- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 30, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Enron forum — 11 a.m. — Cato Institute holds a policy forum, “Where Were the Lawyers in Enron?” Tom Morgan of George Washington University Law School, Richard Painter of the University of Illinois Law School, Stanley Keller of Palmer & Dodge, and Stuart Gerson of Epstein, Becker & Green participate. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Pharmaceutical discussion — 12:30 p.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Prospect of Pharmaceutical Price Controls.” Jack Calfee of AEI participates. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases personal income and outlays for September 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

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.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. — Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on “United States-China Economic Relations and China’s Role in the Global Economy.” Douglas DeVos, president/CEO, Alticor, Inc.; David Malpass, chief global economist/senior managing director, Bear Stearns and Co., testify. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Blue Ribbon Schools conference — all day — Education Department holds “No Child Left Behind — Blue Ribbon Schools Program” conference.

Highlights — noon — Awards Luncheon

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1579.

School reform conference# — all day — Manhattan Institute for Policy Research holds a conference on “School Reform and the Racial Gap in Learning.”

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — Education Secretary Rod Paige, keynote address

Location: Call for location. Contact: 917/363-2633 or 212/599-7000.

Library of Congress symposium — all day — Library of Congress holds a symposium on the 75th anniversary of its Chinese Section. Location: LOC, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-2384.

Mental illness forum — 9 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Forty Years of Neglect: The Federal Role in Caring for the Severely Mentally Ill.” Sally Satel, AEI; Fuller Torrey, Stanley Research Foundation, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Health insurance briefing# — 9:30 a.m. — The Economic and Social Research Institute holds a news briefing on health insurance for the uninsured. John Lumpkin, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Jack Meyer, Economic and Social Research Institute, participate. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/745-5054.

New think tank — 10 a.m. — National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program holds a news conference announcing a new think tank, the Center for American Progress. John Podesta, former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/478-6331.

Family policy news conference — 11 a.m. — National Partnership for Women and Families and Take Care Net hold a news conference to discuss which federal policies working families need most. Topics include unpaid leave, child care, flex-time and related issues. Holly Fechner, chief labor counsel, Office of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy; Bob Drago, Take Care Net, participate. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/898-3343 or 202/986-2600.

Public service ceremony — noon — Center for National Policy holds a ceremony to present the Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Awards. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat, and Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, chairman, Foreign Relations Committee, recipients, participate. Location: National Guard Association Building, Walsh-Record Room, 1 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-4118.

Drug reimportation discussion — noon — Cato Institute holds a discussion on “Drug Reimportation: Time for a Free Market?” Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat. and Roger Pilon, Cato, participate. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229.

FCC forum — noon — New America Foundation holds a forum, “From Napster to FCCster: Will ‘Smart Radio’ and Direct Citizen Access to the Airwaves Make the FCC Obsolete?” Scott Rafer, FCCster.com; Dewayne Hendricks, the Dandin Group, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Genetically engineered food rally — noon — Friends of the Earth holds a rally against the use of genetically engineered food in Kraft products. Location: Kraft’s Lobby Office, 101 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/783-7400, Ext. 104. 202/783-7400, Ext. 190.

Immune disease briefing# — noon — Immune Deficiency Foundation holds a luncheon briefing on “Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases.” Location: HC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 800/296-4433.

North Korea forum — noon — Defense Forum Foundation holds a forum, “What America Needs to Know About North Korea.” Rep. Christopher Cox, California Republican, chairman, Select Committee on Homeland Security; William Middendorf II, DFF; Suzanna Scholte, DFF and Hwang Jang yop, North Korea’s highest-ranking defector, participate. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/534-4313.

Medicare briefing — noon — The Alliance to Improve Medicare holds a luncheon briefing on “Closing in on Medicare Legislation.” John McManus, majority staff director, House Ways and Means Committee’s health subcommittee; Liz Fowler, minority chief health adviser, Senate Finance Committee, participate. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/432-1029.

“One Woman’s Path to the Hill”# — 12:30 p.m. — Women in International Trade holds a discussion. Evelyn Farkas, professional staffer, Senate Armed Services Committee, participates. Location: Sheppard, Mullin, 1300 I St. NW, 11th Floor East. Contact: 202/218-0028.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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