- The Washington Times - Monday, January 26, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with House and Senate leaders of both parties at the White House; meets with President Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department releases its auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans to discuss research on female veterans’ health, Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services process, focus group site visits and the General Services Administration’s Stakeholder Engagement Survey. Location: VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-6193.

9 a.m. —Public Health Service holds a meeting of the National Toxicology Program to receive public comment on the process for reviewing nominations for listing in or delisting from the report on carcinogens and on the listing criteria used for evaluating the nominations. Location: National Library of Medicine, Lister Hill Center Auditorium, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 919/541-4982.

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. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on the Washington mad cow disease case and its effect on food safety, livestock marketing and international trade. Witnesses include Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat; Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman; Mark McClellan, Food and Drug Administration commissioner; and Alfonso Torres, assistant dean of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

10 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the status of Afghanistan’s reconstruction. Witnesses include Marine Gen. James Jones, supreme allied commander in Europe, and William Taylor, State Department coordinator for Afghanistan. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

11:15 a.m. Judiciary terrorism, technology and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on seaport security since September 11. Witnesses include Rear Adm. Larry Hereth, U.S. Coast Guard director of port security; Robert Jacksta, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol executive director; and Gary Bald, FBI deputy assistant director. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for debate and 2 p.m. to consider extending the special postage stamp to benefit breast cancer research and to consider the Medical Devices Technical Corrections Act of 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the Congressional Budget Office’s budget and economic outlook. CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

5:30 p.m. —Rules Committee holds a hearing to formulate a rule on the NASA Workforce Flexibility Act of 2003. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

September 11 panel — all day The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States holds its seventh public hearing, on facts and circumstances relating to border and aviation security.

Highlights — 3:30 p.m. James Loy, deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, “Risk Management After September 11th”

Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/401-1725 or 202/236-4878.

Drug marketing — all day The Food and Drug Law Institute and the Center for Business Intelligence hold a conference, “The Inaugural Pharmaceutical Marketing Compliance Congress.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. Norm Drezin of PharmaNet Inc., “Can Off-Label Usage Discussions Create Legal Risks Beyond FDA Enforcement?”

Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 800/817-8601.

Turnout briefing — 9:30 a.m. Freedom’s Answer holds a news briefing on students of Freedom’s Answer and its campaign to turn out 25 million voters to the polls on Election Day in November. Location: JW Marriott, Salon E, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-5920.

Brown discussion — 10 a.m. The American Bar Association holds a discussion on Brown v. the Board of Education. Participants include D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, Dennis Archer of the ABA and Judge Harry Edwards of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Location: Howard Woodson Senior High School library, 5500 Eads St. NE. Contact: 202/662-1092.

Air transportation — noon Aero Club of Washington hosts an address by Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta on the creation of a next-generation air transportation system. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/327-7087 or 202/366-4570.

Russian politics — 12:15 p.m. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion on Russia’s political environment. Participants include Yegor Gaidar, former prime minister of Russia. Location: Carnegie, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2372.

Endangered species — 1:30 p.m. Interior Department holds a conference-call briefing to announce grants to help federally recognized Indian tribes conserve and recover endangered, threatened and at-risk species and other wildlife on tribal lands in 23 states. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton participates. Location: None given. Contact: 202/208-6416.

Turkish economy — 2:30 p.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a discussion on the Turkish economy. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan participates. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Afghan democracy — 3:30 p.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion on “Afghanistan: Constitution, Democracy and Institution Building.” Participants include Said Tayeb Jawad, Afghan ambassador to the United States. Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Public Service Caucus — 5 p.m. The Partnership for Public Service holds a reception to honor the formation of the new Congressional Public Service Caucus. Participants include Rep. Thomas M. Davis lll, Virginia Republican; House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat; Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, Hawaii Democrat; James Loy of the Homeland Security Department; and Max Stier of the PPS. Location: HC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/775-9111.

War on terror — 6 p.m. George Washington University holds a meeting, “The War on Terrorism and the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the World.” Participants include Akbar Ahmed of American University, Leon Fuerth, former national security adviser to Al Gore, and former CIA Director James Woolsey. Location: GW, 1957 E St. NW, room 213. Contact: 202/994-4876.


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