- The Washington Times - Monday, July 23, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Social Security studies news conference — 9:30 a.m. The National Center for Policy Analysis hosts a news conference to release its studies on Social Security and risk, "The Risk of Investing Payroll Taxes in the Stock Market," and "The Risk of Doing Nothing." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/628-6671.

Graham funeral service — 11 a.m. The Washington National Cathedral holds a funeral service for Katharine Graham. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248 or 202/334-7973.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Rome for meetings with Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and an audience with Pope John Paul II at Castelgandolfo.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. — Treasury Department releases weekly 3- and 6-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Energy Department holds a meeting of Energy Department/National Science Foundation nuclear science advisory committee. Location: Regency Conference Room, Doubletree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/903-3613.


SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation, science, technology, and space subcommittee holds hearing to examine e-health and consumer empowerment focusing on current and future use of technology for improvement of health. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

2 p.m. — Governmental Affairs, international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee holds hearing to examine the role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in managing a bioterrorist attack and the impact of public health concerns on bioterrorism preparedness. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

3 p.m. — Environment and Public Works, transportation and infrastructure subcommittee holds oversight hearing on the federal role in meeting infrastructure needs. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.


HOUSE

Meets at — 12:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

2:30 p.m. — Government Reform, national security, veterans affairs and international relations subcommittee holds oversight hearing to focus on federal and state responses to a biological weapons attack within the United States. The witnesses include: Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating; Sam Nunn, chairman and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative; and John Hamre, president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


GENERAL AGENDA

Tax policy conference — 9 a.m. — The Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy presents a conference, "Tax Policy and Small Business: New Firm Foundation, Growth and Survival." R. Glenn Hubbard, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, speaks at noon. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/205-6533.

Tax debate discussion —9:30 a.m. — Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, and Citizens for a Sound Economy co-host a discussion on "The Tax Debate: From Relief to Reform."

Highlights — 9:35 a.m. — "The Political and Economic Imperative for Tax Reform."

9:55 a.m. — "The High Costs of the Income Tax and Benefits of Reform."

10:30 a.m. — Larry Lindsey, White House economic adviser.

11 a.m. — "Incremental Reform."

Noon — Mr. Armey, luncheon remarks.

Location: Private Dining Rooms 1-4, Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/225-6007.

Wreath-laying ceremony — 10 a.m. — The Defense Department holds a wreath-laying and plaque dedication ceremony to give black Korean War veterans the thanks they did not receive 50 years ago. The participants include: Army Secretary Thomas White; Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat; Army Lt. Gen. Julius Becton (ret.); and Yang Sung-Chul, South Korean ambassador. Location: Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 866/567-3250.

Swearing-in ceremony — 10 a.m. — The U.S. Secret Service hosts a swearing-in ceremony for new Uniformed Division recruits, and a tour of its James J. Rowley Training Center. Reps. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, and Tom Davis, Virginia Republican, participate. Location: James J. Rowley Training Center, 9200 Powder Mill Road, Laurel. Contact: 202/406-5708.

American Bar Association news conference —10 a.m. — The American Bar Association holds a news conference on "Public Financing of Judicial Campaigns." Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-1092.

Welfare reform briefing — 10:30 a.m. — The American Public Human Services Association and the National Governors Association present "A View from the State: Welfare Reform Reauthorization Briefing." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/682-0100, Ext. 288.

Social Security report briefing — 11 a.m. — The Century Foundation and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a news briefing to release an analysis of the interim report of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/408-1080 or 202/293-2529.

Public Citizen news conference — 11 a.m. — Public Citizen will release two reports on the pharmaceutical industry as the Senate Finance Committee prepares to debate a Medicare prescription drug bill. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/454-5113 or 202/588-7786.

Satcher speech — 11:30 a.m. — The National Institutes of Health presents its seventh annual John W. Diggs Lecture, "The National Strategic Plan for the Elimination of Health Disparities." The speaker is Surgeon General David Satcher. Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.

Nanotechnology briefing — noon — The National Health Council presents a Frontiers of Health briefing on "The Promise of Nanotechnology: The Coming Revolution in Medicine." Carol Dahl, National Cancer Institute, and David LaVan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, participate. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-3910.

Author's lecture — noon — The National Archives presents an author's lecture and book signing on "Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars." The speaker is the book's author, Robert Remini, history and humanities professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Location: Lecture Room D, National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Mafia discussion — noon — The National Strategic Information Center presents a lecture, "Fighting the Mafia," by Leoluca Orlando, Sicilian Renaissance Institute president, and former mayor of Palermo, Sicily. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/544-9344.

Freedom forum — noon — The Cato Institute presents the third forum in its "Liberty Lunch" lecture series for congressional interns, "Do Americans Still Value Freedom?" Edward Hudgins, Cato director of regulatory studies, will examine evidence of Americans' confused attitudes toward freedom and the causes of these contradictions. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Rally — noon — The National Organization for Women sponsors a rally for justice for survivors of World War II sexual slavery in Japan, with a call for the State Department to withdraw its support for the dismissal of a class action lawsuit filed against the Japanese government by so-called "comfort women." Karen Johnson, NOW membership vice president, participates. Location: State Department, 22nd and C streets NW. Contact: 202/628-8669.

Overby speech — 12:30 p.m. — Charles Overby, chairman and CEO of the Freedom Forum, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Race Relations and the Media in the 21st Century." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

House Democratic Women news conference and rally — 1:30 p.m. — House Democratic Women hold a news conference and rally to warn against the negative impact that privatization of Social Security would have on women. Location: Captiol, East Front, Grassy Area. Contact: 202/225-3611.

AIDS discussion — 6 p.m. — The Congressional Black Associates presents a panel discussion on the prevalence of HIV and AIDS among the young and communities of color. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/225-3101 or 202/224-9327.

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