- The Washington Times - Friday, May 20, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

SmarTrip sales — 11 a.m. — Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority holds a press briefing to celebrate the sale of more than 1 million SmarTrip cards and to introduce several new customer service initiatives. Location: Metro Sales Center, Metro Center Station, 12th and F streets entrance. Contact: 202/962-1051.

Business competition — 11:30 a.m. — Library of Congress hosts a lecture, “Competing for the Future,” with C.K. Prahalad, professor of business administration and international management at the University of Michigan. Location: LOC, Mumford Room, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-5664 or 202/707-1940.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses the second annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Meets with Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, the White House. Meets with Danish Prime Minister Anders Rasmussen, the White House.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry, to work on its fifth report, which will be submitted to Congress and to the HHS secretary in November. Location: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-6785.

9 a.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council, Financial Audit Committee. Topics include: Overview of the Goddard Space Flight Center; Goddard Office of the Chief Financial Officer summary; financial management material weakness; corrective action tracking system. Location: Goddard Space Flight Center, 8463 Greenbelt Road, Building 8, Room 429, Greenbelt. Contact: 202/358-4529.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. to consider fiscal 2006 Interior Department, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on “Declaration of Education: Toward a Culture of Achievement in D.C. Public Schools.” Robert Bobb, District deputy mayor/city administrator; District Council member Kathleen Patterson, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Pro-Choice America summit — all day — NARAL Pro-Choice America holds the NARAL Pro-Choice America Summit, an annual gathering of its state affiliates, to focus on the anticipated battle over a Supreme Court vacancy and the group’s prevention-based legislative priorities. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 10 a.m. — Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Republican, delivers remarks

Location: Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 202/973-3032.

Critical Care Summit — all day — Society of Critical Care Medicine holds a Critical Care Summit. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 8 a.m. — Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat, discusses the 21st Century Health Information Act, a bipartisan bill designed to bring health care into the age of the Internet

Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 847/827-7095.

Global economy — all day — U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a conference on corporate citizenship and the global economy. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 9:10 a.m. — Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican, gives a “Congressional Perspective”

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Logistics symposium — all day — Association of the United States Army holds a logistics symposium and exhibition titled, “Joint Expeditionary Warfighter Support,” Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlight — 8 a.m. — Panel discussion “Logistics Operations During Strategic Deterrence”

Charles Fletcher Jr., commanding general, Military Surface Deployment Distribution Command; Brian Geehan, commanding general/commandant, United States Army Transportation Center and School, participate. Location: Wardman Park Marriott Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/907-2687.

Prayer breakfast — 6:45 a.m. — National Catholic Prayer Breakfast holds its second annual meeting. President Bush; Sens. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, and Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; Rep. Bob Beauprez, Colorado Republican; and House Chaplain Daniel Coughlin, participate. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/739-5920.

Trade discussion — 8:30 a.m. — Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion titled, “Gender and Trade: Identifying Myths, Overcoming Challenges, and Developing Alternatives.” Lee Hamilton, director, Woodrow Wilson Center; Maria Riley, Center of Concern and co-founder, International Gender and Trade Network, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Taxation speech — 8:50 a.m. — American Bar Association Section on Taxation hosts an address by Treasury Secretary John W. Snow. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Judicial activism — 10 a.m. — The National Clergy Council and the Christian Defense Coalition hold a press conference to discuss efforts to organize people to pray against judicial activism and work toward ending Senate filibusters against federal judicial nominees. The Rev. Rob Schenck, president, National Clergy Council, and Patrick Mahoney, director, Christian Defense Coalition, participate. Location: Outside the U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 703/447-7686.

Luncheon forum — noon — Defense Forum Foundation sponsors a Congressional Defense and Foreign Policy Forum on “Responding to Potential Bioterror Attacks on U.S. Soil.” Donna Knutson, senior adviser, Office of Terrorism Preparedness & Emergency Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, participates. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/534-4313.

Luncheon program — 12:30 p.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program presents Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, who will give an overview of his first 100 days in office. For NPC members and guests only. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516 or 202/662-7501.

Agribusiness summit — 2 p.m. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds an agribusiness summit that will address how agribusiness can better meet growing world needs for food and fiber, cope more effectively with rapid changes in international markets and reduce vulnerability to extremes of weather, climate and pests. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns; Conrad Lautenbacher Jr., undersecretary of commerce and administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Film screening — 7 p.m. — National Archives holds a film screening of Charles Guggenheim’s “The Making of Liberty,” which tells the story of the creation of the Statue of Liberty. Location: National Archives, McGowan Theater, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5526 or 301/837-1700.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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