- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 2, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Court challenges to marriage — 9 a.m. — The Alliance for Marriage holds a news conference on court challenges. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, participates. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/934-1212.

Economic outlook — 10 a.m. — The Business Roundtable holds a conference-call briefing to release the results of its latest economic-outlook survey. Dial-in, 888/428-4474. Hank McKinnell, Pfizer Inc., participates. Contact: 202/496-3270.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses a White House conference on faith-based and community initiatives and attends Bush-Cheney ‘04 and Republican National Committee fund-raisers, Los Angeles.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave., SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

3 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistic Service releases its weekly broiler-hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 1-800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics standards and security subcommittee to review industry testimony on electronic claims attachments under HIPAA. Location: Washington Terrace Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 301/458-4245.

9 a.m. — U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting of the Chemical Transportation Advisory hazardous cargo transportation security subcommittee to discuss issues relating to the marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. Location: Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 2nd St. SW, room 2415. Contact: 202/267-1217.

9:30 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to review a 25th anniversary Three Mile Island Unit 2 accident presentation. The meeting will be webcast live at www.nrc.gov. Location: Commissioners’ conference room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-1965.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 03-44 Sabri v. United States

Docket Number 02-1689 Grupo Dataflux v. Atlas Global Group

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on grants management within the Environmental Protection Agency. David O’Connor, assistant administrator, Office of Administration and Resources Management, EPA; Melissa Heist, assistant inspector general, EPA, testify. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

9:30 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing, “Health Insurance Challenges: Buyer Beware.” Joan Piantadosi, wife of unauthorized health insurance plan victim; Robert Cramer, managing director, Office of Special Investigations, General Accounting Office; Ann Combs, assistant secretary, Labor Department, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

9:30 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “Building Operational Readiness In Foreign Affairs Agencies.” James Dobbins, director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, Rand Corp.; John Hamre, president-CEO, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Hans Binnenijk, National Defense University, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation science, technology and space subcommittee holds a hearing on the emotional and physical effect of abortion on women. Georgette Forney and Michaelene Jenkins, Silent No More Campaign; and Dr. Elizabeth Shadigian, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

HOUSE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Appropriations Transportation, Treasury and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for the Transportation Department. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10:30 a.m. — Select Homeland Security emergency preparedness and response subcommittee holds a hearing on the proposed fiscal 2005 budget for the Homeland Security Department’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate. Michael Brown, undersecretary for emergency preparedness and response, Homeland Security Department, testifies. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

2 p.m. — International Relations Western Hemisphere subcommittee holds a hearing on Haiti. Roger Noriega, assistant secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, State Department; and Arthur Dewey, assistant secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, State Department, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. — Appropriations Commerce, Justice, State, the judiciary, and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for the State Department. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

Latin America discussion — 8:30 a.m. — Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Latin America: Caribbean Terrorism Links.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Sen. Norm Coleman, Minnesota Republican.

11:30 a.m. — Rep. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, chairman, House Democratic Caucus, and William Pope, State Department, “Fighting International Terrorism in Our Neighborhood.”

Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Cancer prevention — 8:30 a.m. — C-Change holds a news conference to announce its goal to prevent an additional 1 million new cancer cases and 500,000 cancer deaths by 2010. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat; former President George Bush; LaSalle Leffall, Howard University Cancer Center; and Andrew von Eschenbach, National Cancer Institute, participate. Location: National Press Club, ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 312/552-1163.

Manufacturing, tax and trade policy — 8:45 a.m. — Center for American Progress hosts an address on changes that must be made in U.S. manufacturing, research, tax and trade policy. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, participates. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/478-6330.

U.S.-Bahrain free-trade agreement — 11:15 a.m. — Congress holds a news conference to announce the formation of a congressional caucus to support the passage of the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement. Reps. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, and Jim Turner, Texas Democrat; U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick; and Abdula Hassan Saif, minister of finance and national economy, Bahrain, participate. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/457-1817.

Haiti discussion — 1 p.m. — Institute for Policy Studies hosts a discussion on the current situation in Haiti and the history of U.S.-Haiti relations. Bill Fletcher, TransAfrica forum; Max Aristide, Haiti Support Project, and Eugenia Charles-Mathruin, Haiti Reborn/Quixote Center, participate. Location: IPS, 733 15th St. NW. suite 1020. Contact: 301/920-0670; 202/234-9382, Ext.. 229.

Offshoring — 1:15 p.m. — Brookings Institution holds a forum on offshoring. Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, participates. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Memorial lecture — 4:30 p.m. — George Washington University Law School holds the 24th annual Manuel F. Cohen Memorial Lecture. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow participates. Location: GWU Law School, Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, 2000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6467, 202/994-0616.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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