- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 12, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Alliance for Marriage news conference 10 a.m. — The Alliance for Marriage holds a news conference to announce plans to introduce in Congress a "Federal Marriage Amendment," which would declare that "marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/425-9060.
Rice speech — 12:30 p.m. — Condoleezza Rice, White House national security adviser, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon. She will discuss the Bush administration's foreign policy. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

PRESIDENT BUSH
9:40 a.m. — Makes remarks on Medicare, Rose Garden of the White House.
3:25 p.m. — Meets with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflicka, Oval Office of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Daybook.subject>Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. — Health Care Financing Administration holds a meeting of the advisory panel on medicare education. Location: Holiday Inn on the Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/690-6145.
SENATE
Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.
SENATE COMMITTEES
8:30 a.m. — Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds hearings on pending nominations, including that of James R. Moseley to be deputy agriculture secretary, and federal Farm Bill reauthorization. Location: 332 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6901.
9:30 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds hearing on pending legislation, including certain provisions of legislation to protect the energy and security of the United States and decrease America's dependency on foreign oil sources to 50 percent by the year 2011. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
10 a.m. — Budget Committee holds hearing to consider "Economic and Budget Update." Mitch Daniels Jr., director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.
10 a.m. —Daybook.subject> Indian Affairs Committee holds committee hearing to receive testimony on the goals and priorities of the member tribes of the Montana Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council for the 107th session of the Congress. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.
2 p.m. — Appropriations Committee marks up proposed legislation making appropriations for the legislative branch, the Transportation Department and the Energy Department for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2002. Location: Capitol, Room S-128. Contact: 202/224-3471.
4 p.m. —Daybook.subject> Foreign Relations Committee marks up pending nominations, including that of William Farish to be ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Daniel Kurtzer to be ambassador to Israel; Howard Leach to be ambassador to France; Clark Randt Jr. to be ambassador to the People's Republic of China; Alexander Vershblow to be ambassador to the Russian Federation; and Margaret Tutwiler to be ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco. Location: Capitol, Room SC-116. Contact: 202/224-3953.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds hearing on the fiscal 2002 National Defense Authorization Budget Request. Navy Secretary Gordon England testifies. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
10 a.m. — Daybook.subject>Financial Services, financial institutions and consumer credit subcommittee holds hearing on the Consumer Rental Purchase Agreement Act. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m. — Government Reform, criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds hearing on "Emerging Threats: Methamphetamines." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. — International Relations, Africa subcommittee holds hearing on "African Crisis Response Initiative: A Security Building Block." Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
10 a.m. — Science, space and aeronautics subcommittee holds hearing on "Life in the Universe." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure, highways and transit subcommittee holds hearing on "Oversight of the Household Goods Moving Industry." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
1 p.m. — Judiciary, constitution subcommitteeholds hearing on and markup of the "Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2001." Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
1 p.m. — Science, research and environment, technology and standards subcommittee, and the House Resources Committee's fisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee hold joint oversight hearing on ocean exploration, and the development and implementation of coastal and ocean observing systems. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
2 p.m. — Financial Services, oversight and investigations subcommittee holds hearing on "Financial Aspects of Internet Gaming: Good Gamble or Bad Bet?" Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

GENERAL AGENDA
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill convention — 7:45 a.m. — The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill holds its 2001 annual convention, "United by Hope, Working for Change." Dr. David Satcher, U.S. surgeon general, speaks at 4 p.m. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/524-7600.
Energy and the environment briefing — 8:30 a.m. — The Republican Main Street Partnership presents a monthly business breakfast issues briefing panel on "Energy and the Environment: Can We Do Both?" Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman and Rep. Marge Roukema, New Jersey Republican, participate. Location: Eisenhower Room, Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/682-3143.
Lobbying — 8:30 a.m. — The Science Coalition presents "Science Comes to Capitol Hill" Lobby Day activities to press Congress to continue funding the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and university scientists and engineers. The keynote speaker is Dean Kamen, DEKA Research and Development president. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/393-1010.
Missile defense conference — 8:45 a.m. — The Frontiers of Freedom Institute presents a conference on "National Missile Defense — New Threats and New Frontiers." Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld participates. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 703/246-0110, Ext. 301.
G-8 summit briefing — 9 a.m. — The Brookings Institution presents a media briefing, "Prelude to Genoa: A Preview of the 2001 G-8 Summit." Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Brain exhibition — 9 a.m. — The Smithsonian Institution hosts an opening ceremony for the exhibition, "Brain: The World Inside Your Head." The participants include: Anjelica Huston, actor/director; and Dr. Ruth Kirschstein, acting director of the National Institutes of Health. Location: Arts and Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 114 or 301/496-5751.
Hispanic leadership summit — 9:30 a.m. — The Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus host the second annual Hispanic leadership summit. Raul Yzaguirre, National Council of La Raza president, is among the speakers. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5521 or 202/225-2410.
Report release — 9:30 a.m. — The Center for Immigration Studies presents a briefing to release its report, "Immigration from Mexico: Assessing the Impact on the United States." Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.
Social work forum — 9:30 a.m. — Members of Congress host a breakfast forum to discuss work with families and troubled youth and legislation to establish a National Center for Social Work Research. The participants inculde: Reps. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Republican, and Ciro Rodriguez, Texas Democrat; and Deloris Jordan, mother of basketball superstar Michael Jordan, and policy advisory board member of the Jordan Institute for Families at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4301.
Shays-Meehan campaign finance reform bill news conference — 10 a.m. — The Alliance for Justice, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund hold a news conference to share various concerns about the Shays-Meehan campaign finance reform bill. Location: ACLU Conference Room, 122 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/822-6070, Ext. 338 or 202/675-2328.
Children's Health Fund news conference — 10 a.m. — The Children's Health Fund (CHF) holds a news conference to release a CHF/Zogby International survey showing 9 percent of all U.S. children miss routine doctors appointments due to lack of transportation, whether they have health insurance or not. The participants include: Sen. Tim Hutchinson, Arkansas Republican; John Zogby, Zogby International president; and Dr. Irwin Redlener, CHF founder. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/546-9170.
Broadband access discussion — 10 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents New Economy Forum's opening discussion, "Broadband Access — Competition, Regulation and Consumer Welfare." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Inland flooding news conference — 10 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to announce legislation to improve forecasts for inland flooding and to develop a distinct warning system for inland residents similar to the Saffir-Simpson scale. Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7855.
Stamp rededication ceremony — 11 a.m. — The U.S. Postal Service holds a ceremony to rededicate a stamp issued June 21 to commemorate the life and works of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Location: Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/636-1025.
Immgrant nutritional and health care news conference — 11 a.m. — The National Immigration Forum, the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, the National Council of La Raza and others present a news conference to reveal an initiative which includes three bills to restore nutritional and health care support for immigrant women, children, seniors and families. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/544-0004, Ext. 14.
Bosnia and Herzegovina reform discussion — noon — The National Press Club holds a Noon Newsmaker news conference featuring a report on reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The speaker is Dr. Zlatko Lagumdzija, foreign affairs minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Envrionmental policy briefing — 12:30 p.m. — Environmental Media Services presents U.S. Climate Action Network leaders previewing issues, including Bush administration environmental policies, related to the July 16 negotiations in Bonn, Germany, on the Kyoto Protocol to reduce global warming emissions. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-5200.
Supreme Court recap — 12:30 p.m. — The Cato Institute presents its lecture series for congressional interns. Robert Levy, senior fellow at Cato, hosts a "A Recap of the Supreme Court." Location: B-354 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229.
American Federation of Teachers conference — 1 p.m. — The American Federation of Teachers presents its biennial Quality Educational Standards in Teaching, QuEST 2001 Conference, "Pursuing Excellence: It's Union Work." Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2600 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/879-4458.
Public Citizen news conference — 1 p.m. — Public Citizen holds a news conference to release a report showing 527 hospitals with confirmed federal patient dumping, or denial of emergency room service denial violations 1997-99. Location: 1600 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/588-7786 or 202/588-7742.
Concert — 5 p.m. — The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden hosts Smithsonian Institution's "Art Night on the Mall," including youth jazz and classical flute performances and poetry reading. The participants include: Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Band; The Fred Foss Youth Jazz Orchestra; Jacklyn Potter, director of the Joaquin Miller Poetry Series; and Jeff Cohan, flutist. Location: Hirshhorn Museum, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-1618.
Free trade lecture — 6 p.m. — The Heritage Foundation presents a lecture, "Free Trade: The Key to Success in the Western Hemisphere," by Miguel Angel Rodriguez, president of Costa Rica. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Networking event — 6:30 p.m. — The Heritage Foundation's Young Leadership Network hosts its second networking event. Mary Matalin, assistant to the president and counselor to the vice president, Bush administration, participates. Location: Valis Associates, 1700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/608-1765.

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