- The Washington Times - Monday, February 2, 2004




8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases personal income and outlays for December. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

10 a.m. —National Association of Realtors releases the housing affordability index for the fourth quarter. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.


8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Pediatric Subcommittee of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee to discuss FDA’s regulatory issues. Location: Holiday Inn, Versailles ballrooms, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.


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


Meets at 1 p.m. for morning business and 2 p.m. to consider the Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act (SAFETEA) of 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


2 p.m. TheFinance Committee holds a markup of the National Employee Savings and Trust Equity Guarantee Act, Extension of Highway Trust Fund Provisions, and the Tax Administration Good Government Act of 2004. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Iraq reconstruction — all day TheU.S. Trade and Development Agency holds a news briefing for U.S. companies on business opportunities related to the reconstruction of Iraq’s railways.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. Iraqi delegation presentations

Location: USTDA Business Center, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/875-4357.

Budget release — 8 a.m. TheOffice of Management and Budget releases “The Budget of the United States, Fiscal 2005.”

Highlights — 8 a.m. Release to the media; all budget information is embargoed until 9 a.m.

Noon —Release to the general public

Location: Government Printing Office, 710 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/395-7254 or 202/512-1957.

Fiscal 2005 budget — 8:30 a.m. The Office of Management and Budget delivers President Bush’s fiscal 2005 budget to the House of Representatives. Rep. Jim Nussle, Iowa Republican and chairman of the House Budget Committee, participates. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9844.

Energy and environment meeting — 8:30 a.m. TheAmerican Public Power Association holds a meeting to discuss energy and environmental issues.

Highlights — noon Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Mike Leavitt

Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/467-2952.

Budget briefing — 10:30 a.m. TheOffice of Management and Budget holds a news briefing on “The Budget of the United States, Fiscal 2005.” OMB Director Joshua Bolten participates. Location: Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building, Room 450. Contact: 202/395-7254.

HUD budget — 11:55 a.m. TheDepartment of Housing and Urban Development holds a conference-call briefing on its fiscal 2005 budget request. Contact: 202/708-0685.

Energy budget — 1 p.m. TheEnergy Department holds a news conference to release its fiscal 2005 budget request. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: Energy Department, Small Auditorium, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-4940 or 202/586-5806.

Interior budget — 1 p.m. TheInterior Department holds a news briefing on its fiscal 2005 budget. Question-and-answer period to follow briefing. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and Assistant Secretary Lynn Scarlett participate. Location: Interior Department, Yates Auditorium, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-6416.

Agriculture budget — 1:30 p.m. TheAgriculture Department holds a news briefing on its fiscal 2005 budget proposal. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman and Stephen Dewhurst, budget officer, participate. Location: Agriculture Department, Whitten Building, Room 107-A, 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

HHS budget — 1:30 p.m. The Health and Human Services Departmentholds a news briefing on its fiscal 2005 budget request. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: HHS, Auditorium and Great Hall, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Homeland Security budget — 1:30 p.m. TheHomeland Security Department holds a news briefing to announce its fiscal 2005 budget proposal. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and senior department officials participate. Location: Nebraska Avenue Complex, 3801 Nebraska Ave. NW. Contact: 202/282-8019.

Transportation budget — 2 p.m. TheTransportation Department holds a news briefing on its fiscal 2005 budget request. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Acting Assistant Secretary Phyllis Scheinberg participate. Location: Transportation Department, Marx Media Center, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

Defense budget — 2 p.m. TheDefense Department holds a news briefing on its fiscal 2005 budget submission. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: Room 2E579, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5131.

VA budget — 2 p.m. TheVeterans’ Affairs Department holds a news conference to present details of its fiscal 2005 budget proposal. VA Secretary Anthony J. Principi participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/273-6000.

EPA budget — 2 p.m. — The Environmental Protection Agency holds a news briefing on its fiscal 2005 budget proposal. EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt participates. Location: EPA East Building, Room 1153, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-7836 or 202/564-7827.

India book discussion — 6 p.m. The United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Information Centre hold a discussion on the book, “Nehru: The Invention of India.” Author Shashi Tharoor, U.N. undersecretary-general, participates. Location: United Nations Foundation, fourth floor, 1225 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/778-3543.

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