- The Washington Times - Monday, July 14, 2003


Meets with Czech Prime Minister Vladimir Spidla.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases advance monthly sales for retail and food services for June 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases a weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.


8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the pediatric oncology subcommittee of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee. Topics include: pharmacogenetic testing for thiopurine methyltransferase deficiency in patients for whom treatment with 6-mercaptopurine is being considered; overcoming challenges in pediatric oncology product development; regulatory oversight of multinational clinical studies. Location: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Conference Room 1066, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-6758.

10 a.m. Justice Department holds a joint meeting with the Environmental Protection Agency to discuss the status of the implementation of seven consent decrees signed by the United States and diesel engine manufacturers and entered by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on July 1, 1999. Location: Justice Department, 1425 New York Ave. NW. Contact: Anne Wick, [email protected]

1 p.m. — National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting to discuss, 7567 Highway Accident Report-15 Passenger Van Single-Vehicle Rollover Accidents, Henrietta, Texas, May 8, 2001, and Randleman, N.C., July 1, 2001. Location: NTSB Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6410.


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. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing titled “Nowhere to Turn: Must Parents Relinquish Custody in Order to Secure Mental Health Services for Their Children?” Rep. Pete Stark, California Democrat; Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on “An Examination of U.S. Tax Policy and Its Effect on the International Competitiveness of U.S.-Owned Foreign Operations.” Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican; Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat; Sen. John Ensign, Nevada Republican; Pamela Olson, deputy assistant secretary, Treasury Department, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on U.S. policy toward Haiti. Marc Grossman, undersecretary of political affairs, State Department; John Taylor, undersecretary for international affairs, Treasury Department, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.


Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and 10 a.m. for legislative business to consider: a resolution dismissing the election relating to the office of the representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Hawaii; a resolution dismissing the election relating to the office of the representative for the 6th Congressional District of Tennessee. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. International Relations Middle East and Central Asia subcommittee holds a hearing on “Syria: Implications for U.S. Security and Regional Stability.” John Bolton, undersecretary for arms control and international security, State Department, testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. — Select Homeland Security cybersecurity, science and research and development subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the private sector’s role in keeping America’s cyberspace secure. Phil Reitinger, senior security strategist, Microsoft Corp.; Craig Lowery, chief security architect, Dell Computer; Whit Diffie, vice president and fellow/chief security officer, Sun Microsystems, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5611.

2 p.m. Education and the Workforce and House Ways and Means education/workforce employer-employee relations subcommittee and Ways and Means select revenue measures subcommittee holds a joint hearing on “Examining Pension Security and Defined Benefit Plans: The Bush Administration’s Proposal to Replace the 30-year Treasury Rate.” Ann Combs, assistant secretary for employee benefits security, Labor Department; Peter Fisher, undersecretary for domestic finance, Treasury Department, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527, recorded schedule 202/226-2026 or 202/225-3625.


Public-Private-Community Partnerships — all day — U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Center for Corporate Citizenship, the Council on Foundations and Independent Sector hold a 2003 Three Sector Conference on Public-Private-Community Partnerships.

Highlights — 10:45 a.m. Dorothy Ridings, Council on Foundations, and Diana Aviv, Independent Sector, “The State of Three Sector Relations: A Plenary Roundtable Discussion”

12:30 p.m. — Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans, keynote address

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-3133, 5682.

Cuba conference — 9:30 a.m. Center for International Policy and the Association of Travel-Related Industry Professionals holds a conference to discuss the implications of current policy toward Cuba and the increasing bipartisan support for enacting changes in the travel ban. Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Republican; Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican, chairman, Special Committee on Aging; Sen. Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican; Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, participate. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/232-3317.

Congestion Mitigation Technology Fair — 11 a.m. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee sponsors a Congestion Mitigation Technology Fair.

Highlights — noon Rep. Don Young, Alaska Republican, chairman, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; Rep. James L. Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat; Rep. Tom Petri, Wisconsin Republican; Rep. William O. Lipinski, Illinois Democrat, and Brent Bair, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, news conference

Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7749 or Jim Berard, 202/225-6260.

“Congressional veto” — 11:30 a.m. Congress holds a news conference to announce efforts to invoke a rarely used “congressional veto” to roll back rule changes voted by the Federal Communications Commission in broadcast-ownership limits. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat; Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, chairman, Rules and Administration Committee; Sen. Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat, and Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, chairman, Governmental Affairs Committee, participate. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2551.

Democratic presidential candidates forum — 12:30 p.m. Human Rights Campaign sponsors a Democratic presidential candidates forum titled: “Speaking of Equality,” to reveal the candidates’ positions on issues of importance to the homosexual, bisexual and transgender community. Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat; Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat; Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat; Howard Dean; Carol Moseley Braun; and Al Sharpton, participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/216-1553.

Panama news briefing — 3 p.m. Embassy of Panama and the Panama Canal Authority hold a news briefing on the Panama Canal Expansion Project and its effect on world commerce. Rep. Rick Renzi, Arizona Republican; Rep. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, chairman, House Democratic Caucus; Panamanian Ambassador Roberto Alfaro Estripeau and Alberto Aleman Zubieta, administrator of the Panama Canal, participate. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: RSVP to 202/483-1407, Ext. 118.

Israeli and Palestinian — 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on “Prospects for Peace: Perspectives of Israeli and Palestinian Nonviolence Activists.” Lucy Nuseibeh, Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy and Michel Miller, Hebrew University Truman Institute for Peace, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Czech Republic and Central Europe — 4 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference on “The Czech Republic and Central Europe in Trans-Atlantic Relations.” Vladimir Spidla, prime minister of the Czech Republic; Cyril Svoboda, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs; Miroslav Kostelka, minister of defense, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540.

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