- The Washington Times - Monday, September 22, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Chinese foreign minister — 9 a.m. — Congress holds a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing. Participants include Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican; Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat; and Sens. Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat; Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican; Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican; and Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat. Location: S-230, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3135 or 202/224-5556.

Russian baseball team — 10:30 a.m. — Congress holds a meeting with a Russian Youth All-Star Baseball team. Participants include Sen. Jim Bunning, Kentucky Republican, and Jack Hillerich and John Hillerich of Hillerich and Bradsby Co. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution avenues NE, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 800/536-5920 or 703/739-5920.



PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses the United Nations General Assembly, New York.

VICE PRESIDENT

Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser, Manchester, N.H.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel, 03-76, Review of R01s, to provide concept review of proposed grant applications and/or proposals. Location: National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/451-5096.

9:30 a.m. — Export-Import Bank holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee. Topics include: discussion on the subcommittees on services and agriculture; status and implementation plan for 2002 Advisory Committee recommendations; development of the 2003 Advisory Committee report. Location: Ex-Im Bank, Conference Room 1143, 811 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/565-3502.

noon — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance, to discuss the costs and benefits of Clean Air Act programs. Location: None. Contact: 202/564-2526.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. — Environment and Public Works Committee holds a markup hearing on legislation to extend the authority of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century for five months, to be followed by a hearing on the nomination of Gov. Michael O. Leavitt, Utah Republican, to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on Mexican barriers to U.S. agricultural exports. Witnesses include Allen Johnson, U.S. trade representative chief agricultural negotiator; Sergio Sarmiento, Center for Strategic and International Studies adjunct fellow; Ron Litterer, National Corn Growers Association; Michael Jorgenson, Corn Refiners Association. Location: 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

2:30 p.m. — Judiciary immigration, border security and citizenship subcommittee holds a hearing on information sharing and coordination for issuing visas. Witnesses include Maura Harty, assistant secretary of state for consular affairs; Stewart Verdery Jr., Homeland Security Department; John Brennan, CIA Terrorist Threat Integration Center director. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

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

10 a.m. — Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Strategic Workforce Planning at USAID.” Witnesses include John Marshall, assistant administrator for management, U.S. Agency for International Development; Jess Ford, director of the GAO International Affairs and Trade Division. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

1 p.m. — Energy and Commerce telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee holds a markup of the E-911 Implementation Act of 2003. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. — Education and the Workforce 21st century competitiveness subcommittee holds a hearing on the cost of college. Witnesses include Valerie Lewis, State Higher Education Executive Officers president; Jamie Merisotis, Institute for Higher Education Policy president. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

4 p.m. — Energy and Commerce trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a joint hearing with Judiciary courts, Internet and intellectual property subcommittee on the Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act of 2003. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927 or 202/225-3951.

GENERAL NEWS

Celebration of Patriotism — all day — Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Program and the Japanese American Veterans Association holds a “Celebration of Patriotism and Constitutional Rights”

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Wreath-laying ceremony, National Japanese American Memorial, Louisiana and New Jersey avenues NW.

6 p.m. — Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta; former Sen. Bob Dole, Kansas Republican; and retired Army Gen. Eric Shinseki at the Awards Dinner Gala, Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW.

Location: As noted above. Contact: 202/530-0015.

Mayors conference — all day — U.S. Conference of Mayors and Broad Foundation hold an education summit.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — News conference with Education Secretary Rod Paige.

Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/861-6766.

Free-enterprise system — 9 a.m. — The Washington Legal Foundation holds a media briefing to assess upcoming Supreme Court cases that affect the free-enterprise system. Participants include former Attorney General Richard Thornburgh; Dan Schweitzer, National Association of Attorneys General; Donald Verrilli Jr., Jenner & Block’s Telecommunications Practice; and Steven Bradbury, Kirkland & Ellis. Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Chinese foreign minister — 9 a.m. — Congress holds a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhao-xing. Participants include Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat; Sens. Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat; Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican; Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican, and Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat. Location: S-230, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3135 or 202/224-5556.

Welfare reauthorization — 10 a.m. — Congress holds a news conference to push for swift Senate action on the welfare reauthorization bill. Participants include Sens. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, and James Talent, Missouri Republican, and HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2928.

Hong Kong discussion — 10 a.m. — Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “Getting It Right in Hong Kong: Meeting the Challenge in the Special Administrative Region.” Participants include James Keith, U.S. consul general in Hong Kong; and Larry Wortzel, Heritage. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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