- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 29, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raisers in Columbus, Ohio, and San Antonio. Returns to Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysisreleases a report on the gross domestic product for the third quarter. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

8:30 a.m. —Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases a report on the employment cost index for the third quarter. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Federal Aviation Administrationholds a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee to hear a briefing from members of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and to hear updates on commercial space transportation legislation. Location: Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/385-4713.

9:45 a.m. —State Department holds a meeting of the Overseas Buildings Operations Industry Advisory Panel to discuss new technologies and successful management practices for design, construction, security, property management, emergency operations, the environment, and planning and development. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Conference Room 1107. Contact: 703/875-7109.

2 p.m. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrationholds a meeting to discuss an environmental impact statement on a proposal for Mexican trucks and buses to operate throughout the United States. Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/366-1861.

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

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on the Treasury Department’s report to Congress on international economic and exchange rate policy. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committeeholds a hearing on the preservation and advancement of universal service. Michael Powell, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. —Health, Education, Labor and Pensionsaging subcommittee holds a hearing on financial abuse and exploitation. Richmond Chambers of Chevy Chase, Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr., and Carol Scott, president of the National Association of Long Term Care Ombudsman, testify. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

3 p.m. —Health, Education, Labor, Pensions and Foreign Relationschildren and families subcommittee and African affairs subcommittee hold a joint hearing to receive a report on the HIV/AIDS congressional delegation to Africa. Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, testifies. Location: S-211, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-537, or 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Armed Servicesterrorism, unconventional threats and capabilities subcommittee holds a hearing on “Destruction of the U.S. Chemical Weapons Stockpile — Program Status and Issues.” Claude Bolton, U.S. Army assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, and Pat Wakefield, deputy assistant to the defense secretary for chemical demilitarization and counterproliferation, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule, 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. Energy and Commercecommerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on “E-Commerce: The Case of Online Wine Sales and Direct Shipment.” Todd Zywicki, director of the Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission; and Juanita Duggan, president of Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Inc., testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Judiciaryimmigration, border security and claims subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on “The Prospects for American Workers: Immigration’s Impact.” Steve Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, and Vernon Briggs of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructureaviation subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Status of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Control Modernization Programs.” Kenneth Mead, inspector general at the Transportation Department, and Gerald Dillingham, director of civil action issues at the General Accounting Office, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

FCC meeting — all day Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting on the E-911 coordination initiative.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Sen. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican; Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; Rep. John Shimkus, Illinois Republican; Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, California Democrat; Rep. Gene Green, Texas Democrat; and FCC Chairman Michael Powell, E-911 status and implementation demonstration

3:15 p.m. —Kathleen Abernathy, FCC commissioner, “The Future for Public Safety Communications: 911 Visions for the Next Ten Years”

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

Laos rally — 10 a.m. Lao Veterans of America and the Center for Public Policy Analysis hold a rally urging the Bush administration to recall the U.S. ambassador to Laos in light of the mass starvation of ethnic Hmong civilians and rebel forces. Stephen Vang of the University of Wisconsin, Philip Smith of the Center for Public Policy Analysis, and Wangyee Vang of Lao Veterans of America participate. Location: Cannon House Office Building, New Jersey and Independence avenues SE. Contact: 202/543-1444.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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