- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 24, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Pro-life campaign — 9:30 a.m. — Faith2Action holds a news conference to announce a campaign for pro-life judges with “Project Rosebud.” Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 112.

Smoking discussion — 1:30 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Health Consequences of Smoking.” Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Hosts the U.S.-European Summit, the White House, with a news conference with Romano Prodi, European Commission president, and Greek Prime Minister Konstandinos Simitis, president of the European Council, to follow.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases a report on existing homes sales for May. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board holds a public meeting. Location: Wyndham City Center Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/261-7613.

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. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of John Abizaid for appointment to the grade of general and to be commander of the U.S. Central Command. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee marks up the Individuals With Disabilities Education (IDEA) Improvement Act of 2003 and pending nominations. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2 p.m. — Judiciary constitution, civil rights and property rights subcommittee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Near Eastern and South Asian affairs subcommittee hold a joint hearing to examine constitutionalism, human rights and rule of law in Iraq. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1:30 p.m. — International Relations Middle East and Central Asia subcommittee holds a hearing on “Enforcement of the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act and Increasing Security Threats form Iran.” Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. — Financial Services oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Saving Taxpayer Money Through Sound Financial Management.” Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

2 p.m. — Select Homeland Security Committee holds an oversight hearing to assess Homeland Security Department efforts to secure American borders. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5611.

2 p.m. — Small Business Committee holds a hearing on the effects of foreign currency manipulation on small businesses, manufacturers and exporters. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

2:30 p.m. — Government Reform government efficiency and financial management subcommittee holds a hearing on “Winning the War on Financial Management — Status of the Defense Department Reform.” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Intelligent vehicle initiative meeting — all day — The Transportation Department and the Society of Automotive Engineers International hold a national intelligent vehicle initiative meeting.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, “The Benefit of Federal Investment in the Intelligent Vehicle Initiative”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 877/606-7323.

Carbon sequestration forum — all day — The Energy Department and State Department host a carbon sequestration leadership forum for 14 countries and the European Union to discuss the reduction of greenhouse emissions using carbon sequestration technologies.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum Charter signing ceremony, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, Tysons Corner, or as noted above. Contact: 202/586-5806.

Information technology conference — 8:45 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Information Technology Industry Council hold a conference, “IT Leadership: Homeland, Cybersecurity.” The keynote speaker is Nick Donfrio of IBM. Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, delivers a luncheon keynote address. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Report release — 9:30 a.m. — The Annenberg Public Policy Center holds a news conference to release a report, “Online Privacy: The System is Broken,” and discuss “What Are the Best Roads to Enhanced Online Information Privacy for Americans?” Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/879-6701.

Small-business study news conference — 9:45 a.m. — House Small Business Committee Democrats hold a news conference to release “Scorecard IV,” an annual study that reviews and grades 21 federal agencies on attaining the mandated contracting goals with small business. The study reveals that the federal government has missed its goals for the third year in a row. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building; rain location, 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4038.

Human cloning news conference — 10 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to discuss European support for a total ban on human cloning. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8950.

Award ceremony — 10 a.m. — The Education Department holds a ceremony to present the 2003 Presidential Scholars Medallions. Education Secretary Rod Paige and 137 high school seniors participate. Location: DAR Constitution Hall, 311 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/401-1579.

Folklife Festival ceremony — 10:30 a.m. — The Smithsonian Institution holds the opening ceremony of the 37th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which runs today through Sunday and July 2 to 6 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Appalachia Harmony Music Stage, National Mall. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 111 or 113.

Citizenship campaign kickoff — 11 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to kick off a national citizenship campaign. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-8203.

Leahy speech — 12:30 p.m. — The National Press Club sponsors a newsmaker luncheon program on the selection of the next U.S. Supreme Court nominees: “Supreme Court Review: It Doesn’t Have To Be Armageddon.” The speaker is Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat. Location: Ballroom, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Defense Department news conference — 1 p.m. — The Defense Department holds a news conference on the success and safety of the Defense Department’s experience with vaccinating large numbers of people. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/681-1698.

North Korean refugees news conference — 2 p.m. — Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, holds a news conference to introduce legislation to allow North Korean refugees to apply for refugee status or asylum in the United States. Location: 303 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8950.

U.S.-Pakistani relations discussion — 2 p.m. — The U.S. Institute of Peace hosts a discussion on the future of U.S.-Pakistani relations. The speaker is Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/429-3824 or 202/429-3828.

Film screening — 6:30 p.m. — The Palestine Center holds a film screening of “Jenin, Jenin” and “After Jenin.” Location: Palestine Center, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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