- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 12, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Adams memorial news conference — 9 a.m. — Members of Congress host a news conference by historians supporting legislation authorizing a national memorial in Washington to honor President John Adams, the second U.S. president, prior to a 10 a.m. hearing in the House Resources national parks and public lands subcommittee. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain site: 124 Dirksen House Office Building). Contact: 202/224-2633 or 202/225-3915.
"Cyber-crime" hearing — 4 p.m. — House Judiciary crime subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, "Fighting Cyber-Crime: Efforts by Federal Law Enforcement." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

PRESIDENT BUSH
10:05 a.m. (All times are local to the event.) — Meets with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain, Madrid.
12:20 p.m. — Meets with Spanish President Jose Maria Aznar Lopez, President Lopezs ranch.
5:50 p.m. — Holds a news conference, Madrid.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9:30 a.m. — National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting to discuss a report on a natural-gas explosion and a fire in South Riding, Va., on July 7, 1998. Location: National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 LEnfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6410.

SENATE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing to examine the preservation and protection of U.S. natural resources. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Government Reform, government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "How Effectively are States and Federal Agencies Working Together to Implement the Use of New DNA Technologies?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. — Resources, energy and mineral resources subcommittee holds a hearing on "Collection and disposition of federal oil and gas royalties taken in kind." Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
10 a.m. — Science, energy subcommittee holds a hearing on the "Presidents National Energy Policy: Clean Coal Technology and Oil and Gas R&D.;" Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10:30 a.m. — Education and the Workforce, employer-employee relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "ERISA: The Foundation of Employee Health Coverage." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
2 p.m. — Ways and Means, select revenue measures subcommittee holds a hearing on the effect of federal tax laws on the production, supply and conservation of energy. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
2:30 p.m. — International Relations Committee holds a hearing on "The Export Administration Act: The Case for Its Renewal (Part II)." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA
Education conference — 8:30 a.m. — The Council for Basic Education hosts a Standards-based Teacher Education Project (STEP) summer conference. Education Secretary Rod Paige speaks at 11:30 a.m. on "The Critical Importance of Teacher Quality." Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/347-4171.
Whitman speech — 8:30 a.m. — The National Association of Manufacturers holds an environmental issues briefing breakfast. The speaker is Christie Whitman, administrator, Environmental Protection Agency. Location: Crystal Room, Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.
Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act briefing — 10 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute and CompTel hold a news briefing to release a study on the detrimental economic impact of "The Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act," or the Tauzin-Dingell bill. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/683-6092, Ext. 128.
1963 Equal Pay Act news conference — 11 a.m. — The AFL-CIOs Working Women Working Together holds a news conference to introduce a campaign for legislation to step up enforcement of the 1963 Equal Pay Act. The participants include: Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, and Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat; Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat; and Linda Chavez-Thompson, AFL-CIO vice president. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/637-5036.
Abstinence-only sex education news conference — 11 a.m. — The National Coalition Against Censorship heads a group of 35 organizations holding a news conference to release a "Joint Statement Against Abstinence-Only Education" and introduce a public education campaign to oppose congressional reauthorization of federal funding for abstinence-only sex education for adolescents. Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 815 14th St. NW. Contact: 212/807-6222, Ext. 22.

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