Tuesday, June 15, 2004


Addresses military personnel at McDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.


9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve releases a report on industrial production and capacity use for May. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


10 a.m. Commission of Fine Arts holds a meeting to discuss issues affecting the appearance of the District. Topics might include buildings, parks and memorials. Location: National Building Museum, Suite 312, Judiciary Square, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/504-2200.


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


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


2 p.m. Foreign Relations European affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on the nominations of Charles Ries to be ambassador to Greece, Tom Korologos to be ambassador to Belgium, and John Evans to be ambassador to Armenia. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for fiscal 2005, the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for fiscal 2005 and the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Agriculture Committee holds a hearing, “Iraqi Agriculture: From Oil for Food to the Future of Iraqi Production Agriculture and Trade.” Witnesses include William Garvelink of the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Joseph Christoff of the General Accounting Office. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.


Energy efficiency forum — all day United States Energy Association and Johnson Controls hold the 15th annual Energy Efficiency Forum, “Energy Efficiency: Are We Getting the Job Done?” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Oregon Democrat

Noon — Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans

Location: National Press Club ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 414/791-8464 or 414/227-3475.

Future of Iraq — all day Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and the Committee on the Present Danger hold a conference, “The Future of Iraq and the War on Terrorism.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Rend el-Rahim, Iraq’s representative in the United States

12:45 p.m. — Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat

Location: Mayflower Hotel, State Room, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/224-0414.

U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy — 8 a.m. Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change holds a discussion, “The Need for Change in U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/408-4998 or 202/460-4156.

“Are We Better Off?” — 9 a.m. Center for American Progress and Mother Jones hold a discussion, “Are We Better Off?” Participants include Jay Harris and Michael Scherer of Mother Jones, and Stanley Greenberg of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research Inc. Location: Hotel George, 15 E St. NW, Leaders Room. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Fitness festival — 10 a.m. President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the Congressional Fitness Caucus sponsor the Healthier U.S. Fitness Festival.

Highlights — noon Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, Surgeon General Richard Carmona, Rep. Zach Wamp, Tennessee Republican, Rep. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat, Fran Mainella of the National Park Service, and the Harlem Globetrotters

Location: National Mall between First and Fourth streets SW. Contact: 202/690-5179.

Software alliance — 10:45 a.m. The Business Software Alliance holds a discussion on information technology’s effect on culture and global commerce. Participants include Sen. Robert F. Bennett, Utah Republican; Sen. Maria Cantwell, Washington Democrat; and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/530-5127, 202-715-1558.

Book discussion — 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation holds a book discussion on “The Two Percent Solution: A Revolutionary Blueprint for Both Liberals and Conservatives.” Matthew Miller, author, and Steven Clemons of the foundation participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

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