- The Washington Times - Monday, August 9, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Embarks on a bus tour in Florida, making remarks at a Bush-Cheney ‘04 rally in Pensacola, participating in a “Ask President Bush” rally in Niceville and making remarks at a campaign rally in Panama City. Overnights in Crawford, Texas.

VICE PRESIDENT

Attends a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 rally, Seven Flags Events Center, Clive, Iowa

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases a report on the preliminary productivity and costs for the second quarter. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing’s federal housing commissionerholds a meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC). Topics include departmental status report; implementation of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000; construction and safety standards and installation standards; MHCC’s role, priorities, and actions. Location: Radisson Hotel “Old Town,” 901 North Fairfax St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/708-6409.

9 a.m. —Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 196: “Night Vision Goggle Appliances and Equipment.” Location: RTCA, 1818 L St. NW. Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

9:30 a.m. —International Trade Commission holds a public hearing on “U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement: Potential Economywide and Selected Sectoral Effects.” Location: International Trade Commission Building, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-3260.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are 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

noon Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. Commission Chairman Thomas H. Kean and Vice Chairman Lee H. Hamilton testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule: 202/225-2675.

3 p.m. —Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on “Denying Terrorist Sanctuaries: Policy and Operational Implications for the U.S. Military.” Paul Wolfowitz, deputy secretary of defense; Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Gen. Bryan Brown, chief of U.S. Special Operations Command, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule: 202/225-2675.

GENERAL AGENDA

HVRP conference — all day Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service hosts a Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Technical Assistance Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Location: Holiday Inn, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-5051 or 571/643-5293.

Solar and space physics — all day National Academies’ Space Studies Board holds a meeting of the panel on solar and space physics. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3477.

Head and neck cancer — all day American Head and Neck Society holds the Sixth International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:20 a.m. Christopher O’Brien, Newtown, Australia, “Metastatic Skin Cancer”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 412/243-5156.

New drug law — 9:30 a.m. Kaiser Family Foundation holds a press conference, “What Do People on Medicare Think About the New Drug Law?” Drew Altman and Mollyann Brodie of the foundation and Robert Blendon of the Harvard School of Public Health participate. Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation Building, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 202/347-5270 or 650/854-9400.

Hall of Fame press conference — 10:30 a.m. Negro League Legends Hall of Fame holds a press conference to announce a groundbreaking ceremony for its Hall of Fame and Museum. Location: Ramada Inn, 8500 Annapolis Road, New Carrollton. Contact: 202/723-2200.

Youth press conference — 11 a.m. The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans holds a press conference to release the report, “2004-2005 State of Our Nation’s Youth.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. First Amendment room. Contact: 301/392-6053.

Forest press conference — noon The United Forest Defense holds a press conference, “This Land is Your Land.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Murrow room. Contact: 202/429-2647.

VOYAGE meeting — 12:30 p.m. Voices of Young Americans for Global Engagement (VOYAGE) holds an informational meeting for people ages 18 to 30 interested in contributing to the organization. Founder Nate Olson participates. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 270/993-4699.

Conference call briefing — 12:30 p.m. Wildland Fire Leadership Council holds a conference call briefing on National Fire Plan accomplishments and the 2nd anniversary of the Healthy Forests Initiative. Call-in, 877/817-7170. Lynn Scarlett, assistant interior secretary and Mark Rey, agriculture undersecretary, participate. Contact: 202/208-6416 or 202/720-4623.

Armenian economy — 2 p.m. The National Press Club holds a press conference to discuss the Armenian economy and the Millennium Challenge Account. Vahram Nercissiantz, chief economic adviser to the president of Armenia, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger room. Contact: 301/530-1210 or 202/662-7540.

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