- The Washington Times - Monday, June 21, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Hungarian Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy at the White House; participates in a celebration of Black Music Month at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Corporation for National and Community Service holds a meeting of the board of directors. Location: CNCS, 1201 New York Ave. NW, eighth floor, Room 8410. Contact: 202/606-5000, Ext. 278.

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. Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and narcotics affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on the safety and security of Peace Corps volunteers. Witnesses include Gaddi Vasquez, Peace Corps director, and Jess Ford, international affairs and trade director at the General Accounting Office. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. —Finance Committee holds a hearing on charity oversight and reform. Witnesses include Mark Everson, Internal Revenue Service commissioner, and William Josephson, New York assistant attorney general in charge of charities. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. —Appropriations District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing, “Structural Imbalance of the District of Columbia.” Witnesses include Rep. Thomas M. Davis lll, Virginia Republican; D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat; and D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for debate and at 10 a.m. to consider recognizing the importance of blues music and honoring the life and accomplishments of Ray Charles. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on progress in Iraq. Witnesses include Paul Wolfowitz, deputy secretary of defense; and Gen. Peter Pace, Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

2 p.m. —International Relations Committee holds a hearing on international child abductions. Witnesses include Maura Harty, Bureau of Consular Affairs assistant secretary; and Daniel Bryant, assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Policy. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Energy industry — all day National Petroleum Council holds its 113th meeting. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham

Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/393-6100.

Politics of education — all day The Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media Teachers College of Columbia University holds a conference, “The Politics of Education: A Symposium for Political Journalists Covering the 2004 Presidential Campaign.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. Reps. John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, and George Miller, California Democrat; Robert Gordon of the Kerry presidential campaign; and Sandy Dress of the Bush presidential campaign.

1:30 p.m. —Gov. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat

2:45 p.m. —Sen. Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Republican

Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation Building, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 212/678-3930.

Courts and regulation — 9 a.m. Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion, “Courts, Commerce & Regulation: How the Judiciary Can Help (and Hinder) Free Enterprise In America.” Participants include Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard, and Lawrence Mirel of the D.C. Department of Insurance, Banking and Securities. Location: Washington Legal Foundation, M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Cancer care — 10:30 a.m. Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups and Newsweek magazine hold a discussion on changes in reimbursement for cancer care associated with the Medicare Modernization Act. Participants include Mark McClellan of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Robert Comis of the coalition, and Alex Gelber of Newsweek. Location: Library of Congress, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Mumford Room. Contact: 312/552-1163 or 212/445-4859.

Fuel cells — 11 a.m. The U.S. Fuel Cell Council holds the fourth annual Congressional Fuel Cell Expo. Contact: 202/293-5500.

Highlights — 11 a.m. Ride-and-drive demonstration of a General Motors Hydrogen 3 Opel Zafira minivan, Garfield Circle, U.S. Capitol

12:30 p.m. —Sen. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican; Rep. Nancy L. Johnson, Connecticut Republican; and Rep. John B. Larson, Connecticut Democrat. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building.

Election reform — noon Congress holds a rally in support of legislation to require a verifiable paper trail on electronic voting machines before the November election. Participants include Reps. Rush D. Holt, New Jersey Democrat, and Robert Wexler, Florida Democrat. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5801 or 202/413-5277.

FBI future — 12:30 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion, “Tomorrow’s FBI: A Vision for Meeting Future Challenges.” FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III participates. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9716.

Citizenship award — 6 p.m. Heritage Foundation, the Center for New Black Leadership and the Institute for Justice hold a reception to award the 2004 Salvatori Prize in American Citizenship. Honoree Virginia Walden-Ford participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Phelon Roof Terrace. Contact: 202/675-1752.

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