- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 2, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Departs for the Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for September. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Antitrust Modernization Commission holds a public hearing to take testimony and receive evidence regarding state antitrust enforcement, criminal remedies and dual federal antitrust enforcement. Location: Federal Trade Commission Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/233-0701.

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

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a meeting to vote on the nominations of Wan Kim to be an assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division; Steven Bradbury to be an assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel; and Sue Ellen Wooldridge to be an assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Judiciary crime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on the Second Chance Act of 2005, to be followed by a markup of the Methamphetamine Epidemic Elimination Act of 2005. Witnesses include Rep. Chris Cannon, Utah Republican; Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat; Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ohio Democrat; and Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Maryland Republican. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. —Homeland Security prevention of nuclear and biological attacks subcommittee holds a hearing, “BioScience and the Intelligence Community.” Witnesses include David Relman, associate professor of microbiology, immunology and medicine at Stanford University, and David Franz, vice president and chief biological scientist at the Midwest Research Institute. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 334. Contact: 202/226-9600.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing, “Legislative Proposals in Response to Hurricane Katrina.” Witnesses include Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat; Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican; and Rep. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167. Contact: 202/225-9446.

Noon Homeland Security economic security, infrastructure protection and cybersecurity subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Future of TSA’s Registered Traveler Program.” Witnesses include Kip Hawley, assistant secretary of the Transportation Security Administration; Charles Barclay, president of the American Association of Airport Executives; and Steven Brill, chief executive officer of Verified Identity Pass. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 311. Contact: 202/226-9600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conference — all day The Education Trust holds its 16th Education Trust National Conference, “No Time to Waste: Raising Achievement, Closing Gaps.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — Kati Haycock, director of the Education Trust, discusses accelerating high school improvement and highlights success stories at the secondary level.

4:45 p.m. — Education Secretary Margaret Spellings presents the annual Dispelling the Myth awards.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/293-1217, Ext. 351.

New Alliance — all day Georgetown University holds its “New Era — New Alliance” conference, which will bring together government officials and analysts from the United States and North Korea to discuss societal and political changes in Korea. Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Kisuk Cho, Korean senior secretary for public relations

Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Human rights — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “Are Human Rights Violations in Transnistria an Obstacle to Free and Fair Local Elections?” Participants include Ion Manole, executive director of human rights association Promo-Lex, and Ion Iovcev, principal of Lucian Blaga High School in Tiraspol, Moldova. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Finance discussion — 9:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Demystifying Hedge Funds II: Are They Different From Other Money Management Firms?” Participants include Phil Duff of FrontPoint Partners; Mohamed El-Erian of Pimco; Robert Pozen of MFS Investment Management; and Atanu Saha of the Analysis Group. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Press conference on trade — 10 a.m. U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman holds a press conference to announce a manufacturing-related agreement and discuss the status of the Doha Development Agreement negotiations. Location: USTR Offices, 600 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/395-3230.

Scully Prize ceremony — 1:30 p.m. The National Building Museum holds a ceremony to award the Vincent Scully Prize to the Prince of Wales for his interest in the building environment and commitment to creating urban areas with human scale. Participants include Elizabeth Plater-Zybek, former Scully recipient; Chase Rynd of the National Building Museum; and Vicent Scully, the first Scully honoree. Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/429-4929 or 703/772-6427.

Transit financing conference — 2 p.m. The National Chamber Foundation holds a conference to release the second phase of its financing studies that identifies options for mid- to long-term funding mechanisms to meet the nation’s highway and transit needs. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Contraception legislation — 2 p.m. Members of Congress hold a press conference to announce legislation to require the Food and Drug Administration to make a decision on emergency contraception. Participants include Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat; Rep. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican; Rep. Jay Inslee, Washington Democrat; Rep. Joseph Crowley, New York Democrat; and Karen Pearl, interim president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7944 or 202/225-5541.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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