- The Washington Times - Monday, February 2, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Iraqi Fulbright scholars at the White House; meets with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department releases the results of its auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

5 p.m. —American Petroleum Institutereleases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciencesholds a meeting of the board of regents to discuss faculty matters, departmental reports, a financial report, a report by the university president, a report by the dean of the school of medicine, and a report by the dean of the graduate school of nursing, and to hear comments by the chairman of the board of regents. Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Board of Regents Conference Room D3001, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/295-3981.

8:30 a.m. —Food and Drug Administrationholds a meeting of the Radiological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee to discuss premarket approval application for a computer-aided detection device that identifies nodules in computerized tomography images of the lung. Location: Gaithersburg Marriott, Salons A, B, C, and D, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-1212.

9 a.m. —Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board holds a meeting to discuss the effect of the Energy Department’s initiatives upon assuring adequate protection of the health and safety of the public and workers at Energy Department’s defense nuclear facilities. Location: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Public Hearing Room, 625 Indiana Ave. NW. Suite 300. Contact: 800/788-4016.

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 Committeeholds a hearing on the defense authorization request for fiscal 2005 and the future years defense program. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Review of Current Investigations and Regulatory Actions Regarding the Mutual Fund Industry: Fund Operations and Governance.” Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard Group; Mellody Hobson president of Ariel Capital Management; and David Pottruck, president/chief executive officer/board member of Charles Schwab, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. —Budget Committeeholds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2005 budget proposal. Joshua Bolten, director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. —Finance Committeeholds a hearing on the revenue proposals in the president’s fiscal 2005 budget. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for debate and 2 p.m. to discuss the Chinese government’s imprisonment of several individuals for their involvement in efforts to end the Chinese occupation of Tibet, as well as the Congo Basin Forest Partnership Act of 2003; to mark the anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident; to recognize the 93rd birthday of former President Ronald Reagan; to honor John Stockton; and to discuss the Energy Efficient Housing Technical Corrections Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reformnational security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Effective Strategies Against Terrorism.” Randall Yim, managing director of the Homeland Security and Justice Team at the General Accounting Office; Ilana Kass, professor of military strategy and operations at the National War College; and David Mcintyre, former dean of faculty at the National Defense University, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

1 p.m. —Judiciarycrime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee oversight holds a hearing on “Law Enforcement Efforts Within the Department of Homeland Security.” Ralph Basham, director of the U.S. Secret Service; Adm. Thomas Collins, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard; and Michael Garcia, assistant secretary of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

2 p.m. —Budget Committeeholds a hearing on the president’s budget for fiscal 2005. Joshua Bolten, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Gregory Mankiw, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, testify. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

2 p.m. —Ways and Means Committeeholds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2005 budget. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Meat Institute meeting — all day American Meat Institute holds a meeting to discuss the effect of the recently diagnosed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the United States on the meat industry.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. David Ropeik of the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, “Measuring the Risk: Animals and Humans.” Location: Fairmont Washington, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 703/841-3648.

AARP meeting — all day AARP holds its annual board of directors public policy conference on economic, health and lifestyle issues.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, “Social Security Reform”

11:30 a.m. —Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, “The Future of Medicare”

Location: Capitol View Conference Center, 101 Constitution Ave. NW, ninth floor. Contact: 202/434-2277.

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