- The Washington Times - Monday, March 10, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Service releases its crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.
4:15 p.m.
Federal Reserve releases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. General Services Administration holds a meeting on the implementation of section 211 of the E-Government Act of 2002. Location: 1931 Jefferson Davis Highway, Crystal Mall, building 3, room C-43, Arlington. Contact: 202/501-1900.
2 p.m.
Legal Services Corp. holds a meeting of its board of directors. Topics include the LSC's fiscal 2004 budget request. Location: 750 First St. NE, room 11026. Contact: 202/336-8800.

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

SENATE
Meets at 2 p.m. to consider judicial nominations and legislation on partial-birth abortion. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
2 p.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing to examine America's health care system. Witnesses include Dan Crippen, former Congressional Budget Office director; Len Nichols, Center for Health Systems Change; Karen Davis, Commonwealth Fund; Stuart Butler, Heritage Foundation. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

HOUSE
Meets at noon in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
2 p.m. Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on public safety and security at nuclear-power facilities. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA
Transportation conference all day American Public Transportation Association holds a legislative conference.
Highlights 9 a.m. Opening general session with Sen. Robert F. Bennett, Utah Republican and Joint Economic Committee chairman; Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta; Deputy Labor Secretary D. Cameron Findlay; and Federal Transit Administration chief Jennifer L. Dorn.
1:45 p.m.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Oregon Democrat; Mayor Kenneth Barr of Fort Worth, Texas; Mayor Patrick McCrory of Charlotte, N.C.; and Mayor Skip Rimsza of Phoenix.
4:30 p.m.
Presentation of public-policy information to congressional leaders, 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/496-4816.
City conference all day National League of Cities holds its Congressional City Conference.
Highlights 9 a.m. General session with Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Republican; Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican and Appropriations Committee chairman; Sen. Norm Coleman, Minnesota Republican; Rep. Melvin Watt, North Carolina Democrat; Education Secretary Rod Paige; and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman.
4:15 p.m.
Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge
Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-3003 or 202/626-3051.
Mortgage bankers all day Mortgage Bankers Association of America holds its Washington Leadership Conference.
Highlights 11 a.m. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez, opening general session
1:45 p.m.
Rep. Bob Ney, Ohio Republican and Administration Committee chairman, and Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican and Financial Services Committee chairman
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, and Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 800/793-6222.
Middle East in 2003 9 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a foreign-policy briefing, "The Middle East in 2003: Towards a New Strategic Environment?" Participants include Daniel Ayalon, Israeli ambassador to the United States, and Danielle Pletka of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871 or 202/862-4871.
Online teachers college 10 a.m. Education Department holds a news conference to announce an online teachers college at Western Governors University. Participants include Education Secretary Rod Paige; Utah Gov. Michael O. Leavitt; and Bob Mendenhall, Western Governors University. Location: Education Department, secretary's conference room, seventh floor, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-1576.
New building 11 a.m. University Town Center holds a ceremony to dedicate a National Center for Health Statistics building. Participants include House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat; Dr. Julie Gerberding, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Edward Sondik, NCHS director; and Herschel Blumberg, University Town Center president. Location: NCHS, 6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville. Contact: 703/787-7979 or 301/458-4800.
German-U.S. ties 1:15 p.m. German Historical Institute holds a conference, "Perceptions of Security in Germany and the United States from 1945 to the Present."
Highlights 1:30 p.m. Michael Hayse, professor, Stockton College, "Perceptions of Social Security in Germany"
3 p.m.
Gary LaFree, University of Maryland, "Crime as Security Issue in the U.S. after 1945"
4:30 p.m.
Cathleen Fisher, "Perceptions of Trans-Atlantic National Security after 1945"
Location: German Historical Institute, 1607 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/387-3355.
China human rights 2 p.m. Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds an open forum to discuss issues related to human rights and the rule of law in China. Topics include press freedoms in China, living conditions for China's peasants and Chinese women's rights. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3821.

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