- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 4, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses an American Medical Association conference on medical-malpractice liability, Medicare reform and other health care issues, Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases March Outlook. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

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


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors. Topics include reports of special initiatives and RFA and RFP concept reviews. Location: National Cancer Institute, Building 31, C Wing, 6th floor, 9000 Rockville Pike, conference room 10, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-4218.

9 a.m. Bureau of Industry and Security holds a meeting of the Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee. Topics include presentation of papers or comments by the public and update on pending regulations. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues NW, room 3884. Contact: 202/482-2583.


SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 02-196 National Park Hospital Association v. Department of the Interior

Docket Number 02-322 Department of the Treasury v. City of Chicago

Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing to review the federal government's initiatives in support of school lunch and breakfast programs. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6901.

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2004 budget proposal for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD Secretary Mel Martinez testifies. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Charles McQueary to be undersecretary for science and technology for the Homeland Security Department and Jeffrey Shane to be undersecretary for policy for the Transportation Department. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.


HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business to consider congratulating the Lutheran schools, students, parents, teachers, administrators, and congregations across the nation for their ongoing contributions to education and for honoring the Visiting Nurses Association and the legacy of the late TV children's program host Fred Rogers. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Help Efficient, Accessible Low-Cost, Timely Health Care Act of 2003. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10:15 a.m. Appropriations labor, HHS and education subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2004 appropriations for the Social Security Administration. Jo Ann Barnhart, commissioner of SSA, testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing to examine President Bush's economic growth and jobs bill. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.


GENERAL AGENDA

AMA advocacy conference all day American Medical Association holds its National Advocacy Conference.

Highlights 7:30 a.m. President Bush; Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican; and Reps. Bill Thomas, California Republican, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee; Billy Tauzin, Louisiana Republican, chairman of Energy and Commerce Committee; James C. Greenwood, Pennsylvania Republican; and Ken Lucas, Kentucky Democrat, morning session: "Views from Leadership/Liability Crisis."

1:30 p.m. Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat; Reps. Michael Burgess, Texas Republican, and Phil Gingrey, Georgia Republican; Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Kay Coles James, director of the Office of Personnel Management; and William Novelli of AARP.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: Reporters covering Mr. Bush's speech must contact White House Media Affairs, 202/456-1414; 202/789-7447.

Job creation and economic growth 10 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a Commerce Policy Insiders event on President Bush's plans for job creation and economic growth.Location: USCC, 1615 H St NW. Contact: Public contact, 202/463-5600; Media must register, 202/463-5682.

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