- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 23, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes remarks on his economic plan in Philadelphia and in Livonia, Mich., and attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser in Detroit.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — President’s Council on Bioethics holds a meeting. Location: The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/296-4669.

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

9:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers for reappointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Marine Gen. Peter Pace for reappointment as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on federal biodefense readiness. Witnesses include: Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Mark McClellan, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; Elias Zerhouni, director of the National Institutes of Health. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Armed Services terrorism, unconventional threats and capabilities subcommittee holds a hearing on “Cyber Terrorism: The New Asymmetric Threat.” Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing on “Economic Effects of Long-Term Federal Obligations.” Douglas Holtz-Eakin, director of the Congressional Budget Office, testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10 a.m. — Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee holds a hearing on the Social Security Administration service delivery plan. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

1:30 p.m. — Agriculture department operations, oversight, nutrition and forestry subcommittee hold a hearing to review the operations of the food stamp program. Location: 1302 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

2 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a Taskforce on Antitrust hearing on “The Antitrust Enforcement Agencies: the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission.” Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

2 p.m. — Resources energy and mineral resources subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on “The Abandoned Mine Lands Program.” Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

GENERAL AGENDA

Boys Nation — all day — The American Legion sponsors the Boys Nation citizenship and government program. Location: Marymount University, Arlington. Contact: 317/630-1207.

Girls Nation — all day — The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the Girls Nation citizenship and government program, July 18-26. Location: National 4-H Center, Chevy Chase. Contact: 317/955-3863.

Security conference — all day — The National Trade Productions presents the Government Security Expo and Conference (GOVSEC 2003), July 23-25. Keynote speaker is talk-show host Bill O’Reilly. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 703/706-8211.

Asia briefing — 8:30 a.m. — The Asia Society holds a briefing by Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, on the future of U.S. alliances in Asia. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Trade policy — 8:45 a.m. — The New America Foundation holds a discussion on “Re-energizing America’s Trade Policy With Asia.” Participants include: Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat; Charlene Barshefsky, former U.S. trade representative; and Steven Clemons, New America Foundation. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: Note: RSVP required. 202/986-4901.

Prescription drugs — 10 a.m. — Rep. Pete Sessions, Texas Republican, and Devon Herrick, National Center for Policy Analysis, hold a news conference on re-importing prescription drugs. Location: Capitol, Room HC-7. Contact: 202/225-2231 or 202/628-6671.

Global climate — 10 a.m. — The Commerce Department and the Energy Department hold a news conference to release the Bush administration’s strategic plan for long-term global climate variability and change. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participate. Location: Commerce Department, Room 4830, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883 or 202/586-5806.

Iraq briefing — 10 a.m. — The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a news briefing on “Iraq: What Do We Do Now?”

Highlights — 10 a.m. — “What’s Happening in Iraq?”

11:15 a.m. — “Consequences for the Region and the World”;

12:45 a.m. — Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, “What Should the U.S. Do?”

Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

China hearing — 10:30 a.m. — The Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a hearing on “Will Religion Flourish Under China’s New Leadership.” Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3821.

Drought bill — 11 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce legislation, “The National Drought Preparedness Act.” Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7098.

College life — 11:30 a.m. — The Independent Women’s Forum holds a conference on “College Life Today: A Reality Check.” Location: The Columbus Club at Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 301/972-0646.

Museum discussion — 11:30 a.m. — The Woman’s National Democratic Club holds a discussion on “The City Museum of Washington D.C.” Participants include Barbara Franco of the City Museum and Historical Society of Washington D.C. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Peacekeeping discussion — noon — The Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion on “Post-Conflict and Peacekeeping: When Should the U.S. Participate?” Participants include: Conrad Crane, U.S. Army War College; Doug Bandow, Cato Institute; James Carafano and Jack Spencer, Heritage Foundation. Location: Room 333, Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Luncheon program — noon — The Washington Aero Club holds a luncheon program featuring Glenn Tilton, United Airlines. Location: Presidential Ballroom, Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 847/700-5538.

Budget outlook — noon — The National Economists Club holds a discussion with Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Congressional Budget Office director, on “The Economic and Budget Outlook.” Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/493-8824.

Holocaust lecture — 2 p.m. — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents a lecture by Shimon Redlich, author, on “Autobiography in Historical Context: Writing Together and Apart in Brzezany.” Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-0400.

Abbas speech — 6:30 p.m. — The Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion with Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority prime minister. Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9537. • Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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