- The Washington Times - Monday, June 7, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Iraq torture discussion — 10:30 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Naming Names: The Torturers of Saddam’s Abu Ghraib and Their Place in the New Iraq.” Richard Perle and Michael Ledeen of AEI and four Saddam-era torture victims participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Religious freedom hearing — 2 p.m. — Senate Judiciary Constitution, civil rights and property rights subcommittee holds a hearing, “Beyond the Pledge of Allegiance: Hostility to Religious Expression in the Public Square.” Sen. Richard C. Shelby, Alabama Republican, chairman, Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee; Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat; and Rep. Chet Edwards, Texas Democrat, participate. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Hosts the Group of Eight summit in Sea Island, Ga. Meets with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases the outlook for the month. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting of the Chemical Transportation Advisory hazardous cargo transportation security subcommittee to discuss the potential addition of acrylonitrile to the “Certain Dangerous Cargoes” definition and to review recent work group discussions and outcomes regarding CDC mixtures and the declaration of security. Location: Transportation Department, Nassif Building, L’Enfant Plaza, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/267-1217.

8:15 a.m. — National Institute of Standards and Technology holds a meeting of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. Topics include updates on NIST and the Baldrige National Quality Program and a revision of the NIST 2010 Strategic Plan. Location: NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-5607.

9 a.m. — Defense Department holds a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program to review research and development proposals and continuing projects requesting SERDP funds in excess of $1 million. Location: SERDP Office, 901 North Stuart St. Suite 804. Arlington. Contact: 703/696-2119.

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. — Finance Committee holds a hearing, “Medicare Drug Card: Delivering Savings for Participation Beneficiaries.” Mark McClellan, administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Kris Gross, director for the Iowa Senior Health Insurance Information Program in Des Moines, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds an oversight hearing on the federal government’s counterterrorism efforts. Attorney General John Ashcroft testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. — Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, the federal workforce and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing, “Dietary Supplement Safety Act: How is FDA Doing 10 Years Later?” Robert Brackett, director at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, and Alice Clark, vice chancellor for research and sponsored programs at the University of Mississippi, participate. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

HOUSE COMMITTEES

5 p.m. — Rules Committee holds a meeting to formulate a rule on the Energy Policy Act of 2004. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Renewable energy expo — all day — The Sustainable Energy Coalition holds the seventh annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Efficiency Expo and ice cream social. Events begin 10 a.m.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — Rep. Zach Wamp, Tennessee Republican; Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat; and Scott Sklar of the coalition, news briefing

Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/293-2898, Ext. 201.

Conference call briefing — 9:15 a.m. — The International Monetary Conference holds a conference call briefing by the central bankers’ panel. Jean-Claude Trichet of Europe, Toshiro Muto of Japan and Alan Greenspan of the United States participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/663-5000.

North Korea — 10 a.m. — The North Korea Freedom Coalition, the Defense Forum Foundation and the Wilberforce Forum hold a film screening of the British Broadcasting Corp.’s documentary on North Korea, “Access to Evil.” Senate side screening: 2 p.m. 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: skswm@aol.com

National security report — 10 a.m. — The Center for Global Development holds a press briefing on a report, “On the Brink: Weak States and U.S. National Security.” Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat; Mark Malloch Brown of the United Nations Development Program; and Stuart Eizenstat and John Porter of the Commission on Weak States and National Security participate. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/416-0748.

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