- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 3, 2003

PRESIDENT

Discusses the economy, Kansas City, Mo.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

1 p.m. — Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation releases the weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. — Defense Department holds a meeting to review department actuarial methods and assumptions to be used in the valuation of the Military Retirement System. Location: 4040 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 270, Arlington. Contact: 703/696-7413.

1 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology Superfund subcommittee, to discuss the latest version of the subcommittee’s draft report. Location: Wyndham City Center Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. Contact: 703/603-8828.

1 p.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a public workshop with the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, regarding clinical trial design of febrile neutropenia and antifungal combination therapy. Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-2530.

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

9:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the proposed lease of 100 KC-767 aerial refueling tanker aircraft by the U.S. Air Force. (Hearing will adjourn into closed session in 219 HSOB.) U.S. Air Force Secretary James Roche; Michael Wynne, acting undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, Defense Department; Neal Curtin, director of defense capabilities and management, General Accounting Office, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on U.S.-Cuba economic relations. Al Larson, undersecretary, State Department; Tom Malinowski, Washington advocacy director, Human Rights Watch; Dennis Hayes, executive vice president, Cuban American National Foundation, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

2 p.m. — Judiciary constitution, civil rights and property rights subcommittee holds a hearing on “What Is Needed to Defend the Bipartisan Defense of Marriage Act of 1996?” The Rev. Ray Hammond II, pastor, Bethel AME Church, Boston; Maggie Gallagher, president, Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, New York; Gregory Coleman, former Texas solicitor general, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2 p.m. — Appropriations Committee holds a markup of the fiscal 2004 District of Columbia, Transportation, Treasury and General Government, Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary and VA, HUD and Independent Agencies Appropriations bills. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the fiscal 2004 Transportation, Treasury and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act and the fiscal 2004 District of Columbia Appropriations Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — House Budget Committee holds a hearing to review the Congressional Budget Office’s “Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2004-2013.” Douglas Holtz-Eakin, director, Congressional Budget Office, testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10 a.m. — Science Committee holds a hearing on the findings of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. Harold Gehman, chairman, Columbia Accident Investigation Board and CAIB Board Members Kenneth Hess, James Hallock, and Shelia Widnall, testify. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

1:30 p.m. — Select Homeland Security cybersecurity, science and research and development subcommittee and infrastructure and border security subcommittee holds a joint hearing, on the implications of the power blackouts. (Part One) Cofer Black, coordinator for counterterrorism, State Department; Larry Mefford, executive assistant director, FBI Counterterrorism; Paul Gilbert, former chairman, National Council Panel on Energy Facilities, Cities and Fixed Infrastructure; Peter Orzag, senior fellow, Brookings Institution, testify. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5611.

GENERAL AGENDA

Economic discussion — all day — The Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics holds a discussion on the contributions of the Bureau of Economics to the Commission’s mission and to economic policy generally over the past several decades.

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — Former FTC Chairman James Miller, “A Former Chairman’s Perspective on the Role of Economic Analysis”

FTC Chairman Timothy Muris participates. Location: FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-2180.

Aquarium ceremony — 8:45 a.m. — Commerce Department holds a ceremony to sign an agreement between the National Aquariaum of Baltimore and the National Aquarium in Washington. Commerce Secretary Don Evans; Rand Griffin, NAB; Nina Selin, National Aquarium Society and Tim Keeney, deputy assistant secretary for oceans and atmosphere, participate. Location: Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883 or 443/956-1738.

Global trade conference — 9 a.m. — Roll Call and O’Melveny and Myers LLP sponsor a conference on “The Future of Global Trade and International Litigation.” Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, chairman, Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, chairman, Finance Committee; Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, majority leader; Rep. Philip M. Crane, Illinois Republican; Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Marland Democrat, chairman, Congressional Black Caucus; Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Democrat; U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick; Pascal Lamay, European Trade Union commissioner and Warren Christopher, former U.S. secretary of state, Clinton administration, participate. Location: TBA. Contact: 202/824-6800.

Rwanda elections discussion — 9 a.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on”Great Lake Policy Forum: Domestic and Regional Policy Implications of Rwanda’s Presidential Elections.” Barrie Hoffman, National Democratic Institute; Tom Bayer, International Foundation for Election Systems, and Vincente Valle, Jr., State Department, participate. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Kenney Auditorium. Contact: 202/663-5626.

World investment report — 10 a.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference on “The 2003 World Investment Report.” Karl Sauvant, U.N. Conference on Trade and Development, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Infrastructure news conference — 11 a.m. — U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the American Society of Civil Engineers hold a news conference on “The Status of America’s Transportation, Water and Energy Infrastructure.” Rep. James L. Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat; Rep. Thomas Petri, Wisconsin Republican; Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr., Tennesee Republican; Thomas Jackson and Patrick Natale, ASCE, participate. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7749; 202/226-8767 or 202/225-6260.

Immigrant education conference — noon — Members of Congress hold a news conference to support legislation to improve higher education opportunities for immigrants. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, chairman, Judiciary Committee; Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat; Terry Hartle, senior vice president for government relations, American Council on Education; Gerry Mark, teacher; Fred Esplin, director, Government Affairs Office, University of Utah, participate. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room TBA. Contact: 202/224-5251.

Bullying discussion — noon — Fight Crime: Invest in Kids holds a luncheon to discuss bullying in schools. Erika Harold, Miss America 2003; Gil Kerlikowske, chief of police, Seattle, Washignton; Sanford Newman, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, and all 51 Miss America 2004 contestants, participate. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/776-0027, ext. 108.

Border security meeting — 4:45 p.m. — Members of Congress hold a meeting on the Border Security and Immigration Improvement Act with the foreign minister of Mexico. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, chairman, Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican; Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, and Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez, participate. Location: H-144, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2635 or 202/226-1042.

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