- The Washington Times - Monday, September 13, 2004


Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 bus tour with a “Focus on Health Care with President Bush” discussion in Muskegon, Mich., a RNC Victory 2004 rally in Holland, Mich. and a RNC Victory 2004 rally in Battle Creek, Mich.


4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Service releases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

4:15 p.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


10 a.m. Election Assistance Commission holds an open meeting. Topics include Title II Requirements Payments update; Military and Overseas Voters Best Practice report; HAVA College Program update; Polling Place Access for Individuals with Disabilities update from HHS. Location: U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1225 New York Ave. NW. Suite 1100. Contact: 202/566-3100.

1 p.m. — Small Business Administration hosts the National Women’s Business Council’s round-table discussion on “best practices” supporting female business owners’ access to federal contracts. Location: Small Business Administration, Eisenhower Conference Rooms A and B, 409 Third St. SW. Contact: 202/205-6829.

1:30 p.m. — National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission holds a meeting. Topics include currently authorized and proposed memorials in the District and its environs and the status of legislative proposals introduced in the 108th Congress to establish memorials in the District and its environs. Location: National Building Museum, Room 312, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/619-7097.


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


Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business and 3:30 p.m. to consider the Homeland Security Department appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “The Importance of Real-Time, Actionable Intelligence: Ensuring the U.S. Intelligence Community Supports Homeland Defense and Military Operations.” Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary terrorism, technology and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing, “A Review of the Tools to Fight Terrorism Act.” Daniel Bryant, assistant attorney general, Justice Department; Barry Sabin, chief, Criminal Division Counterterrorism Section, Justice Department; and Jonathan Turley, professor, George Washington University Law School, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.


Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


4:30 p.m. Judiciary courts, the Internet and intellectual property subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Constitution Restoration Act of 2004.” Former Rep. William Dannemeyer, California Republican; and Roy Moore, former Alabama chief justice, Foundation for Moral Law Inc., testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

7 p.m. — Rules Committee holds a meets to formulate a rule on the Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005 and the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2004. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.


Health care solutions — all day American University Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds the second annual Bipartisan Health Care Solutions Summit. Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlights — 2:30 p.m. Henry Aaron, Brookings Institution, “The Cost of Health Care: A National Crisis?”

Location: AU, Butler Pavilion, sixth floor, Butler Boardroom, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Public affairs conference — all day National Restaurant Association holds its 2004 Public Affairs Conference. Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlights — 3 p.m. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow

4:15 p.m. — Charlie Cook, National Journal Group; and Stuart Rothenberg, Rothenberg Political Report, “Campaign Outlook: The Impact of the 2004 Elections on the Restaurant Industry”

Location: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/331-5900.

Weapons ban news conference — 11:30 a.m. Proponents of renewing the assault-weapons ban hold a news conference. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat, participates. Location: Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/652-6016 or 202/270-4415.

United Nations — noon Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “A U.N. That Lives Up to Its Founding Principles: The U.S. Agenda at the United Nations General Assembly.” Mark Lagon, deputy assistant secretary of state, participates. Location: HI, 1015 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-7770.

September 11 discussion — 6 p.m. Women’s Foreign Policy Group holds a discussion, “9/11 Commission: Findings, Recommendations, Follow-up.” Jamie Gorelick, September 11 commission, participates. Location: Intelsat, 3400 International Drive NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/884-8131.

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