- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 12, 2003


Book discussion — noon — Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion on “The Last Days,” about the situation in the Middle East. Joel Rosenberg, author, and Bridgett Wagner of the Heritage Foundation participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Immigration enforcement hearing — 2:30 p.m. — Senate Judiciary immigration, border security and citizenship subcommittee holds a hearing on “State and Local Authority to Enforce Immigration Law: Evaluating a Unified Approach for Stopping Terrorists.” Joseph Green, deputy assistant director of immigration and customs enforcement at the Homeland Security Department, and Kris Kobach, former counsel to the attorney general, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.


Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser in Buena Vista, Fla.; makes remarks on Medicare in Orlando, Fla.; attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser in Fort Myers, Fla.


8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis release a report on international trade in goods and services for September. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on import and export price indexes for October. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


8:30 a.m. — Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting on risk analysis. Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/205-0032.

9 a.m. — Department of the Navy holds a meeting of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel to discuss the Navy’s role in future joint operating concepts and receive CNO direction regarding future studies to be conducted by the panel. Location: Center for Naval Analyses Boardroom, 4825 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria. Contact: 703/681-6207.

9:30 a.m. — Inter-American Foundation holds a meeting of the board of directors to discuss the president’s report, an overview of fiscal 2003, the grant review process, a congressional update and alternative funding mechanisms. Location: Inter-American Foundation, 901 N. Stuart St., 10th floor, Arlington. Contact: 703/306-4350.

2 p.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, E-Filing Issue Committee, to discuss various IRS issues. Location: None. Contact: 888/912-1227.


No oral arguments are scheduled.


In session. The Senate is expected to continue its 30-hour debate on judicial nominations until midnight. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on current Army issues. (Hearing may adjourn into closed session in 219 HSOB.) Acting Secretary of the Army Les Brownlee and Army Chief of Staff Peter Schoomaker participate. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. — Indian Affairs Committee holds a markup of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act Amendments of 2003; the American Indian Probate Reform Act of 2003; expressing the sense of the Senate concerning the individual Indian money account trust fund lawsuits; and expressing the sense of the Senate regarding Nov. 22, 1983, the date of the restoration by the federal government of federal recognition to the Confederated Tribes of the Grans Ronde Community of Oregon. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


2 p.m. — Government Reform human rights and wellness subcommittee holds a hearing, “Preventing Another SV40 Tragedy: Are Today’s Vaccine Safety Protocols Effective?” William Egan, acting director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Vaccines Research and Review, and Robert Hoover, director of the National Cancer Institute’s Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


Debate on judicial nominees — all-night — Senate Republican Conference holds a series of news conferences as part of an all-night debate on confirmation of President Bush’s judicial nominees.

Highlights — 11 p.m. — Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican

11:30 p.m. — Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican; Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican; and Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican.

12 a.m. — Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican

12:30 a.m. — Center for New Black Leadership, “Race and the Nomination Process”

1:30 a.m. — Home School Legal Defense Association, “Minority as Majority: the Judicial ‘Filibuster’”

2 a.m. — Sen. Norm Coleman, Minnesota Republican

2:30 a.m. — American Conservative Union, “Judicial Nominees: Hijacked by the Unelected”

3:30 a.m. — Family Research Council, “Faith and the Ideological Litmus Test”

4:30 a.m. — Small Business Survival Committee, “Regulation, Litigation and Jobs”

5:30 a.m. — Sen. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican

6 a.m. — Sen. Christopher S. Bond, Missouri Republican

6:30 a.m. — Americans for Tax Reform, “Liberty and Property in the Judicial Process”

7:30 a.m. — Eagle Forum

8 a.m. — Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican

8:30 a.m. — Concerned Women for America, “Judicial Activism on Women’s Issues”

9:30 a.m. — Republican National Lawyers Association, “Slouching Toward Political Courts”

Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: Elizabeth Keys, 202/224-2928.

Religious welfare conference — all day — The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy holds a conference, “The Public Benefit of Private Faith: Religious Organizations and the Delivery of Social Services.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — “Comparative Views on the Role and Effect of Faith in Social Services.” Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 518/443-5014.

Afghanistan discussion — 8:30 a.m. — Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion on the situation in Afghanistan. Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah participates. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

U.N. discussion — 10 a.m. — Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “The Role of the United Nations in International Security Today.” Swedish Ambassador Jan Eliasson, Hussein Hassouna of the League of Arab States, Claude de Kemoularia of the Club of Monaco in Paris, and Luis Alfonso de Alba, Mexican representative to the United Nations, participate. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Italian president ceremony# — 10 a.m. — Organization of American States holds a meeting in honor of Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. Location: OAS, Hall of the Americas, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.

Business tax conference — 10 a.m. — The Tax Foundation holds “The 66th National Conference: Improving the Tax Climate for Business in America.”

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Grant Aldonas, Commerce Department undersecretary for international trade, “Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Agenda”

12:15 p.m. — Treasury Secretary John W. Snow and former Rep. Bill Archer, Texas Republican

2 p.m. — Sen. Robert F. Bennett, Utah Republican, “Rethinking the Tax Code”

Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/464-6200.

Genomics research announcement# — 11 a.m. — Energy Department holds a news conference to announce an advance in synthetic genomics research. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Craig Venter of the Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives participate. Location: Energy Department, Small Auditorium, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-5806 or 301/309-3444.

Mutual fund news conference — 11:30 a.m. — Congress holds a news conference on mutual fund legislation. Sen. Jon Corzine, New Jersey Democrat, and Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, participate. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-6037 or 202/224-0346.

Awards ceremony — noon — National Economists Club holds an awards ceremony. Vernon Smith, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, participates. Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy, 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 703/493-8824.

Technology discussion — 12:15 p.m. — New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Is America Facing a Technology Innovation Crisis? Is Offshore Outsourcing of R&D;, Engineering, Design, and Integration a Threat to Innovation and Economic Prosperity?” Former Rep. Dave McCurdy, Oklahoma Democrat, and Jodie Allen of U.S. News and World Report participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

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