- The Washington Times - Friday, June 6, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

After-school program discussion — 9 a.m. — The Education Department and Inner-City Games sponsor an “After School Summit” discussion on after-school programs nationwide. Education Secretary Rod Paige and Arnold Schwarzenegger, co-founder of Inner-City Games, hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, Park Ballroom, 24th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/549-7089.

Congo crisis forum — 12:30 p.m. — U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience holds a forum, “Sequel to Genocide: The Crisis in Eastern Congo.” George Rupp of the International Rescue Committee, Bertrand Lotholary of the French Embassy and John Prendergast of the International Crisis Group participate. Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Helena Rubenstein Auditorium, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-6133.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the employment situation for the past month. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — The National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Children’s Study of Environmental Effects on Health Advisory Committee. Topics include activities presented at the March meeting; prioritization of pilot studies; development of hypothesis; various issues that may include racism, health disparity and ethical issues affecting the conduct of the study. Location: Holiday Inn Select Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Versaille I, Bethesda. Contact: 301/451-6421.

8 a.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds the Software Developers Conference. Topics include form 1040 e-file update, business e-file returns update, privacy and security, fraud prevention, free file update, IRS e-file of the future, and breakout group discussions. Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, Arlington. Contact: 202/283-0298.

9 a.m. — Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities to vote on structural and fire safety issues for inclusion in VA’s standards. Location: Export Import Bank, 811 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 442. Contact: 202/565-9370.

10 a.m. — Federal Election Commission holds a meeting to discuss public financing of presidential candidates and nominating conventions. Location: 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1220.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Eduardo Aguirre Jr. to be director of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Homeland Security Department. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on strengthening the Medicare program. Thomas Scully, administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Walt Francis, author/independent consultant from Fairfax; Marilyn Moon, senior fellow at the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. — Select Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing to examine the process of ranking likely bioterrorism agents and developing effective countermeasures. John LaMontagne and Ali Khan, both from the Chief Science Office for Parasitic Diseases at the National Center for Infectious Diseases, testify. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5611.

10 a.m. — Government Reform energy policy, natural resources and regulatory affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on “Elevation of the Environmental Protection Agency to Department Level Status: HR37 and HR2138.” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Investigative journalism conference — all day — National Press Club and Investigative Reporters and Editors sponsor the IRE 2003 Conference.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — Concurrent sessions on “Business of War: Contracts, Private Armies and Gunrunning,” NPC, and “Investigating the Pharmaceutical Industry,” Salon 4, J.W. Marriott

3:30 p.m. — Concurrent sessions on “Public Health: Bioterrorism to Global Diseases,” Ballroom, NPC, and “The Latest Perils in Libel and Newsgathering,” Salon 2, J.W. Marriott

4:20 p.m. — Probing Prisons, Lisagor, Bourke, White and Murrow rooms, NPC

5:30 p.m. — Covering the War: From National Security to Iraq, Salon 3, J.W. Marriott

Locations: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW.; J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.; Medill School of Journalism, Suite 730, 1325 G St. NW. Contact: 202/393-2000 or 573/882-2042.

Idealism convention — all day — George Washington University holds the “City Year’s Annual Convention of Idealism (CYZYGY) 2003.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Bob Love, director of community affairs for the Chicago Bulls, “Leadership Awards”

noon — Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr., Tennessee Democrat, “National Service Policy Day”

Location: GW, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/742-7400.

America’s future — all day — Campaign for America’s Future and the Institute for America’s Future sponsor a national conference on “Take Back America.”

Highlights — 9:20 a.m. — Al Sharpton, civil rights activist and presidential candidate

10:15 a.m. — Workshop on “Privatizing Seniors: The Conservative Assault on Retirement Security”

11:15 a.m. — Concurrent plenary sessions on “State Tax Cut Agenda” and “Health Care Strategies”

12:30 p.m. — The Rev. Jesse Jackson, president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

2 p.m. — March to the vice president’s residence

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/518-8047.

Tax seminar — 9:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds its First Fridays seminar series on “Taxes and Asset Prices.” Randall Mariger of the Treasury Department, Steve Sharpe of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Clemens Sialm of the University of Michigan Business School and Eric Engen of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Climate supercomputer ceremony — 10 a.m. — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration holds a ceremony to activate its new climate and weather forecasting supercomputer. Sam Bodman, deputy secretary of commerce; Conrad Lautenbacher, NOAA administrator; and John Kelly, deputy undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere, participate. Location: IBM, 800 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/763-8000, Ext. 7163.

Working women briefing — 10 a.m. — The National Council of Women’s Organizations Task Force on Economic Security holds its June 2003 congressional staff briefing on “Women in the Workplace: Proposals for Effective Women-Friendly Policy.” Julie Kashen, labor policy adviser in the office of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Vicky Lovell, study director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, participate. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/785-5100.

Child health briefing — noon — The Federation of Behavioral, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences holds a science and public policy briefing on “How Are Our Children Doing? Results from the Index of Child and Youth Well-Being.” Topics include poverty, health, crime, educational attainment, substance use and mental well-being. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/336-5922.

Health care reform briefing — noon — The Institute for Alternative Futures holds a briefing on “The Next Wave of Health Care Reform.” Glenna Crooks, policy consultant and author, “Inspiring the Soul of Healing”; Gail Warden, chief executive officer of the Henry Ford Health System; and Dr. Bill Rowley, senior futurist at IAF, participate. Location: 339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/684-5880.

ROTC forum — noon — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds its Informal Friday forum on “Bringing Back ROTC to College Campuses.” Christina Sommers, resident scholar at AEI, participates. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/828-6021.

Entitlement briefing — noon — The Cato Institute holds a briefing on “Entitlement Spending Explosion: Implications for the Federal Budget, Taxpayers and Young Americans.” Topics include how combined costs of Social Security, Medicare and Medicare will double by 2040, which will result in either huge tax increases, funding mostly entitlements and squeezing out other spending. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, director of the Congressional Budget Office; Jagadeesh Gokhale, visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; and Chris Edwards, director of fiscal policy studies at the Cato Institute, participate. Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229; 202/789-5200.

World opinion discussion — 12:15 p.m. — The New America Foundation holds a discussion on “Bush’s Bounce: Global Attitudes Toward America and the Future After the War in Iraq.” Bruce Stokes of the National Journal and Mary McIntosh of the Princeton Survey Research participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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