- The Washington Times - Monday, October 27, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets Romanian President Ion Iliescu. Hosts a White House banquet in honor of the holy month of Ramadan.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases a report on manufacturers’ shipments and orders of durable goods for September. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials, State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group, Working Committee on Water Quality and Pesticide Disposal, and Pesticide Operations and Management Working Committee. Topics include the water quality and pesticide disposal issue team report; national pesticide stewardship alliance conference report/label review manual and label language recommendations/discussions. Location: Days Inn Crystal City, 2000 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/605-0195.

8:30 a.m. —Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages to discuss cultural competency and diversity for grant programs and to hear presentations by speakers representing the Department of Health and Human Services, constituent groups, field analysts and committee members. Location: Washington Terrace Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-8044.

9 a.m. —Research and Special Programs Administrationholds a meeting to present a final report on the progress and findings of the research on the RSPA/OPS and GTI invite pipeline industry. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW, Room 4438-40. Contact: 202/366-4503.

9:30 a.m. —Export-Import Bankholds a meeting of the Renewable Energy Exports Advisory Committee to discuss current and projected market demand for renewable energy technology, its comparable cost and examples of success stories where renewable energy has met demand. Location: Ex-Im Bank, Conference Room 1143, 811 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/565-3502.

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 COMMITTEE

9:30 a.m. Rules and Administration Committeeholds a hearing on the nominations of Paul DeGregorio, Garcia Hillman, Raymond Martinez III, and Deforest Soaries Jr., each to be a member of the Election Assistance Commission. Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6352.

9:30 a.m. —Judiciary Committeeholds a hearing on the nominations of Claude Allen to be U.S. circuit judge for the 4th Circuit and Mark Filip to be U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10:15 a.m. —Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing on “Iran: Security Threats and U.S. Policy.” Richard Armitage, deputy secretary at the State Department, and William Luers, president of the United Nations Association of the United States of America, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. to consider H.R. 3232, to reauthorize certain school lunch and child nutrition programs for fiscal 2004; recognizing Independent 529 Plan for introducing a prepaid tuition plan that will benefit families who want to send their children to private colleges and universities. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Ways and Means Committeeholds a markup of the American Job Creation Act of 2003 and the Rail Infrastructure Development and Expansion Act for the 21st Century. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

2:30 p.m. —Education and the Workforcereform subcommittee holds a hearing on “Financial Literacy Education: What Do Students Need to Know to Plan for the Future?” Dan Iannicola, deputy assistant secretary for financial education in the Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Institutions, and Gary Knell, chief executive officer of Sesame Workshop, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527; recorded schedule, 202/226-2026.

5 p.m. —Rules Committeemeets to formulate a rule on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Red Ribbon Week — all day Defense Department holds its annual Red Ribbon Week antidrug event.

Highlights — 1:30 p.m. Thomas O’Connell, assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict

Location: Concourse, Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-4162.

New American Strategies for Peace — all day The American Prospect, Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation hold a conference on “New American Strategies for Peace”

Highlights — noon Wesley Clark, “Principles of American National Security in the 21st Century” (via satellite)

8 p.m. —Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat, “American Security in an Era of Pre-eminence”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/333-3705.

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