- The Washington Times - Monday, December 1, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser luncheon and participates in an employer-employee event on the economy, Detroit. Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser, Newark, N.J.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases new construction put in place for October. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases its foreign reports: assets, liabilities of U.S.-, foreign-chartered banks and foreign exchange rates for previous week. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. International Trade Commission holds a meeting to consider: Inv. No. 731-TA-1056 (Preliminary) (Certain Aluminum Plate from South Africa) briefing and vote. The commission is scheduled to transmit its determination to the secretary of commerce today; commissioners’ opinions are to be transmitted to the secretary of commerce on or before Dec. 8. Location: 500 E St. SW, Room 101. Contact: 202/205-2000.

11 a.m. —Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, to discuss IRS customer service. Contact: 888/912-1227, or 206/220-6096.

1:30 p.m. —Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a conference to discuss rules concerning certification of an electricity reliability organization and the establishment, approval and enforcement of electricity reliability standards. Location: FERC headquarters, 888 First St. NE. Contact: 202/502-8529, 202/502-8570.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case:

Docket number 02-1290 United States Postal Service v. Flamingo Industries; docket number 02-9065 Muhammad v. Close

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. 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.

GENERAL AGENDA

World AIDS Day Tribute — all day D.C. Department of Health HIV/AIDS Administration holds a conference, World AIDS Day Tribute. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/724-8782.

HIV/AIDS meeting — all day Whitman-Walker Clinic holds a meeting to observe World AIDS Day to showcase the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Highlights — 7 p.m. — Jen Kates, Kaiser Family Foundation; Earline Budd, Transgender Health Empowerment; Valencia Dillon-Donaldson, Whitman-Walker Clinic; Felicia Lynch, D.C. Department of Health, HIV/AIDS Administration; and Patricia Nalls, Women’s Collective, film discussion, “Hidden Crisis: Women and AIDS in America,” D.C. Jewish Community Center, 16th and Q streets NW.

Location: Whitman-Walker Clinic, 1407 S St. NW. Contact: 202/797-3500.

Credit counseling — 10 a.m. Consumer Federation of America and InCharge Institute of America hold a news conference to release a nationwide survey of consumer knowledge of, and attitudes toward, credit counseling. Stephen Brobeck, CFA; Robert Barrett, InCharge Institute of America; and Travis Plunkett, CFA, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.

Religious policy discussion — 10 a.m. Rockefeller Institute on Government Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy holds a discussion on “Locke versus Davey,” a Supreme Court case on the issue of government support of religious activities. Ira Lupu and Robert Tuttle, George Washington University Law School, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 518/443-5014.

HIV/AIDS orphans discussion — 10 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on the HIV/AIDS orphan crisis as part of World AIDS Day. Ambassador John Lange, Office of the Global Coordinator; Ambassador Mary Kanya, Switzerland; Sophia Mukasa Monico, Global Health Council; and Moses Dombo, Family Health International, participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Internet forum — 10:30 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a forum to discuss Voice Over Internet Protocol. Michael Powell, chairman, FCC; Michael Gallagher, acting assistant secretary, Commerce Department; Carl Wood, California Public Utilities Commission; participate. Location: FCC, Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/418-2030.

Religious vigil — 11 a.m. Jubilee USA Network holds a religious vigil and rally outside the Treasury Department, 15th and F streets NW, then a news briefing, to call for leadership on global AIDS. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, National Council of Churches; Rabbi David Saperstein, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Pastor Wallace Smith, Progressive National Baptist Church; and the Rev. Seamus Finn, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, participate. Location: Old Ebbitt Grill, Cabinet Room, 675 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/296-6727 or 202/783-0129.

Global AIDS discussion — noon American University holds a discussion, “AIDS in the Global South: Is Anyone Listening?” Bill Fletcher, Trans-Africa Forum; and Abdul Karim Bangura, AU, participate. Location: AU, Kay Lounge, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

World AIDS Day discussion — 2 p.m. The Department of Health and Human Services holds a discussion as part of a departmental observance of World AIDS Day. Surgeon General Richard Carmona participates. Location: Hubert Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Corruption in China — 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Corruption: China’s Achilles’ Heel?” Julia Kwong, University of Manitoba, Canada; Richard Levy, Salem State College; Randall Peerenboom, University of California at Los Angeles and James Feinerman, Georgetown University Law Center, participate. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

World AIDS Day reception — 5 p.m. Global Health Council holds a reception for World AIDS Day, “A Year and a Day in Global HIV/AIDS.” Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/833-5900.

Brown v. Board lecture — 7:30 p.m. American University holds a lecture, “Promise and Myth in Democracy: Brown Plus 50 Years.” Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning author; Julian Bond, president, NAACP; and Joe Eldridge, American University, participate. Location: AU, Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.


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