- The Washington Times - Monday, February 9, 2004


Taiwanese elections — 9 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Taiwan’s Presidential Election: The Implications for America.” Consultant Merritt Cooke, Richard Bush of the Brookings Institution, Robert Sutter of Georgetown University and Bonnie Glaser of the Center for Strategic and International Studies participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

High school diploma — 10 a.m. — Achieve Inc., the Education Trust and the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation hold a news briefing to release a report, “Ready or Not: Creating a High School Diploma that Counts.” Ohio Gov. Bob Taft, Michael Cohen of Achieve, Chester Finn of the foundation and Kati Haycock of the trust participate. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/624-1460 or 202/955-9450.


Meets with economic leaders, the White House. Meets with Liberian interim leader Gyude Bryant, the White House.


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

5 p.m. — World Agricultural Outlook Board releases world agricultural supply and demand estimates. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-0888.


9 a.m. — Corporation for National and Community Service holds a meeting of the Board of Directors to receive committee reports, the CEO report and to hold a panel discussion. Location: Corporation for National and Community Service, 1201 New York Ave. NW, eighth floor, Room 8410. Contact: 202/606-5000.

9 a.m. — Farm Credit Administration holds a meeting of the FCA Board. Topics include bovine spongiform encephalopathy, preferred stock informational memorandum, syndications-OGC Legal Opinion, EEO director position and consolidation of FCA training programs. Location: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/883-4009.

9 a.m. — National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting to consider 7610 Highway Accident Report of the school bus accident in Omaha, Nebraska, on Oct. 13, 2001. Location: NTSB Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6410.


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


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


10 a.m. — Appropriations homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for the Homeland Security Department. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Proposals to Improve the Regulatory Regime for Government Sponsored Enterprises.” David Walker, comptroller general, General Accounting Office; Alan Beller, director, Division of Corporation Finance and Senior Counselor, Securities and Exchange Commission; and Richard Carnell, associate professor, Fordham University School of Law, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the president’s proposed fiscal 2005 budget for the Energy Department. Kyle McSlarrow, deputy secretary, Energy Department, testifies. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

3 p.m. — Veterans Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the proposed Veterans Affairs budget for fiscal 2005. Virginia Secretary Anthony Principi testifies. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9126 .


Meets at 12:30 p.m. for hour debate and at 2:30 p.m. to consider authorizing the printing of “History of the United States Capitol” and a House document; permitting the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust; and permitting the use of the rotunda for a ceremony to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Dorothy Height. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. — International Relations Middle East and Central Asia subcommittee meets to receive a briefing on the “Israeli Fence.” Dennis Ross, director, Washington Institute for Near East Policy and David Makovsky, senior fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. — Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Public Diplomacy in the Middle East.” Margaret Tutwiler, undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, State Department; Kenneth Tomlinson, chairman, Broadcasting Board of Governors; and Norman Pattiz, founder and chairman, Westwood One and BBG member, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. — Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2005 budget for the Health and Human Services Department. HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

3 p.m. — Judiciary commercial and administrative law subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, “Privacy in the Hands of the Government: The Privacy Office for the Department of Homeland Security” to be followed by a markup of the “Defense Privacy Act.” Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


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 — 8:45 a.m. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat

10 a.m. — Rep. Dale E. Kildee, Michigan Democrat

7 p.m. — Education Secretary Rod Paige

Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/728-0200, Ext. 209 or 202/775-4667.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict — all day — Swiss Foundation for World Affairs holds a conference on “The Geneva Initiative: A Possible Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” Amon Lipkin-Shahakof, Israeli delegation, and Nabil Amr, Palestinian delegation, participate. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

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