- The Washington Times - Monday, October 6, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Iraq discussion — 8:45 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Future of Iraq.” William Kristol of the Weekly Standard, Reuel Marc Gerecht and Thomas Donnelly of AEI and Steven Metz of the U.S. Army War College participate. Location: AEI, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Foreign-policy discussion — 6:15 p.m. — The Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion, “America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy.” James Lindsay of CFR, Ivo Daalder of the Brookings Institution and Daniel Schorr of National Public Radio participate. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9716.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Holds a meeting of his Cabinet.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases its October outlook. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department releases results of its auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee to discuss the Women’s Health Initiative study results on the implications for the use of hormone therapy with estrogen/progestin, as a second-line drug, and in the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis in women. Location: Holiday Inn, Versailles Ballrooms, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.

9 a.m. — Mine Safety and Health Administration Labor Department holds a public hearing on diesel-particulate matter exposure of underground metal and nonmetal miners. Location: Mine Safety and Health Administration, 25th-floor conference room, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 202/693-9441.

9:30 a.m. — National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting to review a report on the April 23, 2002, collision of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train with a Metrolink passenger train at Placentia, Calif. Location: NTSB boardroom, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6410.

1 p.m. — Office of Personnel Management holds a meeting of the Federal Salary Council to review the metropolitan statistical areas announced by the Office of Management and Budget in June, new commuting-pattern data, and other information related to establishing or modifying locality-pay-area boundaries. Location: Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E St. NW, Room 5303. Contact: 202/606-2838.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case.

Docket No. 02-628 Frew v. Hawkins

Docket No. 22O129 Virginia v. Maryland

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider H.R.1303, to amend the E-Government Act of 2002 with respect to rule-making authority of the Judicial Conference; to condemn bigotry and violence against Arab-Americans, Muslim-Americans, South Asian-Americans and Sikh-Americans; and to amend and extend the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the sales of surplus biological lab equipment and protective clothing by the Defense Department. Gregory Kutz, director of the General Accounting Office’s Financial Management and Assurance Team, and Gayle Fischer, assistant director of the team, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the federal response to Hurricane Isabel. Location: York Hall 301 Main St. Yorktown. Contact: 202/225-3014.

2 p.m. — Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing, “Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Commodity Distribution to Federal Child Nutrition Programs.” Eric Bost, Agriculture Department undersecretary for food nutrition and consumer services, and A.J. Yates, administrator of the Agriculture Department’s Agricultural Marketing Service, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527; recorded schedule, 202/226-2026.

5 p.m. — Judiciary courts, the Internet and intellectual property subcommittee holds a markup of the Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2003. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Winter fuels conference — all day — Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration and the National Association of State Energy Officials hold a conference on winter fuels.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Michael Halpert of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, “Winter Weather Outlook”

10:30 a.m. — Guy Caruso of the Energy Information Administration, “EIA Heating Fuels Overview”

Location: Westin Grand, 2350 M St. NW. Contact: 703/299-8800 or 571/236-1015.

NASA webcast — 10 a.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration hosts an educational webcast for the NASA Earth Crew, made up of 40,000 students, families and educators across America. Sean O’Keefe, NASA administrator, and Adena Williams Loston, associate administrator for education at NASA, participate. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-0836.

Health and welfare discussion — noon — Urban Institute holds a First Tuesdays discussion, “Health and Welfare in a Weak Economy: New Findings from the National Survey of America’s Families.” Pamela Brogan of Gannett News Service and Tamara Lucas Copeland of Voices for America’s Children participate. Location: UI, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/261-5709.

Electronic-business security address — noon — Congressional Internet Caucus hosts an address on the electronic-business software marketplace and security. Reps. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, and Rick Boucher, Virginia Democrat; and Bill McDermott of SAP America participate. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/638-4370.

Free-trade agreement in the Americas — noon — State Department’s Secretary’s Open Forum holds a discussion, “Free Trade Agreement in the Americas: The Next Steps.” Ambassador Rubens Barbosa of Brazil; Ambassador Andres Bianchi of Chile; Richard Noriega, assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs; and Ambassador Rene Leon of El Salvador participate. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Loy Henderson Auditorium. Contact: 202/647-2492.

Musical performance — 2 p.m. — Education Department holds a musical performance to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Education Secretary Rod Paige, singer-songwriter Pete Astudillo, the Mariachi Los Amigos band and the Bell Multicultural High School Band participate. Location: Education Department, Barnard Auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/549-4683 or 202/205-3622.

Role of women — 3 p.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker Program presents “The Role of Women in Democracy-Building in Afghanistan.” Habiba Sarabi, Afghan minister of women’s affairs, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Nuclear issues with North Korea — 5 p.m. — Georgetown University Asian Studies Program hosts a lecture on nuclear issues with North Korea and the prospects of East Asian security. Ambassador Han Sung Joo of South Korea participates. Location: Georgetown University, ICC Auditorium, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-6636.

D.C. statehood rally — 6 p.m. — Democracy Rising holds a rally on D.C. statehood, increasing funds for libraries and affordable housing, and restoring D.C. General Hospital. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, consumer advocate Ralph Nader and Dorothy Scott of the Washington Inner City Self Help participate. Location: Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1518 M St. NW. Contact: 202/277-9563 or 202/329-7847.

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