- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 3, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

United Nations and Israel — 10:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The United Nations and Israel,” as part of its series on the future of the United Nations. Tal Becker of Israel’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Mark Lagon of the State Department, Karen van Stegeran of the Dutch Embassy, Ruth Wedgewood of Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and Joshua Muravchik of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Space capabilities — noon — The George C. Marshall Institute holds a discussion, “Responsive Space: Transforming U.S. Space Capabilities.” Randall Correll of Science Applications International Corp. participates. Location: The Army and Navy Club, 901 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/296-9655.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 rally, Davenport, Iowa. Discusses a conservation reserve program and participates in a rally, Mankato, Minn. Returns to Washington.

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 rally, La Crosse, Wis. Participates in a town-hall meeting on the economy, Lee’s Summit, Mo. Participates in a rally, Golden, Colo.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases its condo and co-op sales for the second quarter 2004. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases its manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for June 2004. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Employee Benefits Security Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans. Topics: The council’s working groups provide progress reports; suggestions for the next National Summit on Retirement Savings; and an update on the activities of the Employee Benefits Security Administration. Location: Labor Department, Room N3437 A-C, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-8664.

10 a.m. — Justice Department holds a joint meeting of the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, concerning heavy-duty diesel engine consent decrees. Location: Justice Department, 1425 New York Ave. NW. Contact: Anne Wick, [email protected]

2 p.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee.

Location: State Department, Room 2533A, 2201 C St. Contact: 202/647-2592.

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

9 a.m. — Select Intelligence Committee holds a hearing, “9/11 Commission Recommendations: Counterterrorism Analysis and Collection — The Requirement for Imagination and Creativity.” Thomas Kean, chairman, 9/11 commission; Lee Hamilton, vice chairman, 9/11 commission; William Odom, former director, National Security Agency; and John Hamre, former deputy secretary of defense, Clinton administration, testify. Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4121.

GENERAL AGENDA

Redesigning health insurance benefits — all day — National Academies’ Institute of Medicine holds a meeting of the Committee on Redesigning Health Insurance Benefits, Payment and Performance Improvement Programs. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Open session

1 p.m. — Closed session

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2413.

Naval research — all day — Office of Naval Research hosts a Naval Industry R&D; Partnership Conference. Events begin at 7:45 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Secretary of the Navy Gordon England, “Naval Research in the 21st Century”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/205-1551.

Federal business statistics — all day — National Academies’ Committee on National Statistics holds a meeting, “Review of Federal Business Statistics.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3018. Contact: 202/312-1600.

Fixing Social Security — 10 a.m. — New America Foundation holds a discussion, “How to Fix Social Security: Comparing the Different Approaches to Reform.”

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Congressional Budget Office; and Kim Hildred, House Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee staff, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/986-6599.

Biomedical literature — noon — National Institutes of Health holds a lecture, “Separating Wheat from Chaff: Critical Reading of the Biomedical Literature.” Michael Gottesman, NIH, participates. Location: NIH, Building 10, Clinical Center, Lipsett Amphitheater, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2563.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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