- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 22, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses the Australian Parliament. Departs for Hawaii.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

6 p.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases weekly reports on condition statement of Federal Reserve banks, factors affecting reserves of depository institutions, money stock, liquid assets and debt measures. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board holds a meeting to review the effects of the Energy Department’s new initiatives may have on ensuring adequate protection of the health and safety of the public and workers at DOE’s nuclear- defense facilities. Location: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, public hearing room, 625 Indiana Ave. NW, Suite 300. Contact: 800/788-4016.

9 a.m. —Federal Reserve Systemholds a meeting of the Consumer Advisory Council. Topics include payroll cards, in a discussion of whether there any requirements of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, which is implemented by Regulation E, that should not apply to prepaid payroll cards; funding and long-term sustainability of nonprofit organizations, in a discussion of issues related to long-term sustainability and innovative programs to counter declines in operating income. Location: Federal Reserve Board, Martin Building, C Street between 20th and 21st Street NW. Contact: 202/452-6470.

10 a.m. —Community Development Financial Institutions Fund holds a meeting of the Community Development Advisory Board, to receive a report from the director on the activities of the CDFI Fund since the last advisory board meeting, including programmatic, fiscal and legislative initiatives for 2003 and 2004. Location: The American Institute of Architects boardroom, 1735 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-9046.

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. Foreign Relations international operations and terrorism subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Post-9/11 Visa Reforms and New Technology: Achieving the Necessary Security Improvements in a Global Environment.” Janice Jacobs, deputy assistant secretary for visa services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, State Department; and Stewart Verdery, assistant secretary for policy, border and transportation security, Homeland Security Department, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. —Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing, “The Federal and State Role in Pharmacy Compounding and Reconstruction: Exploring the Right Mix to Protect Patients.” Janet Heinrich, director of health care and public health issues, General Accounting Office; and Steven Galson, deputy director, Center of Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, testify. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. —Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Proposals for Improving the Regulation of Housing GSEs [Government-Sponsored Enterprises],” and markup of the nominations of Roger Ferguson Jr. to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors and Ben Bernanke to be a member of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

2 p.m. —Finance Committee holds a hearing, “Company Owned Life Insurance.” Greg Jenner, deputy assistant secretary, Treasury Department; and Davi D’Agostino, Financial Markets and Community Investment, General Accounting Office, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1:30 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a full committee hearing, “Open for Business: Ensuring Employee and Customer Safety at the Former Brentwood Postal Facility.” Bernard Unger, director of physical-infrastructure issues, General Accounting Office; and Davis Layne, deputy assistant secretary for occupational safety and health administration, Labor Department, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Underrepresented Youth — all day The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Jobs for the Future, the Carnegie Corp. of New York, the Ford Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation hold a conference, “Double the Numbers: Postsecondary Attainment and Underrepresented Youth.”

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Rep. Chaka Fattah, Pennsylvania Democrat; Hilary Pennington, Jobs for the Future; and Blandina Cardenas, University of Texas at San Antonio.

11:45 a.m. —Gov. Michael O. Leavitt, Utah Republican; Nancy Hoffman, Jobs for the Future; and Tom Vander Ark, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Location: The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 617/728-4446.

America in the Middle East — all day The Middle East Institute holds a conference, “Perils of Engagement: America in the Middle East.”

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. Phil Wilcox, Foundation for Middle East Peace; M.J. Rosenburg, Israel Policy Forum; Joseph Wilson, J.C. Wilson International Ventures Corp.; John Zogby, Zogby International; and Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy, “The Middle East in U.S. Presidential Elections.”

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW. Contact: 202/785-5536.

Episcopal Church — 9 a.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion on how the Episcopal Church deals with issues of sexuality and the implications of decisions made by the church in August. The Rev. Frank Wade, rector, St. Alban’s Parish at the National Cathedral. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/363-8286.

British Prime Minister — 9:30 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Mr. Blair Goes to Washington,” on the new book, “Hug Them Close,” about British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s relationships with U.S. presidents. Peter Riddell, London Times columnist and author; Thomas Mann, Brookings Institution; Norman Ornstein and John Fortier, AEI; and Gerald Seib, the Wall Street Journal, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Slain in the District — 10 a.m. Clarke & Associates LLC holds a news conference to announce a lawsuit by the family of Kenny Barnes Jr., who was slain in the District in 2001, against the District of Columbia. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F Streets NW. Contact: 202/723-2200.

Medicare prescription-drug bill — 10:15 a.m. Senate Democrats hold a news conference to discuss negotiations over the Medicare prescription-drug bill. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Sens. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Jon Corzine of New Jersey participate. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2939.

Immigration — 10:30 a.m. The Center for Immigration Studies holds a discussion and release of the report, “Remaking the Political Landscape: The Impact of Illegal and Legal Immigration on Congressional Apportionment.” Didley Poston, Texas A&M; University, participates. Location: 1036-A Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/466-8185.

Homeland security — 10:30 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Grading Progress in Homeland Security: Before and After 9/11.” Gov. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Republican; and Sam Gonzales, former Oklahoma City chief of police, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

“America’s Common Assets” — 12:30 p.m. — The New America Foundation holds a policy luncheon, “The Future of Common Assets: The State of the Commons: A Report to Owners on the Potential and Peril Facing America’s Common Assets.” Peter Barnes, Working Assets; David Bollier, Public Knowledge; and Michael Calabrese, NAF, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

50th-anniversary gala — 6 p.m. The International Studies Institute holds the ISI 50th-anniversary gala. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and author William F. Buckley Jr. participate. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 302/652-4600 or 202/528-3357.

News media and Iraq — 6:30 p.m. The Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion, “The News Media and Iraq.” Barton Gellman, The Washington Post; Harold Meyerson, the American Prospect; Robert Pollack, the Wall Street Journal; and Bernard Kalb, CNN, participate. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9716.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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