- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 8, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders in ceremonies to commemorate the end of World War II, Moscow. Meets with civil society leaders and U.S. and Russian war veterans. Departs for Tblisi, Georgia.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the wholesale trade for March 2005. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

4 p.m. —National Agricultural Statistic Service releases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 1/800-727-9540.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider the highway bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at noon in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency holds a public workshop to explain the provisions of its recently proposed rule for updating and revising data requirements for conventional pesticides in 40 CFR parts 152 and 158. Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/308-9069.

8:30 a.m. —Office of Science and Transportation hosts the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources Interagency Working Group on Earth Observations, “Integrated Earth Observation System Public Engagement Workshop.” Discussions on the nine societal benefit areas and the six near-term opportunities identified in the strategic plan for the U.S. Integrated Earth Observation System. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-5921.

1 p.m. —Antitrust Modernization Commission holds a meeting to approve plans (including proposed requests for public comment and public hearings) for studying issues selected by the commission in its Jan. 13 and March 24, 2005, meetings. Location: Federal Trade Commission, Conference Center Rooms A & B, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/233-0701.

GENERAL AGENDA

Colloquium — all day WomenVote USA holds a colloquium, “Women Voters: The Deciding Vote.” Events begin at 8:50 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. Irene Natividad, WomenVote USA; Celinda Lake, Lake Snell Perry; and Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, the Polling Company, “Post-2004 Election: What Do Women Want?” press conference

11:15 a.m. —Luis E. Lugo, director, Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, “Faith-based Appeals and Women Voters”

noon —Karen DeWitt, Washington editor, the Washington Examiner; Eleanor Clift, contributing editor, Newsweek; Jill Lawrence, political correspondent, USA Today; and Lynn Sweet, bureau chief, Chicago Sun-Times, “The Media’s Role in Defining Women Voters.”

Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 800/834-1110.

Chamber breakfast — 7:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a policy insiders breakfast with Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, outlining his priorities as they relate to the business community, focusing on the impact of the “death tax” and health care reforms. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

World Bank briefing — 9 a.m. The World Bank holds a press briefing to discuss a new report that ranks countries on six aspects of governance, an aspect of development that has taken on critical importance in recent years as one of the keys to effectively reducing poverty. Information in this listing and the report, which is available online, are embargoed until noon. Daniel Kaufmann, director of global governance at the World Bank Institute, participates. Location: World Bank, J Building, Room J4-101, 701 18th St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/458-2458.

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