- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 3, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Sex survey press conference — 11:30 a.m. — Rep. Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania Republican, holds a press conference on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling on a lawsuit against the Palmdale (Calif.) School District for giving elementary students a sexually oriented survey. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2301.

Sudan discussion — 2:30 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion with Sudanese Vice President Salva Kiir Mayardit. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Mar del Plata, Argentina, for the Summit of the Americas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation in October. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis holds a meeting of the Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee to review data methodologies and concepts, international data needs and medical care spending. Location: Bureau of Economic Analysis, 1441 L St. NW. Contact: 202/606-2787.

9 a.m. — Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the Organ Transplantation Advisory Committee to receive presentations on living donor guidelines in New York and North Carolina, insurance issues related to living donors, deceased donor organ utilization, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network decision not to develop a living donor registry, and the Organ Procurement Organization Redesign Initiative. Location: Rockville Doubletree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike. Contact: 703/234-1734.

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.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing, “The Employment Situation: October 2005.” Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner Kathleen Utgoff testifies. Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “The National Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan: Is the U.S. Ready for Avian Flu?” Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

1 p.m. — Armed Services regional powers panel holds a hearing on the U.S. response to regional powers and interagency planning capabilities. Hans Binnendijk, chairman in national security policy and director of the Center for Technology and National Security Policy, and Bernard Cole, professor of international history at the National War College, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, 202/225-2675.

GENERAL AGENDA

Symposium — all day — The National Academies’ Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) holds a 25th Anniversary Symposium, “Shaping the Agenda for the Next 25 Years.” Events begin 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Ralph Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences, and Raymond Jeanloz, CISAC chairman, deliver opening remarks.

10 a.m. — Richard Garwin of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center; Steven Aoki, deputy undersecretary of energy for counterterrorism; Sergey Rogov of the Institute for the U.S. and Canadian Studies in Russia; and S. Rajagopal of the National Institute of Advanced Studies in India, “Combating Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism”

Location: National Academies, Auditorium, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2811.

Meeting — all day — The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) holds a meeting of its National Advisory Council to discuss the disparities gap, goals for AHRQ and mechanisms to pay for quality care. Events begin 8:30 a.m. Location: John M. Eisenberg Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville. Contact: 301/427-1330.

Conference — all day — The George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs holds a conference, “The Challenge of Globalization: Reinventing Good Global Governance.” Events begin 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Kemal Dervis, administrator of the United Nations Development Program, delivers the keynote address.

Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Leadership summit — all day — The International Association of Fire Chiefs hold its Annual Leadership Summit. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 10 a.m. — Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff delivers remarks.

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 703/273-0911.

Nurse education and practice — 8:30 a.m. — The Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice to address issues related to the status of the nursing work force. Location: Rockville Doubletree Hotel and Executive Center, 1750 Rockville Pike. Contact: 301/443-5688.

Mexican migrant — 9 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “Mexican Migrant Civic and Political Participation.” Roberto Suro, director of the Pew Hispanic Center; Jonathan Fox of the University of California; and Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, director of the Transnational Communities Program at the New Americans Immigration Museum Learning Center, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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