- The Washington Times - Monday, January 31, 2005


At the White House, signs the Presidential Proclamation on National Heart Health Awareness Month


10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases a report on construction put in place for December. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

5 p.m. —American Petroleum Institutereleases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.


9 a.m. Agricultural Marketing Serviceholds a meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Tobacco Inspection Services to elect officers, discuss legislation affecting mandatory inspection, and review various regulations under the Tobacco Inspection Act. Location: Old Town Alexandria Holiday Inn, 480 King St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/205-0567.

1 p.m. —State Departmentholds a meeting of the study group on international child support enforcement to prepare for the April negotiating session of a multilateral child support convention. Location: Loew’s L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza. Contact: 202/776-8420.

1 p.m. —Treasury Departmentholds a meeting of the Debt Management Advisory Committee. Location: Hay-Adams Hotel, 16th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/622-1868.


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


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9 a.m. Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing, “Strategies for Reshaping U.S. Policy in Iraq and the Middle East.” Witnesses include Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Gregory Newbold, executive vice president of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and managing director of GlobeSecNine. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

9:30 a.m. —Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing on death benefits and services available to survivors of military personnel. Witnesses include David Chu, Defense Department undersecretary for personnel and readiness, and Lt. Gen. Richard Cody, Army vice chief of staff. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. —Budget Committeeholds a hearing, “The CBO Budget and Economic Outlook.” Douglas Holtz-Eakin, director of the Congressional Budget Office, testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.


Meets at 2 p.m. to consider honoring the contributions of Catholic schools and to designate the U.S. Postal Service facility at 30777 Rancho California Road in Temecula, Calif., as the “Dalip Singh Saund Post Office Building.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


5 p.m. Rules Committee holds a meeting to consider organizational matters for the 109th Congress and to formulate a rule on a House Concurrent Resolution expressing the continued support of Congress for equal access to military recruiters to institutions of higher education. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.


NAICU meeting — all day — National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities holds its annual meeting. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:25 a.m. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat

9:15 a.m. — Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican

11 a.m. — Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat

Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-8866 or 202/288-9333.

AARP meeting — all day AARP holds a board of directors meeting to discuss its public-policy agenda for 2005. Events begin at 8:40 a.m.

Highlights — 11:15 a.m. Mark McClellan, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, “Health Care Costs and Coverage — Medicare Modernization Act Implementation”

Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Ballrooms A and B, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: Press registration required, 202/434-2560.

Federal relations network conference — all day National School Boards Association holds its Federal Relations Network Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. Congressional office visits at the NSBA office on Capitol Hill, 2257 Rayburn House Office Building

Noon —Rep. Lynn Woolsey, California Democrat, luncheon address, B-369 Rayburn House Office Building

5:30 p.m. —Congressional reception, Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Room, 101 Independence Avenue SE.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/838-6737 or 703/725-0999.

Nonprofit disclosure — noon Urban Institute holds a First Tuesday discussion, “Nonprofit Disclosure: The Answer to Accountability?” Participants include Julie Floch, director of not-for-profit services at Eisner LLP; Mark Hager, senior research associate at the Urban Institute; and Art Taylor, chief executive officer of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/261-5709.

Embargo discussion — noon American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Ending the Embargo: Europe Moves to Arm China.” Participants include Robin Niblett of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, David Shambaugh of George Washington University, Ellen Bork of the Project for the New American Century, and Richard Fisher of the Jamestown Foundation. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Bush’s foreign policy — 3 p.m. George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs and the National Interest hold a discussion, “How Will Bush Manage Foreign Policy During His Second Administration?” Participants include Amitai Etzioni and Henry Nau of the Elliot School, Clifford Kupchan of the Nixon Center, and Nick Gvosdev of the National Interest. Location: GWU Elliott School, Linder Family Commons, Room 602, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

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