- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 20, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Save energy — 9:30 a.m. — The Energy Department and the Alliance to Save Energy hold a press briefing to launch a savings campaign to help consumers reduce high energy bills and cut the nation’s energy use. David Garman of the Energy Department and Kateri Callahan of the Alliance to Save Energy participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Murrow Room. Contact: 202/715-1534 or 202/530-2203.

Luncheon program with Miss America — 12:30 p.m.National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds a luncheon program with Miss America 2004. Ericka Dunlap participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7500.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers the commencement address, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Attends a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 fund-raiser, Metairie, La. Travels to Crawford, Texas.

VICE PRESIDENT

Attends a breakfast fund-raiser for Ted Poe, Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, Houston.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — National Aeronautics and Space Administrationholds a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council, Biological and Physical Research Advisory Committee. Topics include: review recommendations, program overview, advisory committee restructuring, division reports, international space station utilization update. Location: NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW. Room 6H46. Contact: 202/358-0870.

10 a.m. —Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.holds a meeting of the board of directors to consider a memorandum and resolution about the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking-12 CFR Part 364: Proper Disposal of Consumer Information Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 and memorandum and resolution about Notice of Proposed Rulemaking-Proposed Amendments to Part 327 of the FDIC Rules and Regulations Concerning Certified Statements and Requests for Review of Assessment Computations. Location: FDIC, 550 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/898-7043.

1 p.m. —Internal Revenue Serviceholds a meeting by teleconference of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Multilingual Initiative Issue Committee on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. Contact: 888/912-1227.

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

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing on conduct and support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gen. Richard Myers, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gen. Peter Schoomaker, Army chief of staff; Gen. Michael Hagee, commandant of the Marine Corps, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. —Government Reform Committeeholds a hearing, “Thirsty for Results: Lessons Learned From the District of Columbia’s Lead Contamination Experience.” Benjamin Grumbles, Environmental Protection Agency; Donald Welsh, Region III, EPA; Thomas Jacobus, Washington Aqueduct, Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructurewater resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing on. “Great Lakes Water Quality and Restoration Efforts.” Rep. Bart Stupak, Michigan Democrat; Rep. Mark Steven Kirk, Illinois Republican; Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Democrat; Chris Jones, Ohio EPA and chairman, Great Lakes Governors’ Priorities Task Force, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Tax policy symposium — all day National Tax Association holds its 34th annual spring symposium, “Tax Policy in Transition.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Highlights — 10:45 a.m. “International Tax Roundtable.” 12:30 p.m. “2004 State Tax Program: Mend It or End it — The Case of the State Corporate Income Tax.” Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Hill, 550 C St. SW. Contact: 202/737-3325.

NAHB conference — all day The National Home Builders holds a conference on “Is a Full Fledged Economic Expansion Finally Underway? Where Does That Leave the Housing Sector?” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: National Housing Center, 1201 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/266-8409.

“Boomers approaching retirement” — 8 a.m. AARP Global Aging Program and Harvard University’s Generations Policy Initiative hold a news briefing on “Boomers Approaching Retirement: Aspirations and Realities.” Teresa Ghilarducci, University of Notre Dame; John Haley, Watson Wyatt & Co.; Paul Hodge, Harvard’s Generations Policy Initiative; Julia Huber, Demos UK; William Novelli, AARP, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/434-3727.

Speech — 9 a.m. Council on Foreign Relations hosts an address by Prime Minister Konstandinos Karamanlis of Greece. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9716.

“Radioactive” War in Iraq — 10 a.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion on “The ‘Radioactive’ War in Iraq and Our Health.” Helen Caldicott, Nuclear Policy Research Institute, participates. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593 or 202/277-0711.

Health insurance fraud — 10:15 a.m.America’s Health Insurance Plans holds a news briefing to introduce a new public service announcement on health insurance fraud. Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat; John Morrison, Insurance Commissioner of Montana; and Karen Ignagni, AHIP, participate. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/778-8494.

Book discussion — noonLibrary of Congress holds a book discussion on “The Failures of Integration: How Race and Class Are Undermining the American Dream.” Sheryll Cashin, Georgetown Law Center, participates. Location: LOC, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Whitall Pavilion. Contact: 202/707-9203.

Book discussion — noon —Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion on “Rumsfeld’s War: The Untold Story of America’s Anti-Terrorist Commander.” Rowan Scarborough, author, and James Phillips, Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Preventing teenage pregnancy — 1:15 p.m. New America Foundation and the National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy holds a discussion on “Growing Up Fast: Real Stories of Teenage Mothers.” Joanna Lipper, author; Sarah Brown, National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; Alma Golden, HHS; Bronwyn Mayden, Campaign for Our Children; and Tamara Kreinin, SIECUS, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

U.S.-Pakistan relations — 2 p.m. Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “The Future of U.S.-Pakistan Relations.” Mian Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, foreign minister, Pakistan; and Mike Franc, HF, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

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