- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 30, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on gross domestic product for the second quarter. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

1 p.m. —Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting to discuss the status of the private sector’s efforts to provide useful written prescription drug information to consumers. Location: National Transportation Safety Board boardroom and conference center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 301/594-5458.

10 a.m. —Bureau of Industry and Security holds a meeting of the President’s Export Council subcommittee on export administration. Topics include a presentation of papers or comments by the public; a Bureau of Industry and Security and Export Administration update; and an export enforcement update. Location: Commerce Department, Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2583.

2 p.m. —Office of the Secretary of Agriculture holds a meeting of the Research, Education and Economics Task Force to begin its evaluation of the merits of establishing one or more national institutes focused on disciplines important to the progress of food and agricultural science. Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 20 N. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/690-2842.

3 p.m. —Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Small Business/Self Employed-Payroll Tax Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, to discuss various IRS issues. Location: None given. Contact: 888/912-1227 or 206/220-6096.

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. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a full committee markup of a bill to prohibit Internet gambling and the Hospital Mortgage Insurance Act. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a full committee hearing, “Addressing Measures to Enhance the Operation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.” The hearing will begin immediately after the full committee markup. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow; Edmond Mierzwinski, consumer program director of the U.S. Public Interest Group; and Michael McEnery, representative at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

3 p.m. —Foreign Relations East Asian and Pacific affairs subcommittee holds a hearing to examine corruption in North Korea’s economy. Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt scholar in political economy at the American Enterprise Institute; and Marcus Noland, senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics, testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

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

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. John Bridgeland, director of USA Freedom Corps

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

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

Highlights — 8 a.m. Patrick Michaels of the Cato Institute and Daniel Lashof of the Natural Resources Defense Council hold a debate on global warming.

5:45 p.m. —Vice President Dick Cheney, recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award

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

“Turn America, Pray the Way” — all day Assemblies of God holds its 50th General Council, “Turn America, Pray the Way.”

Highlights — 5 p.m. Attorney General John Ashcroft, guest speaker, Compassion Ministries Banquet

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 417/862-2781.

Earth Observation Summit — 8:45 a.m. Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the State Department host an “Earth Observation Summit” to establish plans for an integrated International Earth observation system.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans, opening remarks

10 a.m. —Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans, “Presentation of the Earth Observation System”

5 p.m. — Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton, “Exchange of Data in a Full, Open and Timely Manner”

5:10 p.m. —Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, “Adoption of Earth Observations Summit Declaration”

Ministerial-level representatives from 25 nations participate. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/482-6090, 202/358-1730 and 202-647-3486.

Uninsured children report — 10:30 a.m. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Covering Kids and Families Program holds a news conference to release a report detailing the number of uninsured children in the United States and to announce the fourth annual back-to-school campaign. Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat; Surgeon General Richard Carmona; and former Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan participate. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/338-8700.

Democratic speakers series — noon 21st Century Democrats holds a Summer Speakers Series program. Sen. Tim Johnson, South Dakota Democrat; D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat; and Gerald McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, participate. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/626-5620.

Signing ceremony — 3 p.m. Congress and the Interior Department hold a ceremony to designate Sun Records, a Memphis, Tenn., recording studio, 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.

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