- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 25, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in Bush-Cheney ‘04 rallies in Las Cruces, Farmington and Albuquerque, N.M.; returns to Washington.

VICE PRESIDENT

Campaigns in Parkersburg and Beckley, W.Va.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

1 p.m. —Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Agricultureholds a meeting of the Forestry Research Advisory Council to hear reports from the Forest Service, Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, forest industries, the National Association of Professional Forestry Schools and Colleges, and to formulate advice on federal and state forestry research for the secretary of agriculture. Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Portrait Conference Room, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-4190.

9 a.m. —Mine Safety and Health Administration holds a public hearing, “Training Standards for Shaft and Slope Construction Workers at Mines.” Location: Labor Department, Mine Safety and Health Administration, 1100 Wilson Blvd., MSHA Conference Room, 25th floor, Arlington. Contact: 202/693-9440.

10 a.m. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of Entergy Services Inc. to discuss the types of products that Entergy is interested in procuring in the weekly market. Location: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE. Contact: 202/502-6357.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Three Years After 9/11: Is VA Prepared to Fulfill Its Roles in Homeland Security?” Witnesses include Gordon Mansfield, deputy secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department, and Maj. Gen. Lester Martinez-Lopez of U.S. Army Medical Research. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.

GENERAL AGENDA

Small-business summit — all day National Procurement Council, National Procurement Source and the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce host the National Small Business Federal Procurement Summit. Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Hotel Washington, 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 888/861-9290 or 888/418-7922.

Science and public policy — all day National Academies’ Committee on Science Engineering and Public Policy holds the 176th meeting of the committee. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — noon David Schindel, National Science Foundation, “European Funding of Research”

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2424.

Spy for a day — all day Spy Museum presents “KidSpy: Spy for a Day,” with secrets, surprises and adventure. Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/393-7798.

Delivering EGovernment — 8 a.m. Adobe Systems holds a press conference, “Delivering EGovernment with Intelligent Forms.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/883-2871.

Multilingual poll — 8:30 a.m. New California Media and Amnesty International USA hold a conference-call briefing to release the results of the first multilingual poll of Arab, Iranian and Pakistani Americans. Dial-in, 866/425-1870; access code, 337509#. Topics include President Bush’s Iraq policy, risks of future terrorist attacks, and discrimination and racial profiling. Participants include Sergio Bendixen of Bendixen and Associates, Sandy Close of New California Media, and Benjamin Jealous of Amnesty International USA. Location: None given. Contact: 202/544-0200, Ext. 302.

Workplace report — 9 a.m. Employment Policy Foundation holds a discussion to release the ninth annual American Workplace Report, “The American Workplace in a Global Economy.” Ed Powers, Ron Bird and Regina Powers of EPF participate. Location: EPF, 1015 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/789-8685.

Health insurance survey — 10 a.m. U.S. Census Bureau holds a press conference to release its finding on 2003 income, poverty and health insurance coverage from the “Current Population Survey.” Louis Kincannon, Daniel Weinberg and Preston Waite of the U.S. Census Bureau participate. Location: U.S. Census Bureau, Suitland Federal Center, Federal Office Building 3, Morris Hanson Auditorium, 4700 Silver Hill Road, Suitland. Contact: 301/763-3691.

AARP reports — 11 a.m. AARP holds a conference-call briefing to release two reports, “2004 Best Employers for Workers 50 and Over” and “Staying Ahead of the Curve 2004: Employer Best Practices for Mature Workers.” All information is embargoed until 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Deborah Russell of AARP participates. Location: None given. Contact: RSVP to 202/434-2561.

Professionalism initiative — 11:30 a.m. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection holds a press conference to discuss the CBP Professionalism Initiative. CBP Commissioner Robert Bonner participates. Location: CBP, Press Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/344-1780.

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