- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 15, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses the second National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast, Capitol Hilton Hotel, and the 22nd annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial ceremony, West Front, U.S. Capitol.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases industrial production and capacity utilization for April 2003. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council, the Environmental Protection Agency’s national drinking water program. Topics include: affordability; the Contaminant Candidate List; updates on regulatory activity; source water protection initiatives; development of EPA’s new strategic plan. Location: Washington Terrace Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-3791.

8:30 a.m. — U.S. Judicial Conference holds a meeting of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on appellate procedure. Location: Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, Judicial Conference Center, One Columbus Circle NE. Contact: 202/502-1820.

10 a.m. —Federal Election Commission holds a meeting to consider Draft Advisory Opinion 2003-07: Virginia Highlands Advancement Fund. Location: 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1220.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committeeholds a full committee hearing on the U.S. Maritime Admini-stration Title XI shipbuilding loan guarantee program. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

9:30 a.m. — Governmental Affairs Committeeholds a full committee hearing, “Investing in Homeland Security: Challenges Facing State and Local Governments.” Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

11:30 a.m. — Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a full committee hearing on the nominations of Glenn Klippenstein, Julia Bartling and Lowell Junkins each to be members of the Farmer Mac board of directors. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

2 p.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a full committee hearing on the nominations of Susanne Marshall to be chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board; Neil McPhie to be a member of the Merit Systems Protection Board; Terrence Duffy to be member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican; and the nominees, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. and will recess immediately to receive former members of Congress. Upon completion of the meeting the House will reconvene for legislative business to consider the National Transportation Safety Board Reauthorization Act of 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce Committeeholds a full committee markup of the Project Bioshield Act of 2003. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. —Judiciary Commit-tee holds a full committee hearing on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2003. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10:30 a.m. — International Relations Committee holds a full committee oversight hearing on U.S. policy toward Iraq. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. —Transportation and Infrastructure highways, transit and pipelines subcommittee holds a hearing on the administration’s proposed reauthorization of the Safe and Flexible Transportation Efficiency Act. (Hearing will continue through several days.) Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta participates. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

General AGENDA

Work force summit — all day U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds Workforce Summit 2003: Creating a 21st Century Workforce for Business. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast — all day Nueva Esperanza Inc. holds the second National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast. President Bush; Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican; and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, will attend. Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 703/684-3339 or 703/739-0877.

Honor the late Theodore Shackley — 10 a.m. — Lao Veterans of America and the Center for Public Policy Analysis hold a memorial ceremony for fallen CIA station chief Theodore Shackley. Location: Grant Avenue, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 202/543-1444.

Global HIV — 10 a.m. Congress holds a news conference with African leaders on global HIV. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, participates. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3135.

Treasury Department briefing — 10:30 a.m. — Treasury Department holds a briefing to discuss Treasury Secretary John W. Snow’s agenda for the upcoming Group of Eight presummit finance ministers meeting to be held in Deauville, France. John Taylor, undersecretary, international affairs, Treasury Department, participates. Location: Treasury Department, Media Room, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Conference call briefing — 11 a.m. Public Citizen holds a conference call briefing to release a report on “President Bush’s Medicare Reform Plan,” which will limit Iowa seniors’ choice of doctors. Dial-in number, 866/391-5938. Location: None given. Contact: 202/454-5155 or 202/454-5136 or 202/588-7742.

“Increasing America’s IT Skills” — noon The Computing Technology Industry Association’s Technology Workforce Coalition hosts a Senate staff briefing on the Workforce Investment Act. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room SC-6. Contact: Please RSVP to 703/812-1333, Ext. 211.

Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony — noon Fraternal Order of Police and Auxiliary host the 22nd Annual Peace Officers Memorial ceremony. President Bush will be keynote speaker, West Front, U.S. Capitol.

3:30 p.m. FOP/FOPA Wreath-laying Ceremony, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, between Fourth and Fifth streets and E and F streets NW. Location: As noted above. Contact: 202/547-1651.

Japan’s Nevermending Story — 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation holds a discussion on “Japan’s Nevermending Story: Sidelining of Foreign Journalists and Critics.” Ivan Hall, author, participates. Location: NAF, seventh floor, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: Please RSVP to 202/986-4901.


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