- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 19, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes remarks on the economy, Minneapolis.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Department issues its “Monthly Budget” statement for May 2003. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

6 p.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly reports on the conditions of Federal Reserve banks, factors affecting reserves of depository institutions. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee to discuss an NIH-funded research project on informed consent and to review the RAC Informed Consent Working Group draft guidance document. Location: Bethesda Marriott Hotel, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/396-9839.

9 a.m. —Defense Department holds a meeting of the Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee to discuss legal and policy considerations implicated by the application of advanced information technologies to counterterrorism and counterintelligence missions. Location: Hyatt Arlington, 1325 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/695-0903.

10 a.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

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committeeholds a markup hearing on the Federal Communications Commission Reauthorization Act of 2003; the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act; the Federal Trade Commission Reauthorization Act of 2003; the Preservation of Localism, Program Diversity, and Competition in Television Broadcast Service Act of 2003. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on identity theft and its impact on credit reporting. Witnesses include Howard Beales II, director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection; Timothy Caddigan, Secret Service special agent in charge, criminal investigation division. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10:15 a.m. —Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committeeholds a hearing on teachers union scandals. Witnesses include Lary Yud, deputy director, Office of Labor-Management Standards; and Sandra Feldman, American Federation of Teachers president. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Small Business Health Fairness Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a markup, followed by a hearing on the investigation of the use of informants by the Justice Department. Witnesses include William Bulger, former Massachusetts state Senate president. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. —Transportation and Infrastructurewater resources and the environment subcommittee holds a hearing on updating water-quality standards in Clean Water Act programs. Witnesses include John Stephenson, director of national resources and environmental issues, General Accounting Office; and Linda Eichmiller, deputy director, Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:30 a.m. —International Relations Committeeholds a hearing on U.S. policy in Afghanistan. Witnesses include Peter Tomsen, former special envoy to Afghanistan; Barnett Rubin, New York University. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

1 p.m. —Select Homeland Security Committeeholds a hearing, “Response to Terrorism: How is DHS Improving Our Capabilities?” Witnesses include Michael Brown, Homeland Security undersecretary for preparedness and response. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5611.

GENERAL AGENDA

Managing workplace issues — all day U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a conference, “Managing Workplace Issues During Challenging Times.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. Rep. John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican and Education and the Workforce Committee chairman, “Workplace Priorities on Capitol Hill.”

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5416.

Brazil-U.S. private-sector summit — all day U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a meeting, “Creating a Bilateral Partnership for Economic Growth.” Participants include Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans and Luiz Furlan, Brazilian minister of development, industry and trade. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Energy conference — all day Deloitte and Touche holds an energy conference, “Energy for the Ages.”

Highlights — 12:55 p.m. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel grand ballroom, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/251-4301.

Business forum — 8:30 a.m. Business Executives for National Security holds its 2003 annual Washington forum.

Highlights — 6:30 p.m. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Eisenhower Award Dinner

Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1120 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/296-2125.

Drunken driving — 9 a.m. Transportation Department and Mothers Against Drunk Driving hold a news conference on the first “You Drink and Drive: You Lose” media campaign. Participants include Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta; Wendy Hamilton, MADD; Mary Ann Viverette, International Association of Chiefs of Police. Location: Metropolitan Police Headquarters, third-floor fugitive lockup room, 300 Indiana Ave. NW. Contact: 202/366-9550.

Free Burma — 10 a.m. Free Burma Coalition holds a protest against the Burmese regime’s crackdown on democracy by calling for regime change. Location: Embassy of Burma, 2300 S St. NW. Contact: 202/547-5985.

“Dirty bomb” efforts — noon — The Center for Public Policy Analysis holds a Capitol Hill press conference and congressional policy luncheon about the communist government of Laos’ involvement in smuggling radioactive “dirty bomb” material for terrorist attacks. Location: Montpelier Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress. Contact: 202/543-1444.

Book discussion — noon International Spy Museum holds a program and book signing by John Waller, author of “The Devil’s Doctor: Felix Kersten and the Secret Plot to Turn Himmler Against Hitler.” Location: 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/393-7798.

Book forum — noon Hudson Institute hosts a book forum on the book “Hatred’s Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism.” Participants include author Dore Gold, former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 18th St. NW, suite 300. Contact: 317/549-4115.

Alien minors — 2 p.m. Congress holds a news conference on bipartisan legislation to reform the treatment of unaccompanied alien minors, including refugees, who are in federal immigration custody. Participants include Sens. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, and Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, and actress Angelina Jolie, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees’ goodwill ambassador. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9629.

Lawyer gala — 7 p.m. — Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law holds a gala dinner to celebrate its 40th anniversary and to honor members of the political, legal and business communities.

Highlights — 6 p.m. — Reception with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat; Franklin Raines, Fannie Mae chairman; Steven Reinemund, PepsiCo chairman; Marc Fleischaker, member, Lawyers’ Committee board. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-8600.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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