- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 7, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Republican National Committee rally in Wassau, Wis.; stays overnight in St. Louis.

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 town hall meeting at the Radisson Hotel Convention Center in Miami.

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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the Office of Science, Energy Department and National Science Foundation Nuclear Science Advisory Committee to discuss perspectives and the interim report from the relativistic heavy ion subcommittee. Location: Quality Suites, 3 Research Court, Rockville. Contact: 301/903-0536.

9:30 a.m. —Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee to discuss the High Production Volume Challenge Program. Location: Hilton Arlington and Towers, 950 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Contact: 202/554-1404.

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. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on federal bankruptcy and pension policy on the financial health of airlines. Witnesses include Bradley Belt, executive director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., and David Walker, comptroller general of the Government Accountability Office. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds markups of the nomination of Claude Allen to be judge for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 2004, legislation to provide criminal penalties for false information and hoaxes relating to the terrorism act of 2004, and a bill to reauthorize the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. —Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing, “The Long-Run Economics of Natural Gas.” Witnesses include Daniel Yergin, chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, and Paul Sankey, senior energy analyst at Deutsche Bank. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Judiciary crime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing, “Federal Offender Re-Entry and Protecting Children From Criminal Recidivists.” Witnesses include Rep. Rob Portman, Ohio Republican, and Rep. Katherine Harris, Florida Republican. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. —Financial Services housing and community opportunity subcommittee holds a hearing, “Mortgage Fraud and Its Impact on Mortgage Lenders.” Witnesses include Kenneth Donohue, inspector general for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Chris Swecker, FBI assistant director for criminal investigations. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a markup of a resolution expressing support for the independence of Kosovo and limiting U.S. assistance to Ethiopia and Eritrea if those countries fail to comply with agreements to end hostilities and provide for border demarcation. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

1 p.m. —Energy and Commerce energy and air quality subcommittee holds a markup to amend the Clean Air Act to modify certain provisions regarding methyl bromide. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

Trade and American workers — all day Cato Institute and the Economist hold a conference, “Trade and the Future of American Workers.” Events begin at 9:15 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Roger Ferguson delivers the keynote address.

1:15 p.m. —Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, is luncheon speaker.

Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/218-4633.

Election watch — 8:30 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Election Watch.” Participants include AEI political analysts Karlyn Bowman, Norman Ornstein and William Schneider. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict — noon World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C., Foundation for Middle East Peace, and Middle East Institute hold a discussion, “Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision,” to relate personal experiences of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Participants include Marianne Albina, Christian Palestinian representative; Hidaya Najmi, Muslim Palestinian representative; and Gila Svirsky, Jewish Israeli representative. Location: MEI, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/293-1051.

Afghanistan’s election — 1:30 p.m. Center for American Progress holds a policy forum, “The Countdown to Afghanistan’s Election: Security, Narcoterrorism and Prospects for Democracy.” Participants include Larry Goodson, professor at the U.S. Army War College; Paula Newberg of the Brookings Institution; Barnett Rubin of the Center on International Cooperation; and Mark Schneider of the International Crisis Group. Location: St. Regis Hotel, Chandelier Room, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/741-6388.

New scholarship in race and ethnicity — 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “New Scholarship in Race and Ethnicity: Social Context and Black Racial Attitudes.” Participants include Claudine Gay, assistant professor at Stanford University, and Lynn Sanders, associate professor at the University of Virginia. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

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