- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 20, 2004


Travels to Toledo, Ohio, and Phoenix.


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


9 a.m. Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Earned Income Tax Credit Issue Committee to discuss earned income tax credit issues. Location: None given. Contact: 888/912-1227.


Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket No. 03-107: United States v. Lara

Docket No. 02-1541: Iowa v. Tovar

Contact: 202/479-3211.


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


9 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “An Update on North Korean Nuclear Developments.” Siegfried Hecker, senior fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.


Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business to consider a resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the benefits of mentoring, a resolution honoring the contributions of Catholic schools, the “Training for Realtime Writers Act of 2003” and a resolution commending the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the successful landing of the Mars Spirit rover. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. Armed Services total force subcommittee holds a hearing on “Reserve Component Healthcare: Medical Holdovers in Current and Future Deployments.” Stephen Robinson, executive director of the National Gulf War Resource Center Inc., Patricia Hicks, director of the Citizens Advocacy Center, and Sgt. Craig LaChance of a medical holdover company in Fort Stewart, Ga., testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule, 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. —Financial Services capital markets, insurance and government sponsored enterprises subcommittee holds a hearing on the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight’s report on Freddie Mac. Armando Falcon, director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, and Martin Baumann, chief financial officer of Freddie Mac, testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing on “Exploring the American Worker’s Role in the Global Marketplace.” Allan Kennedy, a Boston writer, researcher and management consultant; Constance Bagley, associate professor of business administration at Harvard University; Lauire Bassi, chief executive officer and managing partner at McBassi & Co.; and Anthony Wilkinson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders Inc., testify. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

2 p.m. —Agriculture Committee holds a hearing on the Agriculture Department’s response to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease). Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman testifies. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.


Pro-life conference — all day Rock for Life holds its March for Life Training and Activism Conference.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Prayer vigil, Planned Parenthood, 1108 16th St. NW.

11 a.m. —Prayer and Rally, Federal Drug Administration Building, 200 C St. SW. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 540/659-4171.

Mayors conference — all day U.S. Conference of Mayors holds its 72nd winter meeting.

Highlights — noon Opening news conference and release of the “U.S. Mayors ‘04 Metro Agenda for America’s Future”

2 p.m. —Opening plenary session

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/293-7330.

Democratic candidates discussion — 8:30 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Democratic Presidential Candidates Respond to the State of the Union.” Kevin Hassett of the AEI, Gene Sperling of the Center for American Progress, Sarah Bianchi of the John Kerry campaign, Cassandra Butts of the Richard A. Gephardt campaign, and Maria Echaveste of the Howard Dean campaign participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Pro-choice news conference — 9:30 a.m. The Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Committee holds a news conference to mark the 31st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision and to discuss its 2004 agenda. Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, New York Democrat; Rep. James C. Greenwood, Pennsylvania Republican; Rep. Hilda L. Solis, California Democrat; Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat; Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Democrat, and Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat, participate. Location: 2218 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3615.

Religion discussion — 10 a.m. The National Clergy Council holds a discussion, “God in the Public Square — Where Do We Go From Here?” The Rev. Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, lawyer David New, Joseph Grieboski of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy, John Giles of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, and Jay Brent Walker of the Baptist Joint Committee participate. Location: Marriott Key Bridge, Georgetown A and B rooms, 101 Lee Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/546-8329.

Libya news conference — 10 a.m. Congress holds a news conference on a congressional delegation to Libya to visit suspected weapons of mass destruction sites and meet with Moammar Gadhafi. Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, participates. Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2011.

Social Security news conference — 10:30 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to comment on President Bush’s State of the Union message regarding Social Security reform. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican; Sen. John E. Sununu, New Hampshire Republican; and Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican, participate. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/226-1042 or 202/225-6605.

Partnership agreement — 10:30 a.m. The Homeland Security Department and Hope Coalition America hold a meeting with representatives from financial institutions to sign an agreement with Hope Coalition America, a public-private partnership that will offer economic aid to those affected by natural disasters and national emergencies. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and Michael Brown, undersecretary of the Homeland Security Department, participate. Location: Capitol View Conference Center, Chamber Room, 101 Constitution Ave. NW, ninth floor west. Contact: 202/646-4600.

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