- The Washington Times - Monday, February 23, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Xenotransplantation, to discuss advances in research, including a report of a clinical study affecting diabetic patients. Location: Holiday Inn Select, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-9838.

8:30 a.m. —Energy Department holds a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee, to provide advice and guidance with respect to research programs. Location: The Hamilton Crowne Plaza, 14th and K streets NW. Contact: 301/903-4563.

1 p.m. Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting to present and receive comment on issues before the 36th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene, which will be held in the District March 29 to April 3. Location: Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Contact: 202/205-7760.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case.

Docket No. 02-1205: Jones v. R.R. Donnelley & Sons. Co.

Docket No. 02-1603: Beard v. Banks

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session to consider the medical malpractice bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on federal and state regulatory treatment of VOIP (voice over Internet protocol), including obligations related to intercarrier compensation and disability access. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael K. Powell; Jeffrey Citron, chairman and chief executive officer of Vonage Holdings Corp.; Glenn Britt, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable; and Glen Post III, chairman and CEO of CenturyTel Inc., testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. —Judiciary terrorism, technology and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing, “Virtual Threat, Real Terror: Cyberterrorism in the 21st Century.” John Malcolm, deputy assistant attorney general at the Justice Department; Keith Lourdeau, deputy assistant director at the FBI; and Amit Yoran, director of the Homeland Security Department’s National Cybersecurity Division, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. — Select Committee on Intelligence holds a hearing on worldwide threats. CIA Director George J. Tenet; Vice Adm. Lowell Jacoby, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency; and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testify. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.

2:30 p.m. —Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “The Middle East: Rethinking the Road Map.” Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; Dennis Ross, director and Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; and Robert Malley, Middle East program director of the International Crisis Group, testify. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider the Salt Cedar and Russian Olive Control Demonstration Act and the Southwest Forest Health and Wildfire Prevention Act of 2003 and to provide the conveyance of a small parcel of Bureau of Land Management property to Douglas County, Ore. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. International Relations Middle East and Central Asia subcommittee holds a hearing, “United States and the Iraqi Marshlands: An Environmental Response.” Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, assistant professor in the departments of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at the University of Miami, and Azzam Alwash, senior project adviser, testify. Contact: 202/225-5021.

3 p.m. — Government Reform civil service and agency organization subcommittee holds a hearing on H.R. 3751 titled “We’d Like to See You Smile: The Need for Dental and Vision Benefits for Federal Employees.” Abby Block, deputy associate director at the Office of Personal Management; Ed Wristen, president and CEO of First Health; and Stan Shapiro, vice chairman of CompBenefits, testify. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

4 p.m. —Judiciary courts, the Internet and intellectual property subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on “Reauthorization of the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act.” Marybeth Peters of the Copyright Office of the United States, and Fritz Attaway, executive vice president for government relations and Washington general counsel at the Motion Picture Association of America, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

7 p.m. —Rules Committee holds a meeting to formulate a rule on the “GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2003” and the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004.” Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Child welfare — all dayChild Welfare League holds its 2004 National Conference, “Children 2004: Vision, Action, Results”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, “A View from Capitol Hill,” and Gov. Janet Napolitano, Arizona Democrat, “A View from the States”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/942-0244.

Governmental affairs conference — all day Credit Union National Association holds its 2004 conference

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. Sen. Richard C. Shelby, Alabama Republican and chairman of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee

8:45 a.m. —Rep. Spencer Bachus, Alabama Republican

9 a.m. — Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat

9:15 a.m. — Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat

10:30 a.m. — Rep. Ed Royce, California Republican

10:45 a.m. — Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, Pennsylvania Democrat

1 p.m. — Rep. Donald Manzullo, Illinois Republican and chairman of the Small Business Committee

2 p.m. —Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican and chairman of the Financial Services Committee

Location: Hilton Washington Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/508-6764, 202/262-3712, 202/508- 6765 or 301/728-4300.

911 Institute forum — all day National Emergency Number Association, E911 Institute hosts the “911 Goes to Washington Critical Issues Forum.”

Highlights — 5:30 p.m. Reception to announce the recipients of the E911 Institute Heroes Award, Reserve Officers Association, One Constitution Ave. NE.

Sen. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican; Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, California Democrat; and Rep. John Shimkus, Illinois Republican. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 100 H St. NW. Contact: 202/715-1520 or 202/715-1537.

United We Ride forum — all day Transportation, Education, Labor and Health and Human Services departments sponsor the United We Ride National Leadership Forum.

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: By invitation only, 202/366-1663.

States challenges — 8 a.m. National Governors Association holds four days of meetings for bipartisan discussions on common challenges facing the states.

Highlights — 10 a.m. Sen. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, “Critical State Issues in the Second Session of the 108th Congress.”

Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-7787.

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