- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 15, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Speaks at an RNC Victory 2004 rally, St. Cloud, Minn. Discusses health care at a Bush-Cheney rally, Blaine, Minn. Participates in a RNC Victory 2004 rally, Rochester, Minn. Returns to Washington.

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 round-table discussion, Albuquerque, N.M. Addresses a Bush-Cheney ‘04 rally, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nev.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

6 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly reports on money stock, liquid assets and debt measures.

Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. President’s Board of Advisers on Historically Black Colleges and Universities holds a meeting to review and approve the board’s 2002-03 annual report. Location: Hyatt Regency Washington Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/502-7889.

9 a.m. —Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 200: Integrated Modular Avionics. Location: RTCA, 1828 L St. NW. Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 10 a.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

House not in session. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

WTO discussion — 8 a.m. Washington International Trade Association presents a discussion of what was necessary to achieve a World Trade Organization consensus on an agricultural road map. Allen Johnson, chief agriculture negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, participates. Location: WITA, Horizon Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

Issues in the Catholic Church — 9 a.m. Ave Maria School of Law holds a meeting, “Public Witness/Public Scandal: Faith, Politics and Life Issues in the Catholic Church.” Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 734/827-8040.

Taxes and the labor supply — 9:30 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a discussion on taxes and the labor supply. Steve Davis, University of Chicago, participates. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Sudanese crisis — 9:30 a.m. Howard University holds a panel discussion to address the Sudanese crisis in Darfur and to encourage mutual respect between Americans and Sudanese. Bill Fletcher, TransAfricaForum; the Rev. Walter Fauntroy, New Bethel Church; Salih Booker, Africa Action; and Joe Madison, Radio One, participate. Location: Howard University, Armour J. Blackburn University Center, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/806-5909.

FCC press conference — 10:30 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a press conference before the Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau. K. Dane Snowden, CGB, participates. Location: FCC, Hearing Room B/Conference Room TW A-402-A-442, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0511.

“Job Tracker” — 11 a.m. AFL-CIO holds a press conference to introduce “Job Tracker,” which will allow the average worker to find which companies are exporting jobs. Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO, and Karen Nussbaum, Working America, participate. Location: AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/637-5018.

Air Force issues — 11 a.m. Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “America’s Air Forces: Issues and Considerations” to explore debates over the future structure of the U.S. Air Force. Christopher Bolkcom, Congressional Research Service; Christopher Bowie, U.S. Air Force, and Robert McIntosh, Reserve Officers Association of the United States, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Bahrain discussion — noon Washington Foreign Law Society hosts a discussion with the Bahrain minister of finance and national economy, Abdulla Hassan Saif. Location: City Club of Washington, 555 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/785-4444.

Local government programming — 12:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center presents “Development Through the Lens of Peacemaking: The Role of Local Government Programming.” Mari Fitzduff, professor, Brandeis University, and Derick Brinkerhoff, Research Triangle Institute, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Film screening — 2 p.m. Heritage Foundation hosts a screening of the historical documentary “In the Face of Evil,” which explores President Reagan’s victory over communism before the film is released in theaters. Writer/producers Stephen Bann and Julia Jones and director Tim Watkins participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Allison Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Open house — 3 p.m. Reserve Officers Association Defense Education Forum hosts an open house on U.S. Navy Active Reserve Force Integration for members of Congress and staff. Topics include port security, intelligence, expeditionary medicine and expeditionary logistics support forces. Vice Adm. John Cotton, chief, Naval Reserve, participates. Location: ROA, 1 Constitution Ave. NE. Contact: 202/646-7726.

Global security approaches — 4 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Approaches to Nonproliferation and Global Security: Swiss and Russian Views on Eradicating the Threat of Chemical Weapons.” Roland Wiederkehr, Green Cross International; Sergey Baranobsky, Green Cross Russia; and Paul Walker, Global Green USA, participate. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5942.

Investment, export discussion — 4 p.m. Washington Network Group and the International Gateway hosts a panel discussion, “Meet the International Counselors from the Netherlands,” to discuss investment and export opportunities in the Dutch market. Reception to follow. Rene van Hell, minister, Royal Netherlands Embassy, and Allison Turner, area director, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/351-5089.

Political union lecture — 8 p.m. American University hosts the 2004-05 Kennedy Political Union lecture series. Arthur Dewey, assistant secretary of state, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, participates. Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Graydon Center. Contact: 202/885-5950.

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