- The Washington Times - Monday, September 15, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Taiwan discussion — 9:30 a.m. — Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Two Congressmen Look at One China: Does China Have Sovereignty Over Taiwan?” Rep. Robert E. Andrews, New Jersey Democrat; Rep. Steve Chabot, Ohio Republican, and John Tkacik, Jr., HF, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

National Public Lands Day — 6:45 p.m. — Interior Department and the Smithsonian Institution hold a ceremony to announce Saturday as National Public Lands Day 2003. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton; David Evans, undersecretary of science, Smithsonian Institution, participate. Location: Interior Department, South Penthouse and Roof Terrace, 7th floor, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/275-2206.



PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses Clear Skies Initiative, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases real earnings for August 2003. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases a weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Chemical Exposure Levels holds a meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, rooms 4437 B, C, and D. Contact: 202/554-1404.

3 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Staff Office, Multimedia, Multipathway, and Multireceptor Risk Assessment Modeling System Panel. Location: None given. Contact: 202/564-2526.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 9:30 a.m. to consider the Federal Communications Commission rule resolution. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Rules and Administration and Judiciary Committee administrative oversight and the courts subcommittee hold a joint hearing on “Ensuring the Continuity of the United States Government: The Presidency.” John Fortier, executive director, Continuity of Government Commission; Akhil Amar, professor, Yale Law School; Miller Baker, lawyer, McDermitt, Will and Emery, testify. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6352, or 202/224-5225.

9:30 a.m. — Environment and Public Works fisheries, wildlife and water subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on implementation of the Clean Water Act. Michael Samoviski, city manager, Hamilton, Ohio; Lee Fuller, vice president of government relations, Independent Petroleum Association of America; Jim Hall, principal partner, Hall and Associates, testify. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

11 a.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Suzanne Mencer to be director of the Office of Domestic Preparedness, Homeland Security Department. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Colorado Republican, chairman, Indian Affairs Committee; Sen. Wayne Allard, Colorado Republican; and the nominee, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs international trade and finance subcommittee holds a hearing on “Financial Reconstruction in Iraq.” Alan Larson, undersecretary for economic, business and agriculture affairs, State Department; John Taylor, undersecretary for international affairs, Treasury Department; Philip Merrill, president/chairman, Export-Import Bank, participate. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Select Homeland Security cybersecurity subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Invisible Battleground: How DHS Is Making America’s Cyberspace More Secure.” Robert Liscouski, assistant secretary for infrastructure protection, Homeland Security Department, testifies. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5611.

2 p.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on “Holocaust Era Insurance Restitution after AIA v. Garamendi: Where Do We Go From Here?” Randolph Bell, special envoy for Holocaust issues, Bureau of European Affairs, State Department; Lawrence Eagleburger, chairman, International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims; Gideon Taylor, executive vice president, Conference of Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

HBCU National Conference — all day — White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities holds an HBCU National Conference.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Rep. John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, chairman, Education and the Workforce Committee

Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/502-7879.

Uniting Women’s Voices — all day — Women’s Action for New Directions holds a national leadership conference, “Uniting Women’s Voices.”

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, 1539 Longworth House Office Building

12:30 p.m. — Rep. Jan Schakowksy, Illinois Democrat, and Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat, 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW, or as noted above. Contact: 781/643-6740.

Up from Kitty Hawk — all day — Air Force Association holds a conference on “Up from Kitty Hawk: 100th Anniversary of Powered Flight”

Highlights — 1:30 p.m. — Gen. John Jumper, chief of staff, U.S. Air Force; Gen. Gregory Martin, U.S. Air Forces Europe and commander, Allied Air Forces Northern Europe, “AFA International Symposium”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/247-5847, 703/247-5850.

WIPP Annual Meeting — 8 a.m. — Women Impacting Public Policy holds the WIPP 2003 Annual Meeting.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Rep. Donald Manzullo, Illinois Republican, chairman, Small Business Committee, “Role of Small Business in the House Agenda”

10:15 a.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao, “How Women Entrepreneurs Are Leading the Way in the Economy”

10:45 a.m. — Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, New York Democrat, “Legislative Agenda for Women Business Owners in the House”

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 405/943-4474.

School violence briefing — 9 a.m. — Middle school students hold a congressional briefing on preventing school violence. Location: U.S. Capitol Complex — Cannon Caucus Room (Cannon Office Building, Room 345). Contact: 202/667/0091.

Homeland Security discussion — 9:30 a.m. — Council for Excellence in government and the Homeland Security Department hold a discussion on its new initiative, “Homeland Security From a Citizen’s Perspective,” which will engage and connect citizens, businesses and government nationwide to determine how best to anticipate terrorist events. Rep. Jim Turner, Texas Democrat; Gov. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Republican; Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge; Patricia McGinnis, Council for Excellence in Government, participate. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-3270.

Columbia shuttle campaign — 10 a.m. — Officials announce the Columbia Shuttle Memorial Trust, a campaign to raise funds to support the families of Columbia shuttle mission astronauts and pay tribute to their achievements through the creation of appropriate memorials. Sean O’Keefe, administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Dr. Guion “Guy” Bluford, veteran astronaut of Challenger shuttle mission STS-8, currently of the Aerospace Technology Group, participate. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/326-1797.

News conference — 11 a.m. — Friends of Charles Lee hold a news conference to appeal to the State Department to rescue Mr. Lee, a U.S. citizen detained in China. Location: Galvez Park, E Street and Virginia Avenue NW. Contact: 202/422-8133 or 703/867-2809.

Federal building discussion — 12:30 p.m. — National Building Museum holds a discussion, “Building a Federal Legacy: Design and Construction Excellence.” Edward Feiner, chief architect, General Services Administration, participate. Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448, Ext. 3458.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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