace, Reconstruction and the January Elections.” James Steinberg, Michael O’Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack, BI; Raad Alkadrii, former aide to the UK special representatives to Iraq; and Peter Khalil, former director, national security policy, Coalition Provisional Authority, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Latinos in the U.S. criminal justice system — 10:30 a.m. National Council of La Raza holds a news briefing to discuss the findings of its new book, “Lost Opportunities: The Reality of Latinos in the U.S. Criminal Justice System” and to release the first-ever comprehensive analysis of the subject. Janet Murguia and Angela Arboleda, NCLR; and Nancy Walker and Michael Senger, Center for Youth Policy Research, participate. Location: S-211, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/785-1670.

Bone health and osteoporosis — 11 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a press conference to release a report, “Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General.” HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson; Surgeon General Richard Carmona; Kenneth Moritsugu, deputy surgeon general; Lawrence Raisz, University of Connecticut Center for Osteoporosis; and Abby Perelman, a patient with osteoporosis, participate. Location: HHS, Auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: Credentialed media only, please; 202/690-6343.

Electoral flash points — noon American University Washington College of Law holds a panel discussion, “Electoral Flash Points: Threats to a Free and Fair Election in the United States in 2004.” Lillie Coney, senior policy analyst, Electronic Privacy Information Center; Estelle Rogers, special counsel, Voter Protection Project of America’s Families United; and Jamin Raskin, professor, AU law school, participate. Location: AU Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4268.

Vigil — 6 p.m. Countdown 2015: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All holds a candlelight vigil to call attention to the fact that one woman dies every minute somewhere in the world from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Valerie DeFillipo, International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Jodi Jacobson, Center for Health and Gender Equity, participate. Location: Lafayette Park, H Street between 15th and 17th streets NW across from the White House. Contact: 202/326-8711.

American global engagement — 7 p.m. — U.S. Global Leadership Campaign holds a dinner to honor and recognize the enhancement of the U.S. international affairs budget and the promotion of American global engagement. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell participates. Location: Park Hyatt Washington, Park Ballroom, 24th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/265-3000.

Fund-raising gala — 7:30 p.m. United Service Organizations holds the annual fund-raising gala to honor individuals for their acts of service and heroism. Electronic media must be in place by 5:15 p.m. Singer Wayne Newton, actress Bo Derek, Miss USA Shandi Finnessey, pro football Hall of Famer Sam Huff, members of the U.S. armed forces and members of Congress participate. Location: Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/908-6458.

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