- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 22, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Faith-based caucus — 2 p.m.— The Congressional Bipartisan Faith-based Community Solutions Caucus holds a press conference to announce its formation. Reps. Mark Green, Wisconsin Republican, and Harold E. Ford Jr., Tennessee Democrat, participate. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7385 or 202/225-3265.

Law-enforcement safety — 3:30 p.m. — Members of Congress hold a press conference on the passage of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act. Republican Reps. Randy “Duke” Cunningham of California and Ric Keller and Tom Feeney, both of Florida, participate. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5452.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses compassion and HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia; attends a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 fund-raiser in Villanova, Pa.; participates in a 2004 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

3 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistic Service releases its weekly broiler hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board to discuss sleep research and education priorities and programs. Location: National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-0199.

9 a.m. — Federal Emergency Management Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee. Location: Agriculture Department, Conference Room 369-370, 901 D St. SW. Contact: 202/646-2870.

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

10 a.m. — Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry production and price competitiveness subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to register Canadian pesticides. Sen. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican, and Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, testify. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Law of Biologic Medicine. Witnesses include Lester Crawford, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and Daniel Troy, associate general counsel of the FDA. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

11:30 a.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of David Stone to be assistant secretary of the Homeland Security Department’s Transportation Security Administration. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the United States International Leadership Act of 2004 and to mark the 40th anniversary of congressional passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing, “Travel, Tourism, and Homeland Security: Improving Both without Sacrificing Either.” Witnesses include Stewart Verdery Jr., assistant secretary in the Homeland Security Department, and Fred Lounsberry, senior vice president of sales at Universal Studios Recreation Group. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Common Sense Justice for the Nation’s Capital: An Examination of Proposals to Give D.C. Residents Direct Representation.” Witnesses include Rep. Ralph Regula, Ohio Republican; Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican; and D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10:30 a.m. — Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing, “No Child Left Behind: Raising Student Achievement in America’s Big City Schools.” Witnesses include Mike Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools in the District, and Margaret Raymond, director of the Hoover Institution’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527; recorded schedule, 202/226-2026.

1:30 p.m. — Energy and Commerce telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee holds a hearing, “Protecting Homeland Security: A Status Report on Interoperability Between Public Safety Communications Systems.” Witnesses include David Boyd, deputy director of the Homeland Security Department’s Office of Systems Engineering and Development, and Gary Grube, corporate vice president/chief technology officer of Motorola Inc. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

Community policing conference — 8:30 a.m. — Justice Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services holds a National Community Policing Conference, “Community Policing for America’s Future.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Attorney General John Ashcroft, keynote address

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/616-1728.

Title VII anniversary — 9 a.m. — District of Columbia Bar Association holds a discussion, “Celebrating Title VII’s 40th Anniversary.” Participants include Lloyd Zimmerman, former trial lawyer at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Donald Lay of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW, Moot Court Room. Contact: 202/663-4571 or 202/663-4813.

Educating Iraq — 9:30 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Educating Iraq: New Schools and New Lessons for a New Nation.” Participants include John Agresto of the Coalition Provisional Authority, Hillel Fradkin of the Hudson Institute, Eleana Gordon of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy, and Danielle Pletka of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Aneurysm detection — 10 a.m. — The National Aneurysm Alliance holds a press conference to announce its support of bipartisan legislation to enact a Medicare benefit providing ultrasound screening to detect abnormal aortic aneurysms in high-risk patients. Participants include Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat; Sen. Jim Bunning, Kentucky Republican; Rep. James C. Greenwood, Pennsylvania Republican; Rep. Gene Green, Texas Democrat; and Robert Zwolak of the Society for Vascular Surgery. Location: S-219, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/452-9472 or 703/622-8055.

Wall closings — 10 a.m. — Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund holds a press conference to discuss closings of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall through October to replace the 19-year-old lighting system. Participants include Jan Scruggs of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Sean Kennealy of the National Park Service, and James Cummings of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall. Contact: 202/393-0090, Ext. 16.

Book discussion — 12:15 p.m. — New America Foundation holds a book discussion, “Battling Over Reagan’s Legacy: A Reagan Conservative’s Critique of Neocon Foreign Policy.” Participants include Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, authors of “America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order,” and Steven Clemons of the New America Foundation. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Animal rights — 7 p.m. — Rowman and Littlefield Publishers sponsors a book discussion on “Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights.” Tom Regan, author, participates. Location: Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW. Contact: 301/459-3366, Ext. 5622.

Medical honors — 8 p.m. — Discovery Health Channel hosts the inaugural Discovery Health Channel Medical Honors ceremony, with a taping for broadcast July 8. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, Honors Committee chairman, participates. Location: DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. Contact: 240/662-3709.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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