- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 11, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 “Ask President Bush” rally, Albuquerque, N.M. Makes remarks at a campaign rally, Phoenix. Overnights in Phoenix.

VICE PRESIDENT

Hosts a Bush-Cheney ‘04 Town Hall meeting, Joplin, Mo. Participates in a campaign rally, Lake View High School, Battle Creek, Mich. Overnights in Dayton, Ohio.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

5 p.m. —World Agricultural Outlook Board releases the weekly weather and crop bulletin. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

7:30 a.m. Office of Public Health and Science holds the final meeting of the 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to review and discuss its draft report. Location: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/260-2322.

9:30 a.m. —Postal Rate Commission holds a meeting to discuss and vote on its fiscal 2005 budget and to select a vice chairman. Location: Postal Rate Commission, 1333 H St. NW. Suite 300. Contact: 202/789-6818.

9:30 a.m. —Surface Transportation Board holds a public hearing on “Class Exemption for Expedited Abandonment Procedure for Class II and Class III Railroads.” Location: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K St. NW. Contact: 202/565-1609.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. August recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. August recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing on the implications of the September 11 commission recommendations on the Defense Department. Stephen Cambone, defense undersecretary for intelligence; Vice Adm. Lowell Jacoby, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency; and Lt. Gen. Michael Hayden, director of the National Security Agency, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule: 202/225-2675.

9 a.m. Permanent Select Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on “9/11 Commission Findings: Sufficiency of Time, Attention and Legal Authority.” Thomas H. Kean, chairman of the September 11 commission; Lee H. Hamilton, commission vice chairman; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican and senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; Larry Thompson, former deputy attorney general and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Edwin I. Meese III, former attorney general and distinguished fellow in public policy at the Heritage Foundation, testify. The hearing is open to the public. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4121.

2 p.m. —Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the implications of the September 11 commission on the Defense Department. William Odom, former director of the National Security Agency and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute; John Hamre, president and chief executive of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Lowell Wood, senior scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule: 202/225-2675.

GENERAL AGENDA

Empowering the nonprofit sector — all day Alliance for Nonprofit Management holds a conference, “Empowering the Nonprofit Sector.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/955-8406.

Nuclear strategies meeting — all day The National Academies holds a meeting, “U.S. Nuclear Strategies After the Cold War.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Rep. David L. Hobson, Ohio Republican; Linton Brooks, undersecretary of energy for nuclear security; and William Perry, former defense secretary, participate. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Health care system in Iraq — 8 a.m. National Academies’ Institute of Medicine and the Defense Department hold a meeting, “Reconstructing the Healthcare System in Iraq.” Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Business discussion — 9 a.m. TheWashington International Trade Association holds a discussion, “Doing Business Overseas? Uncle Sam Can Help!” Manny Rosales of the Small Business Administration and James Gale of the Overseas Private Investment Corp. participate. Location: WITA, Meridian Suites, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

Pain medication briefing — 10:30 a.m. The Drug Enforcement Administration holds a conference call briefing on the use and abuse of pain medications. Patricia Good of the DEA and Dr. Russell Portenoy of the Beth Israel Medical Center participate. Contact: 301/652-1558.

Job fair — 11 a.m. Office of D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton sponsors a job fair for D.C. residents. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/225-8050 or 202/225-8143.

Educating for liberty — 11:15 a.m. TheFamily Research Council’s Witherspoon Fellowship and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute sponsor a lecture, “Educating for Liberty: ISI and the Conservative Intellectual Movement in America.” Lee Edwards of the Heritage Foundation participates. Location: Family Research Council, 801 G St. NW. Contact: 202/624-3016.

Chalabi press conference — noon The Chalabi family and legal advisers hold a press conference to rebut accusations about Ahmad Chalabi and his family and announce legal steps to be taken. Tamara Chalabi, daughter of Mr. Chalabi, participates. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 617/523-6329.

Election discussion — 12:30 p.m. The Free Congress Foundation presents, “Tipping the Balance: What Will Determine the 2004 Elections.” Robert Novak, syndicated columnist and co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire,” and Stuart Rothenberg, Roll Call columnist and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report, participate. Location: The Krieble Center, 717 Second St. NE. Contact: 202/204-5304.

Sudan press briefing — 12:30 p.m. TheInstitute for Policy Studies holds a press briefing on the situation in Sudan. Omar Ishmael of the Darfur Peace and Development Organization and Adotei Akwei of Amnesty International participate. Location: IPS, 733 15th St. NW. Suite 1020. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 229.

Nonproliferation discussion — 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club holds a discussion on weapons of mass destruction nonproliferation breakthroughs that must occur in the next presidential term. Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Ballroom. Contact: 220/662-7516.

FDA briefing — 1 p.m. Food and Drug Law Institute holds a conference call briefing on “FDA, the Media and Public Trust.” Lawrence Bachorik of the Food and Drug Administration, Carol Tucker Foreman of the Consumer Federation of America,Wayne Pines of APCO Worldwide and Anna Mathews of Wall Street Journal participate. Contact: 202/956-1420 or 800/956-6293.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. Politics and Prose bookstore holds a discussion on the book “Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2,000,000 a Day.” Authors Micah Sifry and Nancy Watzman participate. Location: Politics and Prose bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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