- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 14, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Hosts a Hispanic Heritage Month concert and reception at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturing and trade inventories and sales for July. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

9:15 a.m. —Federal Reserve releases a report on industrial production and capacity use for August. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting to discuss the status and process of making regulatory determinations for contaminants on the second drinking water contaminant candidate list. Location: EPA headquarters, Room 1153, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-4887.

10 a.m. —Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a meeting on state and local power-supplier issues. Location: 888 First St. NE, Room 2C. Contact: 202/502-8400.

10 a.m. —Information Security Oversight Office holds a meeting of the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee to discuss National Industrial Security Program policy matters. Location: National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Thomas Jefferson Room 122. Contact: 202/219-5250.

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

10 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on climate change impacts. Witnesses include Daniel Cayan, a research meteorologist with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Climate Research Division at the University of California, San Diego; and Peter Frumhoff, program director and senior scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Global Environmental Program. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. —Finance Committee holds a markup of the Elder Justice Act and the nomination of Joey George to be inspector general for tax administration at the Treasury Department. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10:30 a.m. —Appropriations Committee holds a markup of the fiscal 2005 appropriations bills for commerce, justice, state and the judiciary; foreign operations; and labor, health and human services, and education. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Transportation, Treasury and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce Committee holds a markup of legislation requesting that the president provide certain information respecting the National Energy Policy Development Group. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. —Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a markup of legislation to protect the nation’s aviation system from terrorist attacks. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:30 a.m. —Select Committee on Homeland Security holds a hearing, “Combating Terrorism: The Role of Broadcast Media.” Witnesses include Marvin Kalb, former moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” and Frank Sesno, former vice president and Washington bureau chief of CNN. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

2 p.m. —Government Reform wellness and human rights subcommittee holds a hearing, “Conquering Obesity: The U.S. Approach to Combating the National Health Crisis.” Witnesses include Eric Bost, Agriculture Department undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services; and Alison Krester, director of scientific nutrition policy at the Grocery Manufacturers of America. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Air and space conference — all day The Air Force Association hosts the 2004 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. James Woolsey, former CIA director, conference address on the Global War on Terrorism

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/247-5847.

Ground transportation conference — all day High Speed Ground Transportation Association holds its fall conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 10:45 a.m. “Infrastructure Investment — the Bricks and Mortar of Building Support for a New High-Speed Train Industry”

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: Register with 202/261-6020.

Breakfast discussion — 9 a.m. Washington International Trade Association hosts a breakfast discussion with Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Josette Shiner. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Horizon Ballroom, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

Supreme Court term — 9 a.m. Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion, “Previewing the 2004 U.S. Supreme Court Term.” Donald Verrilli Jr. and Gregory Garre of the foundation participate. Location: Washington Legal Foundation, M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Hispanic heritage month — 10 a.m. The Library of Congress Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee presents two keynote speeches in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today. Cresencio Arcos, former U.S. ambassador to Honduras, gives a keynote address. Location: Madison Hall of the library’s James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-3702.

Arab-American voters — 11 a.m. Arab American Institute holds a conference-call briefing on a poll of Arab-American voters in battleground states. James Zogby of Zogby International participates. For call-in information, contact Rebecca Abou-Chedid at 202/429-9210.

Latvia and Ukraine — noon The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion, “Economic Reform and Ethnic Cooperation in Post-Soviet Latvia and Ukraine.” Stephen Bloom, research scholar at the institute, participates. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, sixth-floor auditorium, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4100.

Hispanic Caucus gala — 7 p.m. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute holds its annual gala. Participants include Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat; Teresa Heinz Kerry; and Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez, Texas Democrat and chairman of the Hispanic Caucus. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/543-1771, Ext. 242.

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