- The Washington Times - Monday, September 13, 2004


Design presentation — all day — The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund hosts presentations by the design team finalists for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Education Center. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/393-0090.

Clean air — 9:30 a.m. — The Foundation for Clean Air Progress holds a press conference to release a study on Environmental Protection Agency data that show America’s air is better than the public has been told. William Fay, president of the foundation, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-8400.


Attends a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 rally, Greenwood Village, Colo. Addresses the National Guard Association conference, Las Vegas. Returns to Washington.


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

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department releases the results of three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


9:30 a.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the North American Numbering Council. Topics include report of the North American Numbering Plan Administrator, report of the National Thousands Block Pooling Administrator and status report on Industry Numbering Committee activities. Location: FCC, the Portals II, 445 12th St. SW. Suite 5-A420. Contact: 202/418-0484.

10 a.m. — Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a public meeting concerning petition CP 02-1, which requested that the commission adopt a voluntary standard for cigarette lighters, American Society for Testing & Materials F-400, as a mandatory standard under the Consumer Product Safety Act. Location: Bethesda Towers Building, 4330 East-West Highway, Room 420, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-7546.

4 p.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the National Science Board’s Committee on Education and Human Resources to discuss the broadening participation in science and engineering research and education draft revisions. Location: National Science Foundation, Stafford I Building, Room 130, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7000.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. — Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, the federal workforce and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing, “The 9/11 Commission Human Capital Recommendations: A Critical Element of Reform.” Commissioners Fred F. Fielding and Jamie S. Gorelick, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

10 a.m. — Select Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Rep. Porter J. Goss, Florida Republican, to be CIA director. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing, “Implementing the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit and Medicare Advantage Program: Perspectives on the Proposed Rules.” Mark McClellan, administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Karen Ignagni, president/chief executive, America’s Health Insurance Plans, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.


Meets at 9 a.m. for morning business and 10 a.m. to consider the Nonprofit Athletic Organization Protection Act of 2003; the Good Samaritan Volunteer Firefighter Assistance Act of 2003; the Volunteer Pilot Organization Protection Act; the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2004; and the Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act for fiscal 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. — Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s oversight of security at nuclear-power plants. Luis Reyes, executive director of operations, NRC; and Roy Zimmerman, director, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, NRC, testify. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

1:30 p.m. — International Relations international terrorism, nonproliferation and human rights, and Europe subcommittees hold a joint hearing, “U.S.-European Cooperation on Counterterrorism: Achievements and Challenges.” William Pope, principal deputy coordinator for counterterrorism, State Department; and Gijs De Vries, counterterrorism coordinator, European Union, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. — Select Committee on Homeland Security holds a hearing, “Homeland Security: The 9/11 Commission and the Course Ahead.” Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge testifies. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

4:30 p.m. — Judiciary immigration, border security and claims subcommittee holds a markup of the Security and Fairness Enhancement for America Act of 2003. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


National Security Conference — all day — U.S. Army and the Atlantic Council of the United States sponsor the 2004 Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 7 p.m. — Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, “World Security and Stability in the Balance.”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/697-7592.

Signing ceremony — 10:30 a.m. — Office of the U.S. Trade Representative hosts a signing ceremony for the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement. U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and Minister of Finance and National Economy Abdulla Hassan Saif of Bahrain participate. Location: Indian Treaty Room, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 202/395-3230.

2 p.m. — Pension reform — U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a meeting on efforts to urge Congress to pass comprehensive pension reform. Rep. John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican and chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee, participates. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Anti-Semitism in Europe — 2 p.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a program with Warren Miller, chairman of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. Topics include “The Commission’s Report to the President and Congress” and “Anti-Semitism in Europe As It Affects U.S. Cultural Property.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540 or 301/530-1210.

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