- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 3, 2004


Meets with Australian Prime Minister John Howard, the White House. Departs for Italy and France.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the productivity and costs for first quarter 2003 (revised). Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. —Bureau of the Census releases the manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for April 2004. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


9 a.m. International Trade Administration’s Import Administration holds a meeting of the ITA’s U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade Working Group on Structural Issues. Location: Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-4491 or 202/482-3415.

10 a.m. —Office of Personnel Management holds a meeting of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee to review the Prevailing Rate System and other matters pertinent to establishing prevailing rates. Location: Office of Personnel Management, Room 5A06A, 1900 E St. NW. Contact: 202/606-1500.


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


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


9:30 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Bank Secrecy Act Enforcement.” Susan Bies, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and John Hawke Jr., comptroller of the currency, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

9:30 a.m. —Judiciary Committee holds a markup of the nomination of Judge Henry Saad to be U.S. appellate judge for the 6th Circuit; the “Gang Prevention and Effective Deterrence Act of 2003”; and to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to ensure the integrity of the L-1 visa for intracompany transferees. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportation competition, foreign commerce and infrastructure subcommittee holds a hearing on the basis of the “Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation Act.” Jeffrey Runge, administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Oregon state Sen. Bruce Starr testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. —Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, “The Child Custody Protection Act: Protecting Parents’ Rights and Children’s Lives.” Sen. John Ensign, Nevada Republican, and John Harrison, professor of law, University of Virginia School of Law, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.


Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Armed Services total force subcommittee holds a hearing on sexual-assault prevention and response in the armed forces. David Chu, undersecretary for personnel and readiness, Defense Department; and Ellen Embrey, deputy assistant secretary for force health protection and readiness, Defense Department, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Financial Condition of the Airline Industry.” Gordon Bethune, chairman/chief executive officer, Continental Airlines; and Richard Anderson, CEO, Northwest Airlines, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

1 p.m. —Select Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing on the nation’s biodefense strategy. Maj. Gen. Lester Martinez-Lopez, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command; Dr. Anthony Fauci, director, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH; and Penrose Albright, assistant secretary, Homeland Security Department, testify. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

1 p.m. —Appropriations commerce, justice, state and the judiciary subcommittee hold a hearing on the transformation of the FBI in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III; Alfred Cumming, intelligence and national security foreign-affairs specialist, Defense and Trade Division, Congressional Research Service, testify. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.


Homeland security summit — all day McGraw-Hill Companies hold a conference, “Homeland Security Summit and Exposition.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. Former Sens. Gary Hart, Colorado Democrat, and Warren Rudman, New Hampshire Republican, “The State of Homeland Security: A Current Assessment and the Challenges for 2004.”

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/431-6461.

Disabilities — 9:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a news conference to announce a new Medicare project to help people with disabilities participate fully in community life. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Mark McClellan participate. Location: HHS, Great Hall, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

‘Fifteen years after Tiananmen’ — 10 a.m. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a discussion, “15 Years After Tiananmen: Is Democracy in China’s Future.” Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican; Rep. Jim Leach, Iowa Republican; Randall Schriver, State Department; and Wan Youcai, former student leader in China, participate. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3821.

Cuba discussion — 4 p.m. The International Republican Institute holds a discussion on Cuba’s pro-democracy movement in the wake of the crackdown of March 18, 2003. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, chairman, Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; Roger Noriega, assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs; and Adolfo Franco, U.S. Agency for International Development, participate. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/572-0099.

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