- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 3, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Challenges facing women — 8:30 a.m. — New America Foundation holds a news briefing on “The Way Women Work: Addressing the Challenges Facing Women Voters and Juggler Families.” Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat; Stephanie Monroe, counsel for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; and Heather Boushey of the Center for Economic and Policy Research participate. Location: 2216 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/986-2700.

Briefing on cities — 9 a.m. — The National League of Cities holds a news briefing on “The State of Our Cities.” Rep. Michael R. Turner, Ohio Republican; Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat; Charles Lyon, president of the NLC; D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams; and Councilman James Hunt from Clarksburg, W.Va., participate. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/626-3003 or 202/626-3051.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses the economy in Bakersfield, Calif.; attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser in Santa Clara, Calif.; and travels to Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for January. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

1 p.m. — Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages.

Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — National Park Service holds a meeting of the Concessions Management Advisory Board to discuss issues related to leasehold surrender interest, highlights on concession activities, the status of commercial use authorizations and proposed handcraft regulations. Location: Madison Hotel, 1155 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/513-7144.

9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting to discuss proposed airworthiness directives that would apply to Cessna Aircraft Co. models 401, 401A, 401B, 402, 402A, 402B, 402C, 411, and 411A and 414A airplanes. Location: Hilton, Washington Dulles International Airport, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Contact: 816/329-4117.

10 a.m. — Federal Election Commission holds a meeting to discuss proposed rule-making on political committee status. Location: 999 E St. NW, ninth floor. Contact: 202/694-1220.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. 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. — Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for the Education Department. Education Secretary Rod Paige testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

9:30 a.m. — Appropriations interior subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for the Energy Department. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham testifies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

9:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on military strategy and operational requirements in the fiscal 2005 defense budget. Marine Gen. James Jones Jr., commander of the U.S. European Command and supreme allied commander in Europe, and Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of the U.S. Central Command, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

2:30 p.m. — Energy and Natural Resources energy subcommittee holds a hearing on new nuclear power generation in the United States. Oswald Zeringue of the Tennessee Valley Authority and Joe Colvin of the Nuclear Energy Institute testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the “Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Appropriations energy and water development subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for the Bureau of Reclamation. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and John Keys III, commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, testify. Location: 2362-B Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Appropriations homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for the Homeland Security Department. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on the proposed fiscal 2005 budget for the Labor Department. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

10:30 a.m. — Appropriations Labor, HHS, Education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2005 appropriations for the Health and Human Services Department. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

Funding science and technology research — all day — The Alliance for Science and Technology Research in America holds a meeting on funding science and technology research.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Rep. Nick Smith, Michigan Republican.

Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/872-6160 or 202/320-8836.

Shipyard ergonomic guidelines — all day — The Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health holds a meeting to discuss shipyard ergonomic guidelines, enforcement, technology and medicine.

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-1999.

Small Business — 9:30 a.m. — House Small Business Committee Democrats hold a news conference to release a report on the Bush budget and its effect on small business. Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, New York Democrat, participates. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-4038.

New committee structure — 10:30 a.m. — House Energy and Commerce Committee holds a news conference to announce the new committee structure. Rep. Joe L. Barton, Texas Republican and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, participates. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2002.

Trans-Atlantic relations — 12:30 p.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Fortress America? The Implications of Homeland Security on Trans-Atlantic Relations.” Participants include Fred Thompson of AEI, Radek Sikorski of the New Atlantic Initiative, Stewart Verdery Jr. of the Homeland Security Department, Jonathan Faull of the European Commission and Steven Brill of Verified Identity Pass Inc. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Health savings accounts — 2:30 p.m. — Congress holds a news conference to announce legislation that will allow owners of health savings accounts to deduct their health insurance premiums from their taxes. Rep. Philip M. Crane, Illinois Republican; Rep. Sam Johnson, Texas Republican; Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, and Rep. Jim Ramstad, Minnesota Republican; participate. Location: H-140, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-3711.

Life sciences research — 3 p.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a news conference to announce a Biosecurity Initiative for Life Sciences Research. Participants include HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, John Marburger of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, John Gordon, assistant to the president for homeland security, Elias Zerhouni of the National Institutes of Health and Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Location: HHS, Auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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