- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 22, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Employee Benefits Security Administrationholds a meeting of the working group on health care security to discuss consumer-directed health plans and self-insured plans. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room N-3437 B-C. Contact: 202/693-8668.

9 a.m. —Treasury Departmental Officesholds a meeting of the President’s Commission on the United States Postal Service to review and discuss a draft commission report. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Polaris Suite, Concourse Level C, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-7073.

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. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committeeholds a markup of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2003; and discusses the nominations of Eric Dreiband to be general council of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Daniel Pipes, Charles Horner and Stephen Krasner to be members of the board of directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committeeholds an oversight hearing on “Law Enforcement and Terrorism.” FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III and Asa Hutchinson, Homeland Security Department undersecretary for border and transportation security, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:45 p.m. Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing on “Iraq: Status and Prospects for Reconstruction — Next Steps.” John Hamre, president and chief executive officer of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act, the School Readiness Act and free-trade agreements with Chile and Singapore. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reformcivil service and agency organization subcommittee and criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee hold a joint hearing on “Federal Law Enforcement Personnel in the Post 9/11 Era: How Can We Fix An Imbalance Compensation System?” Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat; Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat; Rep. Bob Filner, California Democrat; Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican; Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican; and Joanne Simms, Justice Department deputy attorney general for human resources and administration, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. —Small Business Committeeholds a hearing on tax relief for small businesses. Thomas Sullivan, Small Business Administration chief council for advocacy; and Nina Olson, taxpayer advocate at the Internal Revenue Service; and Dan Mastromarco, principal at the Argus Group, testify. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

3 p.m. Energy and Commerceenvironmental and hazardous materials subcommittee holds a hearing on the Solid Waste International Transportation Act; directing the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out certain authorities under an agreement with Canada respecting the importation of municipal solid waste; and the Solid Waste Interstate Transportation Act. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

General Agenda

Child tax credits to low-income working families — all day Children’s Defense Fund holds a series of events, “Rock the Hill,” to urge President Bush and Congress to extend child tax credits to low-income working families.

Highlights — 10 a.m. News briefing, CDF, 25 E St. NW.

Noon —Rally and March to the White House, Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

2:15 p.m. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat; and Marion Wright Edelman of CDF participate in a news conference, Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution Avenue NE, U.S. Capitol.

4 p.m. Debriefing, CDF, 25 E St. NW.

Location: As noted above. Contact: 202/662-3609.

Homeland Security Report Card — 9:30 a.m. Progressive Policy Institute holds a news conference to release the findings of its Homeland Security Report Card. Rep. Jane Harman, California Democrat; Rep. Jim Turner, Texas Democrat; Rand Beers, former National Security Council director for combating terrorism; and Will Marshall, Robert Atkinson and John Cohen of PPI participate. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/547-0001.

Telecom Competition and Security — 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation holds a luncheon program to discuss “Telecom Competition and Security in an Age of Terrorism.” Frank Ianna of AT&T; Network Services, Jim Pinkerton of Newsday and Steve Clemons of NAF participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Coalition’s Post-war Reconstruction — 12:30 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds a news conference on the “Coalition’s Post-war Reconstruction and Stabilization Efforts.” L. Paul Bremer, U.S. civil administrator in Iraq, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Road Map to Middle East Peace — 12:30 p.m. Americans for Peace Now holds a discussion on “Reading and Following the Road Map to Middle East Peace — Israeli and Palestinian Perspectives.” Didi Remez of APN and Amjad Atallah of the Palestinian prime minister’s office participate. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/728-1893.

Social Security — 1 p.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to announce a bipartisan cease-fire on Social Security. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican; Rep. Charles W. Stenholm, Texas Democrat; and Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican, participate. Location: SC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-5972; 202/225-6605; and 202/225-2542.

National Historic Landmark — 1:45 p.m. Interior Department and Congress hold a news conference to designate Sun Records in Memphis, Tenn., as a National Historic Landmark. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican; Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican; and Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton participate. Location: S-211, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/208-6416.

Zoellick honor — 5:30 p.m. WITF and WITA hold a dinner at which the U.S. trade representative will be honored. Robert B. Zoellick, U.S. trade representative; Jack Valenti of the Motion Picture Association of America; and Daniel Glickman of Harvard University participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Atrium Ballroom, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

National Parents of the Year — 6:30 p.m. National Parents’ Day Council presents an award to the National Parents of the Year, Gordon and Bonnie Lange of Anchorage, Alaska, along with other parents who have been selected for their exemplary dedication to parenting. The event is sponsored by The Washington Times Foundation. Location: Rayburn Building, Room 339. Contact: 703/739-5920 or 800/536-5920.

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