- The Washington Times - Monday, July 7, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

School vouchers — 10:30 a.m. — The Manhattan Institute sponsors a debate, “Will School Vouchers Be Good for D.C.?” Participants include Virginia Walden-Ford of D.C. Parents for School Choice Inc., Jay Greene of the Manhattan Institute, Linda Moody of D.C. Congress of Parents and Teachers, and Gerald Bracey of George Mason University. D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams receives an award at noon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/599-7000, Ext. 342.

U.S. view in Europe — noon — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “How Europe Views America.” Participants include Lucio Caracciolo, editor of Heartland, and John Hulsman of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.



PRESIDENT BUSH

Continues African tour with stops in Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda and Nigeria.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases July outlook figures. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a public workshop to discuss innovative systems for delivering drugs and biologics. Location: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7989.

9:30 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee, Prevention of Marine Pollution Subcommittee, to prepare for a conference next week at the International Maritime Organization headquarters in London. Topics include: Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water, recycling of ships, prevention of air pollution from ships. Location: Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 2nd St. SW, room 2415. Contact: 202/267-2079.

noon — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards, to discuss coordinating regulatory issues associated with radiation standards. Location: NRC auditorium, 2 White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6668.

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. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Nicole Nason to be assistant secretary for government affairs for the Transportation Department and Pamela Harbour to be commissioner for the Federal Trade Commission. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

9:30 a.m. — Environment and Public Works clean air, climate change and nuclear safety subcommittee holds a hearing to examine agricultural sequestration of carbon. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

10 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources national parks subcommittee holds a oversight hearing on maintenance and land acquisition backlogs, and personnel shortages in the National Park System. Participants include Donald Murphy, National Park Service deputy director; Barry Hill, Natural Resources and Environment Issues director at the General Accounting Office. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

2:30 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Michael Garcia to be an assistant secretary, Homeland Security Department and Jack Goldsmith III, to be assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel, Justice Department. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour and 1 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Financial Services housing and community development subcommittee holds a hearing on “Rural Housing in America.” Thomas Dorr, undersecretary for rural housing, Agriculture Department, testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

2 p.m. — Energy and Commerce energy and air quality subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Clear Skies Initiative: A Multipollutant Approach to the Clean Air Act.” Witnesses include Jeffrey Holmstead, EPA assistant administrator for air and radiation. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. — Judiciary constitution subcommittee holds a hearing on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2003. Participants include Tracy Marciniak, mother of victim; Juley Fulcher, director of public policy, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Serrin Foster, president, Feminists for Life of America; Gerard V. Bradley, University of Notre Dame law school. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

3 p.m. — Education and the Workforce education reform subcommittee holds a hearing on “LIHEAP and CSGB: Providing Assistance to Low-Income Families.” Participants include Leslie Lee, LIHEAP director, State of Delaware Department of Health and Social Services; Carolyn Dreak, director, Southern Sates Energy Board. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527; recorded schedule 202/226-2026.

GENERAL AGENDA

Energy conference — all day — American Council for Renewable Energy holds a conference on “Renewable Energy in America: Building a National Strategy on State and Local Issues.”

Highlights — 8:40 a.m. — Kyle McSlarrow, deputy energy secretary, and Christopher Flavin, Worldwatch Institute president.

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/296-3471.

Workforce innovation — all day — Labor Department holds the Workforce Innovations 2003 conference.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Plenary session with Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/682-1515; 800/228-9290; 202/693-3900.

Transport conference — all day — Conference of Minority Transportation Officials holds its 2003 national meeting and training conference. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/962-1051.

Bioterror preparedness — 9:30 a.m. — Partnership for Public Service holds a news conference to release a report on the nation’s bioterrorism preparedness. Participants include Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican and Governmental Affairs Committee chairman; Tara O’Toole, Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies; Richard Danzig, former secretary of the Navy and Max Stier, PPS. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/775-9111.

Africa discussion — 10 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research sponsors a discussion program: “Into Africa: Policy Implications of President Bush’s Trip to a Forgotten Continent.” Participants include Anthony Carroll, Manchester Trade consulting firm; Thomas Donnelly and Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute; Robert Shapiro, former undersecretary of Commerce. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Former lawmakers — 10 a.m. — Congress holds a ceremony to award the Distinguished Service Award to former U.S. representatives. Participants include House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican; former U.S. Reps. John Jacob Rhodes, Arizona Republican; Louis Stokes, Ohio Democrat; Don Edwards, California Democrat, and Bob Michel, Illinois Republican. Location: Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-0600.

Postwar Iraq — noon — Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on “Post Conflict Iraq: Legal Structures.” Participants include Douglas Feith, undersecretary of defense for policy. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

U.N. report — noon — U.N. Development Program and the U.S. Committee for UNDP holds a round-table discussion to release the 2003 Human Development Report. Participants include Julius Coles, Africare; Patrick Cronin, USAID; Stefano Pettinato and Julia Taft, UNDP; and Mary McClymont, InterAction. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: e-mail at [email protected]

Women in trade — 12:30 p.m. — Women in International Trade holds a discussion on reforms of Europe’s Common Agriculture Policy. Participants include Gerry Kiely, delegation of the European Commission to the United States. Location: Sidley Austin Brown and Wood, 1501 K St. NW, 6th floor. Contact: 202/547-2004, ext. 15.

Capitol fire safety — 3:30 p.m. — Congressional Fire Services Caucus sponsors a briefing for members of Congress and staff employees on progress and plans for fire safety in the Capitol complex. Participants include Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican; Ken Lauziere, Capitol fire marshal. Location: HC-5 U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2011.

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