- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 11, 2003


Speakers of the House — 3:10 p.m. — Congress holds a meeting with all three living former speakers of the House and the current speaker. Photo-op to follow. Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, House speaker; and former House Speakers Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican; Thomas Foley, Washington Democrat; and Jim Wright, Texas Democrat, participate. Location: H-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2800.

Marshall Award — 6:30 p.m. — The George C. Marshall Foundation holds a ceremony to give the Marshall Award at a gala dinner. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, recipient, participates. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 540/463-7103.


10:45 a.m. — Meets with new Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael O. Leavitt at the Oval Office. 11:50 a.m. — Meets with NATO Secretary-General George Robertson at the White House. 5 p.m. — Participates in a presentation of the National Medal of Arts Awards at the Oval Office.


10:30 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

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


8:30 a.m. — U.S. Military Cancer Institute holds a meeting to discuss goals and objectives. Location: 6900 Georgia Ave. NW, Eisenhower Suite. Contact: 202/782-0552.

9 a.m. — Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality to discuss low birth weight babies, preterm births, racial disparities, border health and the Healthy Start program. Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 301/443-2170.

10 a.m. — Federal Housing Finance Board holds a meeting of the board of directors to consider the Capital Plan Amendment for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and approval of the 2004 administrative and nonadministrative budget for the Financing Corp. Location: Federal Housing Finance Board, second-floor boardroom, 1777 F St. NW. Contact: 202/408-2826.


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

Docket No. 02-1080, General Dynamics Land Systems v. Cline

Docket No. 02-1348, Olympic Airways v. Husain

Contact: 202/479-3211.


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a full committee hearing on tobacco settlement funds. Mike Moore, attorney general of Mississippi, and Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a full committee hearing on the nominations of Judith Herrera to be U.S. district judge for the District of New Mexico; Dennis Saylor to be U.S. district judge for the District of Massachusetts; Sandra Towens to be U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of New York; and Domingo Herraiz to be director of the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2 p.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs securities and investment subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Financial Accounting Standards Board and Small Business Growth.” Sen. John Ensign, Nevada Republican, and Robert Herz, chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

3 p.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a full committee hearing on the “Federal Protection of Disclosures Act: Amendments to the Whistleblower Protection Act.” Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, and Peter Keisler, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.


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


5 p.m. — House-Senate Conference Committee holds a meeting on the fiscal 2004 Transportation and Treasury Department appropriations bill. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2771.


Fight against HIV/AIDS — all day — Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a conference on how Botswana’s fight against HIV/AIDS can provide guidance for other African countries and the Bush administration.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican; Sen. Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat; and Stephen Morrison, executive director of CSIS.

9:30 a.m. — “Botswana’s Vision,” President Festus Gontebanye Mogae of the Republic of Botswana; Sen. D. Russell Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat; and Sen. Norm Coleman, Minnesota Republican.

11:30 a.m. — Media availability with President Festus Gontebanye Mogae.

4:15 p.m. — “Implications of Botswana’s Experience for Africa and President Bush’s AIDS Initiative,” Princeton Lyman, senior fellow for African studies at the Council on Foreign Relations; Joseph O’Neill, deputy coordinator and chief medical officer at the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator; and Barbara Masekela, ambassador at the Embassy of South Africa.

Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Trans-Atlantic relations# — all day — Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Center for Trans-Atlantic Relations, the George C. Marshall Foundation and the Royal Norwegian Embassy hold a conference, “The Marshall Legacy: The Role of the Trans-Atlantic Community in Building Peace and Security.”

Highlights — 12:15 p.m. — Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, “Lessons for Today: The Legacy of George C. Marshall.”

2 p.m. — George Robertson, NATO secretary-general, and Nicholas Burns, U.S. permanent representative to NATO.

Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Energy and the environment — 9:15 a.m. — Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion, “How Will New Rules and Lawsuits Impact Energy and the Environment?” William Wehrum and Robert Sussman of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Steve Lomax of Air Quality participate. Location: Washington Legal Foundation, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Judges marathon all-night debate — 10 a.m. — Congress holds a news conference to detail plans for the “Justice for Judges Marathon” all-night debate to protest Democrats’ partisan filibusters. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican; Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican; Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican; Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican; and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, participate. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2928.

Latino Coalition for Trade — 10 a.m. — Office of the U.S. Trade Representative holds a meeting with representatives from Hispanic businesses to announce the Latino Coalition for Trade. U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick participates. Location: Old Executive Office Building, Indian Treaty Room, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/395-3230.

Enabling the hydrogen economy — 11:30 a.m. — The Senate Science and Technology Caucus and the American Chemical Society Science and the Congress Project hold a luncheon briefing, “Enabling the Hydrogen Economy.” Sen. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican, and Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, participate. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/872-8725.

Major settlement with a mortgage loan servicer — 11:30 a.m. — The Federal Trade Commission and Housing and Urban Development Department hold a news conference to announce a major settlement with a mortgage loan servicer. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat; Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat; HUD Secretary Mel Martinez; and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy Muris participate. Location: Federal Trade Commission headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 432. Contact: 202/326-2182.

Homeless veterans — noon — Strategic Marketing Alliance holds a news briefing to start a national campaign to engage individuals and companies in a private-public-sector solution to address the needs of more than 250,000 homeless veterans. Rep. David Dreier, California Republican; Rep. Lane Evans, Illinois Democrat; and Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi participate. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 301/566-7244.

Bioevolution — noon — Hudson Institute holds a book discussion, “BioEvolution: How Biotechnology Is Changing Our World.” Michael Fumento, author, participates. Location: HI, 1015 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-7770.

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