- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 4, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Homeland security conference — all day — The Brookings Institution and Organization Resources Counselors Inc. hold a conference, “Protecting the Homeland: The Need for a Public/Private Partnership.” Participants include Daniel Byman of Georgetown University, who will discuss “Understanding and Dealing with Terrorism”; and Steven Cohen, senior adviser to the director on homeland security issues at the Office of Personal Management, who will speak about “Critical Human Resources: A View from the Bush Administration.” Location: The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6279.

Immigration briefing — 1:30 p.m. — The Center for Immigration Studies holds a news briefing to release a report, “Where Immigrants Live: An Examination of State Residency by Country of Origin in 1990 and 2000.” Steven Camarota, director of research at CIS, participates. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses the economy and attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 reception in Indianapolis.

VICE PRESIDENT

Attends a fund-raiser for Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, Dallas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation in August. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Defense Department holds a meeting of the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/697-2122.

8:30 a.m. — President’s Council on Bioethics meets to hear presentations on the ethics and implementation of embryonic stem cell research funding, and to discuss the “beyond therapy” and “biotechnology and public policy” projects, human cloning and embryo research. Elias Zerhouni, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Mark McClellan, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, participate. Location: Wyndham Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/296-4669.

9 a.m. — Food and Nutrition Service holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition to discuss general program issues. Location: Food and Nutrition Service, 3101 Park Center Drive, Conference Room 204-C, Alexandria. Contact: 703/305-2747.

9 a.m. — Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds an open meeting of the Center for Mental Health Services Programs’ National Advisory Council to discuss the director’s and administrator’s reports, the grant review process, and activities surrounding the Faith-Based Initiative and the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Regency Room, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/443-2660.

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. — Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on the employment situation. Kathleen Utgoff, commissioner at the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, testifies. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. to consider the fiscal 2004 Transportation, Treasury and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act and the fiscal 2004 District of Columbia Appropriations Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — House-Senate Conference Committee holds a meeting on the energy bill. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6977.

10:30 a.m. — Administration Committee holds a markup of the new committee electronic communication policy. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8281.

GENERAL AGENDA

America’s Town Meeting — all day — National Association of Towns and Townships holds its legislative and educational conference, “America’s Town Meeting.”

Highlights — 7 a.m. — Steve Livengood of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, “Temple of Democracy”

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-3555.

Campaign finance news conference — 9 a.m. — Southeastern Legal Foundation holds a news conference on upcoming arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act’s impact on the political system. Kenneth W. Starr, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, and Floyd Abrams, a partner at Cahill, Gordon and Reindel, participate. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/879-5194.

Drug use survey — 9:30 a.m. — The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a news conference to release its “National Survey on Drug Use and Health,” the government’s primary vehicle for determining how many people are abusing illegal drugs, pharmaceuticals, alcohol and tobacco. John Walters, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; Charles Curie, substance abuse and mental health services administrator; Melody Heaps, president of the Illinois Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities program; and Lynn Cooper, who is in recovery, participate. Location: Health and Human Services Department, auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 301/443-8956.

AARP rally — 10:30 a.m. — AARP delegations from Northeastern states hold a rally to urge Congress to fix and pass Medicare prescription drug legislation. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution avenues NE, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 215/519-4648.

Labor Department ceremony — 11 a.m. — Labor Department holds a ceremony to add organizations to the Labor Department’s “Century of Service Honor Roll of American Labor Organizations.” Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao; James P. Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Terence O’Sullivan of the Laborers’ International Union of North America; Dale Holton of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association; and James Grogan of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers, participate. Location: Labor Department, Great Hall, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Free-trade forum — noon — Cato Institute holds a forum, “The Road from Cancun to Free Trade in Manufactured Goods.” Dan Griswold of the Cato Institute, Ernie Preeg of the Manufacturers Alliance, William Lane of Caterpillar Inc. and Arvind Panagariya of the University of Maryland participate. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Trade program — noon — U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Caribbean Latin American Action hold a luncheon program on trade issues in Latin America and the Caribbean: “Beyond CAFTA: The Free Trade Area Case for Panama and the Dominican Republic.” Ambassador Roberto Estripeaut of the Republic of Panama and Ambassador Hugo Guiliani Cury of the Dominican Republic participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/466-7464.

September 11 discussion — noon — Hudson Institute and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies hold a discussion, “Two Years After September 11: What Have We Learned? What do We Still Need to Learn?” Walter Laqueur, author of “No End to War: Terrorism in the 21st Century,” Richard Carlson of FDD and Meyrav Wurmser of the Hudson Institute participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 18th St. NW. By invitation only.

Air Force Academy Review Panel — 1 p.m. — Defense Department’s Air Force Academy Review Panel holds a public meeting to review sexual misconduct accusations at the Air Force Academy. Former Rep. Tillie Fowler, Florida Republican, participates. Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1489 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/697-6736.

Swearing-in ceremony — 4 p.m. — District of Columbia Courts holds a ceremony to swear in a family court judge. Chief Judge Rufus King III and Judith Macaluso, judge-designate, participate. Location: Moultrie Courthouse, third-floor atrium, 500 Indiana Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-1700.

Film festival — 4:30 p.m. — The American Film Institute, the AFL-CIO and the Debs-Jones-Douglas Institute host the third annual D.C. Labor Filmfest.

Highlights — 4:30 p.m. — American University’s Center for Social Media, “Filmmakers Roundtable: Lens At Work: Labor Filmmakers and the Challenge of Storytelling”

Location: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/495-6747, 202/857-3410.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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