- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 11, 2003


To be announced.


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

5 p.m. — World Agricultural Outlook Board releases world agricultural supply and demand estimates. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7115.


8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards’ plant license renewal subcommittee to review the license-renewal application for the Fort Calhoun Station Unit 1 and the NRC staff’s initial safety evaluation report. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Conference Room T-2B3, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-8065.

9 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the mobile sources technical review subcommittee to discuss energy legislation and EPA’s proposed nonroad diesel rule. Location: Radisson Hotel Old Town Alexandria, 901 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria. Contact: 202/564-902.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Location: One First St. NE. Contact: 202/479-3211.


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Appropriations labor, health and human services and education subcommittee holds a hearing on “Health Care Access and Affordability: Cost Containment Strategies.” Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund, and Dave Hickman, director of clinical integration at Mercy Medical Center, testify. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Appropriations District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2004 appropriations for the District. D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, D.C. Council Chairman Linda Cropp and D.C. Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi testify. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a markup of the Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act and the Pharmacy Education Aid Act of 2003. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2003, the Flight 100 Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act, the Class Action Fairness Act of 2003 and the Taxpayer Protection and IRS Accountability Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Energy and Commerce commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on “Reauthorization of the Federal Trade Commission: Positioning the Commission for the Twenty-First Century.” FTC Chairman Timothy Muris and Commissioners Mozelle Thompson, Orsin Swindle and Thomas Leary, testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Science space and aeronautics subcommittee holds a hearing on U.S.-Russian cooperation in space. Steve Pifer, deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, and John Schumacher, assistant administrator for external relations at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, testify. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

10:30 a.m. — International Relations Committee holds a hearing on “The Middle East Peace Process at a Crossroads.” William Burns, assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


Leadership Conference — all day The National Retail Federation holds its 68th Annual Washington Leadership Conference.

Highlights — 8 a.m. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican; Rep. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican and majority whip; and Kathleen Cooper, commerce undersecretary for economic affairs, Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE.

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. or as noted above. Contact: 202/626-8134.

Energy Efficiency Forum — all day Johnson Controls and the U.S. Energy Association sponsor the 14th annual Energy Efficiency Forum.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. Gov. Bill Owens, Colorado Republican.

8:45 a.m. — Rep. Zach Wamp, Tennessee Republican.

9:15 a.m. — Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat.

1:30 p.m. — EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman.

Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/312-1230.

Capitol Hill Oceans Week Symposium — all day The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation sponsor a Capitol Hill Oceans Week Symposium.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Rep. Tom Allen, Maine Democrat; Rep. Sam Farr, California Democrat; Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican; and James Watkins, chairman of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, opening plenary session.

9 a.m. — Media availability to follow, 2218 Rayburn House Office Building.

9 a.m. — Sen. Ernest F. Hollings, South Carolina Democrat, Drugs from the Deep panel

10:45 a.m. — Rep. Billy Tauzin, Louisiana Republican, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, energy panel

12:30 p.m. — Rep. Lois Capps, California Democrat, and Jean-Michael Cousteau, Ocean Futures Society

2 p.m. — Rep. Tom Allen, Maine Democrat, Ocean Observing Systems

3:45 p.m. — Rep. James C. Greenwood, Pennsylvania Republican

Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building or as noted above. Contact: 703/276-2772 ext. 21; 202/418-3442; 703/714-2371.

America’s Health Care Crisis — 8:30 a.m. The New America Foundation holds a briefing on “Universal Coverage Through Universal Responsibility: A Winning Solution to America’s Health Care Crisis.” Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat; Bruce Bodaken, chief executive officer of the Blue Shield of California; Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund; and Ted Halstead, president of NAF, participate. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Latinos’ views on issues — 10 a.m. The National Republican Senatorial Committee holds a news conference to announce a national Hispanic poll with findings regarding their views on issues, including the Senate filibuster of judicial nominee Miguel A. Estrada.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida Republican; Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican; and Raul Damas, Latino Opinions. Spanish presentation of poll precedes English presentation.

Sen. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican and majority leader; Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican; and C. Boyden Gray of the Committee for Justice, participate. Location: S-211, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2928.

More fuel-efficient SUVs — 10:30 a.m. Public Citizen holds a news conference to announce the kickoff of a Web-based campaign calling upon sport utility vehicle owners to organize and be advocates for safer, more fuel-efficient SUVs. Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat; and Joan Claybrook of PC participate. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/588-7741 or 202/588-7759.

Medicare — 1 p.m. The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare holds a news conference to deliver petitions from a half-million seniors asking Congress to pass a prescription drug bill that does not undermine the traditional Medicare program. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat and minority leader, and Barbara Kennelly and Max Richtman of NCPSSM participate. Location: HC-9, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/216-8376.

Foster Care Reform — 4:30 p.m. Congress holds a news conference to promote a congressional call to action on “Foster Care Reform in the United States.”

Highlights — 6 p.m. Film screening: “Rugrats Go Wild,” Union Station.

Sen. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican and majority leader; Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican, chairman of the Special Committee on Aging; and Bruce Willis, actor, participate. Location: S-211, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/342-7985 or 202/224-8078.

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