- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 9, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Domestic-violence hot line — 3:30 p.m. — Connections Campaign holds a news conference to announce the launch of a private/public partnership to guarantee that the National Domestic Violence Hotline can continue to provide safety and lifesaving services to victims of domestic abuse. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat; recording artist Martina McBride; Sheryl Cates of NDVH; and Meredith Wagner of Lifetime Television participate. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 521/785-5842 or 512/796-6021.

Fund-raiser — 7 p.m. — The Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne holds a fund-raiser, “The 11th Annual Funniest Celebrity in Washington.” Reps. Collin C. Peterson, Minnesota Democrat; Spencer Bachus, Alaska Republican; Brian Baird, Washington Democrat; Brad Sherman, California Democrat; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican; Norah O’Donnell of NBC and reigning champion James Rosen of Fox News Channel participate. Location: The Galleria at Lafayette Center, 1120 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/347-6633.

PRESIDENT BUSH

11:55 a.m. — Addresses the Women’s Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century forum at the Cleveland Convention Center, Ohio.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for January. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Environmental Financial Advisory Board. Topics include joint operations of the state revolving fund programs and nonpoint source financing. Location: National Press Club, 13th floor in the Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/564-5188.

8:30 a.m. — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention. Topics include update on the adverse health effects of blood lead levels work group report; presentation and discussion of lead exposure during pregnancy; and update of strategic planning process by state and local childhood lead-poisoning prevention programs. Location: Admiral Fell Inn, 888 South Broadway, Baltimore. Contact: 770/488-7490.

8:30 a.m. — Transportation Department has a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 195: Flight Information Services Communications. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW, Room 4236. Contact: 202/833-9339.

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. — Rules and Administration Committee holds a hearing to examine the scope and operation of organizations registered under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; Sen. Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat; and Larry Noble, executive director/general counsel at the Center of Responsive Politics, testify.

Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6352.

9:30 a.m. — Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on the proposed fiscal 2005 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Administrator Michael Leavitt testifies. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

2 p.m. — Armed Services sea power subcommittee holds a hearing on the posture of U.S. Transportation Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal 2005 and the Future Years Defense Program. Gen. John Handy, chief of U.S. Transportation Command; Major Gen. Ann Dunwoody, chief of Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

2:30 p.m. — Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere, peace corps and narcotics affairs subcommittee holds a hearing, “A Fresh Start for Haiti? Charting the Future of U.S.-Haitian Relations.” Sen. Mike DeWine, Ohio Republican; Roger Noriega, assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs; and Adolfo Franco, assistant administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider commending India on its celebration of Republic Day; to express the condolences of the House over the death of Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski; and to consider the State Justice Institute Reauthorization Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Appropriations foreign operations, export financing and related programs 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.

10:30 a.m. — Select Homeland Security intelligence and counterterrorism subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Department of Homeland Security Proposed Information Analysis Budget for fiscal 2005.” Patrick Hughes, assistant secretary for information analysis at the Homeland Security Department, testifies. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

11:30 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a markup on the Coast Guard Authorization Act for fiscal 2005. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. — Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing, “A Review of the Administration’s fiscal 2005 Health Care Priorities.” Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

State treasurers conference — all day — The National Association of State Treasurers holds the 2004 legislative conference, “Safeguarding the Public Purse,” Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, participates. Location: Willard Inter-Continental, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 859/244-8175.

College health, safety — 9:30 a.m. — The Center for College Health and Safety holds a news conference to honor two university presidents for crackdown on alcohol abuse. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat; Rep. Jim Langevin, Rhode Island Democrat; Rep. Michael N. Castle, Delaware Republican; and C. Everett Koop, former U.S. surgeon general, participate. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/584-5000.

Internet telephony — 9:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “The Internet Telephony Revolution: Reality or Hype?” Robert Hahn and Robert Litan, both with the AEI-Brookings Joint Center; Robert Crandall of the Brookings Institution; Harold Furchtgott-Roth, formerly of the Federal Communications Commission, and Reed Hundt, former chairman of the FCC, participate. Location: National Press Club, Murrow, White and Lisagor Rooms, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/797-6274.

Russian elections — 10 a.m. — Heritage Foundation and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty hold a news conference, “Russian Elections and Beyond: Economics, Politics and Foreign Affairs.” Donald Jensen of RFE/RL; Russian writer Julia Latynin; Kalman Mizsei of the United Nations Development Program; and Doug Seay, staff, House International Relations Committee, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Iraq discussion — 2 p.m. — Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Iraq: One Year On.” Philip Gordon of the Center on the United States and France, and Michael O’Hanlon and James Steinberg of the Brookings Institution participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

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