- The Washington Times - Monday, September 29, 2003

HEADLINERS

North Korean prison-camps report — 3 p.m. — The National Press Club holds a discussion and releases a “Report on Prison Camps in North Korea.” David Hawk, U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 301/530-1210 or 202/662-7540 or 202/293-7396, Ext. 651.

PRESIDENT BUSH



Attends Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raisers in Chicago and Cincinnati.

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

8 a.m. — Defense Department holds a meeting of the Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee to discuss the legal and policy considerations implied by the application of advanced information technologies to counterterrorism and counterintelligence missions. Location: Ritz Carlton, 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 703/695-0903.

8:30 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs to discuss a new drug application by Serono Inc. for Luveris (lutropin alfa for injection), a recombinant human luteinizing hormone drug product, proposed for concomitant administration with recombinant human follicle stimulating hormone for the proposed indication of induction of ovulation in infertile women with severe luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone deficiency. Location: Hilton Hotel, the Ballrooms, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.

9 a.m. — Energy Department holds a meeting of the Office of Science, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel. Topics include discussion of the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel Report, the department’s High Energy Physics programs, the National Science Foundation Elementary Particle Physics Program, high-energy physics facilities recommended for the department’s Office of Science 20-Year Roadmap Report, high-energy physics university programs, and U.S. large hadron collider activities. Location: Hilton Washington Embassy Row, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 301/903-3705.

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. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Dale Cabaniss to be chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority and Craig Iscoe and Brian Holeman to be associate judges of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican and chairman of the Appropriations Committee; Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat; and the nominees testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

10 a.m. — Appropriations Committee holds a markup of the fiscal 2004 supplemental appropriations request for Iraq and Afghanistan. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions substance abuse and mental health services subcommittee holds a hearing on underage drinking. Richard Bonnie, director of the University of Virginia Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, and Patricia Kempthorne, first lady of Idaho, testify. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2 p.m. — Judiciary immigration, border security and citizenship subcommittee holds a hearing on “Visa Issuance: Our First Line of Defense for Homeland Security.” Asa Hutchinson, homeland undersecretary for border security and transportation security, and Maura Harty, assistant secretary for consular affairs at the State Department, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at — noon — for morning hour and — 2 p.m. — for legislative business to consider the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2003, the Judge Edward Rodgers Post Office Building Designation Act, the Bob Hope Post Office Building Designation Act, and HR 357: Honoring the life and legacy of Bob Hope. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Appropriations Committee holds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2004 supplemental appropriations request for Iraq and Afghanistan, focusing on foreign operations, export financing and related programs. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. — Judiciary constitution subcommittee holds a hearing on the Crime Victims Amendment. Steven Twist, general counsel with the National Victims Constitutional Amendment Project; Douglas Beloof, director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute at the Lewis and Clark School; Sharon Nolan of Milford, Ohio; and James Orenstein of Baker and Hostetler, a former assistant U.S. attorney, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

3:30 p.m. — International Relations Europe subcommittee holds a hearing on Russia’s transition to Democracy and its ties with the United States. Michael McFaul, a Peter and Helen Bing Research fellow at the Hoover Institute, and Dimitri Simes, president of the Nixon Center, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

7:30 p.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a markup requesting the president to transmit to the House the report prepared for the Joint Chiefs of Staff titled “Operation Iraqi Freedom Strategic Lessons Learned” and documents in his possession on the reconstruction and security of postwar Iraq. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

GENERAL AGENDA

U.S. and Muslim trade relations — 8:30 a.m. — The Progressive Policy Institute holds a conference, “U.S. and Muslim Trade Relations.” Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat; Will Marshall and Ed Gresser, both with the institute, participate. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/547-0001.

Ron Brown Award — 9 a.m. — The Conference Board holds a ceremony to recognize winners of the Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans, Dana Mead of the board of directors of the award, and Richard Cavanagh of the Conference Board participate. Location: Indian Treaty Room, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 202/326-1707 or 212/339- 0231.

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