- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 25, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

IN CRAWFORD, TEXAS

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 campaign bus tour with stops in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., for a town hall meeting; Pottsville, Pa., for a RNC Victory ‘04 rally; and Bloomsburg, Pa., for a Bush-Cheney ‘04 rally.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 A.M. — Bureau of the Census releases the advance report on durable goods: manufacturers’ shipments and orders for July 2004. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases statistics on new residential sales for July 2004. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 A.M. — Office of the Secretary of Agriculture holds a meeting of the Forestry Research Advisory Council to hear reports from the Forest Service, Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, forest industries, and 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. — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a meeting for initial discussions about test methods for half-mask respirators, including elastomeric and filtering face-piece styles. Location: Marriott Key Bridge Hotel, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington. Contact: 304/285-4750.

1 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee to develop advice and recommendations on topics related to EPA’s registration process. Location: EPA, 1801 S. Bell St., Crystal Mall 2, Room 311, Arlington. Contact: 703/305-7618.

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. — Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing, “9/11 Commission Report: Review of Aviation Security Recommendations.” John Lehman, 9/11 commission; David Stone, Homeland Security Department; and Charles Barclay, American Association of Airport Executives, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard subcommittee holds a hearing, “9/11 Commission Report and Maritime Transportation Security.” John Lehman and Jamie Gorelick, 9/11 commission; Rear Adm. Larry Hereth, Coast Guard; and Stephen Flynn, senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Small business — 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.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Preconference session on issues and needs of small businesses by industry sector

Location: Hotel Washington, 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 888/861-9290 or 888/418-7922.

Trade fair — all day — Common Market for 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]

Africa growth discussion — 8:30 a.m. — Women in International Trade holds a discussion, “The Africa Growth and Opportunity Acceleration Act: The Way Forward.” Ambassador Rajaonarivony Narisoa of Madagascar; Julie Howard, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, and Shehnaz Rangwala, WIIT, participate. Location: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP, 1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-2948.

Detention operations — 9 a.m. — The Defense Department holds an embargoed background press briefing on how investigations are conducted into intelligence activities. Senior defense officials participate. Location: Pentagon, briefing room 2E407. Contact: RSVP to 703/614-2487.

Illegal immigration costs — 9 a.m. — Center for Immigration Studies holds a press conference to release a study, “The High Cost of Cheap Labor: Illegal Immigration and the Federal Budget.” Steven Camarata, CIS; B. Lindsay Lowell, Georgetown University; and Robert Rector, Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.

Sudan crisis — 10 a.m. — True Majority and Global Nomad’s Group holds a conference-call briefing and webcast on the crisis in Darfur, Sudan. Call-in, 800/540-0559; ID, Genocide. Author Samantha Power, Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, and John Prendergast, International Crisis Group, participate. Contact: 202/822-5200; Webcast: www.faithfulamerica.org/webcast.htm.

Abu Ghraib investigation — 1:30 p.m. — The Defense Department holds a press conference on the results of an investigation into military intelligence activities at the Abu Ghraib prison facility. Gen Paul Kern, Lt. Gen Anthony Jones and Maj. Gen. George Fay participate. Location: Pentagon, Briefing Room 2E579.

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