- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 25, 2003


Discusses the Defense Department supplemental request for the cost of the war with Iraq, the Pentagon.


10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases the report on existing home sales for February 2003. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

5 p.m. American Petroleum Institute releases the weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.


8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the dietary supplement subcommittee of the Food Advisory Committee, to explore whether there are recognized scientific principles to determine whether a particular substance is a "metabolite" of another substance that is a "dietary ingredient." Location: Holiday Inn, 1000 Baltimore Ave., College Park. Contact: 301/436-1433.

8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste, to discuss proposed ACNW activities and related matters. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B1, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6805.

1 p.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, to present its annual report to the NASA administrator. Topics include the space shuttle program; International Space Station program; aviation safety program; cross-program areas. Location: NASA, Room 6H46, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-0914.

3:15 p.m. United States Sentencing Commission holds a meeting to discuss sentencing guidelines for United States courts. Topics include: implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Pub. L. 107-204, and changes to Section 2A1.4 (involuntary manslaughter). Location: Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, 1 Columbus Circle NE. Contact: 202/502-4500.


Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket Number 02-479 Medical Board of California v. Hason

Docket Number 02-403 Federal Election Commission v. Beaumont

Contact: 202/479-3211.


Meets at 9:30 a.m. to consider the fiscal 2004 budget resolution. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:15 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a committee hearing on the nominations of Alfred Plamann to the board of directors of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank and Thomas Grant, Noe Hinojosa Jr. and William Timken Jr., to be directors of the Securities Investor Protection Board. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources water and power subcommittee holds a hearing on Fremont-Madison Conveyance Act and the Tualatin River Basin Water Supply Enhancement Act of 2003. Sen. Michael D. Crapo, Idaho Republican; John Keys, commissioner of reclamation, Interior Department; Joe Findaro, Washington council, Fremont-Madison Irrigation District, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources national parks subcommittee holds a oversight hearing to examine national trail designations and potential effect on national trails on private lands; to amend the National Trails System Act to study the feasibility of designating the Trail of the Ancients as a national historic trail. Participants include Thomas Ross, assistant director of reclamation and conservation, National Park Service, Interior Department; Elena Daly, director, National Landscape Conservation System, Bureau of Land Management, Interior Department. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.


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. Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Protecting the Health of Deployed Forces: Lessons Learned from the Persian Gulf War." Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. Energy and Commerce telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee holds a hearing on the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act. Participants include Nancy Victory, assistant secretary, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Commerce Department; Stephen Price, deputy assistant secretary for spectrum, space sensors and C3 policy, Defense Department. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

3 p.m. Financial Services housing and community opportunity subcommittee holds a hearing on "Strengthening America's Communities: Examining the Impact of Faith Based Housing Partnerships." Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.


NAHU Capitol Conference all day National Association of Health Underwriters holds its NAHU 2003 Capitol Conference.

Highlights 8:15 a.m. Rep. Kay Granger, Texas Republican; Rep. Sam Johnson, Texas Republican; Rep. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican; Rep. John E. Peterson, Pennsylvania Republican; Susan Rash and Eva Jean Formalont, NAHU, Mark McClellan, commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/276-3835.

Unfinished Health Care Agenda 8:15 a.m. The Republican Main Street Partnership holds a Business Breakfast Speakers Series address on "The Unfinished Health Care Agenda." HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: RSVP to 202/682-3143.

"Operation Iraqi Freedom" discussion 8:30 a.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds an America At War series discussion on "Crossing the Rubicon: A Status Report on 'Operation Iraqi Freedom.' " Judith Kipper, Middle East forum; Thomas Rhame, former assistant vice chief of staff, USAF; H. Joseph Wilson, former acting ambassador to Iraq and Robert Orr, Council on Foreign Relations, participate. Location: Washington Club, 15 Dupont Circle NW. Contact: Please RSVP to 202/775-3125.

"The Road to War with Iraq" briefing 8:30 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds its weekly series briefing on "The Road to War with Iraq." Thomas Donnelly, AEI, "Military Operations Analysis"; Michael Vickers, military analyst, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; James Woolsey, former CIA director; Qubud Talabany, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan; Richard Perle, Danielle Pletka and Michael Ledeen, AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: Members of the public should contact, 202/862-4871; media contact, 202/862-4871.

Iraq briefing 10 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a news briefing on current developments in the war with Iraq. Topics include the military campaign so far, the situation on the northern front and foreign media coverage of the war. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Diabetes and Women's Health 10:30 a.m. Department of Health and Human Services holds a news conference to introduce "The National Agenda for Public Health Action: National Public Health Initiative on Diabetes and Women's Health." Rep. George Nethercutt, Washington Republican, and HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, participate. Location: HHS, Hubert Humphrey Building, Great Hall, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Health quality awards dinner 6:30 p.m. National Committee for Quality Assurance honors health care leaders. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Contact: 703/799-2449.

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