- The Washington Times - Monday, September 27, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

New $50 bill — 10:30 a.m. — Treasury Department holds a press conference to showcase the new $50 bill. Location: Union Station, main hall, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Discussion on IAEA — 2 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The International Atomic Energy Agency: The World’s Enforcer or Paper Tiger?” John Bolton of the State Department and Joseph Cirincione of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas, for debate preparation; no public events scheduled.

VICE PRESIDENT

Hosts a Bush-Cheney ‘04 town hall meeting, Dubuque, Iowa.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee working groups. Location: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-0214.

8:30 a.m. — Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee. Topics include VA’s long-term care strategic plan and long-term care planning model; Office of Academic Affiliations-VA Geriatric Education (size, scope and outcomes of individual programs); review of GRECC contributions to VA and methods of rating individual GRECC’s performance. Location: VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-8539.

9 a.m. — Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy holds a meeting to review energy conservation standards for consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment. Location: Energy Department, Forrestal Building, Room 1E-245, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-7574.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session to consider the intelligence reform bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on media ownership and the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals decision on the Federal Communications Commission ownership rules. Edwin Baker, professor of law, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Ben Compaine, researcher and writer, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. — Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on “Combating the Flu: Keeping Seniors Alive.” Stephen Ostroff, National Center for Infectious Disease and Pamela McInnes, National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease, testify. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Policies to Enforce the Bank Secrecy Act and Prevent Money Laundering in Money Services Businesses and the Gaming Industry.” William Fox, director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Treasury Department; Kevin Brown, commissioner, Small Business/Self-Employed Division, Internal Revenue Service, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing on the “Schools Safety Acquiring Faculty Excellence Act.” George Ann Rice, associate superintendent, Human Resources Division, Clark County Schools, Las Vegas; Donna Uzzell, director, Criminal Justice Information Services, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tallahassee, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. — Energy and Commerce trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on “Protecting the Privacy of Consumers’ Social Security Numbers.” Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

4 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure highways, transit and pipelines subcommittee holds a markup of the Public Transportation Terrorism Prevention and Response Act of 2004. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

5 p.m. — Rules Committee holds a meeting to formulate a rule on the District of Columbia Personal Protection Act and H.J. Res. 106, proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution relating to marriage. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

NAFCU conference — all day — National Association of Federal Credit Unions holds the NAFCU Congressional Caucus Conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:35 a.m. — Sen. Michael D. Crapo, Idaho Republican

10 a.m. — Rep. Artur Davis, Alabama Democrat

10:20 a.m. — Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat

11 a.m. — Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican

11:30 a.m. — JoAnn Johnson, chairman, National Credit Union Administration

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/842-2820.

Marketplace in education — 8 a.m. — Cato Institute holds a conference on “Creating a True Marketplace in Education.” Andrew Coulson, senior fellow for education policy, Mackinac Center for Public Policy; John Merrifield, professor, University of Texas at San Antonio; and Robert Enlow, executive director, Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation, participate. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

World affairs — 9 a.m. — Brookings Institution, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations and the Hoover Institution hold a press briefing to release the CCFRS public opinion survey that focuses on the way the U.S. public and foreign policy leaders view world affairs and evaluate policy choices at a time of profound international transformation. Location: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

“American Dream” — 10 a.m. — National League of Cities holds a meeting to discuss election issues critical to promoting the “American Dream” in cities and to set the stage for similar meetings in nearly 70 cities and town. District Mayor Anthony A. Williams and Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla. participate. Location: City Museum Theatre, 801 K St. NW. Contact: 202/626-3051.

Federal Marriage Amendment — 10:30 a.m. — Alliance for Marriage holds a rally for Hispanic leaders to support AFM’s Federal Marriage Amendment. Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, participates. Location: HC-8, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 703/934-1212.

Making of environmental law — 3 p.m. — Woodrow Wilson Center holds a conference, “The Making of Environmental Law: Past, Present, and Future.” Russell Train, chairman emeritus, World Wildlife Fund; James Speth, dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Awards gala — 6:30 p.m. — The Lupus Foundation of America holds its second annual Champion to Champion awards gala. Location: Ritz-Carlton. Contact: 202/349-1158.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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