- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 12, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

1:10 p.m. — Discusses education initiatives in Parkersburg, W.Va.

7 p.m. — Addresses the American Conservative Union conference at the JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases reports on unemployment insurance claims for the week and the Producer Price Index for April. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

8:30 a.m. — Census Bureau releases a report on advance monthly sales for retail and food services for April. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the national pollution prevention and toxics advisory committee. Location: Hilton-Silver Spring, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Contact: 202/554-1404.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments 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. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the contingency reserve fund request for fiscal 2005. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. — Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing to review Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFT) regulatory issues. CFT Chairman James Newsom testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

10 a.m. — Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing, “The Burden of Health Services Regulation.” Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation science, technology and space subcommittee holds a hearing on the impact of marriage and divorce on children. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Energy and Commerce Committee holds a markup of the Satellite Home Viewer Reauthorization Act. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Harnessing Science: Advancing Care by Accelerating the Rate of Cancer Clinical Trial Participation.” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. — Judiciary constitution subcommittee holds a hearing on the Federal Marriage Amendment to be followed by a markup of a sense of the House resolution that U.S. courts should not inappropriately use foreign opinions to interpret U.S. law and a resolution to designate the oak tree as the national tree of the United States. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. — Select Intelligence intelligence policy and national security subcommittee holds a hearing, “Intelligence Community Language Capabilities.” Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4121.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing, “Avoiding Summer Delays and a Review of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization.” Marian Blakey, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, testifies. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:30 a.m. — International Relations Committee holds a hearing, “The Imminent Transfer of Sovereignty in Iraq.” Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10:30 a.m. — Science Committee holds a hearing on the High Performance Computing Revitalization Act of 2004. John Marburger III, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, testifies. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

11 a.m. — Resources forest and forest health subcommittee holds a hearing, “Firefighting Preparedness: Are We Ready for the 2004 Wildfire Season.” Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

1 p.m. — Education and the Workforce workforce protections subcommittee holds a hearing, “Examining the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act and Its Benefits for Workers.” Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

GENERAL AGENDA

Islamic Spain symposium — all day — Georgetown University’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding holds a symposium, “Al-Andalus: The Legacy and Lessons of Islamic Spain.” Location: Intercultural Center auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/296-2426.

Exhibition opening — all day — The Library of Congress holds an exhibition opening of “With an Even Hand: Brown v. Board at Fifty.” Location: South Gallery, Great Hall, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-4604.

Bankers conference — all day — The Mortgage Bankers Association holds “The 2004 Subprime Lending and Alternative Products Conference.” Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/557-2727.

Study release — 9 a.m. — The Union of Concerned Scientists holds a press conference to release a study that shows the U.S. missile defense system would be ineffective against an attack. Location: Cabinet Room, Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-6133.

Achievement gap press conference — 10 a.m. — The Economic Policy Institute holds a press conference, “Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/775-8810.

AIDS report release — 11 a.m. — The National Academies’ Institute of Medicine holds a briefing to release “Public Financing and Delivery of HIV/AIDS Care: Securing the Legacy of Ryan White.” Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

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