- The Washington Times - Monday, March 1, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on personal income and outlays for January. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

10 a.m. —Bureau of the Census releases a report on construction put in place for January. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes. Location: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, One White Flint North Building, Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-5030.

8:30 a.m.National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society. Topics include priority setting and presentations on the issue of coverage and reimbursement. Location: Marriott Hotel Bethesda, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-9838.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 02-1606: Tennessee Student Assistance Corp. v. Hood

Docket No. 02-1684: Yarborough v. Alvarado

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at noon to consider the gun-liability bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10:30 a.m. Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for the Defense Department. Dov Zakheim, undersecretary/comptroller at the Defense Department, testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

11 a.m. Governmental Affairs financial management, the budget and international security subcommittee holds a hearing, “Oversight of Thrift Savings Plan: Ensuring the Integrity of Federal Employee Retirement Savings.” Andrew Saul, chairman of the Federal Retirement Thrift Savings Board; Gary Amelio, executive director of the Thrift Savings Plan; and Alan Lebowitz, deputy assistant secretary at the Labor Department, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at noon in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Manufacturing conference — all day The National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing holds a conference, “Focusing Manufacturing Voices in Washington.”

Highlights — 1 p.m. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans, “Manufacturing in America: A Comprehensive Strategy to Address the Challenges to U.S. Manufacturing”

Location: Westin Grand Hotel, 2350 M St. NW. Contact: 202/429-2220, Ext. 102.

Banking conference — all day The Institute of International Bankers holds its annual Washington conference.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Sen. Richard C. Shelby, Alabama Republican and chairman of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 212/421-1611.

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

Highlights — 9 a.m. Karen Hughes, former senior counselor to President Bush

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

Conference of counties — all day The National Association of Counties holds a conference, “Counties Care for America.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Michael O. Leavitt, Environmental Protection Agency administrator, and Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta

noon —Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/393-6226.

Healthy school meals — all day The American School Food Service Association holds a conference on children’s nutrition, program integrity and the need for increased access to healthy school meals.

Highlights — 8 a.m. Rep. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican

10:30 a.m. —Kate Coler, deputy undersecretary for food nutrition and consumer services at the Agriculture Department

7 p.m. —Sen. Elizabeth Dole, North Carolina Republican

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/739-3900, Ext. 124 or 113.

Prescription drug safety — 10 a.m. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy holds a news conference on prescription drug safety. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/395-6789.

Budget conference call — 11 a.m. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds two conference-call briefings on “Bush Budget Cuts All Domestic Discretionary Program Areas Outside Homeland Security, Except for Space Exploration.” Call repeats at 1:30 p.m. Robert Greenstein, Sharon Parrott and Stacy Dean, all with the CBPP, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/408-1080.

US-VISIT program — 11 a.m. Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Entering America: Challenges Facing the US-VISIT Program.” James Williams of the Directorate of Border and Transportation Security at the Homeland Security Department and James Carafano of the foundation participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Election countdown — 11 a.m. The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management holds a discussion, “Election Countdown: The Race for the White House and Congress.” Doug Bailey of the Hotline, Ron Faucheux of Campaigns and Elections magazine, Peter Fenn of Fenn and King Communications, and Greg Giroux of Congressional Quarterly participate. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/994-8782.

Fighting harassment — 11:30 a.m. The Health and Human Services Department holds a news conference to begin a campaign, “Take a Stand, Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now,” designed to stop verbal and physical harassment. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, Elizabeth Duke of the Health Resources and Services Administration, Miss America 2003 Erika Harold and Washington Redskin Darnerien McCants participate. Location: 770 M St. SE. Contact: 301/443-3376.

Financial scandals — 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club holds a luncheon discussion on recent financial scandals and what can be done about them. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat, and Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican and chairman of the Financial Services Committee, participate. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Assault-weapons ban — 3 p.m. Congress holds a news conference on reauthorization of the assault-weapons ban. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat; Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican and chairman of the Armed Services Committee; Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat; and Sen. Mike DeWine, Ohio Republican, participate. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3841 or 202/224-2023.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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