- The Washington Times - Monday, July 21, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Departmentreleases the results of the auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

11:30 a.m. Homeland Security Departmentholds a meeting of its National Infrastructure Advisory Council on the activities of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and the status of several working-group activities. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW, Herman Lay Room. Contact: 202/482-7470.

1:30 p.m. — Office of the U.S. Trade Representative holds a meeting of the Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Services. Topics include trends in U.S. services trade, negotiations on General Agreement on Trade in Services, and business opportunities in the reconstruction of Iraq. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/395-6120.

3 p.m. —National Telecommunications and Information Administration holds a briefing on the “kids.us” domain. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/482-1880.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committeeholds a hearing on the Collaborative Forest Health Act and Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003. Witnesses include Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano; Mark Rey, undersecretary of agriculture for natural resources and the environment; and Rebecca Watson, Interior Department assistant secretary for land and minerals management. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committeeholds a hearing on reauthorization of Head Start. Witnesses include Windy Hill, Head Start official at the Department of Health and Human Services; Reid Lyons of the National Institute of Child Health and Development. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

11 a.m. Special Committee on Agingholds a hearing on the consequences of direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs. Witnesses include Janet Woodcock, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research; and Marjorie Powell, senior general council at the Pharmaceutical Research Association. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

2 p.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on the nominations of Mark Brickell to be director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, Alicia Castaneda to be a member of the Federal Housing Finance Board and Ann Rosenthal to be a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and 10 a.m. to consider the fiscal 2004 foreign operations and export financing appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Energy and Commerceenergy and air quality subcommittee holds a hearing on “‘Bump-Up’ Policy Under Title I of the Clean Air Act.” Witnesses include Jeffrey Holmstedd, assistant administrator for air radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency; Bobby Simpson, mayor of Baton Rouge, La.; and Jefferson County Judge Carl Griffith Jr. of Texas. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

10 a.m. —Education and the Workforce 21st century competitiveness subcommittee holds a hearing on “Consolidation Loans: What’s Best for Past Borrowers, Future Students and U.S. Taxpayers?” Witnesses include Rep. Ralph Regula, Ohio Republican; Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat; and Paul Wozniak, managing director of the Education Loan Group at UBS Paine Webber. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

11 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Committeeholds a hearing on “Elimination of Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Mandatory Transportation Programs.” Witnesses include Kenneth Mead, inspector general at the Transportation Department; JayEtta Hecker, director of physical infrastructure at the General Accounting Office; and Mary Peters, administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. Energy and Commercecommerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on “Federal Accounting Standards Board Derivative Accounting Standards.” Witnesses include Marty Baumann, vice president and chief financial officer of Freddie Mac; Leslie Seidman of the Federal Accounting Standards Board; Peter Wallison of the American Enterprise Institute; and Thomas Linsmeier of Michigan State University’s Eli Board College of Business. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

Elderly disabilities — all day National Institute of Child Health and Human Development holds a conference on “Physical Disabilities Through the Lifespan,” focusing on identifying gaps in scientific knowledge about aging problems for individuals with disabilities. Location: NIH, Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda. Contact: 301/402-4201.

State health policy — 8:30 a.m. Urban Institute’s Assessing the New Federalism Project holds a Federalism and Health Policy Forum. Participants include John Holahan of the Urban Institute Health Policy Center, Alan Weil of the Assessing the New Federalism Project and Joshua Wiener of RTI International. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/261-5709.

Dollar value — 8:45 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference on “The Fall of the Dollar and the Global Economy.” Participants include Mickey Levy of Bank of America Securities, Vincent Reinhart of the Federal Reserve and Kenneth Rogoff of the International Monetary Fund. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Transportation bill — 9 a.m. Progressive Policy Institute, the Brookings Institution and the Heritage Foundation hold a forum on the transportation reauthorization bill moving through Congress. Participants include Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Oregon Democrat; Rep. Mark Kennedy, Minnesota Republican; Will Marshall and Rob Atkinson of the Progressive Policy Institute; Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution; and Ron Utt of the Heritage Foundation. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/547-0001.

Medicare Reform — 9:15 a.m. Cato Institute holds a news release on “Medicare Reform: Will the House-Senate Conference Committee Save It or Sink It?” Participants include Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5263.

Falun Dafa rally — 10 a.m. Falun Dafa holds a rally to commemorate the fourth anniversary of China’s persecution against Falun Gong, with practitioners of Falun Gong participating. Location: Lower West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/422-8133.

Homeland Security Department — 11:30 a.m. Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “The Road to the Department of Homeland Security: A Spin Around the Block or an Extended Journey?” Participants include Janet Hale of the Homeland Security Department, and Mike Franc of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Norton discussion — noon Natural Gas Roundtable hosts a luncheon discussion with Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton. Location: University Club, 1135 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/824-7207.

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