- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 21, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH
Attends NATO summit meetings in Prague.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
1 p.m. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.
2 p.m.
Treasury Department issues the monthly statement on the federal budget for October. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the Office of Fossil Energy, National Coal Council Advisory Committee. Participants include Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham; Des Reloj Jr., DOE energy security executive director. Location: Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/586-3867.
9:30 a.m.
Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee's Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel, to consider premarket approval application for tibial fracture treatments and to discuss data on spinal devices. Location: Holiday Inn, Walker/Whetstone Rooms, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-2036.
1 p.m.
Interior Department holds a meeting to update stakeholders on improvements in online access to government information access and services. Location: American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/219-1285.
2 p.m.
Office of the Secretary of Labor holds a meeting of the President's Council on the 21st Century Workforce. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-6490.

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

SENATE
Schedule to be announced. 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
10:30 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing on solutions to complaints from small businesses about unfair competition from federal prison industries. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

GENERAL AGENDA
Transforming Defense all day CNA Corp. holds its 2002 Annual Conference, "Transforming Defense: A Current Assessment and the Road Ahead,"
Highlights 1:30 p.m. Rep. William M. "Mac" Thornberry, Texas Republican, "The Politics of Military Transformation"
Location: Sheraton Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/824-2177.
Organ transplants all day National Committee for Quality Health Care holds a panel discussion on "Organ Donation and Transplantation: A Commitment to Quality." Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 646/935-4054.
Electronic government all day State Department and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency hold an international conference on implementing electronic government. Location: State Department, Loy Henderson Auditorium, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-9340 or 202/647-5306.
Postal Service 9:30 a.m. U.S. Postal Service holds a USPS All Hands Meeting. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/292-3721.
Middle East poll 10 a.m. Arab American Institute and Americans for Peace Now hold a news conference to release a survey of Arab-American and Jewish-American opinion. Topics include Middle East policy issues and relations between the two communities. Participants include James Zogby, Arab American Institute president, and Debra DeLee, Americans for Peace Now president. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, West Room. Contact: 202/429-9210 or 202/728-1893.
Food safety 10 a.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference on food safety from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which includes how to shop for turkeys with the lowest salmonella contamination. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, East Room. Contact: 202/777-8370.
MADD news conference 10 a.m. Mothers Against Drunk Driving and GuideOne Foundation hold a news conference to release a report, "MADD Rating the States." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/652-6016.
Top professors noon Council for Advancement and Support of Education holds a ceremony to announce the U.S. Professors of the Year. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/478-5646.
U.S. Middle East policy 12:30 p.m. Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine holds a discussion on "U.S. Policy Toward Israel and Palestine: The Shift to the Right Since September 11." Location: CPAP, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.
Presidential appointments 12:30 p.m. Woman's National Democratic Club holds a speech on "The Politics of Presidential Appointment." Location: WNDC, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
International trade 12:30 p.m. The Western Hemisphere section of Women In International Trade holds a brown-bag luncheon discussion on the "Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act." Participants include Bennett Harman, deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for Latin America. Location: International Trade Commission, Office of Industries, Conference Room 505, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/785-9842.
Georgian foreign policy 12:30 p.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on the former Soviet republic's foreign policy with Levan Mikeladze, ambassador to the United States, and Revaz Adamia, ambassador to the United Nations. Location: CSIS, fourth-floor conference room, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Edwards speech 1 p.m. University of Maryland holds an education policy address by Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat. Location: University of Maryland, Building 163, Stamp Student Union, Grand Ballroom, NW Quad, C-5, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4076.
Health insurance 2 p.m. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference call briefing to discuss the effect of Congress' inaction on a range of programs including the Children's Health Insurance Program and unemployment insurance. Contact: 202/408-1080 for location.
Networking and democracy 6 p.m. George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs presents a lecture on "Networking and the Future of Democracy: Mastering the Future Before it Masters Us." Location: GW, Marvin Center Amphitheater, third floor, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-308.


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