- The Washington Times - Monday, March 1, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

U.S.-Japanese ties — 4 p.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Redefining the U.S.-Japan Alliance.” Participants include Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, Kurt Campbell and William Breer of the CSIS, Balbina Hwang of the Heritage Foundation, Yoichi Funabashi of the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, and Quansheng Zhao of American University. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

JOBS Act — 10:30 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce legislation, the Jumpstart Our Business Strength (JOBS) Act, which would repeal the U.S. export tax incentive known as FSC/ETI (Foreign Sales Corporation/Extraterritorial Income Exclusion). Republican Sens. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, and Rob Christenson of Fisher Control in Marshalltown, Iowa, participate. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-1308 or 202/224-9068.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Commemorates the one-year anniversary of the Homeland Security Department.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department releases results of its weekly three- and six-month bill auctions.

Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Bureau of Industry and Security holds a meeting of the Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee for updates on pending regulations and technology controls and discussion on deemed exports/imports, encryption controls and “red flags.” Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues NW, Room 3884. Contact: 202/482-2583.

9 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy to discuss transparency and anticorruption efforts, China’s economic growth, public-private partnerships and subcommittee updates. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-1310.

10 a.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting on the Media Security and Reliability Council to discuss security and reliability of media facilities and services. Location: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th St. SW, Room TW-C305. Contact: 202/418-1600.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket No. 02-1824: Dretke v. Haley

Docket No. 03-218: Ashcroft v. ACLU

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Appropriations commerce, justice, state and the judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for the Commerce Department. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Appropriations homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for science and technology, information analysis and infrastructure protection programs of the Homeland Security Department. Charles McQueary, undersecretary for science and technology, and Frank Libtti, undersecretary for information analysis and infrastructure protection, testify. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

2:30 p.m. — Armed Services personnel subcommittee holds a hearing on active component, reserve component and civilian personnel programs, in review of the proposed fiscal 2005 budget for the Defense Department. David Chu, Defense Department undersecretary for personnel readiness, and Reginald Brown, Army assistant secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, testify. Location: 232-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

3 p.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on “The North Korean Nuclear Calculus: Beyond the Six Power Talks.” James Kelly, assistant secretary at the State Department; Bob Gallucci, dean of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service; Terence Taylor, president of the International Institute for Strategic Studies; and Victor Cha, associate professor in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for debate and at 2 p.m. to consider honoring the life and career of Willie Shoemaker; the Ben Atchley Post Office Building Designation Act; urging a U.S. representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to introduce legislation calling upon the Chinese government to end human rights violations; and expressing the sympathy of the House of Representatives for the victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake in Bam, Iran. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. — Judiciary Constitution subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

3 p.m. — Government Reform criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on the “Andean Conterdrug Initiative.” Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

5:30 p.m. — Rules Committee holds a meeting to formulate rules on the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004 and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Fee Modernization Act of 2003.

Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

NTEU legislative conference — all day — National Treasury Employees Union holds its legislative conference.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican and chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee, and Colleen Kelley, national president of the NTEU, opening session

6 p.m. — U.S. Customs Service Candle Light Vigil, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, E Street NW (between Fourth and Fifth streets)

Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Hill, 550 C St. SW or as noted above. Contact: 202/572-5500, Ext. 7034.

Hospital conference — all day — The Federation of American Hospitals holds its 2004 public policy conference.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat; Rep. Bill Thomas, California Republican and chairman of the Ways and Means Committee; Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson; Paul Begala of “Crossfire”; and Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW. Contact: 202/624-1527

Women business owners conference — all day — National Association of Women Business Owners holds a conference, “2004 Public Policy Days.”

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, Maine Republican and chairman of the Small Business Committee; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican; Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican; Rep. Sue W. Kelly, New York Republican; Rep. Ed Schrock, Virginia Republican; and Delegate Donna M.C. Christensen, Virgin Islands Democrat, G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building

10:45 a.m. — Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, Michigan Democrat.

Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 800/556-2926.

Issue briefing breakfast — 7:30 a.m. — National Association of Manufacturers holds an Issue Briefing Breakfast to discuss the Jumpstart Our Business Strength Act and other tax and trade issues.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican and chairman of the Finance Committee

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.

Media security and reliability — 10 a.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting on “Media Security and Reliability.” FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell participates. Location: FCC, Commissioners Meeting Room, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0654.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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