- The Washington Times - Monday, November 15, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Korean Peninsula challenges — 8:30 a.m. — The Asia Society holds a discussion, “Challenges on the Korean Peninsula.” Thomas Hubbard, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, participates. Location: Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Business Hall of Fame — 6 p.m. — The Greater Washington Board of Trade, Washingtonian magazine and Junior Achievement sponsor the 2004 Washington Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Location: Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/518-8606.

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on producer price indexes for October. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department releases results of weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics holds a meeting of the Committee on Compensation and Working Conditions to hear presentations on estimates from National Compensation Survey benefits publications, and preliminary results from research into match bias in the Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for union workers. Location: Postal Square Building, Conference Center, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5970.

9:30 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee to finalize preparations for the 79th session of the Maritime Safety Committee and associated bodies of the International Maritime Organization, which is scheduled for Dec. 1 to 10 at IMO headquarters in London. Location: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Room 2415, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-2970.

10 a.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Media Security and Reliability Council. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW, Room TW-C305. Contact: 202/418-1600.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at noon to consider the nomination of Francis Harvey to be secretary of the Army. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

8:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Thomas Griffith to be a U.S. circuit judge for the District of Columbia, Paul Crotty to be a U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York and Michael Seabright to be a U.S. district judge for the District of Hawaii. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing, “Global Climate Change: Arctic Climate Impact Assessment.” Witnesses include Robert Corell, chairman of Arctic Climate Impact Assessment and senior fellow at the American Meteorological Society, and Susan Joy Hassol, independent scholar and science writer. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10:30 a.m. — Governmental Affairs financial management, the budget and international security subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on insurance brokerage practices. Witnesses include New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, and Gregory Serio of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. — Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing, “Liability, Licensing and the Flu Vaccine Market: Making Decisions Today to Prevent a Crisis Tomorrow.” Witnesses include Lester Crawford, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and Mitchell Cohen, director of the Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider supporting the goals and ideals of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month; U.S. Post Office naming bills S.2640, S.2214 and S.2693; and recognizing the 130th anniversary of the creation of lifesaving stations on the Great Lakes. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Climate conference — all day — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “A Review of the Economic Foundations of Climate Change Models.” Event begins at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — noon — James Connaughton of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality will discuss the Bush administration’s policies.

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

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