- The Washington Times - Friday, June 13, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Social Security privatization — 10 a.m. — Institute for Policy Innovation holds a news conference to release a study, “A Progressive Proposal for Private Social Security Accounts.” Participants include author Peter Ferrara; Jack Kemp, Empower America co-director; Dorcas Hardy, former Social Security Administration commissioner; Steven Moore, Club for Growth president; and Charlie Jarvis, United Seniors Association president. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 972/874-5139.

School choice — noon — Heritage Foundation holds a luncheon briefing on “School Choice in the States.” Participants include Clint Bolick, Institute for Justice; Paul Peterson, Harvard University; and Krista Kafer, Heritage Foundation. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/675-1761.

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Kennebunkport, Maine, for Father’s Day weekend.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis releases figures on U.S. international trade for April. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics — releases producer-price indexes for May. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — The President’s Council on Bioethics meets to discuss research into overcoming immune rejection in embryonic and adult stem-cell therapies. Location: Wyndham Washington D.C., 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/296-4669.

8:30 a.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8040.

1 p.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a teleconference meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Multilingual Initiative Issue Committee. Location: None. Contact: 888/912-1227.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on “Budget Autonomy for the District of Columbia: Restoring Trust in Our Nation’s Capital.” Participants include D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, D.C. Council Chairman Linda W. Cropp and D.C. Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Arab convention — all day — American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee holds its 20th National Convention, “Arab Americans: Toward a National Agenda,”

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Republican, and David Wellstone, Wellstone Action, “U.S. Foreign Policy and Civil Rights: Our Nation After September 11”

7 p.m. — Dinner with Rep. Nick J. Rahall II, West Virginia Democrat, honoring Arab-American achievements

Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/244-2990.

Cybersecurity risk — all day — Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation holds a symposium, “Cybersecurity Risk Management: A Comprehensive Look at Handling Cyber Risk.”

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Alfonso Martinez-Fonts, special assistant to the homeland security secretary for the private sector, “Securing Our Homeland’s Cyberspace”

Location: FDIC, L. William Seidman Center, 3501 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/898-6521.

Disasters round table — all day — National Academies holds a meeting, “The Emergency Manager of the Future: A Disasters Roundtable Workshop.”

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Ellis Stanley, general manager of the Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Department, on “Today and Tomorrow’s Challenges: Views of Practitioners and Decision Makers”

1:10 p.m. — Dennis Wenger, program director of the National Science Foundation, on “Research Needed to Support the Emergency Manager of the Future”

Location: National Academies, Keck Center, Room 100, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1964.

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

Highlights — 9:20 a.m. — Tim Goeglein, special assistant to the president and deputy director of public liaison for presidential personnel

3:30 p.m. — Thor Halvorssen, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, “Know Your Rights on Campus”

Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 800/504-6332.

ACLU meeting — all day — American Civil Liberties Union holds its inaugural ACLU Membership Conference.

Highlights —3:30 p.m. — FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III on “The New FBI”

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: Credentialed media only; 202/675-2312.

Health forum — all day — The American Association of Health Plans holds the AAHP 2003 Institute and Display Forum.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — General session address by Vice President Dick Cheney

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 877/291-2247.

Biomass fuel — 9:30 a.m. — The National Commission on Energy Policy holds a hearing on “The Future of Biomass and Transportation Fuels.”

Highlight — 9:30 a.m. — Keynote speech by Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee

10 a.m. — Rep. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat, “Policy Perspective on Domestic Production of Biofuels”

Participants include James Moseley, deputy agriculture secretary; Nathaniel Green, Natural Resources Defense Council; Frank Kramer, Changing World Technologies; and Christopher Schepis, National Farmers Union. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/637-0400.

Medicaid — 9:30 a.m. — Women in Government Relations holds a panel discussion on Medicaid. Participants include Dennis Smith, director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Leah Kegler, health policy adviser, Senate Finance Committee; Yvette Shenouda, senior legislative assistant to Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat. Location: 2218 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/639-7508; 443/524- 1169.

Cyprus foreign policy — 10 a.m. — Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Western Policy Center hold a discussion with George Iacovou, foreign minister of Cyprus. Topics include EU enlargement, Turkish-Greek relations, regional stability and security issues in the Eastern Mediterranean. Location: CSIS, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Anti-spam actions — noon — Cato Institute holds a briefing on “Canning Spam: Can We Shift the Cost of Unsolicited E-mail Back to Spammers?” Participants include Orson Swindle, FTC commissioner; Dave Baker, Earthlink vice president for law and public policy; and Clyde Crews, director of technology policy at Cato. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Trafficking in women — noon — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “Trafficking of Women: The Case of Iran.” Iranian journalist Roya Karimi participates. Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Father’s Day — 12:30 p.m. — ROOT Foundation holds a news conference on its multicultural Father’s Day commemoration in remembrance of homicide victims in the D.C. area. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/723-2200.

Middle East peace — 2 p.m. — The Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “After Sharm el Sheik and Aqaba: What Movement on the Road Map?” Participants include Zalman Shoval, special adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 18th St. NW, Suite 300. Contact: 317/545-4115.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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