- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 1, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

China compliance — 10:30 a.m. — The Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a discussion, “Influencing China’s WTO Compliance and Commercial Legal Reform: Beyond Monitoring.” Henry Levine, Linda Wells and Leslie Griffin, all with the Commerce Department, participate. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3821.

Postwar attitudes — 2 p.m. — The George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs holds a discussion, “One Year After the Iraq War: A Nine-Country Survey on Attitudes Towards America.” Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center for People and the Press and Gordon Adams, Maurice East and James Goldgeier, all with the university, participate. Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-1667.

PRESIDENT BUSH



Discusses job training in Huntington, W.Va.; attends Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raisers in Greensboro, Ga.; travels to Camp David for the weekend.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation for March. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Bureau of Customs and Border Protection holds a meeting of the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to hear an update on agriculture subcommittee activities and the International Trade Data System. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Horizon Room, 1300 Pennsylvania NW. Contact: 202/282-8468.

1 p.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Allergenic Products Advisory Committee to discuss personnel organization and research and regulatory work of the Laboratory of Immunobiochemistry in the Division of Bacterial, Parasitic and Allergenic Products. Location: Food and Drug Administration, Building 29B, conference rooms A and B, 8800 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-0314.

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 emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2005 budget request for the Defense Department’s counternarcotics program. Thomas O’Connell, Defense Department assistant secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict, and Rear Adm. Bruce Clingan, deputy director for operations at the U.S. Central Command, testify. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. to consider the “Transportation Equity Act: Legacy for Users.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Energy and Commerce environment and hazardous materials subcommittee holds a hearing and markup of a resolution to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to reauthorize the New York City Watershed Protection Program. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

9:30 a.m. — Economic Committee holds a hearing on the employment situation for March. Kathleen Utgoff, commissioner of the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, testifies. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

10 a.m. — Appropriations Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for the Legal Services Corp. LSC President Helaine Barnett and LSC Chairman Frank Strickland testify. Location: H-309, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

NCFR public policy conference# — all day — National Council on Family Relations holds its fifth annual public policy conference.

Highlights — 3 p.m. — Dan Iannicola, deputy assistant secretary for financial education at the Treasury Department

Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Hill, 550 C St. SW. Contact: 202/962-0099.

International law conference — all day — International Law Students Association holds a conference, “Introducing Current Themes in International Law.”

Highlights — 10 a.m. — David Quayat of Johns Hopkins University, “Introduction to Treaties in U.S. Law: New Debates on Old Issues”

Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 312/362-5025.

Parent’s and caregiver’s guide# — 9:30 a.m. — National PTA and Cable in the Classroom hold a news briefing to release a report, “Navigating the Children’s Media Landscape: A Parent’s and Caregiver’s Guide.” Linda Hodge of the National PTA and Peggy O’Brien of Cable in the Classroom participate. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/276-2772, Ext. 21.

Pre-emption in the Rehnquist Court# — 10 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Pre-emption in the Rehnquist Court.” Participants include Michael Greve of AEI, Thomas Merrill of the Columbia Law School, Daniel Schweitzer of the National Association of Attorneys General, and Robert Gasaway of Kirkland & Ellis. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Untold stories from Iraq# — 10 a.m. — The Frontiers of Freedom Institute holds a news briefing on “If They Don’t Report; You Can’t Decide: Untold Stories of Success from Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Participants include former Sen. Malcolm Wallop, Wyoming Republican; Bob Arnot, author; Barbara Ferguson of Arab News; and Eleana Gordon of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Location: 1529 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 703/246-0110, Ext. 117, or 703/901-6111.

Internet Protocol legislation# — 10 a.m. — Congress holds a round-table discussion on Voice over Internet Protocol legislation that would provide for growth of the technology by limiting state and federal regulation. Sen. John E. Sununu, New Hampshire Republican, and Rep. Charles W. “Chip” Pickering Jr., Mississippi Republican, participate. Location: SC-4, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2841 or 202/225-5031.

Haiti — 10 a.m. — The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a program on the situation in Haiti and how it affects children. Susan Scott Krabacher of the Foundation for Worldwide Mercy and Sharing participates. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/352-5084 or 202/224-4775.

“Jerusalem Women Speak” discussion — 10:30 a.m. — Woman’s National Democratic Club holds a discussion, “Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision.” Participants include Nahla Assali, a Muslim Palestinian with Project Loving Care; Nuha Khoury, a Christian Palestinian with the Dar al-Kalima Academy; and Michael Sagi, a Jewish Israeli with Checkpoint Watch. Location: WNDC, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Immigrant work force# — 11 a.m. — Coalition of immigrant advocacy groups holds a news conference to call for an apology from the Metro transit police chief for slanderous remarks about the immigrants who work as cashiers in Metro parking lots. Location: Josephine Butler Community Center, 2437 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/545-1789, Ext. 17, or 202/262-2550.

March jobs report — noon — Economic Policy Institute holds a conference-call briefing to analyze the March jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Lawrence Mishel, Lee Price and Jared Bernstein of EPI participate. Contact: 202/775-8810.

Book discussion — 12:15 p.m. — New America Foundation holds a book discussion on “Deliberation Day: Making Democracy Deliberative and Deliberation Democratic.” Bruce Ackerman, author, and Michael Lind, Whitehead senior fellow, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

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