- The Washington Times - Monday, November 22, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Departs from Santiago, Chile, for Cartagena, Colombia, to meet with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. Returns to Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistic Service releases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

4:15 p.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign 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

8:30 a.m. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Medicare Program Practicing Physicians Advisory Council, to discuss proposed changes in regulations and carrier manual instructions related to physicians’ services. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 505A, fifth floor, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 410/786-2312.

9 a.m. — Farm Service Agency holds a meeting on implementation of the assessment provisions of the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004. Location: USDA, Jefferson Auditorium, South Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-2524.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Exposure to dioxins — all day National Academies’ Food and Nutrition Board holds a meeting, “Review of the EPA’s Assessment of the Health Implications of Exposure to Dioxins.” Events begin at 10 a.m. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1702.

Suicide bombers — all day Homeland Defense Journal holds a workshop, “Counterterrorism: Learning About the Threat of Suicide Bombers.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Topics include: typology, methodology, motivation, preparation, equipment and techniques used by suicide bombers. Tal Hanan, former commander, Israeli Special Forces, participates. Location: Westin Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 703/807-2747.

Protecting the infrastructure — all day E.J. Krause and Associates holds a conference, “Protecting the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure and Key Assets.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. James Woolsey, former CIA director, “How Do We Fight the Long War of the 21st Century?” 12:15 p.m. Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, Global Homeland Security Award recipient. Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/493-5500.

Recalls of children’s products — 9:30 a.m. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a news conference to highlight some of the CPSC’s most serious recalls of children’s products over this past year. Hal Stratton, CPSC; Gary Smith, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Charlene Zettel, California Department of Consumer Affairs, participate. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/504-7063 or 301/504-7058.

Holiday spending and debt levels — 10 a.m. — Consumer Federation of America and the Credit Union National Association hold a news conference to release the fifth annual consumer survey on holiday spending plans and concerns about debt levels. Stephen Brobeck, CFA, and Bill Hampel, CNA, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766 or 202/508-6764.

Market debt management — 11 a.m. Institute of International Finance holds a news conference on emerging market debt management and restructuring. The institute’s Charles Dallara participates. Location: IIF, 1333 H St. NW. Contact: 202/331-8183.

Medical biodefense and civilian medicine — 11 a.m. George Mason University hosts a conference, “Crossing Boundaries: Medical Biodefense and Civilian Medicine.”

Highlights — 3:10 p.m. “New Targets for Intervention and Drug Development” Location: Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/993-8545.

New passenger walkway — 11 a.m. — Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors holds news conference to open the new Passenger Walkway at Washington Dulles International Airport, connecting the terminal to Concourse B. Location: Conference Room B, Airport Manager’s Office in the terminal, Dulles Airport. Contact: 703/417-8370, or 703/417-8744.

Press conference — 11:45 a.m. Homeland Security Department and the European Union hold a press conference. Homeland Security Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson and European Union Director-General Jonathan Faull participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Press Room, 1330 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: Credentialed press only, please, 202/282-8010.

State funding of preschool education — noon National Institute for Early Education Research holds a news conference to release a report, “The 2004 State of Preschool Yearbook,” which reviews state funding of preschool education. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 722/932-4350.

Ukrainian presidential elections — noon Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Who Won the Ukrainian Presidential Elections And Why.” Paul D’Anieri, University of Kansas, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

From conflict to peace — 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “From Conflict to Peace: Can Reconstruction Efforts Sustain Stability?” Johanna Forman, U.N. Foundation, participates. Location: SAIS, Room 200, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Luncheon program — 12:30 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds a luncheon program, “Restoring Faith in America’s Charities: A Call for Accountability.” Brian Gallagher, president, the United Way, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

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