- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 4, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with Estonian Prime Minister Siim Kallas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases Value of New Construction Put in Place report for July 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
3 p.m.
National Agricultural Statistic Service releases weekly broiler hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.
5 p.m.
World Agricultural Outlook Board releases the weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Agricultural Marketing Service holds a meeting of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. Location: Holiday Inn, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Congressional Room. Contact: 202/720-4722.
2 p.m.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation to discuss potential modifications to the projects in the referenced dockets. Location: FERC, 888 First St. NE, Room 62-26. Contact: 703/227-3205.
9 a.m.
Health Resources and Services Administration holds a teleconference of the Childhood Vaccines Advisory Commission. Call in number, 888/968-3511, Password: ACCV. Contact: 301/443-2124.

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

SENATE
Meets to consider the Interior Appropriations Bill and the Department of Homeland Security Bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing to examine ageism in the media. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.
10 a.m.
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a markup of S.2758, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Amendments Act. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
4 p.m.
Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of John Dawson, to be ambassador to Peru; Antonio Garza Jr., to be ambassador to Mexico; and Linda Watt, to be ambassador to the Panama. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
3 p.m. Energy and Commerce Committee commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing, "The Consumer Product Safety Commission: The New Chairman's Agenda." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
5 p.m.
Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Dam Safety and Security Act of 2002. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA
Retirees meeting all day Alliance for Retired Americans holds its 2002 national meeting.
Highlights 8 a.m. Morning general session: "Prescription Drugs, Politics and Seniors"
10 a.m.
News conference to release a national poll on the issues that will drive older Americans to the polls this fall. State Room, Washington Hilton Hotel.
7:30 p.m.
Gala dinner honoring AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, Washington Hilton, International Ballroom
Including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, Minority Whip; Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, Minority Leader, participate.
Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/974-8271.
U.S.-Ireland business summit all day Susan Davis International holds the "U.S.-Ireland Business Summit."
Highlights 6:30 p.m. Congressional reception, Cannon House Office Building, Cannon Caucus Room.
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/414-0773.
Waterborne pathogens all day National Academies holds a meeting of the Committee on Indicators for Waterborne Pathogens. Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2483.
IDEEA conference all day IDEEA Inc. hosts the ComDef 2002 Conference, "Driving Interoperability-Transforming Coalitions." Topics include force structure, operations, equipment, production, modernization and interoperability. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/760-0762.
Health care 8:30 a.m. National Coalition on Health Care holds a forum on "Improving Quality of Care in Intensive Care Units Through Best Practices." Location: Hotel Washington, 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/638-7151.
Bulgaria and NATO 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Bulgaria and NATO on the Eve of the Prague Summit." Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova participates. Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Breakfast news briefing 8:30 a.m. to release a report on whether various government-funded faith-based programs regulated by "Charitable Choice" are working or not. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, First Amendment Room. Contact: 317/549-4115.
NATO news conference 8:30 a.m. The Atlantic Council of the United States holds a news conference to release a report, "New Capabilities: Transforming NATO Forces." Location: Atlantic Council of the United States, Conference Room, 910 17th St. NW, 11th floor. Contact: 202/778-4968.
Report release 9:30 a.m. Burness Communications and University of Minnesota hold a news conference to release a report on how relationships with mothers can delay teens from becoming sexually active. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 14th and F streets NW, Salon G. Contact: 301/652-1558.
Breakfast forum 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a breakfast forum on "Cooking the Books: The Cost of the Corporate Governance Scandals." Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
News briefing 10 a.m. University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security holds a news briefing to discuss threats to the nation and the world as Congress debates the Homeland Security Bill. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/530-4695.
News conference 10 a.m. Homeland Security Industry Association holds a news conference to debut the HSIA and release reports on how industry and government can work together on homeland security issues. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Oceanic Suite, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 947/0513 or 301/928-8157.


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