- The Washington Times - Monday, November 17, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Freedom after September 11 — 9:30 a.m. — Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, “America After 9/11: Freedom Preserved or Freedom Lost?” Former Rep. Bob Barr, Georgia Republican, American Conservative Union; Viet Dinh, professor, Georgetown University Law Center; and James Zogby, Arab-American Institute; testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

Russian trade discussion — noon — Women in International Trade hosts a discussion on “Normal Trade Relations With Russia: Time for a Change?” Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, participates. Location: Hotel Washington, 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/708-4101.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to the United Kingdom and participates in a private welcome ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for October. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department releases the results of its auction of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health to discuss research activities. Location: Holiday Inn Select Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Ave. Potomac Room, Bethesda. Contact: 301/402-1770.

9 a.m. — Homeland Security Department holds a meeting of the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to discuss a security subcommittee report on advance manifest rules, free and secure trade, and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and the Container Security Initiative. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Horizon Room, 1300 Pennsylvania NW. Contact: 202/282-8468.

9 a.m. — National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting to consider the Most Wanted Safety Recommendations Program, hear an update on federal issues, and discuss an aviation accident report regarding the Oct. 25, 2002, plane crash near Eveleth, Minn., in which Sen. Paul Wellstone, Minnesota Democrat, was killed. Location: NTSB Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6410.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Review of Current Investigations and Regulatory Actions Regarding the Mutual Fund Industry.” William H. Donaldson, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Matthew Fink, president of the Investment Company Institute, and Marc Lackritz, president of the Securities Industries Association, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Steven J. Simmons to be a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Arnold Havens to be general counsel for the Treasury Department. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

2:30 p.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of James Loy to be deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department. Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican, Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, and the nominee, participate. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

International education prizes — all day — Goldman Sachs Foundation and the Asia Society sponsor the Second Annual States Institute on International Education.

Highlights — 11 a.m. — James Hunt of the Asia Society, Morley Safer of “60 Minutes,” Stephanie Bell Ross of the Goldman Sachs Foundation and Nicholas Platt of the Asia Society hold a news briefing on the first Goldman Sachs Prizes for Excellence in International Education

7 p.m. — Education Secretary Rod Paige, Goldman Sachs awards dinner

Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 202/667-0901.

Education videoconference — 9 a.m. — Education Department sponsors a videoconference with Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, Education Secretary Rod Paige and Irish Education Minister Noel Dempsey. Students from Mantua Elementary in Fairfax and St. Joseph’s School in Dublin participate. Location: Mantua Elementary, 9107 Horner Court, Fairfax. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Saudi Arabia discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom holds a discussion, “Is Saudi Arabia a Strategic Threat: The Global Propagation of Intolerance.” David Aufhauser of the National Security Council Policy Coordinating Committee on Terrorist Financing; Robert Baer, a former CIA operative; Martin Indyk of the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy; and Mai Yamani of Chatham House in London participate. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/523-3240, Ext. 27.

Transportation exhibition — 10 a.m. — Smithsonian National Museum of American History holds a media preview of “America on the Move” transportation exhibition. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta; Lawrence Small, Smithsonian Institution secretary; and Brent Glass, museum director, participate. Location: National Museum of American History, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/633-3129.

Trade meeting — 11 a.m. — Greater Washington Board of Trade holds its annual meeting. Gov. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat, and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge participate. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/857-5900.

Social Security news conference — 11 a.m. — Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, holds a news conference to discuss Social Security reform legislation. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5972 or 864/250-1417.

Labor Department news conference — 11:15 a.m. — Labor Department holds a news conference to release its annual results for Labor Department agencies that enforce the nation’s wage and hour, workplace health and safety, and labor and employee-benefits laws. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Labor Department, Secretary’s Conference Room, 200 Constitution Ave. NW (Third Street entrance). Contact: 202/693-4776.

Telephone number portability program — noon — National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a program on “Local Number Portability: How Will It Affect Consumers and the Industry?” FCC Chairman Michael Powell participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Higher education news conference — 12:15 p.m. — House Education and the Workforce Committee members hold a news conference to announce legislation to help make higher education more affordable. Rep. John F. Tierney, Massachusetts Democrat; Rep. Betty McCollum, Minnesota Democrat.; Rep. Timothy H. Bishop, New York Democrat; Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, Texas Democrat; and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat, participate. Location: HC-9, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-8020 or 202/225-2095.

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