- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 28, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes remarks on Medicare, White House Rose Garden. Travels to Dallas for the dedication of the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Youth Center.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

3 p.m. —National Agricultural StatisticsServicereleases weekly broiler-hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Securities and Exchange Commissionholds a meeting to hear oral argument on an appeal by the Division of Enforcement and the Office of the Chief Accountant from the decision of an administrative law judge in a proceeding brought against James Thomas McCurdy, a certified public accountant. Location: SEC, 450 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/942-7070.

10 a.m. —State Departmentholds a meeting of Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. Topics include communications-policy issues; future directions of the committee’s work; discussion regarding countries of particular interest to the ACICIP. Location: State Department, Truman Building, 2201 C St. NW, Room 1107. Contact: 202/647-5306.

1:30 p.m. —Occupational Safety and Health Administrationholds a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health. Topics include a report from the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee’s Registration Review Work Group; endangered species; and nongovernmental stewardship activities. Location: Labor Department, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room N-3437 A/B/C. Contact: 781/674-7374.

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 the future of NASA and space exploration. Sean O’Keefe, administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Wesley Huntress, director, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2 p.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportationscience, technology and space subcommittee holds a hearing on the International Space Station. William Readdy, associate administrator for space flight, NASA; Allen Li, director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, General Accounting Office; and Robert Park, director of information, American Physical Society, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. —Foreign RelationsWestern Hemisphere, Peace Corps and narcotics affairs subcommittee holds a hearing, “Challenges for U.S. Policy Toward Colombia: Is Plan Colombia Working?” Robert Charles, assistant secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, State Department, and Gen. James Hill, commander, U.S. Southern Command, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Veterans Health Care Facilities Capital Improvement Act, the National Cemetery Expansion Act of 2003 and the Fallen Patriots Tax Relief Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing, “Iraq Reconstruction and Stability Operations: The Way Forward.” Michael O’Hanion, senior fellow, Brookings Institution; Karl Zinsmeister, fellow, American Enterprise Institute; and Marina Ottaway, senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule, 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. Financial Servicesdomestic and international monetary policy, trade and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on World Bank lending to Iran. William Schuerch, deputy assistant secretary for multilateral development banks and specialized development institutions, Treasury Department; Ray Takeyh, director of studies for the Near East-South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. —Government Reformcivil service and agency organization subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, “Decision Time: A New Human Resources Management System at the Department of Homeland Security.” Ronald James, chief human capital officer, Homeland Security Department; and Steven Cohen, senior adviser for homeland security, Office of Personnel Management, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. International RelationsMiddle East and Central Asia subcommittee holds a hearing, “Central Asia: Terrorism, Religious Extremism and Regional Stability.” Elizabeth Jones, assistant secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, State Department; and Stephen Blank, professor, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

FCC meeting — all day The Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting, “The Commission’s E911 Coordination Initiative.”

Highlights — 10 a.m. Michael Powell, FCC chairman

Location: FCC, Open Meeting Room, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0654.

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

Highlights — 8 a.m. Gov. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat, “Homeland Security Beyond the Beltway”

9:15 a.m. —Rep. Jane D. Harman, California Democrat, “Is America Prepared? Protecting the Homeland”

10:45 a.m. —Rep. Jim Leach, Iowa Republican, “America’s Instrument of Power: An Agenda of Reform”

noon Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican.

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

Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill — 11 a.m. American Association of Airport Executives, Airports Council International North America, the Air Transport Association and the General Aviation Manufacturing Association hold a news conference to call for passage of the pending FAA reauthorization bill. Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, chairman, Rules and Administration Committee; Rep. John L. Mica, Florida Republican; FAA Administrator Marion Blakey; Charles Barclay, AAAE; David Plavin, ACI; and Ed Bolen, GAMA, participate. Location: S-219, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 703/575-2475.

Unemployment insurance — 11:45 a.m. House Democrats hold a news conference on unemployment insurance. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat; and Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat and minority whip, participate. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-0100.

Education conference — 7 p.m. Center for Education Reform holds its 10th anniversary conference.

Highlights — 7 p.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige and Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Republican, 10th anniversary gala dinner

Location: Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/822-9000.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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