- The Washington Times - Friday, November 2, 2007

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Health insurance — 10 a.m. —The New America Foundation holds a discussion on Health Insurance: What Should Everyone Be Covered For? Marjorie Ginsburg, Sacramento Healthcare Decisions; and Len Nichols, New America Foundation, participate. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/986-2760, ext. 315.

Award ceremony — 11 a.m. — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman delivers remarks at a ceremony to honor the recipients of the 2007 Presidential Awards for Leadership in Federal Energy Management. Location: Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Presidential Hall. Contact: 202/586-4536.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Graham Victory 2008 Reception at a private residence in Columbia, S.C. Delivers remarks at a Basic Combat Training ceremony, Fort Jackson, Hilton Field, Fort Jackson, S.C. Travels to Camp David.

VICE PRESIDENT

12:35 p.m. — Delivers remarks and participates in a question-and-answer session with the World Affairs Council, the Hyatt Regency, 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the employment situation for October. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the manufacturer’s shipments, inventories and orders for September. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Consumer Advisory Committee to discuss digital television outreach. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. NW. Room TW-C305. Contact: 202/418-2809.

9:30 a.m. — Securities and Exchange Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting for the consideration of comment letters received by the Advisory Committee, consideration of reports of the subcommittees of the Advisory Committee, discussion of any recommendations proposed for adoption by the Advisory Committee. Location: SEC, 100 F St. NE. Contact: 202/551-5300.

10 a.m. — Board of Governors holds a meeting on Final Base II risk-based capital framework. Location: Mariner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th Street entrance between Constitution Avenue and C Street NW. Contact: 202/452-2955.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. There will be no roll call votes. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on Progress in Administration and Other Efforts to Coordinate and Enhance Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention. Robert Steel, Treasury Department; and Brian Montgomery, Federal Housing Administration, testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4247.

GENERAL AGENDA

Event — all day The American University Washington College of Law holds its 14th annual Burton Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition. Events begin at 9:15 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Preliminary rounds

4:30 p.m. Octo-final rounds

Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Advertising — all day The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) holds a town hall on Behavioral Advertising: Tracking, Targeting and Technology. The event will bring together consumer advocates, industry representatives, technology experts and academics to address consumer protection issues raised by the practice of tracking consumers’ activities online. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Disclosures to Consumers

5 p.m. — Lydia Parnes, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, delivers closing remarks

Location: FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-2222.

Science and technology — all day The Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology holds its 2007 Conference on Can We Compete? Trends in America’s Scientific and Technical Workforce, Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Roberta Spalter-Roth, American Sociological Association; and Daryl Chubin, Center for Advancing Science and Engineering Capacity at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, delivers welcoming remarks

Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 310/575-9200.

Press conference — 11 a.m. Lennox Yearwood, Hip-Hop Caucus; Adam Kokesh, Iraq Veterans Against the War; and Gael Murphy, Code Pink, hold a press conference to offer support for Eva Tetaz, who was charged with four misdemeanors stemming from her protests against the Iraq war. Location: Outside D.C. Superior Court, 500 Indiana Ave. NW. Contact: 202/841-2230; or 202/332-0599.

Discussion — noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on The Judge: Ronald Reagan’s Top Hand, focusing on Reagan adviser William Clark. Paul Kengor, Grove City College; and Lee Edwards, Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Address — noon The Library of Congress holds an address by American Library Association President Loriene Roy. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-0022.

Obesity discussion — noon The George Washington University holds a discussion on how attitudes about obesity may affect America’s health and policy environment, with former Surgeon General Richard Carmona. Location: GW, 805 21st St. NW. Jack Morton Auditorium. Contact: 202/609-6004.

Lecture — noon Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service holds a luncheon lecture on ’Immigrants’ or ‘Environmental Refugees?’ North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and the Dilemma of Transmigration to Europe, with Gregory White, Smith College. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Push for peace — 2 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on Renewing the Push for Peace: Palestinian and Israeli Women’s Perspectives. Anan Attiri, Nablus Governorate; Hania Bitar, Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation; and Naomi Chazen, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Jerusalem women — 5 p.m. Partners for Peace holds an event as part of the 14th National Jerusalem Women Speak tour. Wejdan Jaber, Muslim Palestinian from Gaza; Abir Kopty, Christian Palestinian citizen of Israel; and Hagit Ra-anan, Jewish Israeli, participate. Location: Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. Contact: 641/220-3147.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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