- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 3, 2003


Colombia drugs — 9:30 a.m. — Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control holds a hearing to examine U.S. policy on narcotics in Colombia. Participants include Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican and Finance Committee chairman; Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos Calderon; Curt Struble, acting assistant secretary of state, Western Hemisphere affairs. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1308 or 202/224-0558; 202/224-6197; 202/224-0484.

Intelligence woes — 7 p.m. — International Spy Museum holds a discussion on “America’s Security: The Debate About ‘Fixing’ U.S. Intelligence.” Participants include William Odom, former National Security Agency director, and James Simon, former CIA assistant director for administration. Location: International Spy Museum, Loft Events Room, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-0946.


Meets with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah of Jordan, King Hamad of Bahrain, and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, in Sharm el Sheik, Egypt.


10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases its June outlook report. 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.


9 a.m. — Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Emergency Public Information and Communications Advisory Committee, to discuss ways to get out public health information on bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/205-4729.

10:30 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee to prepare for the 46th session of the International Maritime Organization subcommittee on stability and load lines and on fishing vessels safety to be held at IMO headquarters in London in September. Location: Coast Guard Headquarters, Room 6319, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-2988.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


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


10 a.m. — Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and narcotics affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on the nominations of Marsha Barnes to be ambassador to Suriname; John Maisto to be permanent U.S. representative to the Organization of American States; and William Wood to be ambassador to Colombia. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. — Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on “The Future of Human Longevity: How Vital Are Markets and Innovation?” Witnesses include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican; Richard Hodes, National Institute on Aging director. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation science, technology and space subcommittee holds a hearing to examine research by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the private sector to develop new in-space propulsion technologies. Witnesses include James Crocker of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Larry Knauer of Pratt & Whitney. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. — Energy and Natural Resources national parks subcommittee holds a hearing on authorizing the Pyramid of Remembrance Foundation to establish a memorial in the District of Columbia and its environs to honor members of the armed forces who have lost their lives during peacekeeping operations, humanitarian efforts, training, terrorist attacks or covert operations. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.


Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour and noon to consider the Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act; the Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2003; the Grand Teton National Park Land Exchange Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. — Education and the Workforce education reform subcommittee holds a hearing on the School Readiness Act of 2003. Witnesses include Amy Wilkins, executive director, Trust for Early Education; and Robert Lawrence, assistant director, Collaborative Services. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527, 202/226-2026.

10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on “Can Tobacco Cure Smoking? — A Review of Tobacco Harm Reduction.” Witnesses include Dr. Richard Carmona, surgeon general; Timothy Muris, Federal Trade Commission chairman; professor Brad Rodu, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. — Energy and Commerce energy and air quality subcommittee holds a hearing on the “Status of Methyl Bromide under the Clean Air Act and the Montreal Protocol.” Witnesses include Jeffrey Burnham, deputy assistant secretary for environment, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs; Jeffrey Holmstead, Environmental Protection Agency assistant administrator for air and radiation; and Rodney Brown, deputy undersecretary for research, education and economics, Agriculture Department. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.


Builders conference — 9:15 a.m. — Associated Builders and Contractors holds its annual legislative conference,

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Arizona Republican

9:50 a.m. — Overview of top legislative issues, including the Association Health Plan

10:10 a.m. — Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican

10:30 a.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 703/812-2062.

Minority homeownership — 11 a.m. — Habitat for Humanity International marks Home Ownership Month with “Congress Building America,” which focuses on increasing minority and affordable homeownership. Participants include Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez; Millard Fuller, Habitat founder and president; Nic Retsinas, director, Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/628-9171, Ext. 103.

Potomac conference — 11:30 a.m. — Greater Washington Board of Trade holds its Potomac conference on “Technology Transfer and Commercialization in the Greater Washington Region,” which focuses on using the region’s universities, federal laboratories and technology companies to improve its economy.

Highlights — 12:25 p.m. — Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Maryland Republican, “Regional Asset Base”

1:45 p.m. — D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, “Regional Partnerships”

3:05 p.m. — Gov. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat, “Making Tech Transfer a Priority”

Location: Jones Day, 51 Louisiana Ave. NW. Contact: 202/415-5420, 202/549-7670.

Arab views of the United States — noon — State Department hosts an open forum on “American Policies and Politics: The View from the Arab Street.” James Zogby, Arab American Institute, participates. Location: State Department, Loy Henderson Auditorium, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.

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