- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 5, 2003


Makes remarks at the 20th anniversary of the National Endowment for Democracy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; presents the National Medals of Science and Technology in the East Room of the White House.


1 p.m. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.


9 a.m. National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities holds a meeting of the National Endowment for the Arts President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities to report updates on Youth Orchestra of the Americas and Save America’s Treasures, and to discuss committee support for After School Youth Arts and Humanities programs. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/682-5409.

9 a.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council to discuss offers in compromise, the K-1 matching program, the national research program, tax shelters and exam cycle time. Location: Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 2140. Contact: 202/622-6440.


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


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


9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a markup of the nominations of Henry Saad to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 6th Circuit, Janice Brown to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Michael Fisher to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 3rd Circuit. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a markup of congratulating Shirin Ebadi for winning the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and commending her for her lifetime of work to promote democracy and human rights; and welcoming the public apologies issued by the President of Serbia and Montenegro and the president of the Republic of Croatia and urging other leaders in the region to perform similar concrete acts of reconciliation. Location: S-116, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2 p.m. Governmental Affairs permanent investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on “DOD’s Improper Use of First and Business Class Airline Travel.” Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican and chairman of the Finance Committee; and Rep. Janice Schakowksy, Illinois Democrat, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation science and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on future exploration of the moon. Harrison Schmitt, chairman of the InterLune-InerMars Initiatives Inc.; and David Criswell, director of the Institute for Space System Operations at the University of Houston, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Federal Prison Industries Compensation in Contracting Act of 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. Energy and Commerce telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee holds a hearing on “Computer Viruses: The Disease, the Detection and the Prescription for Protection.” Ken Silva, director of the CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute; and Bill Hancock, chief executive officer of Internet Security Alliance in Arlington, testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

1:30 p.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a markup of the GAO Human Capitol Reform Act and the Department of Homeland Security Financial Accountability Act; works on legislation to urge the president, on behalf of the United States, to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Pope John Paul II; and works on post office naming bills. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Ways and Means human resources subcommittee holds a hearing to examine cases of child abuse and neglect. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.


Telecoms symposium — all day The Phoenix Center hosts its “2003 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium.”

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the Judiciary Committee

Location: International Spy Museum, Ultra Room, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/274-0235.

Lobby day — 9 a.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hold a lobby day on the $375 billion highway and transit bill.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. Rep. Don Young, Alaska Republican and chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; Rep. James L. Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat; Rep. Tom Petri, Wisconsin Republican; Hempstead, N.Y., Mayor James Garner; Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels; and Long Beach, Calif., Mayor Beverly O’Neill, news conference, 2167 Rayburn House Office Building

Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/861-6711 or 202/225-7749.

Great Lakes Policy meeting — 9 a.m. Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and Search for Common Ground co-sponsor a Great Lakes Policy Forum. John Prendergast, special adviser to the president of the International Crisis Group, participates. Location: Kenney Auditorium, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/777-2221.

20th anniversary ceremony — 10:30 a.m. The National Endowment for Democracy holds a ceremony to celebrate its 20th anniversary. President Bush participates. Location: USCC, Hall of Flags, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/293-9072.

Disease management briefing — noon American Association of Health Plans/Health Insurance Association of America hold a staff briefing on disease management. Rep. Nancy L. Johnson, Connecticut Republican; Jack Rowe of Aetna; Sam Nussbaum of Anthem; and Karen Ignagni of AAHP/HIAA, participate. Location: HC-8, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/778-8494.

Health care discussion — 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation holds a discussion, “21st Century Health Care: The Information Technology Impact on the Quality and Cost-Effectiveness of Health Care.” Janet Marchibroda of the EHealth Initiative; and Bill Bernstein of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Serbia and Montenegro discussion — 12:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “A Small Country vis-a-vis a Global Power: The Relationship Between Serbia and Montenegro and the United States.” Serbian philosopher Svetozar Stojanovic participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

“Loser Pays” legislation — 2:30 p.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to discuss “Loser Pays” legislation. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, and Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, participate. Location: 290 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5972.

U.S.-Japan income tax treaty — 4:30 p.m. Treasury Department hosts a signing ceremony for a U.S.-Japan income tax treaty. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow and Japanese Ambassador Ryozo Kato participate. Location: Treasury Department, Cash Room, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Balkans discussion — 6:30 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion, “The Balkans: A Trip Report and Update.” Richard C. Holbrooke of Perseus LLC and Roger Cohen of the New York Times participate. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9716.

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