- The Washington Times - Monday, September 20, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in an “Ask President Bush” campaign event, Derry, N.H.

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 Town Hall meeting, Brenner Machine Co., Cornwell, Pa.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Departmentreleases results of weekly three- and six-month bill auction. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

4 p.m. —National Agricultural Statistic Servicereleases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 1/800-727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Election Assistance Commissionholds a meeting of the transparency and security subcommittee to discuss information related to the security of computers, human factors, voter privacy, and methods to detect and prevent fraud. Location: National Institute of Standards and Technology, North Campus, Room 152, 820 W. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/975-5099.

11 a.m. —Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting by teleconference of the Board Staff Office, Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, CASAC Particulate Matter Review Panel, to discuss its peer review of the EPA air-quality criteria document for particulate matter (fourth external review draft). Contact: 202/343-9994.

1 p.m. —Corporation for National and Community Serviceholds a meeting of the board of directors. Topics include committee reports and the CEO report. Location: Corporation for National and Community Service, 1201 New York Ave. NW., eighth floor, room 8410. Contact: 202/606-5000, ext. 278.

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business. At 5:30 p.m. the Senate votes on final passage of the fiscal 2005 military construction appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Select Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Rep. Porter J. Goss to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.

2 p.m. —Special Committee on Agingholds a hearing, “Breaking the Silver Ceiling: A New Generation Of Older Americans Redefining the New Rules of the Workplace.” Jack Valenti, former president, Motion Picture Association of America; Ken Dychtwald, president/CEO, Age Wave, San Francisco; and Sharon Brangman, professor of medicine/division chief of geriatrics, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y., testify. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

5:30 p.m. —Finance Committeeholds a markup of the Elder Justice Act and the nomination of Joey Russell George to be inspector general for tax administration, Treasury Department. Location: S-216, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

SUPREME COURT

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Postal forum — all day National Postal Forum holds its 2004 meting. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. Postmaster General John Potter, keynote address

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 703/218-5015.

Radioactive waste — all day National Academies holds a meeting on radioactive waste management. Events begin 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. “Time-Out on the EPA Standard for Yucca Mountain?”

1:15 p.m. —“Waste not: Incidental Processing for High-Level Waste”

4:20 p.m. —“Clean-up After a Radiological Attack”

Closed-session summary posted after the meeting.

Robert Fri, Resources for the Future; Michael Bauser, Nuclear Energy Institute; Elizabeth Cotsworth, Environmental Protection Agency; Alex Flint and Sam Fowler, staff, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, participate. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3066.

Emergency care meeting — all day National Academies holds a meeting, “The Future of Emergency Care in the U.S. Health System.” Events begin 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. International EMS systems; current status of federal emergency care legislation and funding

10:15 a.m. —Overview of EMS work force issues

Jerry Overton, Richmond Ambulance Authority; Mark Mioduski, Cornerstone Government Affairs; John Becknell, consultant; and Shirley Gamble, subcommittee chairman, participate. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2112.

United Nations discussion — 9 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Threats, Challenges and Change: The United Nations in the 21st Century.” Gareth Evans, Thomas Leney and Abiodun Williams, United Nations; and Stewart Patrick, State Department, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Drug-development panel — 9 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion, “What Will A Mandatory Clinical Trials Registry Mean for Drug Development … and Do We Need One?” David Fassler, University of Vermont; and Alan Goldhammer, Pharmaceutical Research, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Iraq war discussion — 10 a.m. Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments holds a discussion, “War in Iraq: Can We Win?” Topics include how U.S. officials define victory and what it means for U.S. military strategy. Andrew Kreoinevich, executive director, CSBA, participates. Location: HC-7, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/331-7990.

Peace parade — 10 a.m. The Peace Parade sponsors a first-ever Peace Parade to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace by uniting to support the creation of cultures based on nonviolence and the honoring of humanity.

Highlights — 10 a.m. News conference, 2025 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

11 a.m. —Parade begins, 2500 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

11:45 a.m. —Rally and speakers, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, 21st and M streets NW.

1:30 p.m. —Final rally, Dupont Circle NW

Contact: 301/718-1795 or 703/915-2261.

Philippine veterans ceremony — noon American Coalition for Filipino Veterans holds a wreath-laying ceremony followed by a civil-disobedience event to call for full recognition of their U.S. military service and entitlement to VA disability pension benefits.

Highlights — noon Wreath-laying ceremony, World War II Memorial, Philippines Pillar, National Mall

12:30 p.m. —Civil disobedience, in front of the White House

Contact: 202/246-1998 or 703/685-2665.

Luncheon program — 12:30 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program hosts a program with Treasury Secretary John W. Snow. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7500.

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