No public events are scheduled.
Participates in the vice-presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland; attends a Bush-Cheney ‘04 post-debate rally at Gray’s Armory in Cleveland.
10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases the October outlook. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.
2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department releases results of its weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.
9 a.m. — Science and Technology Directorate holds a hearing to receive comments on the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center Facility for the Department of Homeland Security at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md. Location: Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School, 1799 Schifferstadt Blvd., Frederick. Contact: 301/846-2156.
9:30 a.m. — Office of Science and Technology Policy holds a public workshop on Transatlantic Research and Development Cooperation to examine mechanisms to facilitate the advancement of science through joint research with colleagues throughout Europe. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/456-6070.
Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case.
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In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.
9:30 a.m. — Rules and Administration Committee holds a markup of a resolution related to recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6352.
10 a.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Gregory Jackson to be associate judge for the D.C. Superior Court. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.
10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, “Maximizing Voter Choice: Opening the Presidency to Naturalized Americans.” Witnesses include Sen. Don Nickles, Oklahoma Republican; Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat; and Rep. Vic Snyder, Arkansas Democrat. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
Meets at 9 a.m. for debate and at 10 a.m. to consider including honoring the service of American Indians in the U.S. armed forces, and to consider recognizing the spirit of Jacob Mock Doub and his contribution to encouraging youths to be physically active. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.
9 a.m. — Judiciary courts, the Internet and intellectual property subcommittee holds a hearing, “Peer-to-Peer Piracy on University Campuses: An Update.” Witnesses include Graham Spanier, president of Pennsylvania State University, and Cary Sherman, president of the Recording Industry Association of America. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
11 a.m. — Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing, “The United Nations Oil-for-Food Program: Cash Cow Meets Paper Tiger.” Witnesses include Patrick Kennedy, U.S. representative to the United Nations, and Peter Boks, managing director of Saybolt International. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
Stem cell debate — all day — Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America holds a conference, “Ethics, Public Policy, and Law: The Stem Cell Debate in the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany.” Events begin at 9 a.m.
Highlights — 4 p.m. — Rep. Dave Weldon, Florida Republican, panelist, “The Role of Professional Bioethics Expertise in the Formation of Governmental Stem Cell Policy,” and Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, panelist, “The Dynamics of Consensus and Legislating Policy on Stem Cell Research.”
Participants include Maria Bohmer and Hubert Huppe of the German parliament, and Yuval Levin of the President’s Council on Bioethics.
Location: Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5438.
College costs — 8 a.m. — Atlantic Monthly hosts a forum on spiraling costs of college education to examine why tuition costs seem to be outpacing the rate of inflation. Participants include Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, California Republican; Eugene Hickok, Education Department deputy secretary; C.D. Mote, president of the University of Maryland; and Jennifer Washburn of the New America Foundation. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 212/577-2584.
Reproductive rights — 9 a.m. — Center for Reproductive Rights and the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus hold a press conference on a study, “What if Roe Fell?” Participants include Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, New York Democrat; Rep. Nancy L. Johnson, Connecticut Republican; and Rep. Diana DeGette, Colorado Democrat. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 917/637-3649.
Regional homeland security — 10 a.m. — Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Regional and State Homeland Security Management: Is There a Need for a Regional Homeland Security Organization?” Participants include former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, Texas Republican, and John Cohen, Massachusetts special policy adviser for homeland security. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Latino Coalition press conference — 11:45 a.m. — Latino Coalition holds a press conference to release a survey on political questions and key issues affecting Hispanics throughout the country. John McLaughlin, Opiniones Latinas, and Robert de Posada, Latino Coalition, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/546-0008.
Trade act update — 11:45 a.m. — Trade Adjustment Assistance Coalition at the New America Foundation holds a discussion, “The Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act: Two Years Later.” Sen. Norm Coleman, Minnesota Republican; Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat; Rep. Phil English, Pennsylvania Republican; and Thea Lee, AFL-CIO, participate. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/265-8555.
Commission process — 3 p.m. — Members of Congress hold a press conference with September 11 families on the commission process. Participants include Rep. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican, and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5541 or 202/225-7944.