- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 10, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Iraq news conference — 1 p.m. — Benador Associates sponsors a news conference on the general situation in Iraq. Kanan Makiya, professor at Brandeis University, and Iraqi dissident and author, participates. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 917/626-1266.

Religion news conference — 6:30 p.m. — National Press Club Forums Committee holds a news conference on “Religion After September 11: A Dialogue Among Followers of Islam, Christianity and Judaism.” Akbar Ahmed, Islamic studies, American University; Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig, Washington Hebrew Congregation; the Rev. John Chane, 8th bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Washington; the Rev. Ted Haggard, president, National Association of Evangelicals; and Joyce Davis, deputy foreign editor, Knight Ridder Newspapers and author of “Martyrs: Innocence, Vengeance and Despair in the Middle East,” participate. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. Meets with Thai Prime Minister Chinnawat Thaksin.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department releases auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Office of Science and Technology Policy holds a meeting of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology. Topics include the status of the work of its work force-education and information technology manufacturing-competitiveness subcommittees and a draft report from the subcommittee on the science and technology of combating terrorism. Location: Hotel Washington, Washington Room, 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/456-6010.

8:30 a.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Small Business/Self Employed-Schedule C Non-Filers Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. See contact for dial-in information. Location: None given. Contact: 888/912-122.

9 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Exposure Modeling Work Group to discuss issues in modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure to pesticides in support of risk assessment in a regulatory context. Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Crystal Mall No. 2, Room 1126, 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/305-6309.

1 p.m. — Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Emergency Public Information and Communications Advisory Committee to discuss issues related to the appropriate ways to communicate to the nation public health information regarding bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/205-4729.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on reauthorization of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Annette Sandberg, acting administrator of the FMCSA; Douglas Duncan, representing, American Trucking Associations, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. — Environment and Public Works fisheries, wildlife and water subcommittee holds a hearing on the regulatory and legal status of federal jurisdiction of navigable waters under the Clean Water Act, in light of the issues raised by the Supreme Court in “Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” Sen. Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat; George Dunlop, deputy assistant secretary for civil works, U.S. Army, testify. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on reauthorization of the Federal Public Transportation Assistance Program. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta; William Millar, president of the American Public Transportation Association; John Horsley, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-739.

2:30 p.m. — Energy and Natural Resources national parks subcommittee holds a hearing to authorize the American Battle Monuments Commission to establish in Louisiana a memorial to honor the Buffalo Soldiers, and to provide for the protection of paleontological resources on federal lands. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour and noon to consider: S.J.Res.8, Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to raising awareness and encouraging prevention of sexual assault in the country and supporting the goals and ideals of the National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month; Involuntary Bankruptcy Improvement Act of 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing on “Natural Gas Supply and Demand Issues.” Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and Guy Caruso of the Energy Information Administration testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

Transportation and Infrastructure — 10 a.m. — railroads subcommittee holds a hearing on new technologies in railroad safety. Jo Strang, deputy associate administrator for railroad development at the Federal Railroad Administration, and David Tyrell of the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

1 p.m. — Ways and Means trade subcommittee holds a hearing on implementation of the U.S. bilateral free trade agreements with Chile and Singapore. Peter Allgeier, deputy U.S. trade representative, testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

2 p.m. — Government Reform government efficiency and financial management subcommittee holds a hearing to examine accounting efforts and chief financial officer audits within federal agencies. Agriculture Department Chief Financial Officer Ted McPherson; Education Department Chief Financial Officer Jack Martin; and Linda Calbom and McCoy Williams, members of the General Accounting Office’s Financial Management and Assurance Team, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

OAAA national convention — all day — Outdoor Advertising Association of America holds the OAAA/TAB National Convention and Trade Show.

Highlights — 11:50 a.m. — Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge

Location: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/833-5566.

The HealthCARE Act — 10:30 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce legislation, “The HealthCARE Act,” which would allow uninsured Americans to obtain affordable health care coverage by giving consumers more choices and removing cumbersome bureaucratic hurdles. Rep. Steven C. LaTourette, Ohio Republican, and Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Democrat. Location: 2456 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5731 or 202/225-4146.

Shuttle memorial news conference — 2 p.m. — The Interior Department and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration hold a news conference to announce the location and naming of a mountain peak in Colorado in memory of the seven crew members of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton; NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe. Location: Interior Department, Room 5160, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-6416.

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