- The Washington Times - Monday, August 22, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses a national convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Salt Lake City, and stops overnight in Donnelly, Idaho.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 800/727-9540.



4:15 p.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly 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 Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel’s Ad Hoc Committee on issues pertaining to lessening the burden for individual taxpayers and on recommendations for IRS systemic changes. Contact and dial-in information: 888/912-1227.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

In recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Accounting conference — all day The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds its 2005 National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/737-6600.

DEA hearing — 9:30 a.m. The Drug Enforcement Administration holds a hearing on the American Civil Liberties Union’s challenge to the federal government’s policy of preventing private research that could lead to marijuana being approved as a prescription medicine. The ACLU is appealing the DEA’s denial of an application to grow research-grade marijuana for a privately funded scientific study into its medical benefits. Location: DEA Office of Administrative Law, Room E-2123, 600 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/307-8195.

Kids for King — 10 a.m. The Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation holds a press conference to announce the “Kids for King … Share Your Dream … Build the Dream” program, which invites children from first to 12th grades to help build a memorial to King on the Mall by writing a short essay about their dream for a better America. Martin Luther King III; NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell; Gary Cowger, vice president of the General Motors Group; and Jack Valenti, former president and chief executive officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, participate. Location: MLK Memorial site, Tidal Basin, near West Basin Drive and Ohio Avenue Southwest. Contact: 202/253-8974.

Marijuana research — noon The American Civil Liberties Union holds a press conference on its challenge to the federal government’s policy of preventing private research that could lead to marijuana being approved as a prescription medicine. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 434/825-9208.

Protecting children — 1 p.m. Save the Children holds a teleconference with Rep. Nita M. Lowey, New York Democrat, and Rep. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican, on legislation to bolster safeguards for women and children during emergencies. Cokie Roberts, political commentator, and Rudy von Bernuth, emergency response specialist at Save the Children, participate. Contact: RSVP to 202/467-1457.

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