- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 5, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Discussion on “Cicero” — 12:15 p.m. — New America Foundation holds a luncheon discussion on “Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome’s Greatest Politician.” Anthony Everitt, author and visiting professor, Nottingham Trent University and City University, participates. Location: New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: Please RSVP to 202/986-4901.

Middle East discussion — 2 p.m. — Brookings Institution holds a discussion on “President Bush’s Trip to the Middle East: Will the Road Map Revive the Peace Process?” Location change to Brookings Institution from Renaissance Mayflower Hotel. Martin Indyk, senior fellow; Flynt Leverett, visiting fellow; Kenneth Pollack, senior fellow; and James Steinberg, Brookings Institution, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, Zilkha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Ambassador L. Paul Bremer and Gen.Tommy Franks in Doha, Qatar. Meets with Amir Hamad of Qatar. Visits coalition forces at the regional Central Command headquarters. Departs Qatar to return to the United States.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases manufacturers’ shipments, inventories, and orders for April 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service holds a meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases, the U.S. animal health emergency management system and the foreign animal disease situation worldwide and its relevance to the United States. Location: USDA Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, Riverdale. Contact: 301/734-8073.

8 a.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds its Software Developers Conference. Topics include: Form 1040 electronic-file update; business e-file returns update; privacy and security; fraud prevention; free-file update; IRS e-file of the future; breakout group discussions. Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, Arlington. Contact: 202/283-0298.

8:30 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, to review program documents. Location: National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Conference Room E1-E2, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-4375.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Reauthorization of the Defense Production Act.” Ronald Sega, director of research and engineering, Defense Department; Suzanne Patrick, deputy undersecretary of Defense for industrial policy, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10:30 a.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Stewart Verdery Jr., to be assistant secretary for policy and planning, Border and Transportation Security Directorate, Homeland Security Department; and Michael Garcia to be assistant secretary for immigration and customs enforcement, DHS. Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican, chairman, Armed Services Committee; Sen. Don Nickles, Oklahoma Republican, chairman, Budget Committee; and the nominees, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

1:30 p.m. — Foreign Relations East Asian and Pacific affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on “Life Inside North Korea.” Andrew Natsios, administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development; Steve Linton, chairman, Eugene Bell Foundation, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Eduardo Aguirre Jr., to be director of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Homeland Security Department and Diane Stuart to be director of the Violence Against Women Office, Justice Department. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider recognizing and commending the members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their leaders, and the allies of the United States and their armed forces, who participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and recognizing the continuing dedication of military families and employers and defense civilians and contractors and the countless communities and patriotic organizations that lent their support to the armed forces during those operations. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds an oversight hearing on the Justice Department. Attorney General John Ashcroft testifies. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce health subcommittee holds a hearing on “Consumer Directed Services: Improving Medicaid Beneficiaries’ Access to Quality Care.” Kevin Mahoney, associate professor, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work; Patricia Gittens, Tampa, Fla., testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on air quality and the environment in commercial aircraft, focusing on the transmission of contagious diseases in-flight. Jon Jordan, federal air surgeon, Office of Aerospace Medicine, Federal Aviation Administration; William Nazaroff, professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley; John Howard, director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. — Select Homeland Security intelligence and counterintelligence subcommittee and emergency preparedness and response subcommittee hold a joint hearing on “Does the Homeland Security Act of 2002 Give the Department the Tools It Needs To Determine Which Bio-Warfare Threats Are Most Serious?” Paul Redman, assistant secretary for information analysis, Homeland Security Department; Eric Tolbert, director, Response Division, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, testify. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5611.

GENERAL AGENDA

America’s Future — all day — Campaign for and the Institute for America’s Future sponsor a national conference on “Take Back America.”

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Sen. Jon Corzine, New Jersey Democrat, “An Economy That Works for Working People,” Plenary session.

12:15 p.m. — Carol Moseley-Braun, former U.S. senator and Illinois Democrat.

1:45 p.m. — Leo Gerard, president, United Steelworkers of America, news conference, Regency Ballroom.

2:45 p.m. — Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat.

4:45 p.m. — Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/518-8047.

Republican breakfast — 8:15 a.m. — Republican Main Street Partnership holds a breakfast meeting. Rep. Michael N. Castle, Delaware Republican; Education Secretary Rod Paige, participate. Location: Capitol Hill Club, third floor, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/682-3143 or 202/225-4166.

Homeland defense news — 10 a.m. — Congress holds a news conference to announce bipartisan legislation to expand opportunities for citizens to serve the nation as community volunteers and in homeland defense. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, chairman, Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, participate. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2182; 202/224-6807; 202/224-2633.

Media ownership — 11 a.m. — Congress holds a news conference to announce efforts to reverse the Federal Communications Commission ruling on ownership of newspapers, radio and TV stations in the same market. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-4115.

Terrorism response — 11:30 a.m. — Congress holds a news conference to introduce legislation that would create a series of programs and protocols designed to improve the nation’s response to a terrorist attack by increasing psychological resilience in the population. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat, and Rosalyn Carter, former first lady, participate. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4911.

Burmese freedom bill — 12:15 p.m. — Congress holds a news conference on legislation, “The Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act.” Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, chairman, Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, participate. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-8288 or 202/224-9629.

Foreign policy colloquium — 6 p.m. — George Washington University holds the U.S. foreign policy colloquium on “America’s Role in the World.” Location: GW, Elliott School, Room 113, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: Conference closed to media; 202/994-3087; 202/994-0142.

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