- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 1, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Denver.

VICE PRESIDENT

Discusses the Patriot Act at a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser, Kansas City, Mo.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases a report on the construction put in place for April. Location: 14th Street between E Street & Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

5 p.m. —American Petroleum Institutereleases a weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Occupational Safety and Health Administrationholds a meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. Topics include OSHA’s standard and guidance activities (including the proposed standard for chromium VI), maritime enforcement, alliances and partnerships, outreach activities, and homeland security and emergency-preparedness efforts. Location: Holiday Inn on the Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-2086.

8:30 a.m. —Veterans Affairs Departmentholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs to review the fiscal 2003 draft capacity report and receive briefings by the chief consultants, Rehabilitation Strategic Healthcare Group, on prosthetics and sensory aids and spinal-cord injury. Location: VA headquarters, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-8485.

10 a.m. —State Departmentholds a meeting to prepare for the 54th session of the International Maritime Organization’s Technical Cooperation Committee from June 15 to 17 and to prepare for the 92nd session of the IMO Council from June 21 to 25, both to be held at IMO headquarters in London. Topics include work of other bodies and organizations, a global program on maritime security, partnership arrangements for technical cooperation, election of the chairman and vice chairman for next year. Location: U.S. Coast Guard headquarters, Room 4420, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-2246.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Government Reformnational security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Examining the Status of Gulf War Research and Investigations on Gulf War Illnesses.” Jim Bunker, chairman of the Veteran Information Network in Topeka, Kan.; Derek Hall, Gulf war veteran from the United Kingdom; Janet Heinrich, director of health care and public health issues at the General Accounting Office; and Keith Rhodes, chief GAO technologist, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

3 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructureeconomic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a markup of the Faster and Smarter Funding for First Responders Act of 2004. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Healthy communities — all day The Environmental Protection Agency holds a conference, “Healthy Communities and Ecosystems.” Events begin 10 a.m. Highlights — 1 p.m. EPA Administrator Michael O. Leavitt. Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 617/918-1017; 202/564-7873.

Competition — all day The Odyssey of the Mind holds the world finals. Events begin 8 a.m. Location: University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/314-6637 or 301/314-7777.

Gaps in minority health care — 10 a.m. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and America’s Health Insurance Plans hold a press briefing on progress by health insurance plans in addressing gaps in care experienced by minorities. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey of the foundation, Karen Ignagni of AHIP, Carolyn Clancy of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Shani Dowd of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Patricia Hassett of Aetna Inc. participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/778-3245 or 609/627-5937.

Luncheon briefing — noon The American Academy of Actuaries holds a luncheon briefing on speed-to-market and price controls. Henry Siegel of the Financial Reporting Committee and Cande Olsen and Steven Lehmann of the academy participate. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-7872.

Pakistan discussion — noon The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy holds a discussion, “Pakistan: Democracy, Authoritarianism and the Consolidation of Military Rule.” Aqil Shah, Reagan-Fascell democracy fellow, participates. Location: NED, 1101 15th St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/293-0300, Ext. 665.

Key election issues — noon TheUrban Institute holds a discussion, “The Long-Run Budget Squeeze and the Short-Run Race to November.” Karlyn Bowman of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Howard Gleckman of Business Week and Rudolph Penner and Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute participate. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-7200.

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