- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 25, 2003


Immigration law — 9:30 a.m. — The Center for Immigration Studies holds a discussion, “Can Immigration Law Be Enforced? Two Years After 9/11, Many Still Answer ‘No.’” Participants include Jessica Vaughan and Mark Krikorian, both with the CIS; Michael Cutler, formerly with the New York district office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; and Craig Nelson of Friends of Immigration Law Enforcement. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.

Book discussion — noon — The Cato Institute holds a book discussion, “The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance.” Author Nat Hentoff and Paul Rosenzweig of the Heritage Foundation participate. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.


Meets with President Nicanor Duarte Frutos of Paraguay at the White House. Holds a reception for the visiting All-Star Russian Youth Baseball Team. Meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Camp David.


8:30 a.m. — The Bureau of Economic Analysis releases its final gross domestic product estimates for the second quarter. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


9 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Library of Medicine, Lister Hill Center. Location: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, second-floor board room, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-4441.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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


Health care — all day — Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department hold joint hearings on health care and competition law and policy.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — “Physician Unionization”

2 p.m. — “Group Purchasing Organizations”

Location: FTC Conference Center, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-3657 or 202/514-2007.

Black Caucus — all day — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation holds its annual legislative conference, “Collective Leadership: Challenging a Bold New World.”

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Rep. Albert R. Wynn, Maryland Democrat, on “Minority Business Exchange”

11 a.m. — Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr., Tennessee Democrat; Rep. Artur Davis, Alabama Democrat; Rep. Kendrick B. Meek, Florida Democrat; Stacey Davis Stewart of the Fannie Mae Foundation; and Roland Martin of BlackAmericaWeb.com on “Envision the Future: The Impact of New Leaders on Politics and Enterprise,” 2128 Rayburn House Office Building

2 p.m. — Rep. Julia Carson, Indiana Democrat, and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on “Fostering Financial Literacy for All Americans”

5 p.m. — Rep. William J. Jefferson, Louisiana Democrat, “CBCF Chair’s Reception”

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/263-2800.

Security conference — all day — The Eisenhower Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars, Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, International Crisis Group of the U.S. Army, and the Office of the Secretary for Net Assessment hold the “Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Conference 2003.”

Highlights — 2 p.m. — Richard Armitage, deputy secretary of state, “National Power in its Entirety”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/692-8779.

Nuclear, biological and chemical terrorism — all day — Global Homeland Security holds a conference on nuclear, biological and chemical terrorism.

Highlights — 12:45 p.m. — Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, “Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Look at the Future”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 301/493-5500.

Egypt policy — 9 a.m. — Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion with Ahmed Maher El Sayed, Egyptian minister of foreign affairs, and Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9716.

Income and poverty — 10 a.m. — The U.S. Census Bureau holds a news conference to release its annual reports on income and poverty. Participants include Daniel Weinberg of the Census Bureau’s Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division. Location: U.S. Census Bureau, Suitland Federal Center, 4700 Silver Hill Road, Suitland. Contact: 301/763-3030.

Laos war — 11 a.m. — Center for Public Policy Analysis and the Laos Veterans of America hold a news conference to discuss ethnic cleansing and military attacks against Hmong, Laotian Christian and other dissident groups. Participants include Philip Smith of the CPPA, Wangyee Vang of the LVA, Mike Benge of the Montagnard Human Rights Organization and D.L. Hicks of Counterparts Inc. Location: 122 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/543-1444.

Volunteer honor — 11 a.m. — Interior Department holds a ceremony to honor 15 individuals recognized as model volunteers in the Take Pride in America campaign. Participants include Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and Mart Allbright of Take Pride In America. Location: Interior Department, 18th and C streets NW. Contact: 202/208-6416.

Brookings briefing — 2 p.m. — Brookings Institution holds a news briefing on “Poverty and Income in 2002: A Look at the New Census Data and What They Mean for Children and Families.” ticipants include Ron Haskins and Gary Burtless of Brookings, Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Kay Hymowitz of the Manhattan Institute and Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Khomeini grandson — 3:30 p.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Khomeini Comes to America,” with Hossein Khomeini, grandson of the leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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