- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 18, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Missile-defense discussion — 6 p.m. — Women in International Security and Back from the Brink present a panel discussion, "Nuclear Dangers, Missile Defenses and Nuclear Weapons on Hair-Trigger Alert," regarding Saturday's missile-defense test, the Bush administration's push for deployment and the effect on arms control. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/545-1001.
Vegetarian hot dog lunch — noon — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals holds a vegetarian hot dog lunch to protest meat consumption. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Avenue entrance. Contact: 757/622-7382, Ext. 1516.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to Great Britain for meetings with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Tony Blair.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Census Bureau releases a report on housing starts and building permits for June 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for June 2001. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

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, education and related agencies subcommittee holds hearing on stem-cell research. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing to consider "Defense spending and the budget outlook." Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.
9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to examine safety of cross border trucking and bus operations and the adequacy of resources for compliance and enforcement purposes. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta and James Hoffa, Jr., Teamsters Union president, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on legislation to amend the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to develop the U.S. climate change response strategy. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
9:30 a.m. — Indian Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing on tribal good governance practices and economic development. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.
10 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to examine the Putin administration policies toward the non-Russian regions of the Russian Federation. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
10 a.m. — Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing to examine costs and demands concerning long term care. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.
2 p.m. — Governmental Affairs, permanent subcommittee on investigations holds a hearing on "What Is the U.S. Position On Offshore Tax Havens?" Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill testifies. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
2:30 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of James W. Ziglar to be "commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization." 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. — Agriculture Committee holds a hearing to review the draft farm bill concept. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.
10 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2002 national defense authorization budget request. Army Secretary Thomas White testifies. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
10 a.m. — Financial Services Committee holds hearing on Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan's view of the state of the economy. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m. — Government Reform, government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee and the national security, international relations and veterans affairs subcommittee hold a joint hearing on "Does the CIA's Refusal to Cooperate with Congressional Inquiries Threaten Effective Oversight of Federal Operations?" George J. Tenet, CIA director, and James Woolsey, former CIA director, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. — Science Committee marks up the Comprehensive Energy Research and Technology Act of 2001 and the Voting Technology Standards Act of 2001. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. — Small Business Committee holds hearing to examine the extent, impact, and fairness of direct competition by federal agencies with small business. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
1:15 p.m. — Ways and Means Committee marks up a House resolution on "Energy Tax Policy Act of 2001." Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
2 p.m. — International Relations, international operations and human rights subcommittee and the Middle East and South Asia subcommittee hold a joint hearing on "Religious Discrimination in Western Europe." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
2 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure, highways and transit subcommittee holds a hearing on "NAFTA: Arbitration Panel Decision and Safety Issues With Regard to Opening the U.S./Mexican Border to Motor Carriers." Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta testifies. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA
Belarus briefing — 8:30 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Belarus' 'Disappeared' — The Testimony of Their Wives." The participants are Lyudmilla Karpenko, Irina Krasovskaya, Tatiana Klimova and Svetlana Zavadskaya, wives of dead, missing and imprisoned officials. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Chao speech — 9:30 a.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao addresses a plenary session of the 2001 Joint Employment and Training Technology Conference. Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. Contact: 202/693-4650.
Rally — noon — Members of Congress, including Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, hold a rally for the faith-based initiative. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0100 or 202/225-6465.
National Economists Club luncheon — noon — The National Economists Club holds a luncheon, featuring a discussion on "Social Security Reform." The speaker is R. Glenn Hubbard, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.

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