- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 3, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Republican National Committee luncheon. Expected to make remarks on the war on terror, Library of Congress.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for December 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. —National Association of Realtorsreleases its condo and co-op sales for the fourth quarter of 2003. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Serviceholds a meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases, to discuss the report on bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the United States and consider what recommendations to make to the secretary. Location: USDA Conference Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, Riverdale. Contact: 301/734-8073.

9 a.m. —National Aeronautics and Space Administrationholds a meeting of the revolutionize aviation subcommittee. Topics include: aeronautics technology update; an assessment of NASA’s aeronautics technology programs by the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board of the National Research Council; analysis and strategic planning; next steps/action summary. Location: NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Room 7H46A. Contact: 202/358-4594.

10:30 a.m. —State Departmentholds a meeting of the United States International Telecommunication Advisory Committee to discuss the matters related to the World Summit on the Information Society, which took place in December 2003, including the follow-up to WSIS. Location: National Academy of Sciences, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-5205.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. 11 a.m. the Senate will meet in joint session with the House to receive Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar. 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 Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. —Finance Committeeholds a hearing on the fiscal 2005 budget priorities for the Health and Human Services Department. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committeeholds a markup of the Federal Public Transportation Act. Location: 219 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

3 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportationscience, space and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Mars Exploration Program. Edward Weiler, associate administrator for space sciences, NASA, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the “Improving the Community Services Block Grant Act of 2003.” At 11 a.m. the House will meet in joint session with the Senate to receive Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

12:30 p.m. Select Homeland Security Committeeholds a hearing on “The Homeland Security Advisory System: Improving Preparedness through Effective Warning.” James Loy, deputy secretary, Homeland Security Department; John Brennen, director, Terrorist Threat Integration Center, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

1 p.m. —Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing on the fiscal 2005 budget request for the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld; Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Dov Zakheim, undersecretary/comptroller, Defense Department, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

1:15 p.m. —Energy and Commercetelecommunications and the Internet subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Current State of Competition in the Communications Marketplace.” Michael Valhoff, managing director, Telecommunications Group, Legg Mason Inc., Baltimore; Frank Louthan, vice president, Equity Research, Raymond James Financial Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla.; Adam Quinton, managing director/first vice president, Telecom Services Research, Merrill Lynch & Co., New York City, testify. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. Budget Committeeholds a hearing on the Treasury Department’s budget priorities for fiscal 2005. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

GENERAL AGENDA

College meeting — all day The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities holds its annual meeting.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. Sandy Baum, Skidmore College, “The Federal Government and Student Aid Partnership”

Location: Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/739-0474.

Treasury Department refinancing statement — 10 a.m. Treasury Department holds a news conference on its quarterly refinancing statement. Brian Roseboro, acting undersecretary for domestic finance, participates. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

President Bush’s budget — noon Environmental Media Services holds a conference call briefing in response to President Bush’s budget. Dial-in, 800/903-0247; pass code, e275. Wesley Warren, formerly at the Office of Management and Budget; Bonnie Galvin, the Wilderness Society; Sara Zdeb, Friends of the Earth and Ted Morton, Oceana, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/463-6670 or 202/822-5200.

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