- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 9, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser in Little Rock, Ark.; discusses the economy in Greer, S.C.; attends Bush-Cheney ‘04 fund-raiser in Greenville, S.C.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Servicereleases crop-progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Boardreleases foreign reports: assets, liabilities of the United States, foreign chartered banks and foreign exchange rates for the previous week. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 02-693: Lamie v. United States Trustee

Docket Number 02-9410: Crawford v. Washington

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. to consider the Commerce, State and Justice departments appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at noon in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Fall Tax Division Meeting — all day The American Institute for Certified Public Accountants holds its fall tax-division meeting.

Highlights — 11 a.m. Pamela Olson, tax policy, Treasury Department; and Gillian Spooner, KPMG LLP, “The View From Washington”

Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 212/596-6200.

Catholic bishops meeting — all day The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops holds its fall meeting. Location: Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/541-5419 or 202/832-8254.

Mental health news conference — 9:30 a.m. Hart Research holds a news conference to release its national survey of community leaders’ views on improving access to the mental health treatment system and to present “The Campaign for the American Mind.” Richard Birkel, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and Susan Blumenthal, assistant surgeon general, participate. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/741-7500.

Red Cross news briefing — 10 a.m. The American Red Cross and the D.C. Public Schools hold a news briefing to distribute emergency-preparedness kits during Combined Federal Campaign/Homeland Security Kickoff Week. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge participates. Location: Burrville Elementary School, 801 Division Ave. NE. Contact: 202/737-8300.

Same-sex “marriage” briefing — 10 a.m. The Human Rights Campaign holds a news briefing on same-sex civil “marriage.” Elizabeth Birch, HRC; Mary Bonauto, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders; Julie and Hillary Goodridge, Goodridge versus Department of Public Health; and Geoff Garin, Peter Hart Research Associates, participate. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/216-1564 and 202/216-1553.

American Life League conference — 10 a.m. American Life League’s Crusade for the Defense of Our Catholic Church holds a news conference to announce its latest ad, “A Catholic Bishop’s Guide to Washington.” Judie Brown, ALL, participates. Location: Holiday Inn, Federal Ballroom North Room, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/928-9695.

Veterans luncheon — 11 a.m. Veterans Day National Committee holds a celebration luncheon. Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi and Cokie Roberts, journalist, ABC News, participate. Location: Hamilton Crowne Plaza, 14th and K streets NW. Contact: 800/882-1316.

Economic-policy debate — 11 a.m. The Shadow Open Market Committee holds a meeting to address issues critical to the current economic-policy debate. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: Sue North, [email protected]; www.somc.rochester.edu

Russian business discussion — noon The Woodrow Wilson Center Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion, “Is Going to Court a Waste of Time for Russian Firms?” Kathryn Hendley, University of Wisconsin, Madison, participates. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, sixth floor, auditorium, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4100.

Iran discussion — noon — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Iran/U.S. Nongovernmental Organization Collaboration.” Baquer Namazi, Iran NGO Initiative, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Economic forum — 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation holds a forum, “America’s Outsourcing/Offshoring Worries: Debating What’s in the American Interest.” Diana Farrell, McKinsey Global Institute; Zanny Minton Beddoes, the Economist; Greg Mastel, Senate Finance Committee; and Steven Clemmons, NAF, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Tobacco discussion — 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “The Significance of the New World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control for Global Health and Global Health Governance.” Allyn Taylor, WHO and University of Maryland, participates. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202-663-5786; 202/663-5626.

Health care news conference — 1 p.m. The Maryland Citizens Health Initiative holds a news conference to discuss “Health Care for All” a plan to improve quality and affordable health care. Location: Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton. Contact: 410/235-9000.

Iraq discussion — 2 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion with the Iraqi lawyer who helped to rescue U.S. Army Pvt. Jessica Lynch. Mohammed Odeh al-Rehaief participates. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/530-1210 or 212/207-7362.


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