- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 11, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses Medicare with seniors in New Britain, Conn.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases figures on advance monthly sales for retail and food services for May 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. —Bureau of Labor Statistics releases U.S. import and export price indexes for May 2003. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee to consider the safety and efficacy of ipecac syrup, indicated for emergency use to cause vomiting in poisoning, for continued over-the-counter status. Location: Holiday Inn, Versailles ballroom, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.

8:30 a.m. —Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society to discuss the status and future directions of genetic technologies, their potential applications and the issues surrounding their use. Location: Wyndham Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 301/496-9838.

8:30 a.m. —Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, to review subcommittee meetings and implementation of the Clean Air Act. Location: Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1880 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-1306.

9 a.m. —Education Department holds a meeting of the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council to discuss health services for children with disabilities and their families. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 505A. Contact: 202/205-5507.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on “Beyond Iraq: Repercussions of Iraq Stabilization and Reconstruction Policies.” Witnesses include Peter Galbraith, Institute for International and Strategic Studies distinguished fellow; Geoffrey Kemp, the Nixon Center. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

9:30 a.m. —Judiciary constitution, civil rights and property rights subcommittee holds a markup of a proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to protect the rights of crime victims. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. —Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing to examine the Agriculture Department’s implementation of the Agricultural Protection Act of 2000 and related crop insurance issues. Witnesses include J.B. Penn, USDA undersecretary; Keith Collins, USDA chief economist; and Ross Davidson, USDA Risk Management Agency administrator. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

10 a.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on expanding homeownership opportunities. Witnesses include Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez; Bobby Rayburn, National Association of Home Builders first vice president; Cathy Whatley, National Association of Realtors president. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Class Action Fairness Act, and the Taxpayer Protection and IRS Accountability Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on reconstruction and stabilization operations in Iraq. Witnesses include administrator L. Paul Bremer, Coalition Provisional Authority (via teleconference); and Lawrence DiRita, special assistant to the defense secretary. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. —Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a markup of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2003. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:15 a.m. —Science research subcommittee holds a hearing on “Plant Biotechnology Research and Development in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities.” Witnesses include House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican; Rita Colwell, National Science Foundation director; Andrew Natsios, U.S. Agency for International Development administrator. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

2 p.m. —Government Reform human rights and wellness subcommittee holds a hearing on the safety of Canadian prescription drug imports. Witnesses include William Hubbard, Food and Drug Administration associate commissioner for policy, planning and legislation; and Chris Viehbacher, president of U.S. Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Eagle Forum summit — all day Eagle Forum Collegians holds its 10th annual summit.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. Rep. Scott McInnis, Colorado Republican, on “Conservative Tree Huggers”

11 a.m. —Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, Colorado Republican, on “Abstinence Allure”

11:30 a.m. —Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, on “Judging Judges in the Senate”

2 p.m. —Rep. Patrick J. Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican, on “Cloning: Do We Really Want a Human Dolly?”

2:30 p.m. —Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican, on “In-State Tuition and Other Costs of Illegal Aliens”

4 p.m. —Rep. Melissa A. Hart, Pennsylvania Republican, on “Waking Up to the Morning After Pill”

4:30 p.m. —Sen. Don Nickles, Oklahoma Republican, on “The Nickles and Sense of the Senate Budget”

Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 800/504-6332.

Oceans week — all day U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation sponsor a Capitol Hill Oceans Week Symposium.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Rep. Sam Farr, California Democrat, on “Managing Marine Areas: Success Stories”

10:45 a.m. —Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, Maryland Republican, on “Restoring Habitat: Community-Based Efforts”

12:30 p.m. — Keynote addresses by Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, and James Connaughton, Council on Environmental Quality. G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

2 p.m. —Rep. Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii Democrat, on “Enjoying Marine Areas: Public Interaction”

3:45 p.m. — Rep. Bart Stupak, Michigan Democrat, on “Underwater Aliens: Managing Invasive Species”

Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building or as noted above. Contact: 703/276-2772, Ext. 21; 202/418-3442; 703/714-2371.

Transport policies — 8:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a conference on “Transportation Policies and Priorities for Economic Growth”

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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