4:30-7:30 p.m., memorial to celebrate the life of David Culp at Mott House (122 Maryland Ave, NE) on Wednesday, April 5. We’ll hold a Quaker Memorial Meeting for worship at 4:30 (all our welcome) followed by a reception at 6:00. David’s Brother, Sister and Sister in Law will fly into town for this gathering. RSVP online.
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Toward a Fundamental Change in Nuclear Weapons Policy, Soka Gakkai International-USA. United States Capitol Visitor Center - Congressional Meeting Room South (CVC-217). Contact Danny Hall for more information.
Continuing resolution for unfinished appropriation bills for fiscal year 2017 expires.
End of the first 100 days of the Trump administration.
Defense Department submits its proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 to the Office of Management and Budget estimate.
Week of May 1
President Trump submits the budget for fiscal year 2018 to Congress (estimate).
First PrepCom for the 2020 NPT Review Conference. Vienna.
Second round of the French presidential election.
Iranian presidential election.
Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, annual DC Days. Washington.
President Trump attends a G7 summit. Taormina, Sicily, Italy.
Memorial Day (holiday).
June 15-July 7
U.N. conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination. United Nations.
Independence Day (holiday).
President Trump attends a G20 summit. Hamburg, Germany.
July 29-Sept. 4
House and Senate summer recess.
European Union sanctions against Russia expire.
40th anniversary of the Department of Energy Organization Act (Public Law 95-91).
U.S. Strategic Command, Deterrence Symposium, La Vista, NE.
Labor Day (holiday).
Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset. Through Sept. 22.
25th anniversary of the last U.S. nuclear test, "Divider." Nevada Test Site, now the Nevada Nuclear Security Site.
Yom Kippur begins at sunset. Through Oct. 12.
Germany holds federal parliamentary elections.
Federal budget year begins.
25th anniversary of the U.S. Senate ratification of the START I treaty on a 93-6 vote. The treaty reduced the number of U.S. and Russian deployed strategic nuclear weapons by 80 percent to 6,000 each.
65th anniversary of the first British nuclear test. Montebello Islands, Western Australia.
Columbus Day (federal holiday).
65th anniversary of the world's first hydrogen bomb test by the United States, Ivy Mike. The test was 700 times the size of the Hiroshima bomb and vaporized the island of Elugelab, Marshall Islands.
U.S. Election Day, with gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia, and mayoral elections in New York City and many cities.
Veterans Day observed (federal holiday).
President Trump attends an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting. Da Nang, Vietnam.
75th anniversary of the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. University of Chicago.
30th anniversary of the signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty by President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. Washington. The treaty eliminated nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with intermediate ranges, defined as between 300 and 3,400 miles.