- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 8, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSHMeets with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar at the White House.ECONOMIC REPORTS10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases report on wholesale trade for March 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.10:30 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800. FEDERAL AGENCIES8 a.m. Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of the Census holds a joint meeting of the census advisory committees on the African-American population, the American Indian and Alaska Native populations, the Asian population, the Hispanic population, and the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander populations, to discuss issues related to the 2010 re-engineered decennial census, including the American Community Survey and other related decennial programs. Location: Sheraton Reston Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Contact: 301/763-2070.8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, to discuss the council’s agenda for fiscal 2003-04 and agree on appropriate venues to address the topics in a timely and efficient manner. Topics include agriculture, environmental technology, EPA’s draft strategic plan, EPA’s report on the environment and emerging trends facing the agency. Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, 1250 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/233-0090. 9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 202: Portable Electronic Devices. Topics include portable electronic devices committee history; current committee scope, discussion and recommendations; organization of work; task assignment; and work group presentation, discussion and recommendations for assignment of responsibilities. Location: RTCA Inc., 1828 L St. NW., Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.SUPREME COURTNo oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.SENATEIn session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541. SENATE COMMITTEES9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a full committee hearing to examine the National Academy of Science review of the administration’s U.S. Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan. Richard Alley, professor of geosciences, Pennsylvania State University; Thomas Graedel, professor of industrial ecology, Yale University, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a full committee hearing and markup of S.709, awarding a congressional gold medal to British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391. 10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a full committee hearing on “The Impact of the Global Settlement.” Hearing will begin immediately after the markup. William Donaldson, chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission; Eliot Spitzer, attorney general, state of New York; Richard Grasso, chairman and chief executive, National Association of Securities Dealers, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391. 10:15 a.m. Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2004 appropriations for the National Guard and Reserve. Lt. Gen. Steven Blum, chief, National Guard Bureau; Lt. Gen. Roger Schultz, director, Army National Guard; Lt. Gen. Daniel James, III, director, Air National Guard, testify. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363. HOUSE Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, the Wastewater Treatment Works Security Act of 2003, the Rail Passenger Disaster Family Assistance Act of 2003, authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, and the Nanotechnology Research and Development Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.HOUSE COMMITTEES10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure highways, transit and pipelines subcommittee holds a hearing on “Highway and Transit Needs: The State and Local Perspective.” Gov. Paul E. Patton, Kentucky Democrat; Gov. Edward G. Rendell, Pennsylvania Democrat; Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, Michigan Democrat; Mayor Victor Ashe, Knoxville, Tennessee, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446. 2 p.m. Appropriations foreign operations, export financing and related programs subcommittee holds a hearing on U.S. government efforts to fight HIV/AIDS. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson; David Gootnick, director of international affairs and trade, General Accounting Office; Richard Feacham, executive director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, testify. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771. 2 p.m. Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on “SARS: Assessment, Outlook and Investigations.” A members-only briefing will take place at 1:30 p.m. David Heymann, executive director of communicable diseases, World Health Organization; Jerome Hauer, acting assistant secretary for public health and emergency preparedness, HHS, testify. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927. 2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure water resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing on the Twenty-First Century Water Commission Act of 2003. Rep. John Linder, Georgia Republican; Lt. Gen. Robert Flowers, chief of engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Kathryn Jackson, executive vice president, Tennessee Valley Authority, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446. GENERAL AGENDASpecial Olympics fund-raiser — 8 a.m. Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association holds its “SGMA Capital Challenge 2003 Road Race,” a fund-raiser to benefit the District of Columbia Special Olympics program. Sen. John Ensign, Nevada Republican; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican; Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican; Rep. Jim Ryun, Kansas Republican; and Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., director, Office of Management and Budget, participate. Location: Pavilion, Anacostia Park, Anacostia Drive SE. Contact: 610/925-1976 or 703/875-8717.

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