- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 25, 2004


Travels to Little Rock, Ark., to speak on medical-liability reform.


10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases figures on existing home sales for December 2003. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

2 p.m. — Treasury Department releases results of the weekly three- and six-month Treasury bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


1 p.m. — Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ AIDS research advisory committee. Location: Conference Room E1/E2, Natcher Building, National Institutes of Health, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-3732.

2 p.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the federal advisory committee on diversity for communications in the digital age to examine current opportunities and develop recommendations for policies and practices that will enhance the ability of minorities and women to participate in telecommunications and related industries. Location: Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-2030.


Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hand down decisions. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Meets at 1 p.m. to consider the Pension Funding Equity Act of 2003. 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.


Nuclear war conference — all day — The Nuclear Policy Research Institute holds a conference, “Three Minutes to Midnight: The Impending Threat of Nuclear War.” Location: Omni Shoreman Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/822-9800.

September 11 panel — all day — The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States holds its seventh public hearing, on facts and circumstances relating to border and aviation security.

Highlights — 3 p.m. — James Ziglar, former Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner; Richard Bonner, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security Department; and Peter Verga, special assistant for homeland security, Defense Department.

Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/401-1725 or 202/236-4878.

Telecommunications group — all day — The U.S. Telecom Association holds its leadership conference.

Highlights: — noon — Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican

7 p.m. — Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, New York Republican, and Rep. Eliot L. Engel, New York Democrat, Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW.

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, and as noted. Contact: 202/326-7370.

Drug marketing — all day — The Food and Drug Law Institute and the Center for Business Intelligence hold a conference, “The Inaugural Pharmaceutical Marketing Compliance Congress.” Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 800/817-8601.

Health care — all day — CNBC and the Wall Street Journal sponsor the 2004 World Health Care Congress.

Highlights — 2:15 p.m. — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, “Election Year 2004: Legislative and Regulatory Changes from the Capitol.”

Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 9th St. NW. Contact: 781/939-2438.

Hispanic attitudes — 10 a.m. — The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Pew Hispanic Center hold a news conference to release a report on Hispanic attitudes toward education, public schools and a variety of education issues. Location: Kaiser Family Foundation, Barbara Jordan Conference Center, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 202/347-5270.

Education report — 10 a.m. — The Center on Education Policy holds a news conference to release a report, “From the Capital to the Classroom: Year Two of the No Child Left Behind Act.” Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-9450.

New cars — 10 a.m. — Marathon Ashland Petroleum, Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Co. hold a news conference to unveil new cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles and minivans that use new low-sulfur fuel, exceeding Environmental Protection Agency “Tier 2” requirements. EPA Administrator Michael O. Leavitt participates. Location: Atrium Hall, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-7842.

Auto financing — 11 a.m. — The Consumer Federation of America, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and the National Council of La Raza hold a news conference to release a report documenting secret auto-finance charges and discriminatory lending practices. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766 or 202-331-1550.

Terrorism briefing — 11 a.m. — The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a news conference, “Combating Global Terrorism and Crime.” FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III participates. Location: Suite 800, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/504-6317.

Economic discussion — noon — The Cato Institute holds a discussion, “Manufacturing, U.S. Competitiveness and the Global Economy.” Participants include Jeremy Leonard of Manufacturers Alliance, and Alan Reynolds and Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Naval power book — noon — The Navy Museum holds a book discussion, “History of American Naval Dry Docks: A Key Ingredient to a Maritime Power.” Author Richard Hepburn speaks. Location: Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese St. SE. Contact: 202/433-6826.

Communications discussion — noon — The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Policy Watch: Making the Right Choices About the Future of Communications.” David Dorman of AT&T; participates. Location: 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

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