- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 18, 2003

To be announced.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases new residential construction for February 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases Commercial Market for 4th quarter 2002. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, to discuss the selection of strains to be included in the influenza virus vaccine for the 2003-2004 season. Location: FDA, 5515 Security Lane, Conference Room A, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-0314.
9:30 a.m. Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting of the District of Columbia Advisory Committee to receive an update on the InterSAC report, "Civil Rights Concerns in the Washington, D.C., Area in the Aftermath of the September 11, 2001, Tragedies" and resume planning for its next forums on police-community relations and the effect of relocating federal agencies outside of the District. Location: John A. Wilson Building, Room 201, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/376-7533.
9:30 a.m. Office of the Secretary of the Interior holds a meeting on the Interior Department's financial assistance programs. Location: 1951 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-9028.
10 a.m. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research holds a meeting of the Science Advisory Board. Topics include final report of the SAB Review Panel regarding NOAA Social Science Research, the NOAA Climate Change Science Plan, the NOAA Earth Observing Summit. Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 301/713-9121.

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

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

9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to examine diplomacy issues in relation to the war on terrorism. Marc Grossman, undersecretary for political affairs, State Department; Grant Green, undersecretary for management, State Department, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.
10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds committee hearing on regulation of illegal Internet gambling. Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican testifies. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Mark Everson to be commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

2 p.m. Armed Services readiness subcommittee holds a hearing on the state of military readiness in review of the defense authorization request for fiscal 2004. Gen. John Keane, vice chief of staff, U.S. Army; Adm. William Fallon, vice chief of Naval operations, U.S. Navy; Gen. Robert Foglesong, vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force; Gen. William Nyland, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.
2 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a markup of the Child Abduction Prevention Act. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
3 p.m. Financial Services oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing "Paying Dividends: How the President's Tax Plan Will Benefit Individual Investors and Strengthen the Capital Markets." Peter Fisher, undersecretary for domestic finance, Treasury Department; Phil Gramm, former senator, Texas Republican, vice chairman, UBS Warburg; and Rick Lazio, former representative, New York Republican, president/chief executive, Financial Services Forum, testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
3 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2003. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

FAA Aviation Forecast Conference all day Federal Aviation Administration and the Airports Council International-North America hold the 28th Annual FAA Aviation Forecast Conference on "Aviation's Recovery: Timing, Strength and Structural Change,"
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Marion Blakey, administrator, FAA
Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/267-7924.
NAHRO Legislative Conference all day National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials holds its 2003 Legislative Conference on "Raising the Standard and Taking a Stand: Making Housing and Community Development a National Priority,"
Highlights 3:30 p.m. Rep. Bob Ney, Ohio Republican, chairman, Administration Committee, general session
Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 312/782-2958 or 877/866-2476; no phone registrations accepted; e- mail, [email protected]; www.nahro.org
Fire Fighters conference all day International Association of Firefighters AFL-CIO holds its International Association of Firefighters Legislative Conference.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat.
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel, Regency Ballroom, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/824-1506.
PPI conference 9 a.m. Progressive Policy Institute holds its Beyond the Information Technology Bubble conference, "The Next Phase of IT-Driven Growth and Productivity and How Government Can Help."
Highlights 12:15 p.m. Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat.
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel, Hall of Battles, Conference Level, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: Members of the public should contact, 202-547-0001; media must RSVP to 202/547-0001.
Health Care for All 9 a.m. American Public Health Association holds a briefing on "Health Care for All: Finding Common Ground." Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, chairman, Judiciary Committee, participate. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: RSVP to 202/777-2501.
Black Authors and Reading 11 a.m. Education Department holds a celebration of "Black Authors and Reading." Education Secretary Rod Paige and Frederick Douglas IV participate. Location: Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-1576.
CompTIA luncheon briefing noon The Computing Technology Industry Association holds a free luncheon to outline new survey findings, which reveal that human error, not a lack of technology, is one of the most significant causes of "cyber-incidents." Location: Ronald Reagan International Trade Center Hemisphere Suite, Room A Concourse Level 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: Please RSVP to 703/812-1333, ext. 200.
Nuclear Accountability 6 p.m. Alliance for Nuclear Accountability holds a briefing to urge Congress to address the issues of nuclear-weapons production and radioactive-waste cleanup. Topics include the needs of people contaminated by U.S. nuclear-weapons facilities and an awards reception. Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat; Rep. Tom Allen, Maine Democrat; and Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, participate. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/547-5083.
March of Dimes 6:30 p.m. March of Dimes holds its 21st annual Gourmet Gala charity event. Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican; Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, chairman, Rules and Administration Committee; Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, chairman, Foreign Relations Committee; Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Californian Democrat, minority leader; Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham; Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao; Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans and Mitch Daniels, director, Office of Management and Budget participate. Location: National Building Museum, 401 G St. NW. Contact: 703/824-0111, Ext. 16.

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