- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 27, 2004


Meets with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House.


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


10 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting by teleconference of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee to review the findings of the joint CTAC/TSAC Working Group on ammonium nitrate and ammonium nitrate fertilizers that are classified as oxidizers to the Coast Guard Certain Dangerous Cargo definition, and to vote on the proposed final report as recommendations to the Coast Guard. Contact: 202/267-1217.

2 p.m. — Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a meeting of the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council. Location: 5515 Security Lane, Rockwall II, Conference Room I, Rockville. Contact: 301/443-9542.


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


Meets at 11 a.m. to consider the Pension Funding Equity Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s plans and President Bush’s proposal to return astronauts to the moon and expand human space exploration to Mars. NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe and Neal Lane, senior fellow at the Physics and Astronomy Department, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10:30 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on “Pakistan and India: Steps Toward Rapprochement.” Stephen Cohen, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy Studies Program, and Frank Wisner, vice chairman of external affairs at the American International Group, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10:30 a.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on “What’s Driving Health Care Costs and the Uninsured.” Douglas Holtz-Eakin, director of the Congressional Budget Office, and Arnold Milstein, medical director of the Pacific Business Group on Health in San Francisco, testify. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the “NASA Workforce Flexibility Act of 2003” and to extend for six months the period for which Chapter 12 of Title 11 of the U.S. Code is re-enacted. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the Operation Iraqi Freedom Force Rotation Plan. Peter Schoomaker, U.S. Army chief of staff; Gen. Michael Hagee, U.S. Marine Corps commandant; and Lt. Gen. James Cartwright, Joint Staff director for force structure, resources and assessment, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

10:30 a.m. — Energy and Commerce telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee holds a hearing, “Can you say that on TV? An Examination of the FCC’s Enforcement with Respect to Broadcast Indecency.” David Solomon, chief of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau; Brent Bozell III, president of the Parents Television Council in Los Angeles; and Robert Corn-Revere, partner of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Washington, testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

11 a.m. — Select Homeland Security infrastructure and border security subcommittee holds a hearing, “Integrity and Security at the Border: The US VISIT (United States Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator Technology) Program.” Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary at the Homeland Security Department, and Maura Harty, assistant secretary at the State Department, testify. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.


Reserve Officer Association meeting — all day Reserve Officer Association holds its annual meeting.

Highlights — 7 p.m. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, and Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mid-Winter Banquet honorees.

Lt. Gen. James Helmly, chief of the Army Reserve, “A Reserve Component at War Serving An Army at War.”

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut NW. Contact: 703/601-0862 or 202/797-4803.

Arms Control conference — all day Arms Control Association, Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Center for Peace and Security Studies hosts the Paul C. Warnke Conference on the Past, Present and Future of Arms Control.

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat, keynote address; luncheon address closed to the general public.

4 p.m. — Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, “Arms Control and U.S. National Security.”

Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: Media contact, 202/687-4328 or 202/463-8270, Ext. 104.

Iraq briefing — 10 a.m. — Democratic members of Congress hold a briefing on challenges facing the Iraqi work force. Rep. Sam Farr, California Democrat; Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat; Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat; David Bacon, labor photojournalist; and Clarence Thomas, of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, participate. Location: HC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2861.

Freedom and educational reform — 12:30 p.m. Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “A Time for Choice: Freedom and Educational Reform.” Education Secretary Rod Paige and Phillip Truluck of the Heritage Foundation participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Russia discussion — 3 p.m. The National Press Club holds a discussion, “Russia: All 89 Regions Trade and Investment Guide.” Kevin Hennessey, formerly with Credit Suisse First Boston, and Veronika Krasheninnikova-Berger, of the Russia-U.S. Council for Trade and Economic Cooperation, participate. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/530-1210, 202/662-7540 or 212/999-5585.

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