- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 8, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Sea Island, Ga., for the Group of Eight summit; meets with British Prime Minister Tony Blair; addresses the opening plenary session of the G-8 summit; meets with leaders from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Turkey and Yemen; participates in a plenary session on global terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in the arrival and lying-in-state ceremony for former President Ronald Reagan in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the wholesale trade for April. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Federal Interagency Coordinating Council holds discussions related to educational services for children with autism. Location: American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Conference Rooms B and C, second floor. Contact: 202/205-5507.

10 a.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a public hearing to discuss proposed amendments to regulations regarding life insurance distributed by qualified retirement plans. Location: Internal Revenue Building, Auditorium, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-6080.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session to consider resolutions honoring former President Ronald Reagan. The Senate will adjourn at 3 p.m. and reconvene Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the transition to digital television. Witnesses include Rep. Jane Harman, California Democrat, and John Lawson, president and chief executive officer of the Association of Public Television Stations. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

9:30 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “Evaluating International Intellectual Property Piracy.” Witnesses include Jack Valenti, president and chief executive officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, and Mitch Bainwol, chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Going Nowhere: DOD Wastes Millions of Dollars on Unused Airline Tickets.” Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, and Rep. Jan Schakowksy, Illinois Democrat, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a oversight hearing on the federal government’s counterterrorism efforts. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider a resolution honoring former President Ronald Reagan. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Appropriations Committee holds a markup of the “Technical changes to Subcommittee Jurisdictions, 302b allocations, Homeland Security, Interior.” Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, “Implementation of the Maritime Transportation Security Act” and on the Port Security Improvements Act of 2003. Rep. Doug Ose, California Republican, and Rear Adm. Larry Hereth, director of port security for the U.S. Coast Guard, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Remembering Reagan — 10 a.m. — House Republican Conference holds a press conference, “Remembering Reagan.” Participants include Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, Rep. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican, and Rep. Deborah Pryce, Ohio Republican. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9000.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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