- The Washington Times - Monday, November 3, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to California to view wildfire damage and returns to Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciencesholds an open meeting to discuss faculty matters, departmental reports, a financial report, the president’s reports, and reports by deans of the schools of medicine and nursing. Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Board of Regents Conference Room (D3001), 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/295-3981.

10 a.m. —Federal Energy Regulatory Commissionholds a staff workshop on market activity and price indicators. Location: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE. Contact: 202/502-8863.

12:30 p.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, subcommittee on plant-license renewal, to discuss R.E. Ginna’s application for nuclear plant license renewal and the staff’s draft safety evaluation report. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B3, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-8716.

3 p.m. —Internal Revenue Serviceholds a meeting by teleconference of the Area 2 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (including the states of Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia), to discuss customer service improvements at the Internal Revenue Service. Location: None given. Contact: 888/912-1227.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 02-811: Groh v. Ramirez

Docket No. 02-1196: SEC v. Edwards

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Kirk Van Tine to be deputy secretary of transportation and Jeffery Rosen to be general counsel to the Treasury Department; Michael Gallagher to be assistant secretary of communication and information at the Commerce Department; and Cheryl Halpern and Elizabeth Courtney each to be a member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board of Directors. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

9:30 a.m. —Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing on the nominations of William Hudson to be ambassador to Tunisia, Margaret Scobey to be ambassador to Syria and Thomas Riley to be ambassador to Morocco. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. —Judiciaryterrorism, technology and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on “Database Security: Finding Out When Your Information Has Been Compromised.” David McIntyre, president of TriWest Healthcare Alliance; Mark MacCarthy, senior vice president of public policy at Visa U.S.A. Inc.; and Evan Hendricks, editor of Privacy Times, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairsinternational trade and finance subcommittee holds a hearing on financial reconstruction in Iraq. Peter McPherson, former director of economic development, testifies. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. to consider: Post office building designation bills; expressing the sense of Congress in support of the National Anthem “SingAmerica” project; recognizing and supporting Financial Planning Week. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Financial Servicescapital markets, insurance and government-sponsored enterprises subcommittee holds a hearing on “Mutual Funds: Who’s Looking Out for Investors.” Eliot Spitzer, New York attorney general; and Stephen Cutler, enforcement director at the Securities and Exchange Commission, testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

5 p.m. —Rules Committeemeets to formulate a rule on the Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2003. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Financial conference — all day Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. holds a conference, “Tapping the Unbanked Market: Helping People Enter the Financial Mainstream.”

Highlights — 8:35 a.m. Rep. Spencer Bachus, Alabama Republican; Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, Texas Democrat; and Rep. David Scott, Georgia Democrat, “Financing Education and Reaching the Unbanked: Perspectives From Congress”

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 877/275-3342.

Iraq forum — 9:15 a.m. Mercatus Center at George Mason University holds a forum on “America’s Role as Nation Builder: Lessons Learned and Applied to Iraq.” Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, Tim Roemer of the Mercatus Center, James Dobbins of the Rand Corp. and Veron Smith of George Mason University participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/775-1401.

Russia discussion — 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Russia: Is the State Taking Over?” Topics include the arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former chief of the Yukos oil company. Leon Aron of AEI, Anders Aslund of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Harley Balzer of Georgetown University and Radek Sikorski of New Atlantic Initiative participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Disability discussion — noon The Urban Institute holds a discussion, “Safety Net or Tangled Web: Promoting the Economic Security of Adults With Disabilities.” Judy Woodruff of CNN, David Stapleton of the Cornell Center for Policy Research, Sue Suter of Suter and Co. and David Wittenburg of the Urban Institute participate. Location: Urban Institute, Katharine Graham Conference Center, 2100 M St. NW, fifth floor. Contact: 202/261-5709.

Film screening — 6 p.m. American University holds a film screening, “The New Americans,” followed by a discussion on how September 11 and the war on terrorism have affected immigration. Filmmaker Gordon Quinn, Corey Smith of Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Danielle Antonio of the Tahirih Justice Center and Muneer Ahmad of the AU Washington College of Law participate. Location: AU, Mary Graydon Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279 or 703/855-5556.

Energy-efficiency ceremony — 6 p.m. The Alliance to Save Energy holds a ceremony to recognize the “2003 Stars of Energy Efficiency.” Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat; Sen. James M. Jeffords, Vermont independent; Sen. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat, Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, and Jay Ihlenfeld of 3M participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, atrium, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-2203.

Russian photo exhibit — 6 p.m. Library of Congress opens a new photo exhibit, “Reflections: Russian Photographs, 1992-2002.” Photographer Sergi Mironov participates. Location: LOC, Thomas Jefferson Building, Great Hall, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 800/537-5920 or 703/739-5920.

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