- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 23, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Service releases its weekly export sales report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-9209.

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 NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Institutes of Health Peer Review Advisory Committee to review procedures and policies for the evaluation of scientific and technical merit of applications for grants and awards. Location: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-6806.

9 a.m. —National Women’s Business Council holds a meeting to introduce the council’s agenda and action items for fiscal 2005. Topics include access to capital, access to training and technical assistance, access to markets, and affordable health care. Location: Small Business Administration, Eisenhower Conference Room, 409 Third Street SW. Contact: 202/205-3850.

1 p.m. —National Institutes of Health holds an open meeting of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ AIDS Research Advisory Committee for program advisory discussions and presentations. Location: National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Conference Room E1/E2, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-3732.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business. At 3 p.m. the Senate will vote on the nomination of Carlos Gutierrez to be secretary of commerce. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Jim Nicholson to be secretary of veterans affairs. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9126. At 2 p.m. the group will vote on the nomination.

HOUSE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1:30 p.m. International Relations Committeeholds a meeting to receive a briefing, “The Tsunami Tragedy: How the U.S. is Responding and Providing Relief.” Rep. Jim Leach, Iowa Republican; Andrew S. Natsios, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development; Alan Larson, undersecretary of state for economic, business and agricultural affairs; Peter Rodman, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs; and Brig. Gen. John Allen, principal director for Asian and Pacific affairs at the Defense Department, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Memorial for the Pre-Born 9 a.m. National Pro-Life Religious Council, National Clergy Council and Priests for Life sponsor the 11th annual National Memorial for the Pre-Born. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/546-8329, Ext. 106, or 703/447-7686.

Abortion ad — 9:30 a.m. American Life League’s Crusade for the Defense of Our Catholic Church holds a press conference to release an advertisement identifying pro-choice Catholics in both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Room 989, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 540/903-9572.

Pro-life worship service — 9:30 a.m. — Lifewatch, the pro-life caucus within the officially pro-choice United Methodist denomination, holds an annual worship service. Location: Simpson Memorial Chapel of the United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/969-8430.

Folic acid awareness — 10 a.m. National Council on Folic Acid holds a press conference to announce the first National Folic Acid Awareness Week and begin the education campaign “Folic Acid: You Don’t Know What You’re Missing.” Jose Cordero of the National Center on Birth Defects, Joel Mason of Tufts University and Eileen Carlson of Spina Bifida Association of America participate. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/326-1797.

March for Life — 11 a.m. The March for Life Fund holds the annual March for Life. The march proceeds from the Washington Monument grounds up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court. Contact: 202/543-3377.

Legislative outlook — 11 a.m. The Bond Market Association holds its 2005 Legislative Outlook press briefing. Topics include Social Security reform, bankruptcy reform and tax reform. John Vogt, Michael Decker, Donna Alexander, Jill Hershey and Michael Williams, all with the TBMA, participate. Location: TBMA, 1399 New York Ave. NW. Contact: press only, please; 646/637-9268.

Natural gas supply — 1 p.m. Congress holds a press conference on the natural gas supply. Sen. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican and chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, participates. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6621.

Republican revolution — 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “The Republican Revolution at 10: Lasting Legacy or Faded Vision?” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican, and former Rep. Vic Fazio, California Democrat, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Silent No More — 5 p.m. Silent No More Awareness Campaign hosts a rally encouraging women who regret their abortions to speak out. Location: In front of the Supreme Court, 10 First St. NE. Contact: 540/220-0095.

International terrorism — 5:30 p.m. — Women in International Security holds a discussion, “International Terrorism: Causes, Trends and Responses.” Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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