- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 9, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Oil security discussion — noon — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “After 9/11 and the Iraq War: Oil Security in the Middle East.” Barton Marcois, formerly with the Energy Department; Boyden Gray, partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering; Rob Sobhani, Caspian Energy Consulting; and James Phillips and Ariel Cohen, Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Memorial ceremony — 6:30 p.m. — The Council on American-Islamic Relations holds an interfaith memorial ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Location: Capitol Reflecting Pool. Contact: 202/488-8787.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Prime Minister Sheik Sabah al-Ahamad al-Sabah of Kuwait at the White House. Discusses homeland security at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. Participates in a screening of “Twin Towers,” a documentary on the September 11 terrorist attacks, at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases the weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

3 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistic Service releases the weekly broiler hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board holds a meeting to review the Energy Department’s current oversight and management of the contracts and contractors on which it relies to accomplish the mission assigned to the Energy Department under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. Location: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Public Hearing Room, 625 Indiana Ave. NW, Suite 300. Contact: 800/788-4016.

9:30 a.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds an open meeting to discuss the provision of spectrum-based services to rural areas and promoting opportunities for rural telephone companies to provide spectrum-based services; the 2000 biennial regulatory review spectrum aggregation limits for commercial mobile radio services ; increasing flexibility to promote access to and the efficient and intensive use of spectrum and the widespread deployment of wireless services; and to facilitate capital formation. Location: 445 12th St. SW, Room TW-C305. Contact: 202/418-0500.

10:30 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the U.S. International Telecommunication Advisory Committee to discuss U.S. preparations and other matters related to the World Summit on the Information Society in December. Location: National Academy of Science Building, 2100 C St., NW. Contact: 202/647-2592.

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 oversight subcommittee on government management, the federal work force and District of Columbia holds a hearing, “Keeping the Lights On: The Federal Role in Managing the National Electricity.” Kyle McSlarrow, deputy secretary at the Energy Department; Pat Wood III, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Alan Schriber, chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Ohio; and Craig Glazer, vice president of PJM Interconnection, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a full committee markup of the Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act; and the Family Opportunity Act of 2003. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. — Judiciary terrorism, technology and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing, “Terrorism: Two Years After 9/11, Connecting the Dots.” Simon Henderson, founder of Saudi Strategies in London, and Matthew Epstein, a terrorism analyst and assistant director of research at the Investigative Project in Washington, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider H.R. 2595, to restore operation of the Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program during fiscal 2003 to the scope of the program effective this Sept. 30, and the Health Care for Veterans of Project 112/Project SHAD Act of 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Financial Services Committee holds a full committee hearing on “Regulation of Government Sponsored Enterprises — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.” Treasury Secretary John W. Snow and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. — Science Committee holds a full committee hearing on “NASA’s Response to the Columbia Report.” NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe and Adm. Harold Gehman Jr., chairman of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, testify. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on reauthorization of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mark Goldstein, acting director of the General Accounting Office’s Physical Infrastructure Team, and Michael Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center, testify. Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. — Small Business Committee holds a full committee hearing on “The WTO’s Challenge to the FSC/ETI Rules and the Effect on America’s Small Business.” Sen. Gordon H. Smith, Oregon Republican; Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat; Rep. Philip M. Crane, Illinois Republican; and Rep. Sander M. Levin, Michigan Democrat, testify. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

GENERAL AGENDA

Rumsfeld luncheon — 12:30 p.m. — The National Press Club Speaker’s Committee holds a luncheon with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Location: National Press Club, ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Quayle ceremony — 4:30 p.m. — Congress holds a ceremony to display a portrait bust of former Vice President Dan Quayle in the U.S. Capitol. Vice President Dick Cheney; Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican; Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat; Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican; Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican; former President George Bush; and former Vice President Dan Quayle participate. Location: U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Open press; media not credentialed for the U.S. Capitol must contact the appropriate gallery for temporary credentials. Contact: 202/224-4239; radio/TV, 202/224-6421; photo, 202/224-6548; print, 202/224-0241; or periodical, 202/224-0265.

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