Wednesday, October 27, 2004


Participates in Republican National Committee Victory 2004 rallies in Saginaw, Mich., Dayton and Westlake, Ohio, and Yardley, Pa. Returns to Washington.


Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 round-table discussion, Schofield, Wis. Participates in a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 rally, International Falls, Minn. Participates in a Bush-Cheney ‘04 town hall meeting, Sioux City, Iowa.


1 p.m. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.


9 a.m. Occupational Safety and Health Administration holds a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. Topics include updates on activities of OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and presentations on enforcement indicators, the Voluntary Protection Program and partnerships, regulatory issues, a Hispanic summit, and NIOSH’s Steps to a Healthier U.S. Workforce Initiative. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-1857.


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


Not in session. The Senate will reconvene Nov. 16 at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. The House will reconvene Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Child welfare conference — all day Health and Human Services Department holds its First National Child Health and Child Welfare Conference, “Closing the Disparity Gap for Racial and Ethnic Minority Children: An Investment in Our Future.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — noon Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona

Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza East SW. Contact: 703/683-1151.

Iraqi science seminar — 8:15 p.m. The American Association for the Advancement of Science holds a seminar on nonproliferation, the environment, and science in Iraq. AAAS diplomacy fellow Alex Dehgan of the State Department participates. Location: AAAS Auditorium, second floor, 1200 New York Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 212/724-2282.

Training program — 9 a.m. The Congressional Fire Services Institute and the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute hold a training program to familiarize congressional staff with the operations and needs of the nation’s fire, rescue and emergency medical services providers. Location: Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, 4500 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4679.

Disability press conference — 10 a.m. The National Council on Disability holds a press conference to release a report, “Design for Inclusion: Creating a New Marketplace,” on universal design of technology and how it affects disabled people. Joel Kahn of the council and Phillip Bond, commerce undersecretary for technology affairs, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/272-2004.

U.S. firms’ reputation — 11:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion, “Corporate Citizenship and the Reputation of U.S. Companies Overseas.” Keith Reinhard, chairman of DDB Worldwide and president of Business for Action; John Sullivan, executive director of Center for International Private Enterprise; and Alan Larson, state undersecretary for economic, business and agricultural affairs, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

“CIA Spymaster” — noon National Archives holds a discussion of the book “CIA Spymaster,” the authorized inside story of Central Intelligence Agency legend George Kisevalter that draws upon newly released CIA files, conversations with defectors from the Soviet spy agency KGB, and interviews with key operatives of the CIA and Secret Intelligence Service. Author Clarence Ashley and Leonard McCoy, long-time friend of Mr. Kisevalter, participate. Location: National Archives, Jefferson Conference Room, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5526 or 301/837-1700.

Iranian nuclear forum — noon The Cato Institute holds a policy forum, “Iran’s Nuclear Program: Isolation, Engagement, or Acceptance?” Peter Brookes of the Heritage Foundation, Joseph Cirincione of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Ted Galen Carpenter of Cato participate. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Iraq discussion — noon The Middle East Institute holds a discussion, “Who Can Save Iraq? A Policy Presentation,” of a columnist’s experiences in Iraq as detailed in the new book, “Willful Blindness: The Bush Administration and Iraq.” Trudy Rubin, columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer, participates. Location: MEI, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/785-1141.

“Wealth gap” discussion — 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation holds a discussion, “The Widening Wealth Gap: How the Recession and Jobless Recovery Are Affecting Hispanic Households.” Rakesh Kochhar, senior research associate at the Pew Hispanic Center and author of “The Wealth of Hispanic Households: 1996-2002,” and Eric Rodriguez, director of the Policy Analysis Center at the National Council of La Raza, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Fannie Mae discussion — 2 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Understanding OFHEO’s Report on Fannie Mae,” to clarify the issues surrounding Fannie Mae’s accounting and address whether it reflects a deliberate violation of the rules, as the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight contends. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Middle East policy debate — 6:30 p.m. Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies holds a discussion, “Middle East Policy Debate and the 2004 Presidential Election.” James Zogby, founder and president of the Arab American Institute, participates. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW, Intercultural Conference Center. Contact: 202/687-6215.

Interfaith service — 7 p.m. Washington National Cathedral and Children’s Defense Fund hold an interfaith service for members of faith communities to gather and pray for justice for the young and needy on the eve of final pre-election worship services nationwide. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Contact: 202/662-3609.

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