- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 15, 2003


To be announced.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases May 2003 inventories and sales figures for manufacturing and trade. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

9:15 a.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases figures on industrial production and capacity utilization for June 2003. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel on ensuring data quality for in-vitro tests used as alternatives to animal studies for regulatory purposes. Location: Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-8450.

8:30 a.m. —Treasury Department holds a meeting of the President’s Commission on the United States Postal Service, to receive reports of each of its four subcommittees. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/622-7073.

9 a.m. —National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the Aviation Safety Reporting System subcommittee. Topics include Aviation Safety Reporting System, program status and strategic planning. Location: National Business Aviation Association, 1200 18th St. NW, Suite 400. Contact: 650/960-6059.


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. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on legislation to make permanent the moratorium on taxes on Internet access. Witnesses include Joseph Ripp, America Online vice chairman; Paul Misener, Amazon.com vice president for global policy; and Mark Beshears, Sprint Corp. vice president of state and local tax issues. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

9:30 a.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportation oceans, fisheries and Coast Guard subcommittee holds a hearing on the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Witnesses include Rebecca Lent, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration deputy assistant administrator for regulatory programs; and Marshal Jones Jr., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service deputy director. Location: 428 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

11 a.m. Judiciaryantitrust, competition policy and consumer rights subcommittee holds a hearing, “Hospital Group Purchasing: Has the Market Become More Open to Competition?” Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.


Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Budget Committeeholds a hearing, “Office of Management and Budget: Mid-Session Review.” OMB Director Josh Bolten testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10 a.m. —Energy and Commerce commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing, “Legislative Efforts to Reform the U.S. Olympic Committee.” Witnesses include lawyer Roberta Ramo; Harvey Schiller, president/CEO of Assante U.S. financial management firm; Frank Marshall, co-chairman, USOC Governance and Ethics Task Force. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. —Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Cutting Out Waste, Fraud, Mismanagement, Overlap and Duplication: Exploring Ideas for Improving Federal Reorganization, Management and Spending.” Witnesses include Paul Posner, Government Accounting Office managing director of strategic issues, and Patrick McFarland, Office of Personnel Management inspector general. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10:30 a.m. —Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a markup of the General Accounting Office’s 2004 Capital Investment and Leasing Program Resolutions. Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.


Substance Abuse Treatment — all day Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center holds its D.C. Summer Institute 2003, “Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Strategies: Bringing Science Together to Service Through Clinical and Cultural Principles.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. “Commonly Abused Drugs: National Trends,” “The Subcultures of Race and Ethnicity: Do We Really Know Who We Are Treating?” and “The Importance of Collaboration Within the Criminal Justice System and Support Agencies”

Location: Gallaudet University, Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Ave. NE. Contact: 240/645-1141.

North Korea human rights — all day National Endowment for Democracy, Defense Forum Foundation, and U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea sponsor a conference, “Gulag, Famine, and Refugees: The Urgent Human Rights Crisis in North Korea.”

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, delivers opening remarks

10 a.m. —Round table on North Korean refugees, moderated by Rep. Ed Royce, California Republican.

2 p.m. —“The North Korean Gulag: The Testimony of Three Survivors” featuring survivors Soon Ok Lee, An Hyuk, and Kang Cheol-hwan; moderated by Benjamin Yoon, founder of the Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights

3:30 p.m. —“Documenting the North Korean Gulag” with David Hawk, U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea researcher; Jack Rendler, U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea vice chairman; Anne Applebaum, Washington Post editorial board; and Jeane Kirkpatrick, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

5:30 p.m. 2003 Democracy Award presentation to Benjamin Yoon, founder of the Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights, and to camp survivors An Hyuk, Kang Cheol-hwan and Soon Ok Lee, in 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/293-7396, Ext. 1.

Afghan women — 8 a.m. Congress holds a breakfast meeting with the Afghan Women’s Council. Participants include Habiba Sarabi, Afghan minister of women’s affairs; Paula Dobriansky, undersecretary of state; Karen Hughes, former White House adviser; and Reps. Judy Biggert, Illinois Republican; Deborah Pryce, Ohio Republican; Henry J. Hyde, Illinois Republican; Mark Green, Wisconsin Republican; and Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Democrat. Location: H-236, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-3515.

Judicial nominees — 10 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference in support of four of President Bush’s nominees to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Participants include Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican; Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican; Rep. Mike D. Rogers, Michigan Republican; Rep. Steve Chabot, Ohio Republican; Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox; Bob Jones, Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch; and Matt Kibbe, Citizens for a Sound Economy. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2928.

Foster care — 2:30 p.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce the Foster Care Mentoring Act. Participants include Sens. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat; Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; and Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat; recording artists Chaka Khan and Wyclef Jean; Sharon Davis, first lady of California; actor Bruce Davison; and Ron Brown and Lenny Krayzelberg, Olympic gold medalists. Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4893.

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