Monday, April 26, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses the American Association of Community Colleges convention, Minneapolis. Attends a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 fund-raiser, Minneapolis.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases March figures on new residential sales. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.



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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Labor Diplomacy on the panel’s forthcoming report on U.S. labor diplomacy in the Middle East and elsewhere. Location: State Department, Room 1107, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-3204.

10 a.m. — Office of the Secretary of the Interior holds a meeting of the Guam War Claims Review Commission to discuss the review panel’s legally required report. Location: 600 E St. NW, Room 6002. Contact: 202/616-6975.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 03-221 Pliler v. Ford

Docket Number 03-724 F. Hoffman-LaRoche Ltd. v. Empagran S.A.

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. for morning business and 2 p.m. to consider the Internet tax 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.

GENERAL AGENDA

Technology politics summit — all day Field Works holds a summit on technology and politics. Participants include Joe Trippi, former Howard Dean campaign manager; Mark Walsh, Air America Radio; and David Weinberger, “The Cluetrain Manifesto” author. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/667-4400.

U.S.-Russia ties — all day American University in Moscow holds a forum, “Perspectives for U.S.-Russian Economic, Political and Military Alliance,”

Highlights — 9 a.m. Yuri Ushakov, Russian ambassador to the United States

12:30 p.m. — Thomas Graham, National Security Council

Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/986-6010.

Iraq war — 10 a.m. Brookings Institution and the Saban Center for Middle East Policy holds a discussion, “Winning the War in Iraq: A Strategy for Success on the Battlefront and the Homefront.” Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, participates. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

March of Dimes — 10 a.m. March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation holds a press conference with the doctor who gave the first Salk polio-vaccine inoculations. Participants include Dr. Richard Mulvaney, who first administered the vaccinations; Jackie French Longeran, one of the first recipients of the vaccine; and Jennifer Howse, March of Dimes president. Location: Franklin Sherman Elementary School, 6630 Brawner St., McLean. Contact: 703/824-0111 or 703/855-6283.

ANZAC Day — 10:30 a.m. The Australian Embassy and the New Zealand Embassy hold a commemorative church service to mark ANZAC (Australia New Zealand Army Corps) Day. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW. Contact: 202/328-4839.

Combating terror — 10:30 a.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace and USAID holds a discussion on the role of U.S. foreign-assistance programs in combating terrorism. Andrew Natsios, USAID, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Street NW. Contact: 202/429-3824.

Al Qaeda discussion — 11 a.m. Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Al Qaeda and Europe.” Participants include Gabriel Weimann, U.S. Institute of Peace; Robert Leiken, the Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom; and James Jay Carafano, Helle Dale and John Hulsman of Heritage. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

India press conference — noon U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a press conference on outsourcing and a report on a recent trip to India. Thomas Donohue, USCC, participates. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Telecommunications regulation — 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation holds a discussion, “The Telecom Regulatory Challenge: A Policy Framework for a New Communications Market.” Participants include Tom Tauke, senior vice president of Verizon Communications. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Global economy in Appalachia — 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “To Move a Mountain: Fighting the Global Economy in Appalachia.” Participants include Eve Weinbaum, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Susan Tolchin, George Mason University; and Howard Rosen, Trade Adjustment Assistance Coalition. Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Georgia discussion — 4 p.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Georgia: After the Rose Revolution.” Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania of Georgia participates. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Malaria discussion — 4:30 p.m. Global Health Council holds a discussion, “Africa Malaria Day: Reducing Malaria’s Burden Among Africa’s Children.” Participants include Nils Daulaire, Global Health Council; Allan Schapira, World Health Organization; and Martin Meremiku, University of Calabar, Nigeria. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/833-5900, Ext. 3204.

Tech awards — 6 p.m. The Technology Council of Maryland holds its annual dinner and tech awards celebration. Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, Maryland Republican, participates. Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 240/453-6217.

Commemoration rally — 6:30 p.m. Guatemala Human Rights Commission holds a rally to commemorate the life and work of Bishop Juan Gerardi. Location: All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard St. NW. Contact: 202/529-6599.

Photojournalism ethics — 7 p.m. The National Press Club holds a seminar, “True Lies: Ethical Perils for Photojournalists in the Digital Age.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW. White Room. Contact: 202/624-2416 or 202/364-8332.

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