- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 26, 2005


Discusses health information technology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland


In Poland for observances marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz and Birkenau World War II-era death camps.


11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the air-travel price index, third quarter 2004. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.


10:30 a.m. Bureau of Industry and Security holds a meeting of the Materials Technical Advisory Committee to review chemical-weapons convention schedules. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues NW. Contact: 202/482-2583.


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


Schedule to be announced. 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.


Health conference — all day Families USA holds a conference, “Health Action 2005.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, and Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, and Bob Ross, California Endowment, opening plenary session

1 p.m. —Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, “Expanding Health Coverage to America’s Children”

2:15 p.m. —Rep. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat, “The Mother of All Medicaid Fights,” closed to the media

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-3030.

Medicare modernization — all day National Academy of Social Insurance holds a conference, “Medicare Modernization in a Polarized Environment: Facing the Challenges.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican, “Goals of the Medicare Modernization Act and the Congressional Outlook in 2005”

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/452-8097.

Sudan press conference — 9:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a press conference on their trip to the Darfur region of Sudan. Reps. Ed Royce, California Republican; Jim McDermott, Washington Democrat; Barbara Lee, California Democrat; Diane Watson, California Democrat; and Betty McCollum, Minnesota Democrat; along with Don Cheadle, star of the film “Hotel Rwanda,” participate. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4111 or 202/607-3683.

Judicial Watch briefing — 10:45 a.m. Judicial Watch holds a press briefing after oral arguments in the case against the Cheney energy task force. Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch participates. Location: Steps of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse, 333 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/646-5197.

State of working families — noon National Economists Club holds a luncheon discussion, “The State of Working Families in America 2004-2005.” Jared Bernstein, Economic Policy Institute, participates. Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building, sixth floor, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 703/493-8824.

“God on the Quad” — noon Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion, “God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation are Changing America.” Author Naomi Schaefer Riley and Jennifer Marshall of Heritage participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Tsunami aftermath — noon American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law holds a discussion, “Actions, Reactions and Transformation: The Aftermath of the Tsunami.” Location: AU WCL, Room 602, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4180.

Finance-industry briefing — 12:30 p.m. Mortgage Bankers Association holds a press briefing, “State of the Real Estate Finance Industry.” Michael Petrie, MBA chairman; Jonathan Kempner, MBA president; Doug Duncan, MBA chief economist; and Kurt Pfotenhauer, MBA vice president, participate. Location: MBA, 1919 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/557-2727 or 202/557-2871.

Real estate meeting — 1:15 p.m. Real Estate Roundtable holds a State of the Industry meeting. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow participates. Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/639-8400.

Japan-U.S. alliance — 4 p.m. Asia Society Washington Center holds a discussion, “Japan-U.S. Alliance and Japan’s Role in the Asian Region,” as part of its Contemporary Affairs Series. Nobukatsu Kanehara, Embassy of Japan, participates. Location: Japanese Information and Cultural Center, Lafayette Center III, 1155 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Iraqi nationalism — 6 p.m. Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service Center for Contemporary Arab Studies hosts a lecture, “Iraqi Nationalism and the American Occupation.” Juan Cole, University of Michigan, participates. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW, Intercultural Conference Center. Contact: RSVP required; 202/687-6215.

U.S. economy challenges — 7 p.m. Technology Management Education Association holds a discussion, “How to Meet the New Challenges to the U.S. Economy: The Role of Science, Technology and Management.” Benjamin Wu, Commerce Department; Charles Evans, National Innovation Initiative; and Johanna Sengers, National Institute of Standards and Technology, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 201/216-5550.

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