- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 21, 2003


Delivers a commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.


10:30 a.m. Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

3 p.m. —National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases its weekly report on broilers and hatcheries. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.


8 a.m. Food and Drug Administrationholds a meeting to discuss the effectiveness of the Team Biologics Program in inspecting manufacturers of vaccines, allergenics, fractionated plasma products, licensed in vitro diagnostics, and therapeutic products. Location: Parklawn Building, conference room D, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-2000.

9 a.m. —Natural Resources Conservation Serviceholds a meeting of the Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality. Location: States Building, 444 N. Capitol St., Room 333. Contact: 202/720-8578.

9 a.m. —Social Security Administrationholds a meeting of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel. The full agenda will be posted at www.ssa.gov/work/panel. Location: Embassy Suites Hotel at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road NW. Contact: 202/358-6423.

9:15 a.m. —Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servicesholds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education. Topics include: an update on the Center for Beneficiary Choices; promoting the use of Medicare preventive benefits; and eliminating disparities in the use of Medicare preventive benefits. Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 410/786-0090.


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. Governmental Affairspermanent investigations subcommittee holds a hearing, “SARS: How Effective is the State and Local Response?” Witnesses include Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

9:30 a.m. —Economic Committeeholds a hearing on the state of the U.S. economy and future economic policy. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan participates. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

10 a.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committeeholds an oversight hearing on the national export strategy. Witnesses include Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans; Philip Merrill, president of the Export-Import Bank; and Thelma Askey, director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

2:30 p.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportation Committeeholds a hearing on the Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act of 2003. Witnesses include Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the National Defense Authorization for fiscal 2004; and the foreign AIDS bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Agriculture Committeeholds a hearing on the status of the World Trade Organization negotiations on agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman and U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick testify. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10 a.m. —Judiciary Committeeholds markups on a constitutional amendment against flag desecration; bills on sports agents, class-action lawsuits; and on reaffirming support of the international antigenocide convention. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10:30 a.m. —International Relations Committeeholds a hearing on the future of Kosovo. Witnesses include Janet Bogue, deputy assistant secretary at the State Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; and former Rep. Joseph DioGuardi, New York Republican and president of the Albanian American Civic League. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. —Select Homeland Securitycyber-security, science and research and development subcommittee holds a hearing on federal efforts to identify and field new technologies for the war on terror. Witnesses include Charles McQueary, Homeland Security Department undersecretary for science and technology. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5611.


Car-dealer meeting — all day Association of International Automobile Dealers of America holds an automotive congress.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, and Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, 325 Russell Senate Office Building

Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. or as noted above. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 133.

Public administration — all day National Academy of Public Administration holds a conference, “Leading for Performance.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican and House Government Reform Committee chairman, “The Importance of Technology and Human Capital in Government’s Achieving Measurable Results and Maximizing the Taxpayers’ Dollars”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/218-1600.

International relief — all day InterAction holds a forum, “The Challenge of Global Commitments: Advancing Relief and Development Goals through Advocacy and Action.”

Highlights — 1 p.m. Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican; Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and former Rep. Tony Hall, Ohio Democrat, “InterAction Congressional Service Award,” recipients

3 p.m. —Capitol Hill visits

Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/667-8227.

U.S.-Dominican Republic ties — 10 a.m. National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker Program with President Hipolito Mejia of the Dominican Republic on his meeting with President Bush, free trade, migration, deportation, security and counternarcotics. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/530-1210 or 202/662-7540.

Digital rights — 11 a.m. Congress holds a news conference to introduce the Digital Rights Management Bill. Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, participates. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution avenues NW, U.S. Capitol; rain location, 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8950.

Treatment for sickle cell — 2:30 p.m. Congress holds a news conference to introduce legislation on treating sickle cell anemia. Participants include Sen. Jim Talent, Missouri Republican; Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat; Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat; Rep. Richard M. Burr, North Carolina Republican. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4812 or 202/224-8845.

Alliance fence-mending — 2:30 p.m. Brookings Institution holds a news briefing on “G-8 Preview: President Bush and Allies to Discuss Repairing The Rift and Rebuilding Iraq.” Location: Mayflower Hotel, Star Room, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

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