- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 23, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases figures of the unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

8:30 a.m. —Bureau of the Census releases a report on durable goods manufacturers’ shipments and orders for May. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 A.M. —Federal Election Commission holds a meeting to consider Advisory Opinion 2004-15: Bill of Rights Educational Foundation by David T. Hardy; Advisory Opinion 2004-17: Becky Armendariz Klein, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, Texas District 25; and Proposed Rulemaking on Coordinated and Independent Expenditures by Party Committees. Location: 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1220.

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. — Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on the Healthy Forests Restoration Act and forestry, conservation and rural revitalization. Mark Rey, undersecretary for natural resources and the environment at the Agriculture Department, and Chad Calvert, deputy assistant secretary for land and minerals management at the Interior Department, testify. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on security screening options for airports. Tom Blank, assistant administrator for transportation security policy at the Transportation Security Administration, and Terry Anderson, executive director of Tupelo Regional Airport, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. —Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Gen. George Casey Jr. for reappointment to the grade of general and to be commander of Multi-National Force-Iraq. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

2 p.m. —Appropriations transportation, treasury and general government subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, “Passenger Screening and Airline Authority to Deny Boarding.” Jeff Rosen, general counsel for the Transportation Department, and Tom Blank, assistant administrator for transportation security policy at the Transportation Security Administration, testify. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider a House concurrent resolution congratulating the government of Iraq on its assumption of full responsibility and authority as a sovereign government; and revising the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal 2005, as it applies to the House. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Judiciary Constitution subcommittee holds a hearing, “Limiting Federal Court Jurisdiction to Protect Marriage for the States.” Former Rep. William Dannemeyer, California Republican, and Phyllis Schlafly, president of Eagle Forum, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. —Transportation and Infrastructure water resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing, “Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers — Recommendations for Navigation Improvements and Ecosystem Restoration.” Maj. Gen. Carl Strock, director of civil works with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and John Jamian, deputy administrator for Maritime Administration at the Transportation Department, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:30 a.m. —Select Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing, “Information Sharing After September 11: Perspectives on the Future.” Zoe Baird, president of the Markle Foundation, former CIA Director James Woolsey, and former Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III testify. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Climate policy — all day TheBrookings Institution and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change hold a conference, “U.S. Climate Policy: Toward a Sensible Center.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 10:10 a.m. Fred Bergsten of the Institute for International Economics

11:15 a.m. —Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat

1 p.m. —Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham

2 p.m. —Larry Schweiger of the National Wildlife Federation

4:20 p.m. —Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican

6 p.m. —Reception, the National Academies’ Marian Koshland Science Museum, Sixth and E streets NW.

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

“NanoSummit” — all day The Energy Department holds a conference, “NanoSummit.” Events begin 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, “Nanoscience and the Nation’s Energy Future”

9:30 a.m. —Rep. Zach Wamp, Tennessee Republican, “Nanoscience and National Competitiveness”

noon —Sen. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican

1:30 p.m. —Rep. Judy Biggert, Illinois Republican

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

Stem-cell research — 9:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a press conference to promote advances in adult stem-cell research. Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, and Susan Fajt and Laura Dominguez, spinal cord injury patients treated with adult stem cells, participate. Location: 303 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6521.

Iraq’s journey — 10 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Iraq’s Journey Toward Sovereignty.”

Former Iraqi Foreign Minister Samir Shakir Mahmood Sumaida’ie participates. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

War and sovereignty — 10 a.m. TheAmerican Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “War, International Law and Sovereignty.”

Highlights — 10:45 a.m. Lee Feinstein of the Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen Rademakers of the State Department, John Yoo of AEI and David Rivkin of Baker & Hostetler LLP, “Breaking all the Rules? Use of Force”

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Genocide danger — 10:30 a.m. TheU.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum holds a discussion to draw attention to the danger of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; Sen. Jon Corzine, New Jersey Democrat; Rep. Donald M. Payne, New Jersey Democrat; Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican; and Jerry Fowler of the museum participate. Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-6133.

Gore speech — 12:30 p.m. TheAmerican Constitution Society for Law and Policy hosts a speech that charges that the Bush administration has “institutionalized dishonesty as an essential element of their policy process.” Former Vice President Al Gore participates. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, McDonough Hall, Moot Court Auditorium, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-5200.

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