- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 24, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS



10 A.M. — National Association of Realtors releases existing-home sales for August 2003. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing holds a meeting of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to discuss and negotiate a proposed rule that would change the regulations for the Indian Housing Block Grant program allocation formula, and other regulatory issues that arise out of the allocation or reallocation of IHBG funds. Location: Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-7914.

10 a.m. — United States Army Corps of Engineers holds a meeting of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Council, to approve a list of projects, to be submitted to the secretary of the Army for consideration for implementation funding. Location: 441 G St. NW, Room 3M60/70. Contact: 202/761-4558.

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

2 p.m. Appropriations Committee holds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2004 supplemental request for Iraq and Afghanistan, focusing on Afghan operations. Dov Zakheim, undersecretary, Defense Department and Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations European affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on the nominations of Richard Hoagland to be ambassador to Tajikistan; Pamela Willeford to be ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein; and James Kenny to be ambassador to Ireland. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider H.R.2557, Water Resources Development Act of 2003; a resolution making continuing appropriations for fiscal 2004; and potential motions to go to conference and motions to instruct conferees. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on “Implementing the Safety Act: Advancing New Technologies for Homeland Security.” Charles McQuwary, undersecretary for science and technology, Homeland Security Department; Joseph Tasker, senior vice president for government affairs, Information Technology Association of America, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. — Science energy subcommittee holds a hearing on “Keeping the Lights on: Removing the Barriers to Technology to Prevent Blackouts.” James Glotfelty, director, Office of Electricity Transmission and Distribution, Energy Department; T.J. Glauthier, president, Electricity Innovation Institute; Vernon Smith, professor, George Mason University; Tom Casten, chief executive officer, Private Power LLC, testify. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

1:30 p.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on U.S. policy and operations in Iraq. Paul Wolfowitz, deputy secretary, Defense Department; L. Paul Bremer, administrator, Coalition Provisional Authority for Iraq; Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

GENERAL AGENDA

China’s Investment and Exchange Rate Policies — all day Public hearing U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission holds a public hearing on “China’s Investment and Exchange Rate Policies.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat; Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican; Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat; Rep. Donald Manzullo, Illinois Republican, chairman, Small Business Committee; Rep. Sander M. Levin, Michigan Democrat, and Rep. Charles W. Stenholm, Texas Democrat, “Congressional Perspectives”

Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/624-1452.

Housing Opportunities — all day National Association of Realtors holds a National Summit on Housing Opportunities.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Sen. Wayne Allard, Colorado Republican; Sen. Thomas R. Carper, Delaware Democrat; Rep. Bob Ney, Ohio Republican, chairman, Administration Committee; Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat; HUD Secretary Mel Martinez; Mayor Michael Guido, Dearborn, Mich.; Ray Suarez, “News Hour with Jim Lehrer”; Cathy Whatley, NAR; Rob Branch, National Association of Real Estate Brokers; Tom Jones, Habitat for Humanity; John Wicher, FHA and Marc Morial, National Urban League, “Roundtable Opportunities Symposium”

noon Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives

2 p.m. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, “Housing Opportunities Forum”

Location: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, Nest Room, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/757-0601.

Security conference — all day Eisenhower Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, International Crisis Group, United States Army and the Office of the Secretary for Net Assessment hold the “Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Conference 2003.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. Joseph Nye Jr., dean, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, “The Changing Role of National Power”

6 p.m. — Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, keynote address

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/692-8779.

Opportunities conference — all day Labor Department and HUD hold the first annual “Opportunities Conference, Asian Pacific and Hispanic Americans: Building on America’s Pro hlights — 9:15 a.m. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, welcoming remarks

Noon — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao

4:15 p.m. — HUD Secretary Mel Martinez

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 800/770-0265.

Hispanic Leadership Summit — 10:15 a.m. House and Senate Democrats hold the 4th Annual Hispanic Leadership Summit.

Highlights — 10:15 a.m. Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat and minority leader; Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat and minority leader; Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez, Texas Democrat, chairman, Hispanic Caucus, and Rep. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat., chairman, House Democratic Caucus, news conference, S-207, U.S. Capitol

Noon — Moctesuma Esparza, chairman, New America Alliance, keynote address, G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Location: As noted above. Contact: 202/224-2939.

National Petroleum Council meeting — 2:30 p.m. The National Petroleum Council holds its 112th meeting. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/393-6100.

Profiling conference — 3 p.m. National Voices holds a conference on “Racial, Ethnic and Religious Profiling: Its Impact Upon the American Public.” Viet Dinh, Georgetown University Law Center and Adam Cingoli, former counselor to the U.S. attorney general, participate. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/939-3106 or 202/682-2322, Ext. 24.

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