- The Washington Times - Monday, August 23, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas.

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 town hall meeting in Davenport, Iowa. Attends a fund-raiser for Republican congressional candidate Kris Kobach in Overland Park, Kan.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases figures on existing-home sales for July 2004. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

2:30 p.m. —Treasury Department releases results of three- and six-month Treasury-bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. National Marine Fisheries Serviceholds a meeting on the analytical framework for “jeopardy analyses” under the Endangered Species Act. Location: Four Points Sheraton Bethesda, 8400 Wisconsin Ave. Contact: 301/713-1401.

9 a.m. —State Departmentholds a meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee, to prepare for the Sept. 13-17 International Maritime Organization meeting in London. Location: U.S. Coast Guard headquarters, room 6319, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-2988.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session until Sept. 7, summer recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session until Sept. 7, summer recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reformnational security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Too Many Secrets: Overclassification as a Barrier to Critical Information Sharing.” Witnesses include William Leonard, Information Security Oversight Office director, and Steven Aftergood, American Federation of Scientists. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. —International Relations Committee holds a hearing on the September 11 commission’s recommendations for U.S. diplomacy. Witnesses include panel Chairman Thomas H. Kean and Vice Chairman Lee H. Hamilton. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Terrorist “dirty bombs” — all day National Academies’ Policy and Global Affairs Division holds a meeting, “Establishing Priorities for U.S.-Russian Cooperation in Countering Radiological Terrorism.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1378.

Disaster research — all day National Academies’ Division on Earth and Life Studies holds a conference, “Disaster Research in the Social Sciences: Future Challenges and Opportunities.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3511.

Accounting & auditing — all day The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds a conference, “The 2004 National Governmental Accounting & Auditing Update.” Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. Gene Dodaro, Government Accountability Office, “I Can See Clearly Now: Transparency and Foresight in Federal Accountability.”

Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/737-6600.

Infrastructure protection — 8 a.m. Equity International hosts a discussion, “The Critical Infrastructure Protection Briefing.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/756-2244.

Building your business — 8:30 a.m. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP holds a seminar, “Building Your Business.” Location: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, suite 1400, Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/720-7986.

Public schools — 9:30 a.m. Phi Delta Kappa International holds a press conference to release the 36th annual Gallup poll of public attitudes toward public schools. Participants include Sherry Morgan, PDK International; Lowell Rose, PDK; David Moore, Gallup Organization; and Jack Jennings, Center on Education Policy. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Lisagor Room. Contact: 800/766-1156.

Race and health care — noon Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO holds a discussion, “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care.” Location: AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/638-6684.

The female vote — noon Votes for Women 2004 holds a conference-call briefing, “How Will Women Vote in the 2004 Election?” Participants include Meredith Wagner, Lifetime TV; Celinda Lake, Lake Snell Perry and Associates; Vincent Breglio, Wirthlin Worldwide; and Sue Carroll, Rutgers University. Contact: 202/326-8720.

Aviation environmental design tool — 1:30 p.m. National Academies’ Transportation Research Board holds a meeting, “Developing an Aviation Environmental Design Tool.” Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2970.

Regime change in Iran — 1:30 p.m. An Iranian group holds a press conference to call for regime change in the Islamic dictatorship. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/659-1100 or 240/271-9009.

Detention operations — 2 p.m. The Independent Panel to Review Defense Department Detention Operations holds a press briefing on its final report. Participants include James Scheslinger, secretary of defense in the Nixon administration; Harold Brown, secretary of defense in the Carter administration; and former Rep. Tillie Fowler, Florida Republican. Location: Pentagon briefing room 2E579. Contact: 202/457-1817.

Nursing-home fires — 2:30 p.m. American Health Care Association holds a conference-call briefing to discuss “The Nursing Facility Fire Safety Act of 2004.” Participants include Rep. John B. Larson, Connecticut Democrat; former Rep. Harold J. Daub Jr., Nebraska Republican and now AHCA president/CEO; and Steve Chiles, AHCA. Contact: 202/898-6321.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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