- The Washington Times - Monday, August 23, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas. Meets with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other defense officials.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Servicereleases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800-727-9540.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign-exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Geological Survey holds a meeting of the Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling to review progress by the ISCMEM working groups and to discuss initiatives for fiscal 2005. Location: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Headquarters Auditorium, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 303/236-5026.

1 p.m. —Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services. Topics include update and discussion on conclusions drawn from the Confined Animal Feeding Operation break-out session at the committee’s June meeting. Contact: 202/343-9981.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments 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

10 a.m. Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on terrorist financing and money laundering in response to the September 11 commission report. Lee H. Hamilton, vice chairman, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States; and Stuart Levey, undersecretary, Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Treasury Department, testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. —Judiciary crime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on September 11 commission recommendations. Christopher Kojm, deputy executive director, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States; John Pistole, executive assistant director for counterintelligence and counterterrorism, FBI; John Brennan, director, Terrorist Threat Integration Center; and Greg Nojeim, deputy director, ACLU, testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

1 p.m. —Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on “The 9/11 Commission Recommendations on Public Diplomacy: Defending Ideas and Defining Message.” Patricia de Stacy Harrison, acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, State Department; Kenneth Tomlinson, chairman, Broadcasting Board of Governors; and Charles Evers III, commissioner, Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Trade fair — all day Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa holds a trade fair. Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Washington Convention Center, 1801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: [email protected]

Immunization program — all day National Academies’ Institute of Medicine holds a meeting to “Review the National Immunization Program’s Research Procedures and Date Sharing Program.” Events begins at 10:30 a.m. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1361.

AICPA conference — all day The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds a conference, “The 2004 National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update,” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Highlights — 9:30 a.m. Harold Monk, Davis, Monk & Co., “We’ve Only Just Begun: The New Auditing Standard-Setting Process.” Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/737-6600.

Autism association — 9 a.m. National Autism Association holds a press conference on vaccines outside an Institute of Medicine meeting on the National Immunization Program. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street NW, Contact: 919/423-3749 or 417/818-9030.

Presidential debates — 10 a.m. Pro-democracy organizations hold a press conference to release a report on presidential debates, “Deterring Democracy: How the Commission on Presidential Debates Undermines Democracy.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/628-9195.

Employment discrimination — 1 p.m. Mehri and Skalet PLLC holds a press conference to announce the filing of a federal employment discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a black former state party employee against the Republican Party of Florida, the Republican National Committee and Bush Cheney ‘04. Cyrus Mehri, Mehri and Skalet PLLC; Sam Smith, Burr and Smith LLP; and Nicole Austin-Hillery, plaintiff, participate. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/518-8047.

Freshman service — 4 p.m. American University holds a ceremony to kick off its annual Freshman Service Experience. Location: AU, Amphitheater, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.

Press freedom and responsibility — 6:30 p.m. The Newseum, Freedom Forum’s First Amendment Center and the National Press Club sponsor a discussion on press freedom versus press responsibility. Ken Paulson, USA Today; Michael Getler, The Washington Post; Lucy Dalglish, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; Tony Mauro, Legal Times; and Gene Policinski, First Amendment Center, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/284-2895; RSVP to 202/662-7501.


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