- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 20, 2003


Religion and public life forum — 10 a.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a forum on religion and public life, “Lifting Up the Poor: A Dialogue on Religion, Poverty, and Welfare Reform.” Authors Mary Jo Bane and Lawrence Mead, and E.J. Dionne and Ron Haksins of the Brookings Institution participate. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

NIH autism meeting — 10:30 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee to discuss autism activities across federal agencies. Location: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Building 31, Conference Room 10, sixth floor. Contact: 301/443-4283.


Attends an official farewell hosted by Queen Elizabeth, London. Visits British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s home district. Returns to Washington.


2 p.m. — Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement (The “Monthly Budget”) for October 2003. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the general and plastic surgery devices panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, to discuss two premarket approval applications for injectable devices intended to restore soft tissue facial contours such as nasolabial folds. Location: Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, Walker/Whetstone Rooms, Two Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/443-0572.

10 a.m. — Energy Department holds a meeting of the Environmental Management Advisory Board. Topics include: EM overview; EM program update; board briefing; board business. Location: Energy Department, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Room 1E-245. Contact: 202/586-4400.


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


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


9 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of James Oberwetter to be ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

9:30 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds an oversight hearing on the implementation of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness and Compensation Program. Sen. Charles Grassley, Iowa Republican, chairman, Finance Committee; Robert Card, under secretary of energy; Robert Robertson, director of education, workforce, income security issues, GAO, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Steven Law to be deputy secretary of Labor. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.


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


Black Farmers Association conference# — all day — The National Black Farmers Association holds a conference, “Come and Change Your Future,”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman

6:30 p.m. — The Rev. Jesse Jackson

Location: Marriott Hotel, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Contact: 202/265-3000, 804/691-8528.

ABA conference — all day — The American Bar Association and the Center for Continuing Legal Education hold a conference, “The Business Response to the New CyberSecurity Threats and Terrorism”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — “Protecting the Business Before the ‘Event’”

Location: Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 800/285-2221.

Civil liberties conference — all day — The David A. Clarke School of Law holds a conference, “In the Aftermath of September 11th: Defending Civil Liberties in the Nation’s Capital.” Location: The David A. Clarke School of Law, University of the District of Columbia, Building 38, second floor, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-7338.

Middle East conference — 9 a.m. — Palestine Center holds a conference, “The Middle East After the Iraq War.”

Highlights — 3:45 p.m. — Cynthia McKinney, former U.S. representative, Georgia Democrat, “Congress and the Middle East”

Location: PC, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

Pentagon Town Hall meeting# — 11 a.m. — Defense Department holds a Pentagon Town Hall meeting. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Gen. Richard Myers, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, participate. Location: The Pentagon, Room 5A1070. Contact: 703/697-5131.

European Union briefing — 11 a.m. — European Union Delegation of the European Commission to the United States holds a weekly “Entre Nous” Friday news briefing for journalists. Location: EU-Washington, Press Room, 2300 M St. NW. Contact: 202/862-9500.

Medicare news conference — 11:15 a.m. — Senators hold a news conference on Medicare. Sen. Thomas Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, Minority Leader; Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat. and Sen. Bob Graham, Florida Democrat, participate. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5556.

Rental housing forum# — noon — The National Neighborhood Coalition holds a forum, “The Affordable Housing Continuum: Spotlight on Rental Housing.” Kathey Nelson, National Low Income Housing Coalition; John Morland, National Housing Trust; Kim Schaffer, National Low Income Housing Coalition; and Becky Sherblom, Maryland Center for Community Development, participate. Location: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-8553.

Savings discussion# — 12:15 p.m. — New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Savings Policy: New Reforms to Expand Asset Building and Retirement Security.” Mark Iwry, BI, participates. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Privacy seminar — 12:30 p.m. — National Academies’ Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Internship Program holds a seminar on “Are You Being Watched? Security Versus Privacy” Lance Hoffman, Cyberspace Policy Institute; Cedric Laurant, Electronic Privacy Information Center and Paul Rosenzweig, Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3570.

Book discussion — 12:30 p.m. — The Institute for Policy Studies holds a book discussion, “Liberalism: The Genius of American Ideals.” Marcus Raskin, author, participates. Location: Barnes and Noble Bookstores, 12th and E streets NW. Contact: 202/234-9382.

Environmental lecture# — 12:30 p.m. — National Press Club holds a lecture, “Our Environmental Destiny.” Robert Kennedy Jr., Natural Resources Defense Council, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Campaign news conference — 1 p.m. — MoveOn.org Voter Fund holds a news conference to debut new television spots directed at the Bush economy. Sen. Jon Corzine, New Jersey Democrat, and Zack Exley, Voter Fund, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-5200.

Clark campaign rally — 1 p.m. — Politics Clark ‘04 holds a campaign rally to launch the “Race for America” RV tour. Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat; Rep. Marion Berry, Arkansas Democrat, participate. Location: Outside Union Station, Columbus Circle NW. Contact: 501/748-3530.

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