- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 7, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses domestic-violence prevention, White House. Attends a Republican National Committee gala fund-raiser.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases wholesale trade statistics for August 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Office of the United States Trade Representativeholds a public hearing concerning proposed United States-Dominican Republic free-trade negotiations. Location: 1724 F St. NW, Rooms 1 and 2. Contact: 202/395-3475.

9:15 a.m. —Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Boardholds a meeting to hear testimony from interested parties on Accounting for Fiduciary Activities. Location: General Accounting Office, 441 G St. NW, Room 7C13. Contact: 202/512-7350.

9:30 a.m. — Securities and Exchange Commission holds a meeting to discuss amendments to certain rules, schedules and forms under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 that would require companies to include in their proxy materials security holder nominees for election as director and to consider whether to propose rule amendments and new rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) that would establish two separate voluntary regulatory frameworks for the commission to supervise broker-dealers and their affiliates on a consolidated basis. Location: 450, Fifth St. NW, Room 1C30. Contact: 202/942-0073.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 02-658 Ark. Dept. of Envtl. Conserv. v. EPA

Docket Number 02-749 Raytheon Co. v. Hernandez

CONTACT: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Conference Report on the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act; the Pension Funding Equity Act of 2003; the Adoption Promotion Act of 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Armed Services Committeeholds a full committee hearing on “Iraq: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation.” Peter Rodman, assistant secretary for international security affairs, Defense Department; John Hamer, president, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Iraq Reconstruction Assessment Mission, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. —Energy and Commercehealth subcommittee holds a hearing on “Challenges Facing the Medicaid Program in the 21st Century.” Thomas Scully, administrator, Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Service; Adelaide Eckardt, representative, Maryland State House; Diane Rowland, executive vice president for health policy, Kaiser Family Foundation, participate. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10:30 a.m. —Education and the Workforceworkforce protection subcommittee holds a hearing on H.R.1943, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to permit Amish youth to perform certain specified work. Rep. Joe Pitts, Pennsylvania Republican; Rep. Mark Souder, Indiana Republican; Christ Blank, chairman, Old Order Amish Steering Committee, Kinzers, Pa., testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527, recorded schedule: 202/226-2026.

1 p.m. —Select Homeland Security Committeeholds a full committee hearing to examine financial management in the Homeland Security Department. Richard Berman, assistant inspector general for audits, Homeland Security Department; Linda Springer, controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget; Bruce Carnes, chief financial officer, Homeland Security Department, testify. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9600.

GENERAL AGENDA

National High School Leadership Summit — all day Education Department sponsors.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige, “Preparing America’s Future: Challenges, Issues and Possibilities for America’s High Schools and American Youth.”

9:45 a.m. —Media availability to follow.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

“Bringing America Home” conference — all day The National Coalition for the Homeless holds the “Bringing America Home” conference.

Highlights — noon Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat; Rep. Julia Carson, Indiana Democrat; Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat; Donald Whitehead, NCH, Rally to Launch a National Campaign to End Homelessness,” west front lawn, U.S. Capitol

Location: Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, or as noted above. Contact: 202/737-6444, Ext. 12.

Silicone implants — 8 a.m. Breast Cancer Action, In the Know, the National Organization for Women, Public Citizen, CAN DO, National Silicone Implant Foundation, Silicone Solutions Outreach of Northern Louisiana and Toxic Discovery Network hold a rally and news conference against HHS’ approval of silicone gel breast implants.

Highlights — 10 a.m. News conference

Kim Gandy, National Organization for Women; Martha Burk, National Council of Women’s Organizations; Sybil Goldrich, consumer advocate and Mary McDonough, In the Know, participate. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/466-9633 or 301/728-0674.

Changing HIV/AIDS epidemic — 8:30 a.m. The House Biotechnology Caucus and Roche hold a news briefing on “The Changing HIV/AIDS Epidemic and the Next Generation of HIV/AIDS Therapy.” Rep. Bobby L. Rush, Illinois Democrat, and Rep. John Shimkus, Illinois Republican, participate. Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: to hines@wexlerwalker.com.

SAFE KIDS — 9:05 a.m. SAFE KIDS holds a news conference to release a new national study on “Stop Sign Compliance,” as part of International Walk to School Day, and to raise awareness of pedestrian-related injuries. Marianne Lamont Horinko, acting Environmental Protection Agency secretary; Martin Eichelberger, SAFE KIDS; Dave Bronczek, FedEx Express; Lauren Marchetti, Partnership for a Walkable America; Mayor Anthony A. Williams, Charles Ramsey, chief of police, and Adrian Fenty, council member, Ward 4, Washington, D.C., participate. Location: Truesdall Elementary, 800 Ingraham St. NW. Contact: 202/662-0600.

Immigration task force — 11 a.m. Democratic Caucus Immigration Task Force holds a news conference to call for restoration of Section 245(1), which would enable immigrants in the United States eligible for immigrant visas based on family relationships or job skills to adjust their status without leaving the country, provided they pay an additional fee. Rep. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, chairman, House Democratic Caucus, and Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3210.

California recall election — 2 p.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a conference call briefing following the California recall election. Dial-in, 800/450-0819, ask for “The California Recall Election” or conference number 700592. Thomas Mann, Brookings Institution and Bruce Cain, University of California at Berkeley, participate, Location: None given. Contact: 202/797-6310.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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