- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 10, 2003


Attends a morning 9/11 prayer service and remembrance, St. John’s Church.

8:46 a.m. —Participates in a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks, South Lawn. Visits wounded troops, Walter Reed Hospital.


Attends ceremonies to commemorate victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks, New York.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysisrelease U.S. international trade in goods and services statistics for July 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

1 p.m. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporationreleases a weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.


8 a.m. National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, training and career development subcommittee, to discuss subcommittee business. Location: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 31 Center Drive, Conference Room 7, Bethesda. Contact: 301/451-4776.

9 a.m. —Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistanceholds a meeting of the committee’s access partnership. Topics include: grants and work; loans; accountability, college costs and consumer information. Location: Holiday Inn on the Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Congressional Room. Contact: 202/219-2099.

9 a.m. Centers for Disease Control and Preventionholds a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Topics include: report from the director of NIOSH; evaluation options of the National Occupational Research Agenda; update on NIOSH traumatic-injury research. Location: Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing on U.S.-Chinese relations. James Kelly, assistant secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, State Department; Nicholas Lardy, senior fellow, Institute for International Economics; and Kurt Campbell, senior vice president/director of international security programs, Center for Strategic and International Studies, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resourcespublic lands and forests subcommittee holds a hearing on the Public Lands Production Research Act of 2003; the Northern Arizona National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2003; and the PILT and Revenue Refuge Shearing Permanent Funding Act. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, chairman, Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and Chris Kearney, deputy assistant secretary for policy management and budget, Interior Department, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

2:30 p.m. Veterans Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on the Veterans Affairs Department’s Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services Initiative. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9126.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider H.R.911, to authorize the establishment of a memorial to victims who died as a result of terrorist acts against the United States and its people, at home and abroad; and the True American Heroes Act of 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce21st century competitiveness subcommittee holds a hearing on the Expanding Opportunities in Higher Education Act of 2003. Donald Heller, Center for the Study of Higher Education Policy, Penn State University, and Antonio Flores, president/chief executive officer, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, San Antonio, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

11 a.m. Judiciaryimmigration, border security and claims subcommittee holds a markup of H.R.2359, to extend the basic pilot program for employment-eligibility verification, to be followed by an oversight hearing on “Should There Be A Social Security Totalization Agreement with Mexico?” Jo Anne Barnhart, commissioner, Social Security Administration, and Barbara Bovbjerg, director of education, work force and income security, General Accounting Office, testify. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

noon International Relations Committeeholds a classified briefing on North Korea. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell testifies. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


Wreath-laying ceremony — 9:30 a.m. Defense Department holds a wreath-laying ceremony in memory of the victims of September 11.

Highlights — 9:37 a.m. Moment of silence

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: Section 64, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 202/685-4645 or 202/685-3603.

Policy discussion — 10 a.m.Brookings Institution holds a discussion on the major foreign policy and domestic policy problems facing the nation over the next few years. Isabel Sawhill, Welfare Reform and Beyond; and Henry Aaron, economic studies; William Gale, economic studies in federal economic policy; and Strobe Talbott, all of the Brookings Institution, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Dedication ceremony — 11 a.m. Defense Department holds a dedication ceremony for a stained-glass window at the Pentagon Chapel. Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, House speaker; Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld; and Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, participate. Location: Room 1E438, Pentagon Chapel. Contact: 703/695-6294.

Free-trade rally — 1:45 p.m. Leaders of the plastics industry hold a rally urging members of Congress and the Bush administration to support measure on free trade, tort reform, insurance reform and other issues that will strengthen the manufacturing sector and bolster the national economy. Location: Senate Steps, West Front, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/974-5210.

Laos discussion — 2:30 p.m. The U.S. Congressional Forum on Laos holds a panel discussion regarding increased state-sponsored terrorism by the communist regime in Laos. Rep. Mark Green, Wisconsin Republican, keynote speaker; Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican, participates. Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/543-1444.

Dalai Lama teaching — 4 p.m. Washington National Cathedral holds a public teaching on generating compassion as an antidote to hatred. The Dalai Lama participates. Location: National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-2221, or 203/537-6248.

Banquet and interfaith activities — 6:30 p.m. All Dulles Area Muslim Society holds a banquet and interfaith activities in remembrance of the victims of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. Location: 46903 Sugarland Road, Sterling, Va. Contact: 571/213-5966.

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