- The Washington Times - Monday, March 28, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Returns to the District from Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Servicereleases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

4:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Boardreleases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-charted banks and on foreign-exchanges rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Staff Office, Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee to conduct a consultation on the draft project work plan for revised air quality criteria for lead. Contact: 202/343-9994 or [email protected]

2 p.m. —Bureau of Industry and Securityholds a meeting for organizations interested in exporting “tools of trade” items for humanitarian work in Sudan under a license exception. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues NW, Room 4830. Contact: 202/482-5537 or 202/482-4252.

3 p.m. —Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. holds a meeting of the board of directors to receive and discuss committee reports. Location: Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., 1325 G St. NW. Suite 800, boardroom. Contact: 202/220-2372.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket Number 04-340: San Remo Hotel vs. San Francisco

Docket Number 04-5928: Medellin vs. Dretke

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. Spring recess. The Senate will next meet at 2 p.m. April 4. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Spring district work period. The House will next meet at 2 p.m. April 5. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Easter Egg Roll — 8 a.m. The White House hosts the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. A limited number of tickets will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. today on a first-come, first-served basis, Ellipse Visitor Pavilion, southwest corner of 15th and E streets NW. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings and HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt, co-hosts, participate. Location: South Lawn, White House. Contact: 202/456-7041.

India’s energy needs — 9 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Securing India’s Energy Needs.” Debnath Shaw, CSIS visiting fellow, participates. Location: CSIS, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Foreign-policy divisions — 10:30 a.m. Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “Foreign-Policy Divisions on the Right: Are We All Neoconservatives Now?” Richard Perle, American Enterprise Institute; David Keene, American Conservative Union; David Kirkpatrick, New York Times; and Lawrence Kaplan, Hudson Institute and the New Republic, participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 18th St. NW. RSVP required. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Agricultural briefing — 11 a.m. Agriculture Department holds a conference-call briefing on a variety of agricultural issues, including the Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement. Credentialed media only. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services J.B. Penn and chief U.S. agriculture negotiator Allen Johnson participate. Contact: RSVP to 202/720-4623 or 202/395-3230.

Urban school study — 11 a.m. Council of Great City Schools holds a press conference on a new urban school study. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/393-2427.

Xinjiang’s water crisis — noon The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “The Water Crisis in Xinjiang.” Stanley Toops, associate professor of geography and international studies at Miami University of Ohio, and S. Frederick Starr, chairman of the SAIS Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, participate. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Members of the public should RSVP to 202/663-7721 or 202/663-5626.

Eastern European lecture — noon Woodrow Wilson International Center holds a lecture, “Exit and Voice in the Near Abroad: Russian Minority Populations in Kyrgyzstan and Latvia.” Michele Commercio, postdoctoral fellow, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University, participates. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

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