- The Washington Times - Monday, May 19, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses the “Healthy Forests” initiative. Meets with President Hipolito Meija of the Dominican Republic.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Departmentreleases the monthly budget for April. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administrationholds a meeting of the NASA Aerospace Technology Advisory Committee’s aviation subcommittee to discuss working-group findings and recommendations, aeronautics technology initiatives for fiscal 2005, top-down planning and architecture, and a safety reporting system update. Location: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Room 6H46, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-4594.

8:30 a.m. —Nuclear Regulatory Commissionholds a meeting to consider amending its regulations for medical use of byproduct material. Location: NRC headquarters, One White Flint North, Room 1F16, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7608.

9 a.m. —Internal Revenue Serviceholds a meeting of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee to discuss electronic tax-administration issues. Topics include an update on the tax-exempt and government-entities operating division and a preview of a report to Congress. Location: One Washington Circle Hotel, Crescent Conference Room, One Washington Circle NW. Contact: 202/283-1947.

9:45 a.m. —State Departmentholds a meeting of the Overseas Buildings Operations, Industry Advisory Panel, to discuss new technologies and successful management practices for design, construction, security, property management, emergency operations, the environment, and planning and development. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Room 1105. Contact: 703/875-7109.

SUPREME COURT

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

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 hearing on executive compensation in the post-Enron era. Peter Clapman, senior vice president and chief counsel for corporate governance at TIAA-CREF; and Brian Hall, associate professor at Harvard Business School, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

9:30 a.m. —Judiciary Committeeholds a hearing on international drug trafficking and terrorism. Steven Casteel, assistant administrator for intelligence at the Drug Enforcement Administration; and Steve McCraw, FBI assistant director for intelligence, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. —Appropriationstransportation, Treasury and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2004 appropriations for the Treasury Department. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

2 p.m. —Environment and Public Workstransportation and infrastructure subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed legislation authorizing funds for programs of the Transportation Equity Act. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta testifies. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and 10 a.m. to consider the Armed Forces Naturalization Act of 2003; to consider the Runaway, Homeless and Missing Children Protection Act; to commend the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers for winning the 2003 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship; and to amend Title 38 of the U.S. Code to enhance cooperation and the sharing of resources between the Veterans Affairs Department and the Defense Department. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600. Contact: 202/224-6176.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Select Homeland Security Committeeholds a hearing on Operation Liberty Shield and the Homeland Security Department’s budget priorities for fiscal 2004. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5611.

10 a.m. —Energy and Commerce Committeeholds a hearing, “The Hydrogen Energy Economy.” Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. —JudiciaryConstitution subcommittee holds a hearing, “Anti-Terrorism Investigations and the Fourth Amendment After September 11: Where and When Can the Government Go to Prevent Terrorist Attacks?” Viet Dinh, assistant attorney general at the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy; and James Dempsey, executive director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, testify. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

2:30 p.m. —Transportation and Infrastructurerailroads subcommittee holds a hearing, “Surface Transportation Board: Agency Resources and Requirements.” Roger Nober, chairman of the Surface Transportation Board; and Phyllis Scheinberg, Treasury Department deputy assistant secretary for budget and programs, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

AIADA conference — all day Association of International Automobile Dealers of America holds an automotive congress.

Highlights — 10 a.m. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans

1 p.m. —Treasury Secretary John W. Snow

3:30 p.m. —Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick

Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: Please RSVP to 703/683-5004, Ext. 133.

Social Security Administration meeting — 9 a.m. Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work and Work Incentives advisory panel holds its quarterly meeting. Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road NW. Contact: 410/965-8904.

Democratic Governance in the Americas — 9:30 a.m. Organization of American States holds a news briefing to discuss “Democratic Governance in the Americas.” Esteban Tomic, Chilean ambassador to the OAS, participates. Location: OAS, San Martin Room, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: Please RSVP to 202/458-6824.

National Voter Registration Act Symposium — 10 a.m. NAACP National Voter Fund holds a National Voter Registration Act Symposium.

Highlights — 10 a.m. Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat

11:30 a.m. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat

Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/278-2772, Ext. 14.

News conference — 10 a.m. National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program holds a news conference to discuss the plan to destroy 1.5 million small arms and light weapons and 133,000 tons of munitions in Ukraine. Susan Pond, head of defense cooperation for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; and Nicholas Kenoe, board member of Fund for Peace, participate. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/530-1210 or 202/662-7540; 202/223-7940, Ext. 221.

US-ASEAN Business Council — 7 p.m. US-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Business Council hosts a reception and dinner.

Highlights — 7 p.m. Dinner

7:50 p.m. —Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, Park Hyatt Ballroom, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 202/416-6706.

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