- The Washington Times - Monday, August 2, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Signs the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Act, Rose Garden, the White House. Attends a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 reception, Dallas. Makes remarks at the 122nd annual Knights of Columbus Convention, Dallas. Overnights in Crawford, Texas.

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 town hall meeting, Hot Springs, Ark. Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 rally, Fort Smith, Ark.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases statistics on personal income and outlays for June 2004. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

2:30 p.m. —Treasury Department releases results of weekly three- and six-month T-bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. International Trade Administration holds a meeting to review a study of international drug pricing, focusing on drug-pricing practices of countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the effects of those practices on drug pricing in the United States. Location: Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Room 3407. Contact: 202/482-0131.

9:30 a.m. —National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting to review highway accident report and safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration. Location: NTSB Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6100.

10 a.m. Treasury Department holds a meeting of the Debt Management Advisory Committee, the Bond Market Association and Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee. Location: Hay-Adams Hotel, 16th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/622-1868.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session, August Recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “The 9/11 Commission’s Recommendation to Establish a National Counterterrorism Center.” John Brennan, director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, and Philip Mudd, deputy director of the CIA Counterterrorist Center, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Moving from Need to Know to Need to Share: A Review of the 9/11 Commission’s Recommendations.” Bob Kerrey and John Lehman, commissioners, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States; Beverly Eckert, Sally Regenhard and Robin Wiener, family members of September 11 victims; and David Walker, comptroller general, Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

NASA’s road map — allday National Academies’ Institute of Medicine holds a meeting, “Review of NASA’s Bioastronautics Critical Path Road Map.” Event begins at 8:30 a.m. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1992.

Pollution and fish consumption — 9:30 a.m. — Clear the Air hold a news conference to release a report, “Reel Danger: Power Plant Mercury Pollution and the Fish We Eat.” Angela Ledford and Emily Figdor of Clear the Air participate. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/546-9707 or 202/778-4551.

Basic health care 10 a.m. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Covering Kids and Families program holds a press conference to release two studies examining the frequency with which children without health insurance lack basic health care services. Gov. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat; John Lumpkin, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and Paul Ginsberg, Center for Studying Health System Change, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/338-8700 or 202/549-6847.

Book event — 11 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center hosts a book event, “The Afghan Family Health Book,” an interactive health program that provides culturally and linguistically appropriate useful and practical health information to the people of Afghanistan. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson; Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad of Afghanistan; Paula Dobriansky, State Department; and Tom Kalinske, Leapfrog Enterprises, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Civil rights — 11 a.m. AARP, the Leadership Council on Civil Rights and the Library of Congress hold a press briefing to begin a one-year project to create the world’s largest archive of firsthand accounts of the civil rights movement. Marie Smith, AARP; Wade Henderson, LCCR; Donald Scott, LOC; and Raul Yzaguirre, National Council of La Raza, participate. Location: Third Street NW, between Madison and Jefferson drives, The Mall. Contact: 202/434-2597; 202/828-8899.

Pharmaceutical pioneers — noon Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Pharmaceutical Pioneers: Female Pharmacists in Dakar, Senegal.” Donna Patterson of WWC participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Naval research — 1 p.m. Office of Naval Research hosts a Naval Industry R&D; Partnership Conference. Events begin at 1 p.m. Highlights: Pre-conference workshops. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/205-1551.

9/11 commission’s recommendations — 1 p.m. The American Civil Liberties Union holds a conference-call briefing for reporters on an analysis of the 9/11 commission’s recommendations. Highlights — 2:30 p.m. Briefing for editorial writers. Location: None given. Contact: RSVP for call-in information at 212/549-2666.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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