- The Washington Times - Monday, March 29, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

11:30 a.m. — Gives a speech on the economy in Appleton, Wis.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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. — Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-7440.

9 a.m. — Office of Science and Technology Policy holds a meeting of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology to discuss the draft report from its work force-education subcommittee, the Nanotechnology Initiative and management of the potential environmental and health effects of nanoscale materials. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/456-6070.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 03-6539, Johnson v. California

Docket Nos. 03-339, Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain, and 03-485, United States v. Alvarez-Machain

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 Homeland Security subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for border security and enforcement and immigration services. Witnesses include Robert C. Bonner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, and Michael Garcia, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement assistant secretary. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the implantation of the “Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000.” Witnesses include Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican and Finance Committee chairman; and Robert Card, undersecretary of energy. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

2 p.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a markup of the nomination of Alphonso Jackson to be Housing and Urban Development secretary and the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

2:30 p.m. — Governmental Affairs financial management, the budget and international security subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Federal Government’s Role in Empowering Americans to Make Informed Financial Decisions.” Witnesses include Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat; Sen. Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican; and Brian Roseboro, acting secretary of the Treasury for domestic finance. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for debate and at noon to consider welcoming the accession of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; to consider the Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act, fiscal 2004 through 2006; and to reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant program through June 30. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Appropriations Homeland Security subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for science and technology programs of the Homeland Security Department. Charles McQueary, Homeland Security undersecretary for science and technology, testifies. Location: B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure water resources and environment subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on “Inconsistent Regulation of Wetlands and Other Waters.” Witnesses include Rep. Doug Ose, California Republican, and John Paul Woodley Jr., assistant Army secretary for civil works. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. — Select Homeland Security cyber-security, science and research and development subcommittee holds a hearing on the Homeland Security Department’s cyber-security and Enterprise Architecture budget proposal. Witnesses include Robert Liscouski, assistant secretary for infrastructure protection, and Steven Cooper, chief information officer, both of Homeland Security Department. Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

11 a.m. — International Relations Committee holds a hearing on the Bush administration and nonproliferation. Witnesses include John Bolton, undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, and Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center executive director. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Communications workers — all day — Communications Workers of America holds its legislative-political conference.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat

8:40 a.m. — Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat

8:50 a.m. — Rep. Maurice D. Hinchey, New York Democrat

9 a.m. — Rep. Hilda L. Solis, California Democrat

9:10 a.m. — Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Democrat

9:20 a.m. — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/434-1168.

U.S. jobs — all day — Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO holds its 2004 Legislative Conference, “American Jobs: Defending the Dream.” Participants include Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat; Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat; Rep. John D. Dingell, Michigan Democrat; Rep. Ray LaHood, Illinois Republican; and John Sweeney, AFL-CIO president. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/756-4626.

U.S.-Italy conference — all day — Congress holds “The United States-Italy Military and Aerospace Industry Conference.”

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican; Rep. Kay Granger, Texas Republican; Antonio Marzano, Italian minister of industry; and Mario Baccini, Italian undersecretary of foreign affairs. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2011.

Hispanic schools — 8:30 a.m. — The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities holds a discussion on the memorandum of the Education Department to provide increased employment and educational opportunities at HACU member institutions. Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Global warming — 1 p.m. — Congress and the Natural Resources Defense Council hold a news conference to introduce legislation to fight global warming. Participants include Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat; Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican; and Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, New York Republican. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-5335, 202/289-2404 or 202/320-8026.

Convention Center — 4 p.m. — Washington Convention Center Authority holds a reception to mark the first anniversary of the new Washington Convention Center. Participants include D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, Mayor Anthony A. Williams, and Susan Sarafati of the Greater Washington Society of Executives. Location: Washington Convention Center, L Street Bridge, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/249-3218.

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