- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 29, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Intellectual property rights discussion — 9:20 a.m. — Frontiers of Freedom Institute holds a discussion on “The State of Intellectual Property Rights in America.” James Rogan, director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; George Landrith, Frontiers of Freedom Institute; and James DeLong, the Progress and Freedom Foundation, participate. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 703/246-0110, Ext. 101.

D.C. Republican headquarters opening — 6:30 p.m. — The D.C. Republican Committee holds a ceremony to celebrate the opening of its first owned headquarters. Former Sen. Edward Brooke; Ed Gillespie, Republican National Committee; and Carol Schwartz and David Catania, Republican D.C. Council members, participate. Location: 1275 K St. NW. Contact: 202/462-3042 or 202/337-6810.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes remarks on the 38th anniversary of Medicare, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases the weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10:30 a.m. — Commodity Futures Trading Commission holds a meeting to discuss rule enforcement review. Location: 1155 21st St. NW, Room 9102. Contact: 202/418-5100.

2 p.m. — State Department holds a meeting to hear views on the appropriate size and scope of the fiscal 2004 Refugee Admissions Program. Location: Refugee Processing Center, 1401 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700, Arlington. Contact: 202/663-1056.

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. — Finance Committee holds a full committee hearing on the nominations of Robert Nichols and Teresa Ressel to be assistant secretaries of the Treasury Department. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

2:30 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a full committee hearing on the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2003. (Previously listed as an antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights subcommittee hearing.) Ron Honberg, National Alliance for Mental Illness; and Eve Stratton, Ohio Supreme Court justice, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

In recess for its summer district work period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

ALEC annual meeting — all day — American Legislative Exchange Council holds its 30th annual meeting, “Celebrating 30 Years of Success.”

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge

1:30 p.m. — Two concurrent workshops, “Disorder in the Court: The Problem, the Solution and Communicating the Message,” and “Homeland Security: The Challenge to the States”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: Credentialed media only. 202/997-4858 or 202/742-8516.

“Lessons Learned” conference — all day — Homeland Security Department and Arlington County host a conference for first responders, “Local Response to Terrorism: Lessons Learned from the 9/11 Attack on the Pentagon.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Ted Macklin, Homeland Security Department, “TOPOFF2 Review.”

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/741-7053.

2003 Citizen Corps National Conference — all day — Homeland Security Department hosts the 2003 Citizen Corps National Conference.

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams

1:30 p.m. — Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge

Location: Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/646-4600.

“Arts of the Stamp” — 9:45 a.m. — Smithsonian Institution holds a media preview of “Arts of the Stamp.” Location: National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/786-2120.

SEC news conference — 10 a.m. — Securities and Exchange Commission holds a news conference to mark the one-year anniversary of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee; Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat; Sen. Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican; Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat; SEC Chairman William Donaldson; and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Chairman William McDonough participate. Location: SEC, Room IC30, 450 Fifth Street NW. Contact: 202/942-4144.

Boys Club-Girls Club merger — 10 a.m. — Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Clubs hold a news conference to announce the merger of their two institutions. D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams; Metropolitan Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey; club representatives Patricia Shannon and William Eacho; Gregory Parseghian of Freddie Mac; and Roxanne Spillett and Robbie Callaway of Boys and Girls Clubs of America participate. Location: Richard England Clubhouse, No. 14, 4103 Benning Road NE. Contact: 301/562-2012, or 703/903-4384.

Immigrant housing discussion — 10 a.m. — National Housing Conference announces a study, “America’s Newest Working Families: Cost, Crowding and Conditions for Immigrants.” Moises Loza of the Housing Assistance Council, Lisa Hasegawa of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, and Eric Rodriguez of the National Council of La Raza participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-2121, Ext. 226.

Iraq briefing — 10:30 a.m. — U.S. Institute of Peace holds a news briefing on “Iraq: Securing the Peace.” Amatzia Baram, senior fellow at the institute; George Ward, director of professional training; and Robert Perito, rule of law program officer, participate. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/429-4175.

Democratic speakers — noon — 21st Century Democrats holds a Summer Speakers Series program. Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat and 2004 presidential candidate; Sen. Mark Dayton, Minnesota Democrat; and David Brock, author of “Blinded by the Right,” participate. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/626-5620.

Rebuilding Amtrak — noon — Congress holds a news conference on rebuilding Amtrak. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, and Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican and chairman of the Rules and Administration Committee, participate. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-5922 or 202/224-6253.

Corporate governance program — 12:30 p.m. — The National Press Club holds a luncheon program, “Corporate Governance: One Year After the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.” Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Refugee admissions meeting — 2 p.m. — State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration holds a meeting on the “President’s fiscal 2004 Refugee Admissions Program.” Location: Refugee Processing Center, 1401 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700, Arlington. Contact: 202/663-1056.

Bioterrorism briefing — 2 p.m. — The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology hold a briefing on research opportunities and needs in the areas of bioterrorism. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, participates. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/543-7460.

“United We Serve” book discussion — 2 p.m. — Brookings Institution holds a book discussion on “United We Serve: National Service and the Future of Citizenship.” Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; Kayla Drogosz of the Brookings Institute; and Leslie Lenkowsky of the Corporation for National and Community Service participate. Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Intelligence reform legislation — 2:30 p.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce intelligence reform legislation. Sen. Bob Graham, Florida Democrat, participates. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3041.

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