- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 4, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Cloning hearing 9 a.m. Appropriations labor, health and human services, education, and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on cloning. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

"Preserving freedoms" hearing 2 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds an oversight hearing, "Preserving Our Freedoms While Defending Against Terrorism." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions 3- and 6-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:

Docket Number 00-799: City of Los Angeles v. Alameda Books Inc.; and Docket Number 00-1250: US Airways, Inc. v. Barnett. Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on the remediation process of biologically contaminated buildings. Christie Todd Whitman, Environmental Protection Agency administrator, testifies. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

3 p.m. Appropriations Committee marks up legislation making appropriations for the Defense Department for fiscal 2002. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

4:30 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to consider the nominations of William Brownfield to be ambassador to the Republic of Chile and Charles Shapiro to be ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.


HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds an oversight hearing on direct broadcast satellite service and competition in the multichannel video distribution market. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

2 p.m. Energy and Commerce, telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Status of Competition in the Multi-Channel Video Programming Distribution Marketplace." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

3 p.m. Resources, forests and forest health subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on "Conflicting Laws and Regulations: Gridlock on the National Forests." Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.


GENERAL AGENDA

"Give Thanks America" initiative news conference 8:30 a.m. Compaq Computer Corp. holds a news conference to kick off its initiative of providing free recordings of digital video messages of thanks and support to be sent by e-mail to military, police and firefighters. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi and Mayor Anthony A. Williams participate. Location: VFW Memorial Building, 200 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/944-5158.

Torts and terror conference 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a conference, "Torts and Terror: Civil Liability after September 11." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Reading and race discussion 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a discussion on a National Assessment of Educational Progress report on "Reading and Race: Closing the Achievement Gap." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7507.

American Legacy Foundation news conference 10 a.m. The American Legacy Foundation presents a news conference to announce the launch of "Great Start," the first national campaign to reduce smoking during pregnancy by providing a telephone "Quitline" sponsored by American Cancer Society and a television ad campaign. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/973-5876.

Cyprus briefing 10 a.m. The U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) presents a briefing to explore renewal of U.N.-sanctioned talks between Cypriot President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash on resolution of the long-standing Greek-Turkish conflict on Cyprus. The speaker is Thomas Weston, U.S. special coordinator for Cyprus. Location: 340 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

Awards presentation 10:15 a.m. Members of Congress host the presentation of Distinguished Citizen Awards for compassionate acts following September 11 terrorist attacks. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: Capitol, Room HC-6. Contact: 202/586-4940.

U.S.-Cuba security issues conference 11 a.m. Georgetown University hosts a conference, "U.S.-Cuba Security Issues in the 21st Century." Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4327.

Hubbard speech 11:15 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a speech by Glen Hubbard, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, on "Growing the Economy: What the Government Should and Should Not Do." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Norway and terror discussion 3 p.m. The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring Kjell Magne Bondevik, prime minister of Norway, discussing "The Long-Term Fight Against Terrorism: A Norwegian Perspective." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

U.S.-Africa relations discussion 5 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a discussion, "U.S.-Africa Relations: War Against Terrorism and Beyond." African ambassadors participate. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Prayer 5 p.m. A National Day of Reconciliation Prayer event is held for House and Senate members only. Location: Capitol, Rotunda. Contact: 202-224-6521.

Book forum 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a book forum, "On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding." Michael Novak, American Enterprise Institute and author, participates. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Lecture and award presentation 6 p.m. Georgetown University hosts an Institute for the Study of Diplomacy Trainor lecture, "The United States and Globalization: Strategy for Success," and the presentation of the 21st annual Trainor Award for Distinction in Conduct of Diplomacy. The speaker and award recipient is retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark, former supreme allied commander, Europe. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Muslim political leadership discussion 6:30 p.m. American University presents a documentary, "Mr. Jinnah: The Making of Pakistan," and a discussion on Muslim political leadership. Location: Room 2, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Town hall meeting 8 p.m. The University of Maryland Center for American Politics and Citizenship hosts a town hall meeting with students on "Homefront Risks, Opportunities" since the September 11 terrorist attacks and presents the first annual Millard E. Tydings Award for Courage and Leadership in American Politics. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, presides over the meeting and receives the award. Location: Memorial Chapel, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4622.

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