- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 16, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in the rededication of the National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

VICE PRESIDENT



9 a.m. Addresses the Air Force Association National Convention, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases new residential construction data for August 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans. Topics include: updates on legislative issues affecting female veterans; the Women Veterans Health Program and the National Survey of Veterans; burial for female veterans. Location: Marriott Residence Inn, 1199 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington Conference Room. Contact: 202/273-6193.

9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System. Topics include: Review Working Group Progress and Identify Issues for Resolution; Global Positioning System/3rd Civil Frequency; GPS/Wide Area Augmentation System; GPS/GLONASS; GPS/Inertial; GPS/Precision Landing Guidance; GPS/Airport Surface Surveillance; GPS/Interference; review of EUROCAE activities. Location: RTCA Inc., 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

10:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste. Topics include: High-Level Waste Risk Insights; TSPA/TPA Working Group; Performance Confirmation Working Group; Status and Pathway to Closure on KTIs; discussion on topics that the committee intends to examine over the next 12 to 18 months. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6805.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule may be affected by Hurricane Isabel. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601; or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on “Consumer Privacy and Government Technology Mandates in the Digital Media Marketplace.” William Barr, executive vice president and general counsel, Verizon Communications; James Ellis, senior executive vice president and general counsel, SBC Communications, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “U.S. Postal Service Reform: What Can Be Done to Ensure Its Future Viability.” James Johnson, co-chairman, Presidential Commission on the U.S. Postal Service, testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of David McKeague to be U.S. circuit judge for the 6th Circuit; Margaret Rogers to be U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Florida; Roger Titus to be U.S. district judge for the District of Maryland; George Miller to be judge for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “Combating Gang Violence in America: Examining Effective Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Strategies.” Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois; Debra Yang, U.S. attorney, Central District of California; Christopher Christie, U.S. attorney, District of New Jersey; Grant Ashley, assistant director, Criminal Investigation Division, FBI; Robert McCulloch, president, National District Attorneys Association, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Schedule may be affected by Hurricane Isabel. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020; or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on the International Consumer Protection Act of 2003. Timothy Muris, chairman, Federal Trade Commission; Mark MarCarthy, senior vice president for public policy, VISA USA; Marc Rotenberg, executive director, Electronic Privacy Information Center; A. Schwartz, associate director, Center for Democracy and Technology, participate. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

11 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure water resources and the environment subcommittee holds a hearing on “Contributions of Ports and Inland Waterways to the National Intermodal Transportation System.” Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta; John Woodley Jr., assistant secretary for civil works, U.S. Army; Lt. Gen. Robert Flowers, chief of engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. — Small Business Committee holds a hearing on “National Small Business Week: Small Business Success Stories.” Maria Thompson, T/J Technologies Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.; Jeff Jordan, senior vice president for U.S. business, EBay Inc.; Dave Nenna, Tule River Tribal administrator, Tule River Tribe, Porterville, Calif., testify. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

3 p.m. — Select Homeland Security cybersecurity, science and research and development subcommittee and infrastructure and border security subcommittee holds a joint hearing on “Implementations of Power Blackouts on America’s Cyber Networks and Critical Infrastructure.” Robert Liscouski, assistant secretary, Homeland Security Department; Denise Swink, acting director, Office of Energy Assurance; Michael McDaniels, assistant adjutant general for homeland security, state of Michigan; Robert Dacey, director of information security issues, General Accounting Office, testify. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9600.

GENERAL AGENDA

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

Highlights — 12:45 p.m. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao

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

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

Highlights — 9 a.m. Vice President Dick Cheney; Air Force Secretary Pete Aldridge Jr. and Rebecca Grant, IRIS Independent Research

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

Middle East symposium — all day The Carter Center holds a symposium on lessons learned for Middle East peacemaking today. Former President Jimmy Carter; former United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali; Elyakim Rubinstein, Israeli attorney general; Osama el-Baz, Egyptian presidential foreign policy adviser; Aharon Barak, Israeli Supreme Court president; Walter Mondale, former vice president; Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser, participate. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 404/420-5108 or 404/420-5129.

National Archives ceremony — 10 a.m. National Archives holds a rededication ceremony to unveil the newly re-encased Charters of Freedom. President Bush and Archivist of the United States John Carlin participate. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

2-1-1 news conference — 11 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to discuss support of the 2-1-1 Act, a telephone number that connects callers with important community services and volunteer opportunities. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; Sen. Elizabeth Dole, North Carolina Republican; Rep. Richard M. Burr, North Carolina Republican; Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, California Democrat; Leonard Roberts, United Way of America, participate. Location: 236 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/683-7871, 202/452-7809.

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