- The Washington Times - Monday, November 17, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with the 2003 American Nobel Prize winners at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases reports on manufacturing and trade, inventories and sales for September. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reservereleases a report on assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and foreign exchange rates for the previous week. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. State Departmentholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Labor Diplomacy to review the developments in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East and to discuss alternative proposals for labor diplomacy in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Room 1406. Contact: 202/647-3664.

10 a.m. —Internal Revenue Serviceholds a public hearing on “Prohibited Allocations of Securities in an S Corporation.” Location: Internal Revenue Building, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, room 6718. Contact: 202/622-6060.

11 a.m. —Transportation Security Administrationholds a meeting by teleconference of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee to discuss the report of the general aviation airport security guidelines working group. Contact: 571/227-2980.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Senate meets at noon for consideration of the appropriations bill for the Veterans Affairs Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the conference report to accompany the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act for fiscal 2004-2006. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Senate-House Conference Committeeholds a meeting on HR6, to enhance energy conservation and research and development to provide security and diversity in the energy supply. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

5 p.m. House-Senate Conference Committeemeets on the Foreign Operations Appropriations for fiscal 2004. Location: HC-5 U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

GOPAC fall charter meeting — all day GOPAC holds its 2003 Annual Fall Charter Meeting.

Highlights — 7:15 p.m. Gov. George E. Pataki, New York Republican.

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/684-3339.

Homeland Security meeting — 10 a.m. Congress hosts a meeting with recipients of competitive awards from the Homeland Security Department’s Scholars and Fellows Program. Rep. Christopher Cox, California Republican and chairman of the Select Committee on Homeland Security. Location: 1302 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

Seat-belt news conference — 10 a.m. Click It or Ticket Mobilization holds a news conference to release a study encouraging states to implement primary seat-belt laws. Ellen Engleman of the National Transportation Safety Board and Jeffrey Runge of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration participate. Location: National Transportation Safety Board, 490 L’Enfant Plaza East SW, SR1. Contact: 202/338-8700 or 202/285-0448.

News conference — 10 a.m. The Caring Institute holds a news conference to recognize children, a former prisoner of war and other individuals for extraordinary acts of caring. Anthony Leanna of Heavenly Hats, Makenzie Snyder of Children to Children, Kayt and Maggie Norris of Helping Hands, William Lawrence, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, and Betty Tisdale of Helping and Loving Orphans participate. Location: Frederic Douglass Museum and Hall of Fame for Caring Americans, 228 Seventh St. SE. Contact: 202/843-5600.

Education videoconference — 11 a.m. Education Department, I-Earn and the Global Nomads Group hold a videoconference on international aspects of education with students from the United States, Egypt, Mexico and South Africa. Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: Cardozo High School, 1300 Clifton St. NW. Contact: 202/401-3026.

Iran nuclear discussion — 11 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “The IAEA Reports: Does Iran Have a Nuclear Weapons Program?” Chris Ford of the State Department, Reuel Marc Gerecht of AEI, Geoffrey Kemp of the Nixon Center, Henry Sokolski of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, and Danielle Pletka of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Homeland Security address — 1:30 p.m. American Association for the Advancement of Science sponsors remarks by the Homeland Security secretary and the undersecretary for homeland security to the Homeland Security Department university scholars and fellows. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and Charles McQueary, undersecretary for homeland security, participate. Location: AAAS, 1200 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/282-8010.

Nobel Prize seminar — 2 p.m. The Embassy of Sweden holds a news seminar to meet the 2003 American Nobel Prize winners. Alexei Abrikosov and Anthony Legget, winners of the Nobel Prize in physics; Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon, winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry; Paul Lauterbur, winner of the Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine; and Robert Engle, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, participate. Location: Wyndham Hotel, Sherwood Room, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/467-2655.

Trade policy discussion — 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on “Congress and Trade Policy.” Rep. Sander M. Levin, Michigan Democrat, Thelma Askey of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Kent Hughes of Project on America and Elizabeth Becker of the New York Times participate. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.


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