- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 13, 2003

Discusses his economic-stimulus plan, Jacksonville, Fla. Visits Mayport Naval Station, Jacksonville.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases monthly sales for retail and food services for January. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
10 a.m.
Bureau of Labor Statistics releases U.S. import and export price indexes for January. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

8:30 a.m. Army Corps of Engineers holds a meeting of the Inland Waterways Users Board, to receive briefings on the status of both the funding for inland-navigation projects and studies and Inland Waterways Trust Fund and consider its priorities for the next fiscal year. Location: Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/761-4559.
2 p.m.
Agriculture Department holds a staff briefing for the board of directors. Topics include broadband loan program, privatization issues and administrative issues. Location: Agriculture Department, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW, Conference Room 104-A. Contact: 202/720-9554.

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

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the defense-authorization request for fiscal 2004 and the future years defense program. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to examine structure and organizational reforms of the U.S. Olympic Committee. (Hearing will begin immediately after the organizational meeting.) Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
10 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2004 budget request for the U.S. Forest Service. Dale Bosworth, chief of the U.S. Forest Service, and Mark Rey, undersecretary of the Agriculture Department, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Personal Responsibility, Work and Family Promotion Act of 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the State Department’s budget priorities for fiscal 2004. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
10 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a markup of the Museum and Library Services Act of 2003 and the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527. Recorded schedule: 202/226-2026.
10 a.m.
International Relations Committee holds an oversight hearing, “North Korea’s Nuclear Program: The Challenge to Stability in Northeast Asia.” Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

NAM conference all day National Association of Manufacturers holds its biennial “Manufacturers’ Week in Washington” to advance a pro-growth manufacturing agenda with Congress, the administration and the media.
Highlights noon Sen. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, majority leader
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3093.
School-choice conference all day Cato Institute holds a conference, “School Choice and Special Education: Extending Choice and Opportunity to Children with Disabilities.”
Highlights 9:15 a.m. Robert Pasternack, assistant secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services of the Education Department, “Challenges in Education,” keynote
9:45 a.m.
Wade Horn, assistant secretary, Health and Human Services Department
1:30 p.m. Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican, chairman, Special Committee on Aging
Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/218-4633.
Lieutenant governors meeting all day National Lieutenant Governors Association holds its State-Federal Meeting 2003, “Leading Today Preparing for Tomorrow.”
Highlights 9:25 a.m. Round-table discussion with President Bush, the White House
10 a.m.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., fiscal forecast, the White House
Location: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, or as noted. Contact: 859/244-811.
Smallpox-vaccination meeting all day National Academies holds a meeting of the Committee on Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation.
Highlights 9:15 a.m. Dr. Larry Anderson, senior adviser for smallpox, Office of Terrorism Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
11 a.m.
John Grabenstein, deputy director, military vaccines, Army Surgeon General’s Office, Defense Department
Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1707.
Terrorism conference 9:30 a.m. Center for International Private Enterprise, the National Democratic Institute and Instituto Libertad y Democracia of Peru hold a conference, “The Other Path: the Economic Answer to Terrorism.”
Highlights 9:30 a.m. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans and Madeleine K. Albright, chairman of the National Democratic Institute and secretary of state in the Clinton administration
12:15 p.m.
Alan Larson, undersecretary for economic affairs at the State Department, and Franklin L. Raines, chairman of Fannie Mae
Location: USCC, Hall of Flags, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/721- 9200.
TANF program 11 a.m. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference-call briefing on the latest in the policy debate over reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program. Location: None given. Contact: 202/408-1080.
Internet child-modeling ban 11. a.m. Sen. Jim Bunning, Kentucky Republican, and Rep. Mark Foley, Florida Republican, announce legislation banning exploitive child-modeling Internet sites. Location: Senate radio/television gallery. Contact: 202/224-1156.
Medicare conference 11 a.m. Public Citizen’s Congress Watch holds a news conference to release a report, “Medicare Privatization: Bad for Seniors and People with Disabilities.” Topics include the issues of the Bush plan, which it says hurts seniors by forcing them into health maintenance organizations and private-insurance plans for drug coverage and increasing premiums. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat; Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., New Jersey Democrat; Frank Clemente, director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, participate. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/454-5155, 202/454-5136 or 202/588-7742.

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