- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 21, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Indonesia and Australia.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. Energy Information Administrationreleases weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

5 p.m. —World Agricultural Outlook Boardreleases weekly weather and crop bulletin. Location: 12th Street & Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Federal Reserve System The Board of Governors holds a meeting to consider proposed 2004 private sector adjustment factor, proposed revisions to the method for imputing earnings on clearing balance investments and proposed 2004 fee schedules for priced services and electronic connections. Location: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th Street entrance between Constitution Avenue and C Street NW. Contact: 202/452-2955.

1 p.m. —Bureau of Customs and Border ProtectionThe Border and Transportation Security Directorate holds a meeting of the Airport and Seaport User Fee Advisory Committee to discuss future traffic trends. Location: Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, fifth floor Bridge Conference Room, International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/927-0609.

2 p.m. —Justice Departmentholds a meeting of the Office of the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights on the proposed certification of the Maryland Accessibility Code and whether it meets or exceeds the new construction and alterations requirements of Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Location: DOJ Disability Rights Section, 1425 New York Ave. NW, Suite 4039. Contact: 800/514-0301.

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. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committeeholds a hearing on “Federal Involvement in Regulation of the Insurance Industry.” Ernst Csiszar, vice chairman of the executive committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and Tom Ahart, former president of Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America Inc., testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportationoceans, fisheries and coast guard subcommittee holds a hearing on “Implementation of National Standards in Fisheries Management.” William Hogarth, assistant administrator for fisheries at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce Department, testifies. Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on “The Financing of Terror Organizations.” Richard Clarke, chairman of Good Harbor Consulting LLC, and Louise Richardson, executive dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

2:30 p.m. —Foreign RelationsEuropean affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on “Anti-Semitism in Europe.” Ed O’Donnell, special envoy for Holocaust issues at the State Department, and Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Black women and finance — all day The Executive Leadership Council, the White House Office of Public Liaison and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hold a symposium, “Black Women and Finance,” Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW, and the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Young scientist contest — all day The Discovery Channel holds the “Young Scientist Challenge” to crown the country’s top young scientist of the year. Location: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Contact: 202/452-9480 or 202/452-9508.

Nuclear energy — all day The Energy Department, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis and the International Security Studies Program of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University hold a conference, “Nuclear Energy and Science for the 21st Century: Atoms for Peace Plus 50.”

Highlights — 7 p.m. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, “Enrico Fermi Presidential Award Dinner”

Location: The Watergate Hotel, 2659 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/586-5906.

Immigration discussion — 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion, “Immigration: Access, Security and the American Economy.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican, “Outlook from the House”

9:30 a.m. —Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, “Congressional Outlook”

12:30 p.m. —Mexican Ambassador Juan Jose Bremer and Asa Hutchinson of the Homeland Security Department

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Education report — 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “The State of Student Achievement: The 2003 Brown Center Report on American Education.” Tom Loveless of Brown Center participates. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Foreign aid discussion — 10:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Aid to Iraq and Afghanistan.” Christopher DeMuth of the AEI and Andrew Natsios of the U.S. Agency for International Development participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Mideast survey — 10:30 a.m. Luntz Research Cos. holds a news conference to release a survey of Israelis and Palestinians that reveals a profound Palestinian distrust of and dislike for America. Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican; Rep. Brad Sherman, California Democrat; and Itamar Marcus of Palestinian Media Watch participate. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/358-0080.

North Korean prison camps — 2 p.m. The National Press Club holds a discussion and releases a “Report on Prison Camps in North Korea.” David Hawk of the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 301/530-1210 or 202/662-7540 or 202/293-7396, Ext. 651.

Financial markets — 2 p.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Leveling the Playing Field: Keeping Financial Markets Competitive and Diverse With New Accountability for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.” Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez; Wayne Abernathy, assistant Treasury secretary for financial institutions; and John Weiher of the HUD participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Intelligence discussion — 7 p.m. The International Spy Museum holds a discussion with an Israeli intelligence leader. Shlomo Gazit of Tel Aviv University participates. Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/393-7798.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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