- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 14, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Bolivian President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases figures on advance monthly sales for retail and food services for October 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases U.S. import and export price indexes for October 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee to discuss license applications. Location: Holiday Inn, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Versailles Ballroom, Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.

9 a.m. Rural Telephone Bank holds a meeting of the Privatization Committee to receive a report from the business adviser on the status of current privatization projects. Location: Agriculture Department, 12th and Jefferson Drive SW, Conference Room 104-A. Contact: 202/720-9554.

2 p.m. Office of Governmentwide Policy holds a meeting of a per diem advisory board to review the processes that determine the per diem rates for U.S. destinations. Location: The Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/501-4621.


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

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a markup including the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2002; the Captive Exotic Animal Protection Act of 2001; to amend the charter of the American Legion; the Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act of 2002; and to consent to certain amendments to the New Hampshire-Vermont Interstate School Compact. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

2 p.m. Judiciary technology, terrorism and government information subcommittee holds a hearing on the October 2002 Hart-Rudman terrorism task force report. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Mary Yates to be ambassador to Ghana. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.


HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business to consider a continuing resolution and the Port and Maritime Security Act of 2002 conference report. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Armed Services procurement subcommittee holds a hearing on the fourth report of the Gilmore Commission on U.S. response to terrorism. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. Resources and Science fisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee and environment, technology and standards subcommittee hold a joint hearing on the Aquatic Invasive Species Research Act. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761 or 202/225-6371.

11 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on mercury in dental amalgams. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


GENERAL AGENDA

Internet broadband all day Cato Institute holds its sixth annual Technology and Society conference, "Telecom and Broadband Policy After the Market Meltdown."

Highlights 12:45 p.m. Keynote address by FCC Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy

Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229, 202/789-5204.

Federalist Society all day The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies hosts its 20th anniversary lawyers convention.

Highlights 9 a.m. John Bolton, undersecretary of state for arms control and international security

11:15 a.m. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao

3:30 p.m. Paul Atkins, SEC commissioner, East Room

7 p.m. Dinner reception with Attorney General John Ashcroft, Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham

Location: Mayflower Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-8138.

Nonproliferation conference all day Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosts a conference on the threat of nuclear proliferation.

Highlights 10:30 a.m. Keynote address by Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, "Ten Principles for Nuclear and Radiological Security"

11 a.m. Address by former Sen. Sam Nunn, Georgia Democrat, Nuclear Threat Initiative chairman

4 p.m. Jaap Ramaker, the Netherlands mission to the United Nations

Location: Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2211.

Belarus discussion 9 a.m. The New Atlantic Initiative at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, the International League for Human Rights, the International Republican Institute and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty host a conference, "Axis of Evil: Belarus The Missing Link."

Highlights 9 a.m. Michael Kozak, U.S. ambassador to Belarus

9:30 a.m. Nina Shea, director, Center for Religious Freedom, Freedom House

1 p.m. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor. Contact: 202/828-6021.

World Diabetes Day 9:30 a.m. Aim.Believe.Achieve: The Diabetes Initiative holds a news briefing on World Diabetes Day about A1C as the standard for measuring blood sugar over a two-month period. Participants include HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Jane Kadohiro of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Street NW. Contact: 202/530-4606.

"Drugged Driving" 9:30 a.m. The Substance Abuse Policy Research Program hosts a news conference to release a detailed summary on state "Drugged Driving" laws. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, Treasury Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/652-1558 ext. 204 or 703/918-4930.

Presidential organization 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution hosts a discussion, "Organizing the Presidency." Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Arts center groundbreaking 4:30 p.m. American University hosts its Cyrus and Katzen Arts Center groundbreaking ceremony. Location: AU, Nebraska Hall, 3700 Nebraska Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Book fair 5:30 p.m. National Press Club hosts the 25th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. Participants include Bill Gertz, "Breakdown"; Jim Lehrer, "No Certain Rest"; Kenneth W. Starr, "First Among Equals"; and George Will, "With A Happy Eye But "; as well as Rep.-elect Katherine Harris, Lisa Beamer, Sarah Brady, Phyllis George, Robert Guillaume and others. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7564.

New members of Congress 7 p.m. House Administration Committee holds a reception to welcome new members. Rep. Bob Ney, Ohio Republican and Administration Committee chairman, and Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, participate. Location: U.S. Botanic Gardens, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/225-6265.

Awards dinner 8 p.m. The Tax Foundation holds its service awards dinner. Honorees include Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican and former majority leader, and Rep. Bill Thomas, California Republican and Ways and Means Committee chairman.

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/661-4224.


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