- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 1, 2003


Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, the White House.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases figures on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases figures on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories, and orders for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


9 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee to discuss premarket approval application for an excimer laser and laser catheters used for treating chronic critical limb ischemia. Location: Hilton Washington D.C. North/Gaithersburg, Salons C, D, and E, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/443-0572.

9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 172: Future Air-Ground Communications in the Very High Frequency Aeronautical Data Band. Location: RTCA Inc., 1828 L St. NW., Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.


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. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to examine media ownership. Witnesses include Mark Cooper, president of the Consumer Federation of America; Victor Miller of Bear Stearns & Co. Inc.; and Eli Noam, director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing to examine the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley securities regulations and on restoring investor confidence. Witnesses include Peter Peterson, chairman/co-founder of the Blackstone Group; Charles Bowsher, former comptroller general of the General Accounting Office; and Ralph Larsen, former chief executive of Johnson & Johnson. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

2 p.m. — Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on compensating the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation in settlement of the tribe’s claims concerning the production of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

2:30 p.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on “Challenges for U.S. Policy to Cuba.” Witnesses include Roger Noriega, assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, and Richard Newcom of the Treasury Department. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the American Dream Downpayment Act, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 2003, the Animal Drug User Fee Act of 2003, the Health Care Safety Net Amendments Technical Corrections Act of 2003 and the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry Reauthorization Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


8:30 a.m. — International Relations international terrorism, nonproliferation and human rights subcommittee and Asia and the Pacific subcommittee hold a hearing on “Human Rights in Burma: Fifteen Years Post Military Coup.” Witnesses include Lorne Craner and Matthew Daley, both with the State Department. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. — International Relations Africa subcommittee holds a hearing on U.S. policy toward Liberia. Witnesses include Walter Kansteiner III of the State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs, Teresa Whelan of the Defense Department’s Office of African Affairs and Alex Vines of Human Rights Watch. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

3 p.m. — Appropriations military construction subcommittee holds a hearing on the Iraq/Afghanistan Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill. Witnesses include Army Gen. Larry Lust, assistant chief of staff for installation management; Air Force Gen. Dean Fox, civil engineer; and Lawrence Lanzillotta, principal deputy undersecretary of defense for management reform. Location: B-300 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.


Security conference — all day The Security Industry Association holds the “National Summit on Security.”

Highlights — 2 p.m. “Emergency Preparedness and Response: Department of Homeland Security”

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 800/840-5602.

Weapons detection — all day AIChE, the International Society for Optical Engineering and the Government Empowering Technology Alliance hold a conference, “Federal Bio-Chem Detection R&D; Opportunities FY2004.”

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. Peter Jutro, Science and Policy, National Homeland Security Research Center, Environmental Protection Agency, “EPA Bio-Chem Detection Research Priorities, Programs and Funding”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 818/888-4445, Ext. 35.

Iraq war — 8:30 a.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “The Iraq War and the Implications for America’s Role in the World.” Participants include Robert Von Rimscha, political correspondent with Der Tagesspiegel; Patrick Jarreau, Washington bureau chief of Le Monde; and Martin Walker of United Press International. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Prescription drug importation — 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Unrestricted Prescription Drug Importation from Canada and Elsewhere: The Debate Over Safety and Economics.” Participants include Rep. Gil Gutknecht, Minnesota Republican, and John Calfee of the AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Global security — 2 p.m. The Global Security Institute holds a discussion on the need for greater cooperation in the Congress and among nations on global security. Participants include Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat; Rep. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican; Jane Goodall, primatologist; actor Michael Douglas; and Thomas Graham Jr., former ambassador of Bipartisan Security Group. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 415/775-6760.

Immigrants rally 7 p.m. — Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride holds a rally for immigrant civil rights. Location: Farragut Square, K Street and Connecticut Avenue. Contact: 202/857-3410.

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