- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 6, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

10:20 a.m. — Meets with Prime Minister David Oddsson of Iceland.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. — Occupational Safety and Health Administration holds a meeting of the Crane and Derrick Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-2020.

3:30 p.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the advisory committee on reactor safeguards, planning and procedures. Location: Room T-2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7364.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 9:45 a.m. to consider the nomination of J. Leon Holmes to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and the Class Action Fairness Act of 2004. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

Noon — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a markup of the nomination of David Stone to be assistant secretary of the Transportation Security Administration at the Homeland Security Department. Location: To be announced. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider pending legislation, including the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program Trust Fund Enhancement Act of 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

4 p.m. — Judiciary crime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on the Defending America’s Most Vulnerable: Safe Access to Drug Treatment and Child Protection Act of 2004. Witnesses include Robert Kramer, senior investigator at the General Accounting Office; Catherine O’Neil, associate deputy attorney general at the Justice Department; Tyrone Patterson, manager of the Model Treatment Program; and Frank Bowman III of the Indiana University School of Law. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

5 p.m. — Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Commerce. Justice, State and Judiciary Appropriation Act for fiscal 2005. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Anti-terrorism conference — all day — The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Health Physics Society holds a conference, the 2004 Health Physics Society summer school on “Public Protection From Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Terrorism.” Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg. Contact: 703/676-8034.

Mammography conference — all day —The National Academies’ National Cancer Policy Board holds a conference, “Improving Mammography Quality Standards.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1246.

Education conference — all day — The National Education Association holds its annual meeting and representative assembly, “Team NEA: Uniting the Nation for Great Public Schools.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Representative assembly

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/822-7200.

Surgeon general speech — 9 a.m. — U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona meets with students to discuss efforts to promote public health education. The speech is part of the Capitol One Presidential Lecture Series of the Washington Center. Location: Yates Auditorium, Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 703/276-2772, Ext. 25.

Clinton book signing — 12:30 p.m. — Politics and Prose bookstore holds a book signing for “My Life” by former President Bill Clinton. Location: Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Sudan update — 1 p.m. — Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, and Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, hold a press conference on the crisis in Darfur, Sudan. Location: Capitol, House Radio TV/Gallery. Contact: 202/224-0327 or 202/225-5136.

Internet bill outline — 4 p.m. — Reps. Cliff Stearns, Florida Republican, and Rick Boucher, Virginia Democrat, hold a press conference to outline legislation on advanced Internet communications services. Location: 2218 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5744.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. — Politics and Prose bookstore holds a discussion on “One Man’s Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream.” Phyllis Vine, the book’s author, participates. Location: Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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