- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 8, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Election discussion — 8:30 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds an “Election Watch” discussion. Topics include voter groups to watch, the status of the presidential contest and Senate prospects. Participants include Karlyn Bowman, Norman Ornstein and William Schneider of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Vietnam prisoner-of-war press conference — 10:30 a.m. — Vietnam prisoners of war hold a press conference to introduce a documentary, “Stolen Honor: Wounds that Never Heal.” Participants include former Sen. Bob Dole, Kansas Republican; Carlton Sherwood, producer; and George Day, Jack Van Loan, Paul Galanti, Robert Shumaker and Ken Cordier, former POWs. Location: Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Ave. NE. Contact: 800/536-5920.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 rally, Chalfont, Pa. Makes remarks at a RNC Victory 2004 rally, Johnstown, Pa.

VICE PRESIDENT

2 p.m. — Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 town hall meeting, Cinergy Center, Cincinnati. — 6:30 p.m. — Addresses a dinner for 2004 Joint State Victory Committee, KI Convention Center, Green Bay, Wis.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

1 p.m. — Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages.

Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Medicare Payment Advisory Commission holds an open meeting today and tomorrow. Topics include initial findings on congressionally mandated studies including: specialty hospitals, certified registered nurse first assistants, physician practice expenses, risk adjustment and other issues related to the adjusted average per-capita cost, beneficiary cost-sharing in private plans. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/220-3700.

1 p.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee to prepare for the ninth session of the International Maritime Organization subcommittee on dangerous goods, solid cargoes and containers to be held at the IMO headquarters in London from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.

Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/267-1217.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at noon to consider pending judicial nominations. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the investigation of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade at Abu Ghraib prison, Iraq. Gen. Paul Kern, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command; and Lt. Gen. Lance Smith, deputy commander, U.S. Central Command, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9:30 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “The Current Situation in Sudan and the Prospects for Peace.” Secretary of State Colin L. Powell testifies. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2 p.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a markup to authorize the president to award a gold medal on behalf of Congress in honor of Martin Luther King to his widow, Coretta Scott King, to be followed by a hearing, “Examining the Impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Developments Concerning International Convergence.” Paul Boyle, chief executive, Financial Reporting Council of the United Kingdom; and Andrew Sheng, chairman, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the “Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act”; legislation making emergency supplemental appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30; and the Department of Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act for fiscal 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “Creating Secure Borders and Open Doors: A Review of Homeland Security Department-State Department Collaboration on U.S. Visa Policy.” Stewart Verdery Jr., assistant secretary for border and transportation security policy and planning, Homeland Security Department; and Janice Jacobs, deputy assistant secretary for visa services, State Department, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

11 a.m. — Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Publication and Disclosure Issues in Anti-Depressant Pediatric Clinical Trials.” David Wheadon, senior vice president of U.S. regulatory affairs, GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia; and Joseph Camardo, senior vice president, Wyeth Research, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Collegeville, Pa., testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

Small-business conference# — all day — Small Business Administration and the Commerce Department Minority Business Development Agency host the National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — noon — Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans

Location: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/205-6740.

U.S.-Saudi discussion — 9:30 a.m. — Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “Shifting Sands: The End of the U.S.-Saudi Partnership?”

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Meyrav Wurmser of the Hudson Institute, and Frank Luntz, Luntz Research, on “Saudi Arabia, Terror and Oil: What Do Americans Think?”

Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-7770.

U.S.-Israeli ceremony# — 10:30 a.m. — Interior Department holds a signing ceremony for a U.S.-Israeli agreement for scientific and technical cooperation in earth science studies, geospatial data, information technology, biological investigations and water resources development. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and Ambassador Daniel Ayalon of Israel participate. Location: Interior Department, Office of the Secretary, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-7291.

Preparedness Month# — 11 a.m. — Homeland Security Department holds a press conference to begin National Preparedness Month. Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, chairman, Governmental Affairs Committee; Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat; and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge participate. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/282-8010.

Child care discussion# — 12:15 p.m. — New America Foundation holds a discussion, “The Child Care Crunch: Choices for Low-Wage Working Mothers.” Ajay Chaudry, New School University and Karen Kornbluth of NAF participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

NASDAQ discussion — 2 p.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion and demonstration, “How NASDAQ’s Electronic Market Works: A Live Demonstration.” Frank Hathaway and Peter Martyn, NASDAQ, and Peter Wallison, AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Community leadership award — 7 p.m. — Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund holds a ceremony to present its Community Leadership Award. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao, recipient, participates. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

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