- The Washington Times - Monday, October 13, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with 2003 NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council titled, “Issues in Domestic and International Clinical Trials of Therapeutic and Prevention Interventions.” Location: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 9000 Rockville Pike, Room 6C10, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-0357.

9 a.m. —National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United Statesholds a meeting to discuss issues related to U.S. intelligence leadership, intelligence and national-security policy, and the effectiveness of warning against transnational threats. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/401-1725.

11 a.m. —Overseas Private Investment Corporationholds a public hearing to afford an opportunity for any person to present views regarding the activities of the corporation. Location: ICDA, 12th-floor boardroom, 1100 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/336-8438.

1:30 p.m. —Office of the U.S. Trade Representativeholds a meeting of the Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Services to discuss the General Agreement on Trade in Services negotiations, the WTO Cancun Ministerial, and the Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiations. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Training Room A. Contact: 202/336-8438.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 02-763 Barnhart v. Thomas

Docket Number 02-682 Verizon Communications v. Law Offices of Curtis Trinko

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 9:30 a.m. for morning business and 10:30 a.m. to consider the fiscal 2004 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill for Iraq and Afghanistan and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing on the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea. Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican, chairman, Appropriations Committee; Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, chairman, Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on the nominations of Roger Ferguson Jr. to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors, Ben Bernanke to be a member of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors and Paul Atkins to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. —Judiciary terrorism, technology and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing, “Terrorism: Radical Islamic Influence on Chaplaincy of the U.S. Military and Prisons.” Charles Abell, undersecretary for personnel and readiness, Defense Department, and John Pistole, Counterterrorism Division, FBI, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. —Special Committee on Agingholds a hearing, “America’s Pensions: The Next Savings and Loan Crisis?” Barbara Bovbjerg, director for education, work force and income security, General Accounting Office, and Steven Kandarian, executive director, Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, testify. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

11 a.m. Resourcesfisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee holds a field hearing, “Efforts to Introduce Non-Native Oyster Species to the Chesapeake Bay.” Donald Welsh, regional administrator, Region 3, Environmental Protection Agency, and Vice Adm. Conrad Lautenbacherm Jr., undersecretary for oceans and atmosphere, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, testify. Location: Maryland House of Delegates, Joint Legislative Committee Hearing Room, Annapolis. Contact: 202/225-2761.

GENERAL AGENDA

Public Private Philanthropic conference — all day The Northern Virginia Technology Council, the George Mason University, the Stargazer Foundation and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers host the first annual conference, “Public Private Philanthropic (P3), the Power of Fusion.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat; Alan Merten, president, George Mason University; Mark Walsh, Ruxton Associates LLC; and Ted Leonsis, AOL Time Warner

noon —Former Rep. Newt Gingrich, Georgian Republican and former speaker of the House

3 p.m. —Gov. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat, “Reflections on P3”

Location: George Mason University, Performing Arts Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Contact: 703/904-7878.

Preventing Crime — all day National Crime Prevention Council holds a national conference on preventing crime, “The Power of Prevention, United for a Stronger America.”

Highlights — 10 a.m. Attorney General John Ashcroft

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/261-4165.

Foreign-policy discussion — 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Back at Center Stage: Foreign Policy and the Presidency.” Stephen Hess and Ivo Daalder, Brookings; James Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations; Karen deYoung, The Washington Post; and Steven Weisman, New York Times, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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