- The Washington Times - Monday, February 12, 2001

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Fort Stewart, Ga., to tour barracks and review the troops.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Schedule not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Research and Special Programs Administration holds a meeting to feature reports on the status of industry and government activities on how to improve the integrity of natural-gas pipelines. Location: Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/366-4572.

10 a.m. Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board holds a meeting to discuss an activity report. Location: Conference Room 4506, Fourth Floor, 1250 H St. NW. Contact: 202/942-1640.

1 p.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the advisory committee to the director of the National Cancer Institute to discuss the pancreatic cancer progress group report. Location: Room 11A03, Building 31, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1458.

2 p.m. International Trade Commission holds a meeting to discuss foreign affairs matters. Location: Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 10 a.m. for a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2:30 p.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on "The National Defense Budget in the New Century." Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. for a pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Health promotion conference 8 a.m. The American Journal of Health Promotion presents the 12th Annual Art and Sciences of Health Promotion Conference, "Building Health Promotion into the National Agenda." Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 248/682-0707.

Power outages conference 8:30 a.m. The Strategic Research Institute holds a conference on "Power Outages." Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 212/967-0095.

Anthrax vaccine news conference 9 a.m. Citizen Soldier holds a news conference in support of ending the anthrax vaccine program and granting amnesty to all military personnel who refused to take the vaccine. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/679-2250.

Report card release 9:30 a.m. The Cato Institute holds a news conference to release its biennial "Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors: 2000." Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci, and Cato's Stephen Moore and Stephen Slivinski, co-authors, participate. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Technology policy forum 9:30 a.m. Techissues.net and COMDEX present a congressional public policy forum titled "Technology Policy for the 107th Congress."

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Reps. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican; Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat; James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat; W.J. "Billy" Tauzin, Louisiana Republican; and Jerry Weller, Illinois Republican, participate in a morning town-hall meeting, "107th Congress Setting the Technology Agenda."

12:30 p.m. Reps. Silvestre Reyes, Texas Democrat; Bobby L. Rush, Illinois Democrat; Cliff Stearns, Florida Republican; W.J. "Billy" Tauzin, Louisiana Republican; and Heather A. Wilson, New Mexico Republican, participate in "Broadband A New Level of Computing Efficiency?"

3:30 p.m. Panel, "Copyright and Intellectual Property/Digital Downloading."

5:30 p.m. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, gives reception remarks.

Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/302-0670.

Middle East peace process discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on the Middle East peace process. The speaker is Hanan Ashrawi, official spokesman for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and member of the Palestinian parliament. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Muslims discussion 10 a.m. Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights and the Interfaith Alliance hold a discussion on "The Treatment and Role of Muslims in American Politics." The participants include: Sharifa Alkhateeb, North American Council of Muslim Women; Asim Ghafoor, AG Consulting Group; Rabbi Jack Moline, Interfaith Alliance; and Laura Murphy, American Civil Liberties Union. Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/691-8887 or 202/639-6370, Ext. 103.

Human genome news conference 10 a.m. The International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium and Celera Genomics hold a news conference to describe the sequencing and analysis of the human genome to be published in Nature magazine this week and discuss Celera's work to be published in Science magazine. Location: Federal Ballroom, Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 301/402-0911.

Bush budget request news conference noon Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, holds a news conference to express concern that President Bush's fiscal 2002 budget request lacks critical new funding needed to meet current defense needs. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-0414.

Film presentation noon The National Archives presents an African American History Month film, "The Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory," in which a group of singers in 1871 made history by saving Fisk University. Location: National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Medicare briefing 12:15 p.m. The Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation present "The ABCs of Medicare: Prepare Yourself for the Debate," a congressional staff briefing on Medicare funding, benefits and reform options. The participants include: Kathy Buto, Congressional Budget Office; Diane Rowland, Kaiser Family Foundation; Tricia Neuman, Kaiser Family Foundation's Medicare Policy Project; and Ed Howard, Alliance for Health Reform, moderator. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626 or 202/347-5270.

Airline passengers legislation news conference 1 p.m. Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, holds a news conference to announce his legislative agenda on airline passenger rights. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-5244.

Human Genome Project demonstration 1:30 p.m. The Human Genome Project demonstrates a new multimedia educational kit for grades nine through 12 on the Human Genome Project. Location: Rooms E1-E2, Building 45, Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/402-0911.

Human genome symposium 2:30 p.m. The National Institutes of Health presents a National Human Genome Research Institute lecture series symposium, "Insights from the DNA Sequence of the Human Genome." Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.

Buying bodies discussion 3 p.m. Georgetown University holds a discussion on "Traveling for Sex: Buying Bodies in the Global Economy." The speaker is Denise Brennan, sociology professor at Georgetown University. Location: Sellinger Lounge, Leavey Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-5558.

Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse presents a discussion of the book "Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War," regarding professional and moral issues faced by an international photojournalist. The speaker is the book's author, Deborah Copaken Kogan. Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Concert 7:30 p.m. The Embassy of Sweden presents a concert by the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Choir and the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir. Location: Concert Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Avenue and Rock Creek Parkway NW. Contact: 202/467-4600.

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