Tuesday, November 27, 2001

Vaccines supply hearing 10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing to examine the nation’s ability to provide a reliable supply of vaccines for Americans and recommendations for new immunization efforts for adolescents and adults. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
U.S. economy briefing 12:30 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents a briefing on an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development report on the U.S. economy, regarding causes of the pre-September 11 economic slowdown, projections for the next two years and structural issues, including tax reform. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

3:25 p.m. Meets with President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen, Oval Office of the White House.

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions 3- and 6-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

8:30 a.m. Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry holds a meeting. Location: Commerce Department Auditorium, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 703/602-1515.
9:30 a.m. National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting on accident reports involving a collision between Metrolink Train 901 and a Mercury Transportation, Inc., tractor-semitrailer at a highway-railroad grade crossing in Glendale, Calif., on Jan. 28, 2000, and a rear-end collision of National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) Train P286 with CSXT Freight Train Q620 on the CSX Railroad at Syracuse, N.Y., on Feb. 5, 2001. Location: National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6305.

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:
Docket Number 1519: United States vs. Arivizu; and Docket Number 1073: Owasso Independent School District vs. Falvo. Contact: 202/479-3211.

Meets at 10:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

2:30 p.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds markup to consider the nominations of Mark Olson and Susan Bies to be members of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors, and James Gilleran to be the director of the Office of Thrift Supervision. Location: Capitol, Room S-216. Contact: 202/224-7391.

Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

2 p.m. Government Reform, energy policy, natural resources and regulatory affairs subcommittee holds hearing on “What Regulations are Needed to Ensure Air Security.” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
5 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Defense Department Appropriations Act of 2002. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

Aznar visit all day The Embassy of Spain hosts an official Washington, D.C., visit by Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar.
Highlights 6:30 p.m. Meets with representatives of Spanish companies in the United States, ambassador’s residence, 2801 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/728-2332.
Trade symposium all day The U.S. Customs Service holds a U.S. Customs Trade Symposium 2001 on international trade and transportation issues. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill speaks at 12:45 p.m. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/927-1440.
Religious freedom hearing 9 a.m. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom holds a hearing on “Promoting Religious Freedom during the Campaign Against Terrorism.” Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building.Contact: 202/523-3240, Ext. 27.
Covering Islam forum 9 a.m. The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism’s “The American Journalism Review” magazine and the Carnegie Corporation of New York present a forum, “Covering Islam.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/405-4076.
U.N. World Food Program news conference 9:30 a.m. The U.N. World Food Program holds a news conference to launch “Global Humanitarian Appeals for 2002 with a Special Focus on North Korea and the Horn of Africa.” Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/454-2102.
Te acher certification forum 9:30 a.m. The Progressive Policy Institute holds a forum to discuss changes needed in teacher certification. Location: Holman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/547-0001.
Report release 9:45 a.m. The National Association of Realtors holds a news conference to release its existing-home sale report for October. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1177.
Signing ceremony 10 a.m. The Treasury Department hosts a ceremony to sign a Tax Information Exchange Agreement with the United Kingdom with respect to the Cayman Islands. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill participates. Location: Diplomatic Reception Room 3311, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.
Af ghanistan discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. The speaker is Raymond Offenheiser, Oxfam president. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Middle East lecture 10:15 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a lecture, “Winning the Diplomatic Front: Democracy Promotion and the Human Rights Agenda in the Middle East,” by Paula Dobriansky, undersecretary of state for global affairs. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Immunization tracking software news conference 10:30 a.m. I-trax holds a news conference to announce the installation of I-trax’s immunization tracking software, eImmune, at the Office of the Attending Physician and the Pentagon. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/257-0187.
Town hall meeting 11:30 a.m. The National Commission Against Drunk Driving marks the Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving 20th anniversary with a national town hall meeting, “Pride of the Past, Focused on the Future.” Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta participates. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/452-6004.
Fundamentalism and freedom lecture noon The Heritage Foundation presents a lecture titled “Faith, Fundamentalism and Democratic Freedom: Religion in America After September 11.” The speaker is Os Guinness, Trinity Forum senior fellow. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids news conference noon The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids holds a news conference for a call to action in response to a National Cancer Institute report on adverse effects of “light” and “low-tar” cigarette smoking. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/296-5469.
Hemlock Society news conference noon The Hemlock Society holds a news conference to announce a national campaign to overturn Attorney General John Ashcroft’s ruling against Oregon’s physician-assisted death law. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-8400.
Global Environmental Management Initiative briefing 12:30 p.m. The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) holds a briefing for media, nongovernmental organizations and business organizations on its newest publication, “Environment: Value to the Top Line.” Location: 10th Floor, One Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/296-7449.
Women’s National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Women’s National Democratic Club sponsors a luncheon discussion of “All the World’s a Spin Room,” on the English that politicians, public relations specialists and reporters use. The speaker is Bill Press, CNN’s Crossfire. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363, Ext. 3003.
Terrorism report presentation 2 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) presents a CSIS Task Force on Terrorism report, “To Prevail: An American Strategy for the Campaign Against Terrorism.” Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Colwell speech 3 p.m. The National Institutes of Health presents the Fifth James A. Shannon Lecture, “Science, the Public and New Policies.” The speaker is Rita Colwell, National Science Foundation director. Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.

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