- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 16, 2006


Visits the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore. Participates in a courtesy call with Singapore President Sellapan Rama Nathan, presidential residence, Singapore. Meets with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the presidential residence. Delivers remarks at the National University of Singapore, University Cultural Center Theatre. Attends a social dinner with the prime minister of Singapore, also at the presidential residence. Overnights in Singapore.


9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases the industrial production and capacity utilization for October. Location: 20th and C Streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.


10 a.m. Commission of Fine Arts holds a meeting to discuss buildings, parks and memorials affecting the appearance of Washington. Location: National Building Museum, Judiciary Square, 401 F St. NW, Suite 312, commission offices. Contact: 202/504-2200.

3 p.m. — Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation holds a meeting of the trustees and officers to consider a report from the president; a report from the executive secretary; a report on the 2006 Summer Institute and the 2006/2007 Truman Fellows Program; and approval of budget for fiscal 2007. Location: 2216 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/395-4831.


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


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing, “Reauthorization of the Pipeline Safety Program.” Thomas Barrett, administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration at the Transportation Department, and Timothy Felt, president and chief executive officer of Explorer Pipeline Co., testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2 p.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a markup of “The Iraq Reconstruction Accountability Act of 2006,” and the nominations of James Bilbray and Thurgood Marshall Jr., each to be a governor of the U.S. Postal Service; Dan Blair, to be chairman of the Postal Rate Commission; and Stephen Conboy, to be U.S. marshal for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Location: S-216, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. — Energy and Natural Resources public lands and forests subcommittee holds a hearing on S.3636, to establish wilderness areas, promote conservation, improve public land and provide for high-quality economic development in Washington County, Utah; and to establish wilderness areas, promote conservation, improve public land and provide for high-quality development in White Pine County, Nev. Sens. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat; Robert F. Bennett, Utah Republican; Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican; and Sen. John Ensign, Nevada Republican, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.


Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


1 p.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on “Implementing Foreign Assistance Reform: Progress and Prospects.” Randall L. Tobias, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development and director of foreign assistance at the State Department, and Lael Brainard, vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


Federal Reserve policy — all day The Cato Institute holds its annual monetary conference, “Federal Reserve Policy in the Face of Crisis.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:10 a.m. — Randall Kroszner, member of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors, delivers the keynote address.

3:45 p.m. — Economics professor Robert Barro of Harvard University delivers remarks.

Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Electronic discovery — all day The Georgetown University Law Center holds its third annual “Advanced E-Discovery Institute: A Practical Guide to Implementation of the New Federal Rules.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlight — 8:45 a.m. — Judge Lee Rosenthal of the U.S. District Court discusses “The New Federal Rules: What They Mean for Electronic Discovery — Rationalization or Transformation.”

Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Mercy’s popularity — 9:30 a.m. Project HOPE and the U.S. Navy hold a press conference, “Why Mercy Matters,” a presentation of new foreign public opinion regarding the popularity of the U.S. Navy hospital ship Mercy. Adm. Michael Mullen, chief of naval operations, and John Howe, president of Project HOPE, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 301/347-3922.

Telecommunications discussion — 12:30 p.m. The Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “Success Stories from the Telecommunications Industry: How to Become an Entrepreneur.” Erik Meltzer of the Curtis Financial Group, Thomas Hazlett of George Mason University and Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Hudson Institute participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Energy policy — 1 p.m. The Network for New Energy Choices holds a press conference, “Freeing the Grid: How U.S. States can Revolutionize U.S. Energy Policy.” Chris Cooper, executive director of the Network for New Energy Choices, and Oklahoma state Rep. James Covey, a Democrat, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 212/991-1831.

Labor Hall of Fame — 2:30 p.m. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao delivers remarks at the annual Labor Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This year’s inductees are former Gov. Alfred Smith, New York Democrat (posthumously), and Charles Walgreen, founder of the Walgreens drugstore chain. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Great Hall. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Remarkable women — 6 p.m. — The Library of Congress holds a discussion with the six authors of its “Women Who Dare” series, which celebrates the lives of remarkable women who have shaped American history. Janice Ruth and Evelyn Sinclair, authors of “Women of the Suffrage Movement”; Michelle Krowl, author of “Women of the Civil War”; Aimee Hess, author of “Helen Keller”; Susan Reyburn, author of “Amelia Earhart”; Anjelina Michelle, author of “Eleanor Roosevelt”; and Linda Barrett Osborne, author of “Women of the Civil Rights Movement.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-7302.

Domestic spying — 6:30 p.m. The International Spy Museum holds a discussion, “Domestic Spying: Anti-Terrorism or Anti-American?” Gene Policinski of the First Amendment Center and Eric Lichtblau of the New York Times participate. Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-2843.

Patriot gala — 6:30 p.m. The National Defense University Foundation holds its annual “American Patriot Award Gala,” honoring former Sen. John Glenn, Ohio Democrat, the first American to orbit the Earth. Sen. Bill Nelson, Florida Democrat; Andrea Mitchell of NBC News; Sgt. William Glenn of the Alabama National Guard; and former Sen. William S. Cohen, Maine Republican, participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/339-0098.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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