- The Washington Times - Monday, February 9, 2004


Discusses the economy, Springfield, Mo.


10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases its wholesale trade for December 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

4:15 p.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S. and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


8:30 a.m. General Accounting Office holds a meeting of the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards. Location: General Accounting Office, Room 7C13, 441 G St. NW. Contact: 202/512-6428.

9 a.m. — Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board holds a meeting with the Energy Department’s Office of Environment, Safety, and Health concerning its roles and responsibilities in the oversight process of defense nuclear facilities. Location: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, public hearing room, 625 Indiana Ave. NW. Suite 300. Contact: 800/788-4016.

1 p.m. — Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items that will be discussed at the meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants, which will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, March 22-26. Location: Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Contact: 202/205-7760.


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


Meets at 1 p.m. to consider the highway bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 budget for the Homeland Security Department. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.


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


Energy outlook — all day — The National Association of State Energy Officials holds a conference on the energy outlook.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, “Energy Security and Economic Development”

Location: The Westin Grand, 2350 M St. NW. Contact: 703/299-8800.

Immunization safety — all day National Academies’ Institute of Medicine holds a meeting, “Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism”

Highlights — 10 a.m. William Thompson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Results of the Metropolitan Atlanta Study of Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccines and Autism”

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1342.

Iraq reconstruction summit — 8 a.m. Equity International holds an Iraq Reconstruction Summit. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/756-2244.

North Korea discussion — 10 a.m. The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion, “Nuclear Firebreaks on the North Korean Peninsula.” Philip Saunders and Daniel Pinkston, National Defense University Monterey Institute Center for Nonproliferation Studies; Taylor Seybolt, Bill Drennan, Banning Garrett and Katy Oh, USIP, participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. Second Floor Conference Room. Contact: 202/429-3842.

History address — 10 a.m. Library of Congress hosts a keynote address for the Library’s observation of Black History Month. Brian Jones, general counsel, Education Department, participates. Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-0881.

Fetal alcohol syndrome briefing — noon The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome holds a news conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Ed Riley, National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; Kathleen Tavenner Mitchell, mother; Susan Carlson, Juvenile Justice Court of Hennepin County, Minn.; and Faye Calhoun, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, participate. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/785-4585.

Iraq news conference — noon Human Rights Watch Inc. holds a news conference, “The Future of Iraq: Issues of Self-Determination and Women’s Rights.” Pary Karadaghi, Walter Landy and Katrin Michael, Human Rights Watch Inc., participate. Location: 1116 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 703/385-3806.

Globalization discussion — noon The World Affairs Council, the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and the State Department hold a discussion, “America’s Working Poor in an Increasingly Globalized International Economy.” David Shipler, Pulitzer Prize winner, and Mark Palmer, State Department, participate. Location: Army & Navy Club, second-floor ballroom, 901 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/293-1051.

Economic briefing — 1:30 p.m. The Economic Policy Institute holds a news conference to analyze the recent trends in jobs and wages. Lee Price and Jared Bernstein of EPI participate. Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/775-8810.

Highway safety news conference — 2 p.m. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety hold a news conference to urge passage of legislation, “The National Highway Safety Act of 2003 (S.1993).” Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican; Wendy Hamilton, Mothers Against Drunk Driving; Phil Haseltine, Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety; and Alan Maness, State Farm Insurance Companies, participate. Location: 236 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/408-1711 or 301/652-6016.

Liberia discussion — 3 p.m. The National Press Club holds a discussion, “The Reconstruction of Post-Taylor Liberia and a New Direction in U.S.-Liberian Relations.” C. Gyude Bryant, head of state, the Republic of Liberia, participates. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/530-1210, 202/662-7540 or 704/674-7335.

Nuclear Pakistan discussion — 3 p.m. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion, “Pakistan’s Nuclear-Proliferation Crisis.” Pervez Hoodbhoy, physicist, Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan, and George Perkovich, CEIP, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2372.

Book discussion — 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a book discussion, “The Other Women’s Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America.” Dorothy Sue Cobble, author; Karen Nussbaum, AFL-CIO and Heidirtmann, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Human rights discussion — 4:30 p.m. Georgetown University hosts a discussion on the impact of the aftermath of September 11 on human rights. William Schulz, Amnesty International, participates. Location: Georgetown University, Bunn Intercultural Center Auditorium, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Iraq, justice and reconstruction — 6:45 p.m. The Social Action Leadership School for Activists presents a discussion, “Iraq, Justice & Reconstruction: Peace in Iraq Through Change at Home.” Erik Gustafson, Education for Peace in Iraq Center, participates. Location: Institute for Policy Studies, 733 15th St. NW. Suite 1020. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 229.

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