- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 29, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Security oversight — 11 a.m. — House Select Committee on Homeland Security holds a press conference on recommendations on how homeland security issues and oversight of the Homeland Security Department should be handled and whether the committee should become permanent. Rep. Christopher Cox, California Republican and committee chairman, and Rep. Jim Turner, Texas Democrat, participate. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

Terrorist travel — 1 p.m. — House Select Homeland Security infrastructure and border security subcommittee holds a hearing, “Disrupting Terrorist Travel: Safeguarding America’s Borders Through Information Sharing.” Patrick Hughes, assistant homeland security secretary for information analysis, and Stewart Verdery Jr., assistant homeland security secretary for border and transportation security policy and planning, testify. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in the first of the presidential debates at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.

VICE PRESIDENT

Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 debate watch party at the Denver Marriott City Center.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on personal income and outlays for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Transportation Security Administration holds a meeting of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee to hear an update on air cargo security and general aviation airport security. Location: Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th St., Arlington. Contact: 571/227-2980.

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

10:30 a.m. — Governmental Affairs financial management, the budget and international security subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, “Section 529 College Savings Plans: High Fees, Inadequate Disclosure, Disparate State Tax Treatment and Questionable Broker Sales Practices.” Witnesses include Steven Miller, Internal Revenue Service commissioner for the tax-exempt and governmental entities division, and Mary Schapiro, vice chairwoman and president of regulatory policy and oversight at the National Association of Securities Dealers. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation communications subcommittee holds a hearing, “ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Oversight and Security of Internet Root Servers and the Domain Name System.” Witnesses include David Gross, U.S. coordinator of international communications and information policy at the State Department, and John Kneuer, deputy assistant secretary of communications and information at the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the marriage protection amendment. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure water resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing, “Are Citizen Suit Provisions of the Clean Water Act Being Misused?” Witnesses include Jere Melo, mayor of Fort Bragg, Calif., and Mark Dekkinger, representative of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

12:30 p.m. — Energy and Commerce environment and hazardous materials subcommittee holds a hearing, “Controlling Bioterror: Assessing Our Nation’s Drinking Water Security.” Witnesses include Benjamin Grumbles, acting assistant administrator for water at the Environmental Protection Agency, and John Stephenson, director of natural resources and environment at the Government Accountability Office. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

Bretton Woods Committee meeting# — all day — Bretton Woods Committee holds its 20th anniversary meeting, “Lessons of the Past — A Renewed Commitment.” Events begin at 10 a.m. Highlights — 10:10 a.m. — Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, “Capital Flows to Emerging Markets”

11:50 a.m. — Rep. Jim Leach, Iowa Republican; Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat; and Paul Applegarth of the Millennium Challenge Corp.

12:45 p.m. — Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, luncheon address

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/331-1616.

Hispanic leadership summit — 8 a.m. — Senate and House Democrats host the fifth annual Hispanic Leadership Summit, “In Our Hands: Increasing Latino Civic Participation.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat; Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; and Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez, Texas Democrat, welcoming remarks

12:45 p.m. — Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat; Rep. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat; and Arturo Rodriguez of the United Farm Workers of America

Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-0100.

Cheaper health insurance# — 10 a.m. — Council for Affordable Health Insurance holds a press conference to release a Zogby poll that shows that Americans strongly support the idea of allowing the crossing of state lines to find cheaper health insurance coverage. Participants include Rep. John Shadegg, Arizona Republican, and Merrill Matthews, CAHI director. Location: HC-7, U.S. Capitol.

Forum on science and technology# — 1 p.m. — Washington Science Policy Alliance holds a presidential candidates’ forum for representatives of the Bush and Kerry campaigns to discuss their plans and policies for science and technology. Participants include former Rep. Bob Walker, Pennsylvania Republican, and Henry Kelly, former assistant director for technology of the White House Office of Science and Technology. Location: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 12th and H streets NW. Contact: RSVP to 212/724-2282.

Gala dinner# — 6 p.m. — Commercial Real Estate Women Inc. holds a gala dinner to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Participants include D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, Kathleen Matthews of WJLA, and Raymond Ritchey of Boston Properties. Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 703/871-1831.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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