- The Washington Times - Monday, June 30, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raisers in Tampa, Fla., and Miami.

VICE PRES. CHENEY

Attends Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raisers in Akron, Ohio, and Grand Rapids, Mich.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. — Treasury Department releases its weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the advisory committee to the director to discuss committee business and scientific presentations.

Highlight — 10:45 a.m. — Dr. James Battey, director of the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, delivers an update on stem-cell research.

Location: Building 31, National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-0595.

10 a.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of its subcommittee on education and human resources. Location: National Science Foundation, Room 130, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7000.

11 a.m. — International Trade Commission holds a meeting on acid chemistry from China, India and Germany. Location: ITC, Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session — Independence Day recess. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session — Independence Day recess. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Food data conference — all day — The Agriculture Department and the International Network of Food Data Systems sponsor the fifth International Food Data Conference and the 27th National Nutrient Databank Conference.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — “New Information for Culturally Specific Foods”

Location: Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 301/504-0714.

Excellence in government — all day — The Council for Excellence in Government and the Government Executive magazine sponsor a conference, “Excellence in Government 2003.”

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican and Government Reform Committee chairman

10:15 a.m. — Charlie Cook of the National Journal discusses “Politics: Setting the Climate.”

1:45 p.m. — Sean O’Keefe, NASA administrator

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 220/728-0418 or 703/312-5423.

Animal rights — all day — Farm Animal Reform Movement holds its national conference on animal rights.

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Workshop on “Keeping Exotic Companions”

Location: McLean Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Road, McLean. Contact: 888/327-6872.

Diversity forum — all day — The National Academies sponsors a forum, “Diversity in the U.S. Health Care Workforce.” Location: National Academy of Sciences Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1755.

Homeland security — 10 a.m. — The Homeland Security Department holds the first meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge participates. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/282-8010.

Overtime pay — noon — The AFLCIO sponsors a news briefing to outline objections to the Labor Department’s proposed overtime pay regulations. Location: Francis Perkins Building, Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-5018.

Treasury meeting — 1 p.m. — The Treasury Department holds a meeting of financial industry representatives. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow speaks. Location: Cash Room, Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Africa policy — 2 p.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a briefing on “U.S. Policy Toward Africa on the Eve of the President’s Trip.” Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Overtime regulations — 3 p.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation and other business groups hold a news conference to outline support for the Labor Department’s proposed update to overtime pay regulations. Location: Suite 1100, National Retail Federation, 325 Seventh St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Veterans grants — 3 p.m. — The Labor Department holds a news conference to announce recipients of grants under the department’s Veterans Workforce Investment and Homeless Veterans Reintegration programs. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi participate. Location: Great Hall, Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Minorities in the newsroom — 6:30 p.m. — The National Press Club holds a discussion, “Preference or Prejudice? Jayson Blair and Minorities in the Newsroom.” Participants include Sandra Birdiett of Wayne State University, Mercedes de Uriarte of the University of Texas, Catalina Camia of the Asian American Journalists Association and Ruby Baily of the Detroit Free Press. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

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