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Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International   |   March 5, 2003 at 3:47 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE holds a conference to discuss Modernizing Medicare for the Next Generation.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks

Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

8:30 a.m. - The Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

Sen. John Breaux (D-LA), Former Co-chair, National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare

Rep. Nancy L. Johnson (R-CT), Chairwoman, Ways and Means Health Subcommittee

Robert Kerrey, Former Senator (D-NE), Former Member, National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, and President, New School University

Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

9:30 a.m. - Medicare Outlook

Dan L. Crippen, Former Director, Congressional Budget Office

David Wessel, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal

10 a.m. - Networking Break

10:15 a.m.- The Medicare Crisis: Implications for Business

Andy B. Bressler, Managing Director, Bank of America

Nancy-Ann DeParle, Senior Advisor, JP Morgan Partners, LLC

Rita Metras, Director, Benefits, Eastman Kodak

Kate Sullivan, Director, Health Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

11:15 a.m. - Building a Medicare System that Works Today and Meets the Needs of Tomorrow

Craig L. Fuller, President and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores

Thomas R. Saving, Director, Private Enterprise Research Center, Texas A&M University, Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis and Public Trustee, Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds

Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, American Association of Health Plan

Nancy E. Taylor, Co-chair, National Health Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

12:30 p.m. - Luncheon Keynote Address

Doug Badger, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy

Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES holds its "Leader to Leader" meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

Breakfast Plenary Session with Congressional Leaders

Rep. Dennis Hastert Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Sen. Joe Lieberman, Senate Democratic Policy Committee

10 a.m. - State-Federal Issue Summit: Special Education

Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska (confirmed)

12 noon - Leaders Plenary Luncheon: Economic Stimulus

Sen. Olympia Snowe, Maine

Sen. Charles Schumer, New York

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-624-5400

WEB ADDRESS: ncsl.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL holds its Economic Development Summit, "An Agenda for Change."

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-223-7800

TIME: All Day

EVENT: POPULATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE holds its third annual China Human Rights conference.

AGENDA: Highlight:

1:15 p.m. - News conference on An American Held Hostage in China, and the Persecution of Chinese Families of Americans: Falun Gong"

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: Concerned Women for America, 1015 15th Street N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 540-622-5240 ext 209

WEB ADDRESS: pop.org

TIME: 8:45 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on Russian Oil and U.S. Energy Security. Over the past four years, Russian oil production has grown by 25 percent. In February of 2002, Russia surpassed Saudi Arabia to become the world's top oil producer-pumping 7 million barrels per day against the Saudis' 6.9 million.

WHO: The speakers are:

Leon Aron, AEI

Fiona Hill, Brookings Institution

James Richard, Firebird Management

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY presents a Congressional briefing on "Improving Identification: Enhancing Security, Guarding Privacy."

WHO: The speakers are:

Rob Atkinson, vice president, Progressive Policy Institute

Eileen Doherty, committee director, National Council of State Legislatures

Tom Wolfson, senior vice president for government affairs and communications, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

Mike Swetnam, CEO, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Richard Norton, executive director, International Biometric Industry Association

Mark Kirkorian, executive director, Center for Immigration Studies

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: 188 Russell Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-994-3087

WEB ADDRESS: gwnewscenter.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR RESPONSIVE LAW holds a program to discuss troop readiness for Bio-Chem Attacks.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. John Conyers, D-MI

Consumer Activist, Ralph Nader

Stephen Robinson, National Gulf War resource Center

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Jason Kafoury, 202-387-8030 or 202-232-9887

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds "Iraq Series" briefing on Iraq: Debating War, Preparing for Reconstruction.

WHO: The speakers are:

James B. Steinberg, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings

Bathsheba N. Crocker, Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow,

International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Philip H. Gordon, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, and Director, Center on the

United States and France, Brookings

Martin S. Indyk, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, and Director, Saban Center for

Middle East Policy, Brookings

Michael E. O'hanlon, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings

Kenneth M. Pollack, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, and Director of Research, Saban

Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: NATURAL TRAILS AND WATERS COALITION, REP. RUSH HOLT, D-NJ, REP. CHRISTOPHER SHAYS, R-CT, REP. NICK RAHALL, D-WV, SEN. HARRY REID, D-NV, SEN. LINCOLN CHAFEE, R-RI, hold the Protect Yellowstone news conference

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: U.S. Capitol, Room HC-9, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Kristen Brengel, 202-429-2694

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: SENATORS DIANNE FEINSTEIN, D-CA, JUDD GREGG, R-NH, JON CORZINE, D-NJ, PATRICK LEAHY, D-VT AND VISA CEO CARL PASCARELLA hold a news conference to unveil new Visa regulations prohibiting the display of all but the last four digits of credit card numbers on consumer receipts-- effectively setting a new industry standard for the protection of credit card information.

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: 410 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Howard Gantman, Sen. Feinstein, 202-224-9629

WEB ADDRESS: sen.gov

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Center for Transatlantic Relations at holds a program on "The Czech Republic's View on Current Transatlantic Challenges," with Cyril Svoboda, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of the Czech Republic.

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, Dc

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program featuring Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution.

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: Chinatown Garden, 618 H St., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Kurt Schmoke, Mayor of Baltimore from 1987 to 1999, now Dean of the Howard University School of Law on the first day of January 2003.

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Dr. Elias Zerhouni director National Institutes of Health discussing Is This The Biomedical Century? Challenges for a New Age."

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: CITIZENS AGAINST GOVERNMENT WASTE, NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION, CITIZENS FOR A SOUND ECONOMY, AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM, CLUB FOR GROWTH, AND 60 PLUS AND REP. JEFF FLAKE, R-AZ, hold a news conference to discuss the introduction of legislation that will transfer the money that Congress appropriated on pork projects in the recent omnibus appropriations bill to a reserve fund for defense and homeland security.

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Matthew Specht, 202-225-2635

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: FOOD & AGRICULTURE POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE holds a news conference on agricultural outlook

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Vicki Trower, 573-882-9710

WEB ADDRESS: fapri.Missouri.edu

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH FREEDOM holds a panel discussion about the Federal Medical Privacy Rule, which takes effect on April 14, 2003

WHO: The speakers are:

Sue Blevins, Institute for Health Freedom

Kent Snyder, The Liberty Committee

Barbara Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center

Robin Kaigh, Esquire

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-429-6610

WEB ADDRESS: forhealthfreedom.org

TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB presents The 2003 William E. Colby Military Writers Symposium entitled Journalists At War featuring a panel discussion with Rick Atkinson, Joseph Galloway and Sean Naylor moderated by Lewis Sorley.

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds the annual Rostov Lecture on International Affairs with Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and best-selling author.

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY presents Miguel Rodríguez, The George Washington University J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of International Affairs and former president of Costa Rica (1998-2002) will deliver his annual Shapiro Lecture on the advantages of an academic perspective for a world leader

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-994-3087

WEB ADDRESS: gwnewscenter.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents The US Naval Academy Band Brass Ensemble blending tradition and change into a wide variety of styles thanks to the unmatched versatility of its members.

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Eric Alterman discussing and signing copies of What Liberal Media: The Truth About Bias and the News. Alterman presents an overview of the powerful and moneyed institutions whose interests effectively shape reporting and opinion in a decidedly conservative and even reactionary direction.

DATE: March 6, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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