- The Washington Times - Monday, December 8, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, the White House. 6 p.m. — Attends a performance by the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases wholesale trade for October 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board, to discuss sleep research and education priorities and programs. Location: National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-0199.

8:30 a.m. — Postal Service Board of Governors holds an open meeting. Topics include: remarks by the postmaster general and CEO; committee reports; fiscal 2003 audited financial statements; Postal Service fiscal 2003 annual report; final fiscal 2005 appropriation request. Location: Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Benjamin Franklin Room. Contact: 202/268-4800.

9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Program Management Committee. Topics include: Final Draft, Aircraft Surveillance Applications MASPS, RTCA Paper No. 208-03/PMC-303, prepared by SC-186; Special Committee 147, TCAS. Location: RTCA Inc., 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 02-1183 United States v. Patane

Docket No. 02-1371 Missouri v. Seibert

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 10 a.m. for morning business and to consider the fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of April Foley to be first vice president of the Export-Import Bank and former Sen. Max Cleland, Georgia Democrat, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. — Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, the federal workforce and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing, “Fair or Foul: The Challenge of Negotiating Monitoring and Enforcing U.S. Trade Laws.” Loren Yeager, director of international affairs and trade, General Accounting Office; James Jochum, assistant secretary, Import Administration; Charles Freeman III, deputy assistant U.S. trade representative; Franklin Vargo, vice president, National Association of Manufacturers, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Africa forum — all day — U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum holds its Third Annual Private Sector Session on question confronting the African Growth and Opportunity Act.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — “Biotechnology and African Agriculture”

9:15 a.m. — U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick, AGOA plenary session, State Department

12:30 p.m. — Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans

Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. or as noted above. Contact: 202/835-1115.

Medicare conference — all day — Institute for International Research holds a conference, “Medicare Financing and Product Development Congress,”

Highlights: — noon — Newt Gingrich, former House speaker, Georgia Republican, “Creating a 21st Century Medicare System of More Choice With High Quality at Lower Cost”

Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 888/670-8200.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.


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