- The Washington Times - Friday, July 27, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Trade Promotion Authority — 8:30 a.m. — The Cato Institute presents a breakfast briefing on "Threats to Trade Promotion Authority: Anti-dumping Laws and Labor and Environmental Sanctions." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Porn-surfing technology — 9:30 a.m. — Reps. Steve Largent, Oklahoma Republican, and Henry A. Waxman, California Democrat, hold a news conference to release a report on a new Napster-like Internet-file-sharing technology that provides children with virtually untraceable and free-of-charge easy access to pornographic videos and other pornographic materials. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5051 or 202/225-2211.


PRESIDENT BUSH
11 a.m. — Speaks to the Future Farmers of America, Room 450, Old Executive Office Building.

VICE PRESIDENT
12:05 p.m. — Participates in a news forum after an energy meeting with Minnesota agriculture leaders at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the gross domestic product figures for the second quarter of 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.
10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on new one-family houses sold and for sale for June 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the endocrinologic and metabolic drugs advisory committee. Location: Versailles Ballrooms, Holiday Inn, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.
8:45 a.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting of the District of Columbia advisory committee to discuss its March 15, 2001, forum on equal access to financial opportunities in the District of Columbia, review members' draft summaries of panelist presentations, and plan future activities. Location: Fifth Floor Conference Room, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/483-3262 or 202/376-7533.

SUPREME COURT
In recess until Oct. 1. Contact: 202/479-3211.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on legislation to establish the Guam War Claims Review Commission and legislation to provide for the determination of withholding tax rates under the Guam income tax. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.
10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on "Predatory Mortgage Lending: The Problem, Impact and Responses." Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Energy and Commerce, energy and air quality subcommittee holds a hearing on "National Electricity Policy: Barriers to Competitive Generation." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. — Agriculture Committee holds a markup of the 2002 farm bill. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.
10 a.m. — Armed Services, military installations and facilities subcommittee holds a markup of legislation to authorize appropriations for fiscal 2002 for military activities of the Defense Department and for military construction, and to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal 2002. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
10 a.m. — Government Reform, District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on reports that the military knew that dangerous chemical munitions were buried at the site of former World War I era munitions plants in Washington but failed to inform local authorities. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA
Childhood development summit — 8 a.m. — Georgetown University hosts the White House Summit on Early Childhood Cognitive Development: "Ready to Read, Ready to Learn."
Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Reid Lyon, National Institutes of Health, moderator; Dorothy Brown, Georgetown University; Dorothy Strickland, Rutgers University; and Kathleen Sanders Reif, Wicomoco County, Md., Library
9:30 a.m. — Education Secretary Rod Paige; Susan Neuman, assistant education secretary for elementary and secondary education; Kathy Thornburg, National Association for the Education of Young Children; Darrell Shumway, Association of Community College Trustees; and Lynne Cheney. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/401-3026 or 202/687-4328.
Human resources financing seminar — 8:30 a.m. — Lorman Education Services presents a seminar "The Financial Side of Human Resources in the District of Columbia." Location: Lowes L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 715/833-3940.
Mental health and substance abuse conference — 8:30 a.m. — The Health and Human Service Department's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Center for Mental Health Services hold a conference on a CSAT/CMHS Integrated Data Project to analyze state data from substance abuse, mental health and Medicaid sources on how public sector agencies care for persons with mental health, substance abuse or both disorders. Location: Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 8400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-5052.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality meeting — 8:30 a.m. — The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality hosts an national advisory council meeting. Location: 6010 Executive Blvd., Fourth Floor, Rockville. Contact: 301/594-6391.
Social Security forum — 9 a.m. — The Urban Institute and the German Embassy present a forum, "Social Security and Pension Reform in the United States: Lessons from Europe," featuring specialists from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, European Commission and the United States. Location: German Embassy, 4645 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/261-5709.
Training conference — 9 a.m. — The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives holds its 25th Annual Training Conference and Exhibition. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/658-1529.
Korean War commemoration — 9:15 a.m. — The Korean War Veterans Foundation and the Korean War Armistice Day Committee present Korean War Armistice Day ceremonies.
Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Concert, featuring Korean dancers, Korean War Memorial, National Mall.
10 a.m. — Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi; Yang Sung-chul, South Korean ambassador; and former Rep. Thomas Ewing, Illinois Republican, commemorative ceremony, Korean War Memorial.
2:30 p.m. — Memorial Ceremony, Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 703/780-7536.
Bioterrorism news conference — 9:30 a.m. — The Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute holds a news conference on "Bioterrorism in the United States: Threat, Preparedness and Response." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/296-3550.
Banking news conference — 10 a.m. — The District of Columbia Employment Services Department holds a news conference to demonstrate the use of Electronic Banking Transfer "Capital Access Cards" for the first time by summer youth workers to withdraw their wages. Location: Citibank, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/671-2100.
Graduation ceremony — 10 a.m. — The Washington National Cathedral presents a graduation ceremony for 15 District public school students who completed the three summers of advanced educational training in the Cathedral Scholars Program. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, and Peggy Cooper Cafritz, president of the D.C. Board of Education participate. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248, or 202/537-2159.
Centrist Republicans news conference — noon — Rep. James C. Greenwood, Pennsylvania Republican, holds a news conference on centrist Republicans. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-4276.
c Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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