- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 10, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Book discussion — 12:30 p.m. — Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion, “Armey’s Axioms: 40 Hard Earned Truths From Politics, Faith and Life.” Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, Texas Republican, participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Intelligence news conference — 1 p.m. — House Select Committee on Intelligence holds a news conference on recent developments concerning U.S. intelligence and weapons of mass destruction. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/225-4121.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Republican National Committee luncheon, Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

3 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistic Service releases its weekly broiler-hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 1/800-727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 p.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council Infrastructure, Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience Subcommittee, to discuss research mechanisms and infrastructure needs. Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1779.

9 a.m. — President’s Board of Advisers on Historically Black Colleges and Universities holds a meeting to discuss plans for submission of the board’s 2002-2003 annual report to develop strategies for its private sector initiative and to provide input for planning activities to be held during National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week. Location: Hilton Washington Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/502-7889.

9 a.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy. Topics include introduction of commission members, overview of commission charter and goals, review of accomplishments of previous commissions, such as Pioneering the Space Frontier and America’s Space Exploration Initiative, and testimony by federal agencies associated with space exploration. Location: National Transportation Safety Board, Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/358-1808.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing, “Protecting Children from Violent and Indecent Programming.” FCC Chairman Michael Powell and FCC Commissioners Kathleen Abernathy, Jonathan Abelstein, Michael Copps and Kevin Martin, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a markup of the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10:30 a.m. — Judiciary antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights subcommittee holds a hearing, “Cable Competition — Increasing Price, Increasing Value?” Michael Willner, vice chairman/president/CEO, Insight Communications Company Inc.; Robert Sachs, president/CEO, National Cable and Telecommunications Association; and Mark Cooper, director of research, Consumer Federation of America, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

1 p.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs international trade and finance subcommittee holds a hearing on financial reconstruction in Iraq. John Taylor, undersecretary for international affairs, Treasury Department, and Anthony Wayne, assistant secretary for economic and business affairs, State Department, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the “Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2004,” the “U.S. Patent and Trademark Fee Modernization Act of 2003” and the “Social Security Protection Act of 2003.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

11 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing on the Education Department’s budget priorities for fiscal 2005. Rep. George Miller, California Democrat; Education Secretary Rod Paige; and Lisa Keegan, CEO, Education Leaders Council, testify. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

11 a.m. — Financial Services Committee holds a hearing to receive the Federal Reserve’s semiannual report on monetary policy. Alan Greenspan, chairman, Federal Reserve Board, testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

11:30 a.m. — Education and the Workforce education reform subcommittee holds a hearing, “Preventing Underage Drinking: What Works.” Jacqueline Hackett, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Souderton, Pa.; Francine Katz, vice president of corporate communications, Anheuser-Bush Cos. Inc., St. Louis; and Bob Newton, director of business development, Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, Calif., testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527, recorded schedule 202/226-2026.

noon — International Relations Committee holds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2005 budget request for international affairs. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Community College National Legislative Summit# — all day — American Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community College Trustees hold the Community College National Legislative Summit.

Highlights — noon — Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary for border and transportation security, Homeland Security Department. Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/728-0200, Ext. 209 or 202/775-4667.

Affordable housing lenders — all day — The National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders holds a conference, “Where’s the Revolution? Winning for Communities in an Election Year.”

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — Joseph Flatley, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corp., “Tax Credits: Opportunities with the Community Homeownership.”

1:15 p.m. — Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat.

5 p.m. — Sen. Thomas R. Carper, Delaware Democrat.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, South American Room A and B, 16th and K Street NW. Contact: 202/293-9855.

Assessing the Supreme Court at midterm — 9 a.m. — The Washington Legal Foundation holds a news conference to assess the Supreme Court at midterm. Michael Carvin, former special assistant to the assistant attorney general of the Civil Rights Division, Justice Department; Neil Gorsuch, Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans; and Andrew Pincus, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, participate.

Location: WLF, Murdock Center, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Outlook for health spending — 9:30 a.m. — Health Affairs and Kaiser Family Foundation hold a news conference, “Outlook for Health Spending.” Rob Cunningham, Health Affairs; Drew Altman, KFF; and Stephen Meffler, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, participate. Location: KFF, Barbara Jordan Conference Center, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 202/347-5270.

Welfare reform# — 10 a.m. — Republican members of the Senate hold a news conference to discuss welfare-reform reauthorization legislation and the healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood initiative. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, chairman, Senate Republican Conference; Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, chairman, Finance Committee; and Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri; Wade Horn of the Department of Health and Human Services; and Roland Warren, National Fatherhood Initiative, participate. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2928.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times


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