- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 19, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with House and Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol; meets with Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis at the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT

Meets with Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Service releases its weekly export sales report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-0888.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee to receive a report titled “The Economic Impact of Commercial Space Transportation on the U.S. Economy, 2004” and an activities report from the administration’s associate administrator for commercial space transportation. Location: Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters, 800 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/385-4713.

2 p.m. —National Credit Union Administration holds a meeting to consider rules and regulations for health savings accounts and the disposal of consumer information for fair credit reporting. Location: 1775 Duke St., seventh floor, Room 7047, Alexandria. Contact: 703/518-6304.

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. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on prescription drug reimportation. John Taylor, Food and Drug Administration associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, testifies. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10:15 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the Can-Spam act. Witnesses include Timothy Muris, Federal Trade Commission chairman, and Jana Monroe, assistant director of the FBI Cyber Division. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10:30 a.m. —Environment and Public Works Clean Air, Climate Change and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

10:30 a.m. —Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, “FBI Oversight: Terrorism and Other Topics.” FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Financial Services Committee holds an oversight hearing on the Housing and Urban Development Department and its fiscal 2005 budget request. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. —Appropriations transportation, treasury and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for the Treasury Department. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Redundancy and Duplication in Federal Child Welfare Programs: A Case Study on the Need for Executive Reorganization Authority.” Witnesses include Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican; Wade Horn, assistant secretary for children and families at the Department of Health and Human Services; and Robert Flores, administrator in the Justice Department Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructurewater resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing, “Great Lakes Water Quality and Restoration Efforts.” Witnesses include Thomas Skinner, manager of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office, and Gerald Barnes, director of programs in the Army Corps of Engineers’ Great Lakes and Ohio River Division. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Battery technology — all day Idling Solutions holds a conference to announce battery technology that allows 18-wheel trucks to take mandated rest with no idling and no emissions. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Participants include Randolph Estes of the Global Energy Conservation Group, and engineer and inventor Benny Jay. Location: West Carriage Porch, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 112.

Republican revolution — all day Cato Institute holds a conference, “The Republican Revolution 10 Years Later: Smaller Government or Business as Usual.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, “Overview of the Revolution”

Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

After-school funding — 8 a.m. Afterschool Alliance holds a press briefing to urge Congress to increase after-school funding. Participants include Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat; Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; Sen. Maria Cantwell, Washington Democrat; Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; and Sen. Elizabeth Dole, North Carolina Republican. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/371-1999 or 202/421-5830.

Maritime ceremony — 10:30 a.m. Transportation Department and the Labor Department host a National Maritime Day ceremony honoring merchant mariners who participated in D-Day and the Iraq war. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participate. Location: Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/366-5807.

Education conference — 11:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Corporate Citizenship holds a 2004 Partnership for Business and K-12 Education conference.

Highlights — 1:15 p.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige

6 p.m. Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican; Rep. George Miller, California Democrat; and Rep. John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, reception.

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-3133.

“Keep America Safe” awards — 11:45 a.m. Court TV and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children hold a press conference to discuss their new partnership and to present the first “Keep America Safe” awards. Participants include Sen. Mike DeWine, Ohio Republican; Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican; Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas Democrat; and Sen. Richard C. Shelby, Alabama Republican. Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 212/576-2700 or 703/837-6111.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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