- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 19, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

3 p.m. —National Agricultural Statistics Service releases its weekly broiler hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 A.M. —Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing Federal Housing Commissioner holds a meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee. Topics include manufactured housing research, proposed installation standards and other reports. Location: Radisson Old Town Hotel, 901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/708-6409.

8:30 a.m. —Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Reactor Safeguards Advisory Committee’s thermal-hydraulic phenomena subcommittee. Topics include: “Review Standard for Extended Power Uprates” and the staff’s resolution of public comments on “Water Sources for Long-Term Recirculation Cooling Following a Loss-of-Coolant Accident.” Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B3, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-1813.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session, summer recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Public school poll — 9:30 a.m. Phi Delta Kappa International and Gallup hold a press conference to release the “35th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools.” Participants include George Kersey Jr. and Lowell Rose of PDK, and Jack Jennings of the Center on Education Policy. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 800/766-1156, Ext. 2222, or 800/766-1156, Ext. 2176.

ATV safety — 10 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America holds a news conference on “All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Crisis: America’s Children Still at Risk.” Participants include Dr. Rebeccah Brown of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Scott Kovarovics of the Natural Trails and Waters Coalition, Dr. Jeffrey Upperman of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Rachel Weintraub of the Consumer Federation of America. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766 and 202/429-2696.

FCC issues — 10 a.m. — The Federal Communications Commission holds a news conference to discuss issues that it will take up in the fall. FCC Chairman Michael Powell participates. Location: FCC meeting room, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0513.

Hispanic survey — 10 a.m. The Latino Coalition holds a news conference on the “2003 National Hispanic Survey.” Location: National Press Club ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/546-0008.

Health care — 11 a.m. Public Citizen and Physicians for a National Health Program hold a news conference to discuss an article in the New England Journal of Medicine on a national health care system in the United States. Participants include David Himmelstein of Physicians for a National Health Program and Sidney Wolfe of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group. Location: Public Citizen, 1600 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/588-7742 or 202/588-7759.

Presidential strokes — noon U.S. Capitol Historical Society holds a “Medical Histories of American Political Leaders” luncheon program on “Stroke and the Presidency.” Robert Laureno, Washington Hospital Center, participates. Location: Ketchum Hall, 200 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/543-8919, Ext. 31.

Homeland Security — noon Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Leading the Department of Homeland Security: Progress and Challenges of Transition During the War on Terrorism.” Gordon England, deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: RSVP required, 202/675-1761.

Health privacy — noon National Institutes of Health holds a lecture on lessons for the NIH with the privacy rules of the Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act. Valerie Hurt of the NIH Office of General Counsel participates. Location: NIH, Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2563.

Hispanic housing — 3:30 p.m. The Americas Global Foundation holds a meeting on “Empowering Hispanics & Others Through Housing.” Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/371-9696.

Hightower book — 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion with author Jim Hightower on “Thieves in High Places: They’ve Stolen Our Country and It’s Time to Take it Back.” Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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