- The Washington Times - Monday, September 8, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raisers in Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases wholesale trade for July 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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. — The Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee to discuss the efficacy and safety of submission tracking number biologics licensing application 125075/0, Efalizumab (Raptiva) by Genentech Inc., to be used in the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Location: Holiday Inn, the Ballrooms, Two Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-700.

8 a.m. — U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee’s working groups to discuss various issues relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Location: Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW, Room 2415. Contact: 202/267-0214.

9 a.m. — Office of Science and Technology Policy holds a meeting of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology. Topics will include the status of its work force education subcommittee, preliminary draft findings of its information-technology manufacturing-competitiveness subcommittee, and nanotechnology and its review of the federal National Nanotechnology Initiative. Location: National Academy of Sciences Building, 500 Fifth St. NW, Room 10. Contact: 202/456-6010.

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. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the state of America’s transportation security. James Loy, administrator, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security; Robert Bonner, commissioner, Customs and Border Protection, DHS; Adm. Thomas Collins, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, DHS, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on U.S. military commitments and ongoing military operation abroad. Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “The Implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Restoring Investor Confidence.” William H. Donaldson, chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission, testifies. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds an oversight hearing, “The Alias Among Us: The Homeland Security and Terrorism Threat for Document Fraud, Identity Theft and Social Security Number Misuse.” Robert Cramer, managing director; John Cooney, assistant director; and Ron Malfi, director, Office of Special Investigations, General Accounting Office; Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary for border and transportation security, Homeland Security Department; James Lockhart, deputy commissioner, Social Security Administration, testify. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business to consider, the fiscal 2004 Transportation, Treasury and Independent Agencies Appropriations bill. 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, “Combating Terrorism: Preparing and Funding First Responders.” Former Sen. Warren Rudman, chairman, Independent Taskforce on Emergency Responders, Council on Foreign Relations; Richard Clarke, senior adviser, Council on Foreign Relations; and Amy Smithson, Center for Strategic and International Studies, testify. Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10:30 a.m. — Select Homeland Security Committee rules subcommittee holds a hearing to examine how Congress should reorganize itself to incorporate the creation of the Homeland Security Department. Former House Speakers Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican; and Tom Foley, Washington Democrat; and ex-Reps. Bob Walker, former chief deputy whip, Pennsylvania Republican; and Lee Hamilton, former chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Indiana Democrat, testify. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-5611.

2 p.m. — Education and the Workforce select education subcommittee holds a hearing, “Beyond Baccalaureate: Graduate Programs in the Higher Education Act.” Earl Lewis, dean, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Daniel Hall, vice president of university relations, University of Louisville, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527, recorded schedule 202/226-2026.

GENERAL AGENDA

Investment conference — all day — Interior Department holds the first Investment Development Conference for the U.S. territories of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/208-6416.

Cold War conference — all day — Woodrow Wilson Center and the Cold War International History Project hold an international conference, “Cold War Memory: Interpreting the Physical Legacy of the Cold War.”

Highlights — 3:45 p.m. — Skip Gosling and Gary Hartman, Energy Department; Kris Mitchell, Pantex Facility, and Gene Weisskopf, Museum Association

Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Organ-donation initiative — 8:30 a.m. — Health and Human Services Department announces a national initiative on organ-donation procurement. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, hospital leaders and representatives of organ-procurement organizations, participate. Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Dalai Lama — 3:45 p.m. — Members of Congress hold a meeting with the Dalai Lama. Sen. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican and majority leader, and the Dalai Lama, participate. Location: S-230, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3135.• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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