- The Washington Times - Monday, March 15, 2004


Meets with Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende of the Netherlands in the White House. Discusses health care access at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the new residential construction for February. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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


8:30 a.m. National Marine Fisheries Service holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, Spring Species Working Group, to discuss the upcoming ICCAT intersessional meeting on integrated and coordinated management of Atlantic bluefin tuna. Location: Holiday Inn Hotel, 8777 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring. Contact: 301/713-2276.

9 a.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the North American Numbering Council. Topics include: report from NBANC; report of NAPM, LLC; report of the North American Numbering Plan Administrator; report of National Thousands Block Pooling Administrator status of Industry Numbering Committee activities; reports from issues-management groups. Location: FCC, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, The Portals II, 445 12th St. SW, Suite 5-A420. Contact: 202/418-1466.

1 p.m. — Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research holds a meeting. Topics include: NOAA research review; NOAA social-science research activities; reports of Cooperative Institute reviews; ocean modeling review; fiscal 2005 budget requests. Location: Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/713-9121.


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


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. to consider thanking C-SPAN for its service to the House of Representatives on the 25th anniversary of its first coverage of the proceedings of the House; the Myron V. George Post Office Designation Act; honoring the life and legacy of Luis A. Ferre; honoring the life and legacy of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and recognizing his contributions on the anniversary of the date of his birth. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10:15 a.m. Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for school leadership programs. James McLoughlin, Cleveland State University; David Macali, superintendent, Ashland City Schools, testify. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

1 p.m. Government Reform technology, information policy, intergovernmental relations and the census subcommittee holds a hearing on “Information Security in the Federal Government: One Year Into the Federal Information Security Management Act.” Paul Corts, assistant attorney general for administration, Justice Department; Karen Evans, administrator for e-government and information technology, Office of Management and Budget, testify. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a field hearing on opening Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to general aviation. Adm. David Stone, acting administrator, Transportation Security Administration; James Bennett, president/chief executive officer, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; James Coyne, president, National Air Transportation Association, testify. Location: Reagan Airport, Signature Flight Support Hangar, General Aviation Terminal, Hangar 7, Arlington. Contact: 202/225-9446.

5:30 p.m. — Rules Committee holds a meeting to formulate a rule on relating to the liberation of the Iraqi people and the valiant service of the U.S. Armed Forces and Coalition Forces. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.


Health colloquium — all day The National Medical Association holds its “Fifth National Colloquium on African American Health”

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ohio Democrat, African American Health Annual Capitol Hill Day luncheon, 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Location: Hyatt Fair Lakes Hotel, 12777 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax. Contact: 202/347-1895.

Science education summit — 8 a.m. Education Department hosts the first Science Education Summit. Highlights — 8 a.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-3026.

Skilled workers forum — 9:30 a.m. The National Association of Workforce Board holds its 2004 forum, “A Skilled Workforce, a Stronger Economy.”

Highlights — 11:10 a.m. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, California Republican, “Congressional Update on the Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act”

Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 703/518-8606.

Health-access discussion — 10:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion, “Conversation on Health Access.” President Bush participates. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Retirement group news conference — 10:30 a.m. Institute for Policy Innovation holds a news conference to announce the formation of a new organization, The Alliance for Retirement Prosperity. Dick Armey, former U.S. representative, Texas Republican; Jack Kemp, Empower America; and Dorcas Hardy, former Social Security commissioner, participate. Location: United States Chamber of Commerce, RJR Room, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/452-6223.

Macedonia discussion — 11 a.m. Voice of America holds a discussion on “War and the ‘Oasis of Peace’: Macedonia Three Years After Its Ethnic Conflict.” Ambassador Nikolo Dimitriv of Macedonia; Edward Joseph, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kathleen Stephens, State Department, and Vedran Andonovski, VOA, participate. Location: VOA, 330 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/260-2989.

Iraq discussion — 2 p.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on “International Opinion After Iraq.” Topics include sentiment toward the United States, the war on terrorism and the future of Iraq. Madeline K. Albright, former secretary of state; Andrew Kohut, Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, and Patrick Cronin and Kurt Campbell, CSIS, participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Tax-policy discussion — 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Congress and Tax Policy.” Rep. Richard E. Neal, Massachusetts Democrat.; Julian Zelizer, State University of New York at Albany, and Martin Vaughan, Congress Daily, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Technology news conference — 3:30 p.m. Center for Aging Services Technologies holds a news conference to unveil prototype robots at “The Demonstration of Technologies for the Aging.” Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican, chairman, Special Committee on Aging, participates. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/339-0111.

Central Iraq discussion 5 p.m. — Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service Center for Contemporary Arab Studies holds a discussion with democratic activists and civil-society leaders from central Iraq. Sayed Farqat Al Qizwini, founder, Iraqi Democratic Union, participates. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Copley Formal Lounge, Intercultural Conference Center. Contact: 202/687-6215.

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