- The Washington Times - Friday, July 20, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Montenegro discussion — 8:15 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) presents a discussion: "Montenegro: Independence Referendum." The participants include Branko Lukovac, foreign minister of Montenegro; Steve Woehrel, Congressional Research Service; and Janusz Bugajski, director of the CSIS Eastern European Project. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Judicial activism lecture — 11 a.m. — The Family Research Council presents a lecture on judicial activism and the review of judicial nominees. The speaker is Robert George, jurisprudence professor at Princeton University. Location: 801 G St. NW. Contact: 202/393-2100.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Departs from Great Britain for Genoa, Italy, and the Group of Eight summit.

VICE PRESIDENT
10:40 a.m. Tours Kansas City Regional Financial Management Service Center, Kansas City, Mo.
11 a.m. Participates in tax refund event, Kansas City Regional Financial Management Service Center.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury Statement for June. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the space science advisory committee's solar system exploration subcommittee. Location: Conference Room 7H46, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-1588.
9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

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

SENATE
Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-854.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing to examine trade adjustment assistance issues. The witnesses include: Loren Yager, director of International Affairs and Trade at the General Accounting Office; Lori Kletzer, University of California at Santa Cruz and the Institute for International Economics; Cindy Arnold, executive director of El Puente Community Development Corp., El Paso, Texas; Robert Rhodes, director of customized training at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, Roswell, N.M.; and Robert Carlson, president of the North Dakota National Farmer's Union. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5315.

HOUSE
Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. Appropriations legislative subcommittee marks up the fiscal 2002 legislative branch appropriations bill. Location: Capitol, Room H-144. Contact: 202/225-2771.
9:30 a.m. Energy and Commerce telecommunications and the internet subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the entertainment industry's efforts to curb children's exposure to violent content. The witnesses include: Lee Peeler, Federal Trade Commission; Douglas Lowenstein, president of the Interactive Digital Software Association; Jack Valenti, president and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America; Hilary Rosen, president and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America; Doug McMillion, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of Wal-Mart Stores; Daphne White, executive director of the Lion and Lamb Project. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Government Reform District of Columbia subcommittee hearing on "Prisoner Release in the District of Columbia: The Role of Halfway Houses and Community Supervision in Prisoner Rehabilitation." The witnesses include: Kathy Patterson, Judiciary Committee chairman, D.C. City Council; Margret Kellems, deputy D.C. mayor for public safety and justice; Laurie Ekstrand, director of justice issues at the General Accounting Office; Jeremy Travis, senior justice policy fellow at the Urban Institute; John Clark, corrections trustee, District; Kathleen Sawyer, director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons; Charles Ramsey, D.C. police chief; Edward Riley, chairman of the U.S. Parole Commission; Jasper Ormond Jr., interim director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency; and James Anthony, deputy director of the D.C. Department of Corrections. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA
Trade policy issues forum 8 a.m. The New America Foundation holds a trade policy issues forum on "Revitalizing American Trade Law: Section 201 and America's Stakes in the Safeguard Provision."
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Steve Clemons, New America Foundation president, Welcoming remarks.
8:40 a.m. Rep. Sander M. Levin, Michigan Democrat, "The Importance of Section 201 in a Global Economy."
10:30 a.m. Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, "International Trade, Steel and Labor Rights."
12:30 p.m. Faryar Shirzad, assistant commerce secretary for import administration, "Trade and Section 201: An Administration Perspective."
Location: 326 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/986-4901. Note: RSVP required.
Newspaper Association of America conference 8 a.m. Connections 2001 conference: "Soft Landing? Hard Landing? Boom Times? Bust?" focusing on building revenue from traditional sources and new businesses.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Donald Graham, the Washington Post Co. chairman, keynote speaker, joint session with NAA Research Conference.
Noon Joel Klein, chairman and CEO of Bertelsmann Inc. media conglomerate, addresses Digital Edge Awards Luncheon on company strategy for leveraging multiple media assets.
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/902-1777.
Homelessness conference 8 a.m. The National Alliance to End Homelessness holds its annual conference and training institutes: "Making It Happen in Your Community."
Highlights 10:30 a.m. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez, keynote speaker.
12:30 p.m. Lunch on Capitol Hill and congressional visits.
Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/638-1526, ext. 112.
Ecstasy conference 8:30 a.m. The National Institute on Drug Abuse presents "MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine)/Ecstasy Research: Advances, Challenges, Future Directions A Scientific Conference. " Location: Natcher Auditorium, Building 45, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-6245.
Prosperity briefing 8:30 a.m. The Consortium of Social Science Associations presents a congressional briefing on "Rural and Community Prosperity." Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/842-3525.
Powell trip briefing 9:30 a.m. Secretary of State Colin Powell holds a news briefing on his upcoming trip to Japan, Vietnam, Korea, China and Australia. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.
Missile defense discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring R. Thomas Buffenbarger, international president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, discussing why his labor union supports a realistic testing effort for the National Missile Defense program. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Belarus news conference 11:30 a.m. The U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE-Helsinki Commission) holds a news conference with the wives and widows of killed, imprisoned and missing journalists and opposition leaders in Belarus. Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, participates. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-1901.
Marriage and family seminar noon The Heritage Foundation presents a congressional staff luncheon seminar on "Marriage and Family: How to Understand the Latest Data." The participants include: Kristin Moore, president of Child Trends; David Popenoe, co-director of the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University; and Patrick Fagan, research fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Patient safety briefing noon The Healthcare Leadership Council holds a members and congressional staff briefing on new developments to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety. The participants include: Joan Miller, Quest Diagnostics; James Hethcox, Cardinal Health; Alan Wright, AdvancePCS; Ron Schneider and Linda Fischett, Washington Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/452-8700.
Waterfowl and wetlands symposium 1 p.m. Ducks Unlimited holds its Eighth International Waterfowl and Wetlands Symposium: "Wetlands and Watershed Health: Benefits to All." Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 901/758-3707.
Job fair 2 p.m. Virginia's 10th Congressional District Rep. Frank R, Wolf, Republican, hosts a high-technology-opportunities job fair. Location: Center for Innovative Technology, 2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon. Contact: 703/709-5800.

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