- The Washington Times - Monday, June 16, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes remarks on employment training in Annandale. Welcomes NCAA winter-sports champions to the White House. Attends a Bush-Cheney 2004 fund-raiser, Washington Hilton and Towers, Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases May 2003 figures on industrial production and capacity utilization. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

10 a.m. —Bureau of Labor Statistics releases figures on real earnings for May 2003. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Defense Department Office of the Secretary-Controller holds a meeting of the panel on the domestic response to terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction. Location: Rand Institute, 4th floor, 1200 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 703/413-1100 ext. 5683.

8:30 a.m. —Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses. Topics include research presentations from representatives of the Midwest Research Institute, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute; update on VA research from the VA Chief Research and Development; presentations on research and reports; recommendations and a work plan. Location: VA, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 230. Contact: 202/273-5031.

9 a.m. —Administration on Children, Youth and Families holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation, to discuss research designs that would provide a national analysis of the effect of Head Start Programs. Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza. Contact: 202/205-8212.

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

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on implementing the U.S. free-trade deals with Singapore and Chile. Witnesses include Peter Allgeier, deputy U.S. trade representative; and Norman Sorensen, Coalition of Service Industries. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds an oversight hearing on government housing programs for seniors. Witnesses include John Weicher, Federal Housing Commission; David Wood, Financial Markets and Community Investment director at the GAO. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

2 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “The Dark Side of a Bright Idea: Could Personal and National Security Risks Compromise the Potential of P2P File-Sharing Networks?” Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations Committee holds a markup hearing of allocations for the Homeland Security and Military Construction appropriations bills. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. —Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the report of the President’s Task Force to Improve Health Care Delivery for Our Nation’s Veterans. Witnesses include Leo Mackay, deputy veteran affairs secretary, and David Chu, undersecretary of defense. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.

11 a.m. —Agriculture conservation, credit, rural development and research subcommittee holds a hearing on biotechnology in agriculture to be followed by a markup to amend the Food Security Act of 1985. Witnesses include David Hegwood, special council to the secretary, Agriculture Department; and Lester Crawford, deputy FDA commissioner. Location: 1302 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

1 p.m. —Energy and Commerce Committee holds a markup hearing on the Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act of 2003. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

Genetically engineered foods — 9 a.m. Public Citizen holds a briefing on the Bush administration’s challenge of EU policies on genetically engineered foods as a trade barrier. Participants include Drinah Nyirenda, Program Against Malnutrition in Zambia executive director; Amadou Kanoute, regional director of Consumers International Office for Africa in Zimbabwe. Location: Public Citizen, 1600 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/454-5140.

U.S.-Saudi relations — 9 a.m. The National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce and the MidAmr group holds a Capitol Hill breakfast briefing on relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Location: B339, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/210-8679, 202/289-5920.

Depression briefing — 9:45 a.m. American Medical Association holds a Journal of the American Medical Association theme-issue media briefing on depression.

Highlights — 10 a.m. Kathleen Merikangas, senior investigator and chief of section on developmental genetic epidemiology, National Institutes of Health, discusses the “Epidemiology of Major Depressive Disorder.”

10:30 a.m. —Walter Stewart, director of outcomes research, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa., discusses the “Cost of Lost Productive Work Time Among U.S. Workers With Depression

11 a.m. —Douglas Bremner, director of PET Center at Emory University in Atlanta, speaks on “Brain Imaging and Depression Symptoms”

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW. Contact: 312/464-5262.

Turkish foreign policy — 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Perspectives in Turkish Foreign Policy: Looking Forward After Iraq.” Participants include Ugur Ziyal, Turkish Foreign Ministry undersecretary. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4870.

Disabled benefits — 11 a.m. Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid holds a news conference on the formation of ITEM to build support for policies to improve access to assistive devices, technologies and services for people of all ages with disabilities and chronic conditions. Participants include Rep. Jim Langevin, Rhode Island Democrat; Peter Thomas, Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities; Paul Schroeder, American Foundation for the Blind. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/349-4260.

Internet broadband — noon New America Foundation holds a discussion on “Jumpstart Broadband? Wireless as an Affordable, Last-Mile Internet Connection.” Participants include Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat; Tim Pozar, Bay Area Wireless Users Group; and Marty Dougherty, Roadstar Internet Services. Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/986-4901.

North Korea policy — noon Carnegie Endowment for International Peace sponsors a discussion of “North Korea at the Crossroads: Prospects for a Comprehensive Settlement.” Maurice Strong, special adviser to the U.N. secretary-general, participates. Location: Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Child hunger — 6:30 p.m. Food Research and Action Center holds a dinner program to benefit the Campaign to End Childhood Hunger. Sens. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, and Herb Kohl, Wisconsin Democrat, will be recognized for their efforts to end hunger in the United States. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-2200, ext. 3016.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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