- The Washington Times - Monday, November 15, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases a report on state resales and metropolitan home prices for the third quarter. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

4:15 p.m. — Federal Reserve releases its weekly reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting on the agency’s premarket notification program for new dietary ingredients. Location: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Harvey W. Wiley Auditorium, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Contact: 301/436-2506.

9 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy to preview the Nov. 17-21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministerial, CEO Summit and Senior Officials Meeting, and discuss issues surrounding the lifting of sanctions on Libya. Location: State Department, Room 1207, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2534.

1 p.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics holds a meeting of the Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Statistics. Topics include: results of 2003 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, including latest data on foreign-born workers; progress on 2003 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Location: Postal Square Building, Conference Center, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5970.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate will reconvene tomorrow at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEE

Noon Governmental Affairs permanent investigations subcommittee holds a hearing, “How Saddam Hussein Abused the United Nations’ Oil-for-Food Program.” Witnesses include Charles Duelfer, CIA special adviser on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, and Juan Carlos Zarate, deputy assistant secretary in the Treasury Department’s executive office for terrorist financing and financial crimes. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House will reconvene tomorrow 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

New member orientation program — all day House Administration Committee holds a new member orientation program.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. Official freshman class picture, West Steps, U.S. Capitol, setup at 7:30 a.m. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building, or as noted. Contact: 202/225-6265.

Pharmaceutical industry — 7 a.m. The Pharmaceutical Leadership Forum addresses the impact of the 2004 presidential election on the pharmaceutical industry, including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and implementation of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. Participants include Sen. Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Republican; Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat; and Lester Crawford, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Location: Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: www.pharmaleadershipforum.com/agenda.cfm.

Health care reform — 10 a.m. New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Where Do We Go From Here? Prospects for Health Care Reform in the Wake of Election 2004.” Participants include Rep. Jim Cooper, Tennessee Democrat; Rep. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican; Len Nichols of the Center for Studying Health System Change; Stuart Butler of the Heritage Foundation; and Laurie Rubiner of the New America Foundation. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Press role — 10 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “The Role of the Media in the Consolidation of Democracy.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 12:45 p.m. Lee Bollinger of Columbia University, “Training Journalists — The Role of Schools of Journalism”

Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Divest Sudan Campaign — 10 a.m. Divest Sudan Campaign holds a press conference to begin the Divest Sudan Campaign. Participants include Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat; Rep. Donald M. Payne, New Jersey Democrat; Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat; and the Rev. Walter Fauntroy and Joe Madison of the Divest Sudan Campaign. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/296-2426.

American Enterprise discussion — 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion with members of the Asian, European, Japanese, Latin American and U.S. Shadow Financial Regulatory committees. A press briefing will follow. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

America’s role in Asia — 10 a.m. The Asia Foundation holds a press briefing to release its dual “America’s Role in Asia” reports. Participants include Michael Armacost of Stanford University, J. Stapleton Roy of Kissinger Associates, and Stephen Cohen of the Brookings Institution. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, first floor, Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/588-9420.

Caring award — 11 a.m. The Caring Institute holds a press conference to announce the 2004 Caring Award winners. Location: Frederick Douglas Museum and Hall of Fame for Caring Americans, 320 A St. NE. Contact: 201/843-5600.

Ukrainian elections — noon Members of Congress hold a press conference to respond to the Ukrainian elections and to announce legislation to safeguard and destroy materials and weapons of mass destruction. Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, participates. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery Studio, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2079.

Digital networks — 6:30 p.m. Library of Congress Kluge Center holds a discussion as part of its “Managing Knowledge and Creativity in a Digital Context” series. Topics include blogging and digitally networked communications. David Weinberger, author of “The Cluetrain Manifesto,” participates. Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: Press contact, 202/707-9190.

Psychology of the black vote — 7 p.m. Raynard Jackson and Associates holds a discussion, “The Psychology of the Black Vote — Election 2004.” Participants include Michael Brown, senior democratic strategist at the Democratic National Committee; Maurice Daniel, former aide to Al Gore and former political director for Gephardt for President; and Kirk Clay, deputy director of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. Location: George Washington University, Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/543-7778.

Postelection analysis — 8 p.m. National Press Club hosts an edition of the Kalb Report, “A Postelection Analysis: Values, Religion and the Media.” Participants include Jeff Greenfield of CNN, Adam Nagourney of the New York Times, Michael Barone of U.S. News & World Report, and Rachel Zoll of the Associated Press. Location: National Press Club, ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.

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