- The Washington Times - Monday, October 20, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Iraq briefing — 9 a.m.— The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a news briefing on “Post-Saddam Iraq.” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Heroism award ceremony — 2 p.m. — The Transportation Department holds a ceremony to present the “Award for Heroism” to two police officers who risked their lives to protect the public from a potentially dangerous situation involving a hand grenade. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, Federal Railroad Administrator Allan Rutter, Amtrak Police Department Officer Rodney Chambers and U.S. Capitol Police Officer Michael DeCarlo participate. Location: Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Gate D, Starlight Room. Contact: 202/366-5580 or 202/493-6024.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bangkok. Travels to Singapore.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Agricultural Marketing Service holds a public hearing to consider proposals to amend all 11 federal milk-marketing orders. Topics include: reclassification of evaporated milk in consumer-type packages and sweetened condensed milk in consumer-type packages from Class III products to Class IV products; and reclassification bulk ending inventory each month to the lower-priced class of Class III or Class IV. Location: Holiday Inn and Suites Alexandria, 625 First St. Alexandria. Contact: 202/690-3465.

8:30 a.m. — Energy Department holds a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee. Topics include: news from the Office of Science; news from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences; basic energy sciences hydrogen workshop follow-up and related activities. Location: Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/903-5565.

1:30 p.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Joint Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. Topics include: monthly committee summary report; discussion of issues brought to the joint committee; office report; discussion of next meeting. Location: None given. Contact: 888/912-1227, or 414/297-1611.

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. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Rear Adm. John Crowley, chief counsel and judge advocate general, U.S. Coast Guard; Adm. Michael Mullen, vice chief of naval operations, U.S. Navy, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on “Tax Shelters: Who’s Buying, Who’s Selling and What’s the Government Doing About It?” Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat; Michael Hamersley, former KPMG employee; Robert Schmidt and Thomas Walsh, former Levi Strauss & Co. employees, testify. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds an oversight hearing on “Protecting Our National Security from Terrorist Attacks: A Review of Criminal Terrorism Investigations and Prosecutions.” Christopher Wray, chief, Criminal Division, Justice Department; Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. — Foreign Relations international economic policy, export and trade promotion subcommittee holds a hearing on “U.S. Energy Security: West Africa and Latin America.” Anna Borg, deputy assistant secretary of energy, sanctions and commodities, State Department; John Brodman, deputy assistant secretary, for political and international affairs, Energy Department, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Agriculture Department operations, oversight, nutrition and forestry subcommittee holds a hearing on the National Arboretum. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, New Jersey Republican; Rodney Brown, deputy undersecretary for research, education and economics, Agriculture Department, testify. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10:30 a.m. — Select Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing on the Smarter and Faster Funding for First Responders Act 2003. Gov. John G. Rowland, Connecticut Republican; Ray Kelly, commissioner, New York City Police Department, testify. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9600.

11 a.m. — Armed Services terrorism, unconventional threats and capabilities subcommittee holds a hearing on “C4I Interoperability: New Challenges in 21st Century Warfare.” Lt. Gen. William Wallace, U.S. Army, commanding general, U.S. Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; Lt. Gen. Daniel Leaf, U.S. Air Force, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

2 p.m. — International Relations Committee holds a hearing on “U.S.-China Ties: Reassessing the Economic Relationship.” Grant Aldons, undersecretary, International Trade Administration, Commerce Department; Franklin Vargo, vice president, International Economic Affairs National Association of Manufacturers, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Library Program conference — all day — Government Printing Office holds the Federal Depository Library Program conference.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Rep. Bob Ney, Ohio Republican, chairman, Joint Committee on Printing and chairman, Administration Committee, and Bruce James, public printer of the United States

Location: Crystal City Doubletree Hotel, 300 Army-Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/512-1991.

Internet jurisdiction conference — 8 a.m. — Cato Institute holds a conference on “Who Rules the Net? Debating Internet Jurisdiction and Governance.”

Highlights — 8:10 a.m. — Rep. Christopher Cox, California Republican, chairman, Select Committee on Homeland Security

noon — Jeffrey Kovar, State Department

Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Homeland security forum — 8:30 a.m. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a homeland security forum. Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, participates. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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