- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 11, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Microsoft discussion 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation presents a discussion, "U.S. vs. Microsoft: What Lies Ahead for the Litigants, Antitrust Law and Consumers?" Attorney Kenneth W. Starr and former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh participate. Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.
Cuba reception and film 5:30 p.m. The Center for a Free Cuba presents a reception and Summer Film Series, featuring "Last Night in Cuba: Exile, Memory, Nostalgia," a documentary on difficulties encountered by Cuban exiles produced by University of Miami Communication School. The host is Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3931.

PRESIDENT BUSH
9 a.m. — Meets with the House Republican Conference, Capitol, Room HC-5.
Time to be announced — Meets with Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-Hwa at a location to be announced.

VICE PRESIDENT
4 p.m. — Meets with the Senate Centrist Coalition to discuss a comprehensive national energy policy, 253 Russell Senate Office Building.

SENATE
Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Appropriations, labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the genomic revolution. Francis Collins, Ph.D., director of the National Human Genome Research Institute and actor Ben Affleck testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to examine laws protecting Internet privacy both in the United States and abroad, and the impact privacy legislation may have on the market. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on legislation to enhance the management and promotion of electronic government services and processes. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10 a.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing to examine the achievement of parity for mental health services. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
2 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to consider pending judicial nominations. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing on the Defense Department budget priorities for fiscal 2002. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
10 a.m. — Resources Committee holds a hearing on the Energy Security Act. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton testifies. Location: 1324 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
10:30 a.m. — Education and the Workforce, 21st century competitiveness subcommittee marks up "The Internet Equity and Education Act of 2001." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
Noon — Energy and Commerce's commerce, trade, and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Potential for Discrimination in Health Insurance Based on Predictive Genetic Test." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
1:15 p.m. — Ways and Means Committee marks up the "Community Solutions Act of 2001." Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
2 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure's aviation subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the "GAO Report on the FAA Rulemaking Process." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
3 p.m. — Rules Committee formulates a rule on the Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA
Bioterrorism summit — all day — The National Governors' Association and the National Emergency Management Association hold an executive-level policy summit on the challenges and decision-making difficulties confronted in detecting and identifying a public health emergency of a bioterrorism nature. Joseph Allbaugh, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, delivers the opening remarks. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/624-5334.
Arctic oil drilling briefing — 8:30 a.m. — Environmental Media Services presents a media breakfast featuring a summary of current research on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling impact on polar bears, caribou and other wildlife on the eve of a House Resources Committee vote set for July 12 on President George W. Bush's energy plan, which would open the refuge to oil drilling. Location: The Nest, Mezzanine Level, Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-5200 or 202/463-6670.
Iran online briefing — 8:30 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Iran Online: How the Internet is Changing Iran." The speaker is Joseph Braude, Pyramid Research Economist Intelligence Unit. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Energy Security Act news conference — 9 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference on "The Energy Security Act," which increase production of diverse fuels, including hydropower, geothermal, natural gas and oil, on public lands. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and James P. Hoffa, Teamsters president, participate. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9019.
Tour — 9 a.m. — The Children's National Medical Center hosts a tour by Sen. Mary Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, Senate Appropriations District of Columbia subcommittee chairman, and Sen. Mike DeWine, Ohio Republican, ranking Republican. Location: Main Atrium, Children's Hospital, 111 Michigan Ave. NW. Contact: 202/884-4500.
ExxonMobil news conference — 11 a.m. — The U.S. Public Interest Research Group holds a news conference to call upn ExxonMobil to cancel drilling plans for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, support the Kyoto Protocol, reduce emissions that contribute to global warming and support human rights around the world. Location: Congressional Exxon, intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Second Street NE. Contact: 202/546-9707.
Free trade announcement — 2 p.m. — The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring members of the Hispanic Council on International Affairs, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Latin American Management Association and the U.S. Mexican Chamber of Commerce announcing their support for a Trade Promotion Authority and the Free Trade Area of the Americas. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

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