- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 6, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Consumer spending discussion — 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Consumer Spending and the 2001 Tax Rebate.” Jonathan Parker of Princeton University, Juan Coronado of the Federal Reserve Board, and Eric Engen and Keven Hassett of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Standardized testing discussion — 12:30 p.m. National Academies’ Science and Technology Policy Internship Program holds a discussion on standardized testing. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, Room 100, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3683.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser in Winston-Salem, N.C.; discusses jobs and the economy at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases a report on the employment situation for October. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. —Bureau of the Censusreleases a report on wholesale trade for September. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology Superfund subcommittee to discuss the latest version of the subcommittee’s draft report. Location: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 1201 K St. Contact: 703/603-8828.

8:30 a.m. —Energy Departmentholds a meeting of the Office of Science, DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee. Topics include: Reports from Energy Department and National Science Foundation, perspectives from the Energy Department and National Science Foundation, and a presentation from the Office of Management and Budget. Location: Double Tree Rockville, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/903-0536.

9 a.m. —Agency for Healthcare Research and Qualityholds a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. Topics include: a discussion of Improving Efficiency and Quality through Health System Design, and the agency’s efforts directed to improve decisions regarding the purchase, cost and effectiveness of prescribed medicines. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 800. Contact: 301/427-1215.

2:30 p.m. National Science Foundationholds a meeting to review the draft report in response to Section 22 of the NSF Authorization Act. Location: National Science Foundation, Stafford One Building, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 130, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7000.

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

9:30 a.m. Joint Economic Committeeholds a hearing on the employment situation. Kathleen Utgoff, commissioner of the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, testifies. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. to consider the Defense Authorization Conference Report. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

7 a.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate the Defense Authorization Conference Report. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Education conference — all day The Education Trust holds its 14th annual Education Trust National Conference, “Zap the Gap: Learning from the Frontier”

Highlights — 5:30 p.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige, “We Can Do This”

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/293-1217, Ext. 328.

Youth Summit — all day Health and Human Services Department holds its second annual national youth summit, “The Administration for Child and Families Building on the Strengths of America’s Youth”

Highlights — 3:45 p.m. Gregory Smith, 14-year-old two-time Nobel Prize nominee

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 301/972-0646.

International conference — all day Euromoney Seminars holds its 18th annual International Airfinance Legal Conference.

Highlights — 12:15 p.m. Ann Rutledge, R&R; Consulting and Paul Burke, independent global securitization consultant, “Structured Finance of Aircraft Receivables in China”

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/393-2000.

Russian ceremony — 10 a.m. Energy Department holds a signing ceremony for the Joint Statement on Russian Fuel Reform. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Russian Minister of Atomic Energy Alexandr Rumyantsev participate. Location: Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-4940.

Veterans Affairs news conference — 10 a.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program hosts a news conference with the Veterans Affairs secretary to discuss the ongoing reorganization of the department’s medical system. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/273-5703.

Employment law program — noon District of Columbia Bar Association holds a luncheon program, “Pro Bono Opportunities in Employment Law.” Susan Huhta of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, David Colodny of the D.C. Employment Justice Center and Jodi Feldman of Whitman-Walker Clinic Legal Services participate. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/737-4700, Ext. 262.

Syria briefing — 12:30 p.m. Palestine Center holds a luncheon briefing on “Syria: Between Israel, the U.S. and the Neo-Con Threat.” Journalist Ian Williams participates. Location: PC, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

African economy news conference — 1 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference, “Can Africa Produce Its Own Economic ‘Tigers?’” Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/530-1210, 202/662-7540 or 202/726-0416.

Economic forum — 2 p.m. International Monetary Fund holds an economic forum, “Capital Flow Cycles: Old and New Challenges.” Agustin Carstens, deputy managing director, participates. Location: IMF, Auditorium, 720 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/623-7300.

Meeting with the president of Uganda — 2 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds a meeting with the president of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/518-3413.

AIDS briefing — 3 p.m. National Academies’ Institute of Medicine holds a public briefing to release a report, “Measuring What Matters: Allocation, Planning and Quality Assessment for the Ryan White CARE Act.” Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, Room 100, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Animal rights conference — 4 p.m. The Student Animal Rights Alliance, the American University Animal Rights Effort, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Saving Our Resources Today hold the National Student Animal Rights Conference, “Liberation Now.”

Highlights — 5:15 p.m. Carol Adams, author, “The Sexual Politics of Meat Slideshow”

Location: AU, Mary Graydon Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/696-7911.


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