- The Washington Times - Monday, May 2, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses Social Security reform in Canton, Miss.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases the manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for March 2005. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2:30 p.m. —Treasury Departmentreleases results of weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Defenseholds a meeting of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies, for public comment and to update the Task Force on the U.S. Naval Academy’s response to sexual harassment and assault. Location: Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St. Annapolis. Contact: 703/325-6640.

9 a.m. —Directorate of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protectionholds a meeting of the Telecommunications Service Priority System Oversight Committee. Topics include: election of TSP oversight committee vice chairman; TSP program update. Location: Department of Homeland Security/National Communications System National Coordinating Center for Telecommunications, Conference Room, 701 S. Courthouse Road, Arlington. Contact: 703/607-4932; Media contact, 703/607-6211.

9 a.m. —State Departmentholds a meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee, to prepare positions for the next meeting of the International Telecommunications Union Council Working Group on the International Telecommunication Regulations. Location: Squire Sanders and Dempsey, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/647-2593.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. Spring Recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. to consider congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers and administrators across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Appropriations Committeeholds a hearing on fiscal 2006 appropriations for the legislative branch. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

5 p.m. —Rules Committeemeets to formulate a rule on the Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act and the Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of 2005. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Spring meeting — all day The American Academy of Actuaries holds its 2005 Spring Meeting. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 1:30 p.m. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, recipient, 2005 Robert J. Myers Award for Public Service

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/785-7872.

Council of the Americas — all day Council of the Americas holds its 35th Washington Conference, “Strengthening Competitiveness, Creating Prosperity.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivers remarks.

10:30 a.m. —Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld delivers remarks.

11:15 a.m. —Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks.

2:30 p.m. —Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao delivers remarks.

3:15 p.m. —Acting Under Secretary for International Affairs Randal Quarles

Location: State Department, Loy Henderson Conference Room, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/639-0724.

Pharmacists’ conference — all day National Community Pharmacists Association holds its 37 Annual Conference on “National Legislation and Government Affairs.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Rep. Nancy L. Johnson, Connecticut Republican

10 a.m. —Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, chairman, Government Reform Committee

11 a.m. —Rep. Joe L. Barton, Texas Republican, chairman, Energy and Commerce Committee

noon —Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat

Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 703/838-2686.

Economics discussion — 8:30 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Economy Watch,” to address current economic policy issues, including Social Security, tax reform and the state of the U.S. economy. Jared Bernstein, Economic Policy Institute; Kevin Hassett, AEI; Lawrence Lindsey, AEI; and Gregory Ip, Wall Street Journal, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

D.C. representation — 1 p.m. Congress holds a press conference to reintroduce the D.C. Fairness in Representation Act to grant the District of Columbia a full voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, chairman, Government Reform Committee; Rep. Chris Cannon, Utah Republican; and D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, participate. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1492 or 202/225-7751.

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