- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 21, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with foreign leaders and addresses the U.N. General Assembly, New York.

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 round-table discussion, Finley’s Restaurant, Lansing, Mich.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases the new residential construction for August 2004. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2:30 p.m. —Treasury Departmentreleases the auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Bureau of Industry and Securityholds a meeting of the Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee. Topics include: review of Wassenaar arrangement and technical working group issues; review of missile technology control regime issues. Location: Room 3884, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street, Pennsylvania and Constitution avenues NW. Contact: 202/482-2583.

10 a.m. —Federal Trade Commissionholds a meeting to receive the oral argument in the matter of Rambus Inc., Docket 9302, to be followed by a closed executive session on this matter. Location: Federal Trade Commission Building, Room 532, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-2180.

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. Appropriations Committeeholds a hearing, “The 9/11 Commission’s Intelligence Reform Recommendations.” Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Adm. Dennis Blair, former commander, U.S. Pacific Command, testify. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committeeholds a hearing on the nominations of Karen Harbert to be assistant secretary for international affairs and domestic policy and John Shaw to be assistant secretary for environment, safety and health, Energy Department. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

2:30 p.m. Judiciaryimmigration, border security and citizenship subcommittee holds a hearing, “Refugees: Seeking Solutions to a Global Concern.” Gene Dewey, assistant secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, State Department; and Eduardo Aguirre, director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Homeland Security Department, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing, “The Wireless 411 Privacy Act.” Dennis Strigl, president/chief executive officer, Verizon Wireless; and Steve Largent, president/CEO, Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. to consider including the Llagas Reclamation Groundwater Remediation Initiative and the Railroad Right-of-Way Conveyance Validation Act of 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committeeholds a hearing on the recommendations of the Oceans Commission to avert decline of ocean wildlife and collapse of ocean ecosystems.

Rep. Sam Farr, California Democrat, and Gov. Frank H. Murkowski, Alaska Republican, chairman, National Governors Association Natural Resources Committee, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. —House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committeehold a joint hearing to receive the legislative presentation of the American Legion. Thomas Cadmus, national commander, and Steve Robertson, director, National Legislative Commission, testify. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527 or 202/224-9126.

2 p.m. —Energy and Commercehealth subcommittee holds a hearing, “Keeping Seniors Healthy: New Preventative Benefits in the Medicare Modernization Act.” Carolyn Clancy, director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health and Human Services; and Janet Heinrich, director of health care/public health issues, Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

5 p.m. —Rules Committeeholds a meeting to formulate a rule on “The Pledge Protection Act of 2004.” Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Suicide prevention — all day Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) USA holds its 2004 National Awareness Event. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. Sen. Gordon H. Smith, Oregon Republican; Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat; and Rep. Bart Gordon,Tennessee Democrat, recipients; Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, minority whip, presenter, “Allies for Action” awards ceremony, S-219, U.S. Capitol

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K Street NW or as noted above. Contact: 202/449-3600.

National Museum of the American Indian — all day Smithsonian Institution hosts the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) to the public. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. Procession of Native Nations, Smithsonian Castle to NMAI

noon —Museum dedication

1 p.m. —Museum opens to the public and remains open through the night until 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

1 p.m. —First Americans Festival opens, National Mall

1 p.m. —Social dance on the Mall

5:30 p.m. —Concert on the Mall

Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Colorado Republican, chairman, Indian Affairs Committee; Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat; President Alejandro Manrique of Peru; and Lawrence Small, secretary, Smithsonian Institution and Richard West, director, NMAI, participate. Location: Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Third and Independence Avenue SW entrance, or as noted above. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 113 or Ext. 108.

Peruvian presidential discussion — 9 a.m. George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs hosts a discussion with Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo. Location: GWU Elliott School, Betts Theatre, Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Ceremony — 9:30 a.m. Interior Department holds the 2004 National Take Pride in America Awards. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton participates. Location: Interior Department, Main Building, South Penthouse, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-6502.

“Operation Career Front” — 1 p.m. Veterans Affairs, the Labor Department and Home Depot hold a press conference to announce “Operation Career Front,” a joint public- and private-sector agreement to provide employment opportunities for current and former members of the U.S. military. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi, Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao and David Chu, defense undersecretary, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Exhibition — 1:30 p.m. E9-1-1 Institute holds a exhibition on the latest in E-911 communications technologies.

Highlights — 5:30 p.m. Sen. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican; Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; Rep. John Shimkus, Illinois Republican; Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, California Democrat, and Gregory Rohde, E9-1-1 Institute, reception and remarks

Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/715-1538.

Awards reception — 6 p.m. Women in Aerospace holds its 19th annual award reception. Location: Rayburn House Office Building Foyer, first floor. Contact: 301/347-3431.

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