- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 4, 2003

1 p.m. Attends a memorial service for the Columbia astronauts, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston. Contact: 202/456-2580.

5 p.m. American Petroleum Institute announces its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.
10 a.m.
Bureau of the Census releases manufacturers' shipments, inventories and orders for December 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street & Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
2:30 p.m.
Treasury Department holds an auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

8 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Gulf War Illnesses Research Advisory Committee to discuss vaccine and mechanism research concepts. Location: VA Department, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-1840.
9 a.m.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 705A, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 770/488-2040.
10 a.m.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to receive a briefing on status of Office of Chief Information Officer programs, performance and plans. Location: 11555 Rockville Pike, Commissioners' Conference Room, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7330.
10 a.m.
Securities and Exchange Commission holds a public meeting. Location: 450 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/942-7070.

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

Meets at 9:30 a.m. for morning business and 10 a.m. to consider the nomination of Miguel A. Estrada for U.S. circuit judge for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on developments concerning weapons of mass destruction in North Korea. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
10 a.m.
Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing, "Tax Fairness: Does Double Taxation Unfairly Target Older Americans?" Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.
2:30 p.m.
Budget Committee holds a hearing on the president's budget for fiscal 2004. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

Meets at 4 p.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a meeting to organize formally for the 108th Congress and vote on the nomination of Douglas Holtz-Eakin to be director of the Congressional Budget Office. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
10 a.m.
Budget Committee holds a hearing on the president's budget for fiscal 2004. (The Hearing will begin immediately following the Holtz-Eakin vote.) Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
2 p.m. Ways and Means Committee holds a full committee hearing on the president's budget proposals for fiscal 2004. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
6:30 p.m.
Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the joint resolution making further continuing appropriations for fiscal 2003. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

Defense conference all day American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics holds its AIAA Defense Excellence 2003 Conference.
Highlights 3:30 p.m. Retired Adm. Charles Abbot, Department of Homeland Security, "Defense Department-Homeland Security Department Interaction," round-table discussion
5 p.m.
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House, "America's Place in This Rapidly Changing World," keynote speaker. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/264-7500 or 800/639-2422.
Regulation workshop all day Food and Drug Law Institute holds its "Introduction to Drug Law and Regulation Workshop: Understanding How the FDA Regulates the Drug Industry." Location: Westin Grand Hotel, 2350 M St. NW. Contact: 202/371-1420 or 800/956-6293.
WTO lecture 8 a.m. Washington International Trade Association presents a lecture, "World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Negotiations: A View from the WTO Secretariat." Location: International Gateway, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.
Russian business program 8:30 a.m. District of Columbia Bar Association International Law Section/Investment and Finance Committee holds a breakfast program, "Doing Deals in Russia: A Round Table on Russian Mergers and Acquisitions." Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: RSVP at 202/626-3463.
Medical-records conference 10 a.m. Kaiser Permanente holds a news conference to announce it will go electronic with its largest collection of patient medical records. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/326-1726.
State budgets briefing 10:30 a.m. National Council of State Legislatures holds news briefing to release "State Budget Update: February 2003." Location: Hall of States, room 383, 444 N. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/624-8667.
National health insurance briefing 11 a.m. Physicians for a National Health Program holds a briefing on a bill that proposes national health insurance, a single-payer national health program. Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 312/782-6006.
NASA briefing 11:30 a.m. NASA holds two daily news briefings. Agenda: 4:30 p.m. News briefing from the Johnson Space Center on NASA-TV with limited two-way question-and-answer capability from participating agency centers. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-1600.
Chamber of Commerce briefing noon U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a news briefing to highlight the steps necessary to reach agreement on open trading systems with a number of foreign countries and to win congressional approval for deals that open markets to U.S. goods and services. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
HIV seminar 4 p.m. National Institutes of Health holds a Vaccine Research Center seminar series, "Qualitative and Quantitative Immune Deficits in HIV Infection: Does Where You Were Determine Where You Are?" Location: NIH, Building 40, main conference room, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-8491.

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