- The Washington Times - Friday, November 19, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

New Medicare benefits — 1 p.m. — Medicare Today holds a congressional staff briefing on a new nationwide Medicare education program and releases a survey on seniors’ attitudes to the new Medicare benefits. Location: Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Ave. NE. Contact: 202/452-8700.

Iraq’s minorities — 1 p.m. — The Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights holds a press briefing, “Status and Future of Iraq’s Minorities: Can Minorities Survive in the New Iraq?” Walid Phares of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and Nina Shea of Freedom House’s Center for Religious Freedom participate. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/498-8644.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Santiago, Chile, for the 12th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee to discuss autism activities across federal agencies. Location: National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Drive, Building 31, Conference Room 10, Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-4283.

10 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Law. Topics include the role of the State Department in domestic litigation in light of the Supreme Court’s decisions in Republic of Austria v. Altmann and Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain; update on the work of the International Law Commission; update on prisoners and detainees. Location: State Department, Room 1105, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2767.

3 p.m. — Office of the Secretary-Controller holds a meeting of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee to discuss the cyber-security subcommittee’s report. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/292-4873.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets to consider the “Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004.” 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.

GENERAL AGENDA

Banking conference — all day — American Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds its National Conference on Banks and Savings Institutions. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 12:45 p.m. — “IT Risk Management — Changing Strategies for Changing Times.” Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/434-9220 or 202/434-9213.

New Latino officials — all day — National Association of Latino Elected Officials holds a gathering for newly elected officials. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — “The Most Important Steps After Your Election Victory,” general session. Location: Kellogg Conference Center Hotel, Gallaudet University. Contact: 213/747-7606, Ext. 121.

U.S. opportunities in Libya — 9 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S.-Libya Chamber of Commerce host a discussion on “U.S. Business Opportunities in Libya,” to examine the Libyan business climate and the political and economic risks in the Middle East. Ethan Chorin, U.S. Liaison Office, Tripoli, Libya; Neil Livingstone, Global Options Inc.; Daeman Harris, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, participate. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Health care quality — 9:30 a.m. — Kaiser Family Foundation, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, and the Harvard School of Public Health host a briefing to release the results of a survey that assesses the public’s perceptions about the quality of health care. Drew Altman, Kaiser Family Foundation; Carolyn Clancy, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, participate. Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation Public Affairs Center, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 202/347-5270.

Japanese broadband miracle — 9:30 a.m. — Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) holds a discussion, “The Japanese Broadband Miracle: Are There Lessons for the United States?” Yasu Taniwaki, Embassy of Japan; Robert Atkinson, PPI, participate. Location: PPI, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/547-0001.

Border integrity and security — 9:30 a.m. — Canadian Embassy sponsors a congressional briefing on Integrated Border Enforcement Teams, (IBET), which combine U.S. and Canadian law enforcement, immigration and customs officials with local, state and provincial enforcement agencies to enhance border integrity and security.

Highlight — 11 a.m. — Briefing repeats, 118 Russell Senate Office Building

2 p.m. — Briefing repeats, 116 Longworth House Office Building

Mike McDonnell, Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Roger Lavergne, Canada Border Services Agency, participate. Location: Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. or as noted above. Contact: 202/682-7713.

Company relocation announcement — 10 a.m. — The AgustaWestland hosts a news conference to announce the company’s relocation and consolidation of its operations in Northern Virginia and to discuss its local economic impact. Gov. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat; Gerald L. Gordon, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority; Stephen C. Moss, AgustaWestland Inc.; participate. Location: Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450, Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/683-5004.

Global energy security — 10 a.m. — Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Global Energy Security in the Time of World Terror.” Richard Simmons, Simmons and Company International; Gal Luft, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security; Mike Rodger, PFC Energy; Ariel Cohen and Peter Brookes, HF, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Sudan in crisis — 10:30 a.m. — The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) holds a briefing on “Sudan in Crisis: Policy Options for Halting the Genocide.” Chester Crocker, Georgetown University; Francis Deng, Johns Hopkins University; Richard Williamson, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3832 or ; 202/457-1700.

News conference — 11 a.m. — Congress holds a news conference to call for a national campaign to treat incarcerated people infected with hepatitis C. Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, participates. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5006.

Combating global terrorism — noon — Inter-University for Legal Studies and the International Law Institute hold a seminar, “Combating Global Terrorism: A European Perspective.” Yonah Alexander, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; Eric Moonman, City University of London, participate. Location: Wallace, King, Marraro and Branson, fifth-floor conference room, 1050 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Contact: 703/562-4522.

Savings policy for the poor — 12:15 p.m. — New America Foundation (NAF) holds a discussion, “Savings Policy for the Poor: Can the Poor Become Part of an Ownership Society?” William Gale, Brookings Institution; Michael Sherradan, Washington University; Gregory Mills, Abt Associates; and Ray Boshara, NAF, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

NASA conference call# — 5 p.m. — NASA holds a teleconference on the safe return of the space shuttle to flight. Pete Theisinger, former project manager for the Mars Exploration Rover Mission and current project manager for the 2009 Mars Science Laboratory mission, participates. Contact: 281/483-5111.

Book signing — 6 p.m. — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital hosts a book signing for “Thanks & Giving All Year Long.” Marlo Thomas, actress, author, philanthropist, national outreach director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, participates. Location: Olson’s Book Store Arlington Courthouse location 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 202/355-4533.

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