- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 20, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Environment discussion — 10 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Time for the Environment’s Annual Checkup: Earth Day 2004.” Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute and Steven Hayward of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Brown v. Board discussion — 3 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “Brown v. Board of Education and Its Aftermath.” Signithia Fordham of the University of Rochester, Ernie Green of Lehman Brothers and Douglas Reed of Georgetown University participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

PRESIDENT BUSH



Participates in the Council of Chief State School Officers 2004 national and state “Teacher of the Year” awards ceremony, the White House. Addresses the Newspaper Association of America’s annual convention, Omni Shoreham Hotel.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases the weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances to discuss the various aspects of the acute toxicity and the development of Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for chemicals including Acetone, acrolein, boron trichloride, bromine, butyl acrylate, carbon disulfide, chlorine trifluoride and chloroform. Location: Labor Department, Rooms C5515 1A and 1B, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/554-1404.

noon — Office of National Drug Control Policy holds a meeting of the Advisory Commission on Drug-Free Communities. Topics include presentation on coalition sustainability; role of the National Anti-Drug Coalition Institute’s Training and Technical Assistance in coalition sustainability; and effective and potential uses of community sectors. Location: Office of National Drug Control Policy, 750 17th St. NW., Fifth Floor Conference Room. Contact: 202/395-5016.

1:30 p.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Joint Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel to discuss improving customer service at the IRS. Location: None given. Contact: 888/912-1227.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket Numbers 03-334 Rasul v. Bush and 03-343 Al Odah v. United States — consolidated with one hour for arguments.

Docket Number 02-572 Intel Corp. v. Advanced Micro Devices

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. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on “Iraq Transition: Civil War or Civil Society?” Ken Pollack, director of research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution; and George Joulwan, former NATO supreme allied commander, Europe, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. — Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for missile-defense programs. Lt. Gen. Ronald Kadish, director of the Missile Defense Agency, testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on the economic outlook. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

2:30 p.m. — Appropriations foreign operations subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for foreign assistance to combat international terrorism. J. Cofer Black, coordinator of the Office of Counterterrorism at the State Department; and Andrew Natsios, administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development, testify. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Green Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2004, the Congressional Medal for Outstanding Contributions in Math and Science Education Act of 2004, the Senator Paul Simon Federal Building Designation Act, and the James V. Hansen Federal Building Designation Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on Iraq’s transition to sovereignty. Paul Wolfowitz, deputy defense secretary; Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Mark Grossman, undersecretary for political affairs at the State Department, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule: 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. — Government Reform criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on “DOD Counternarcotics: What is Congress Getting for its Money?” Tom O’Connell, assistant secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict at the Defense Department; Maj. Gen. John Sattler of U.S. Central Command; Rear Adm. David Kunkel of U.S. Pacific Command; and Brig. Gen. Benjamin Mixon of U.S. Southern Command testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds an oversight hearing, “Should the Congress Extend the October 2004 Statutory Deadline for Requiring Visitors to Present Biometric Passports?” Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10:30 a.m. — Select Homeland Security infrastructure and border security subcommittee and cybersecurity, science and research subcommittee hold a joint hearing on the relationship between the Homeland Security Department and the critical infrastructure sectors.

Robert Liscouski, assistant secretary for infrastructure protection, Homeland Security Department; George Newstrom, Virginia secretary of technology; Robert Dacy, director of Information Security Issues, General Accounting Office, testify. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

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