- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 13, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Energy-cost hearing — 9:30 a.m. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing to examine economic issues associated with the restructuring of energy industries, specifically the effects of deregulation on the cost of natural gas and electricity. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.
Justice Department news conference — 2 p.m. — The Justice Department holds a news conference on the Districts Metropolitan Police Department. The participants include Attorney General John Ashcroft, Mayor Anthony A. Williams and D.C. Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey. Location: Room 5137, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/616-2771.

PRESIDENT BUSH
11:10 a.m. (All times are local to the event.) — Meets with NATO Secretary-General George Robertson, NATO headquarters, Brussels.
11:30 a.m. — Addresses the North Atlantic Council.
3:30 p.m. — Participates in a news conference.
4:30 p.m. — Meets with King Albert and Queen Paola of Belgium.
5:30 p.m. — Meets with U.S. Embassy staff.

VICE PRESIDENT
1:30 p.m. — Addresses the U.S. Energy Associations 12th annual energy-efficiency forum, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases an advance report on retail sales for May 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Neal A. McCaleb to be assistant interior secretary for Indian affairs. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.
10 a.m. — Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the Army. Gen. Eric Shinseki, Army chief of staff, and Army Secretary Thomas White testify. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Roger Walton Ferguson Jr. to be a member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m. — Judiciary constitution, federalism and property rights subcommittee holds a hearing to examine racial and geographic disparities in the federal death-penalty system. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
10:30 a.m. — Appropriations VA, HUD and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA Administrator Christie Whitman testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

HOUSE
Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce energy and air quality subcommittee holds a hearing on President Bushs comprehensive national energy plan. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee marks up the Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act of 2001, the American Broadband Competition Act of 2001" and a resolution on the Broadband Antitrust Restoration and Reform Act. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
10 a.m. — Science Committee marks up the National Science Education Act and the National Mathematics and Science Partnership Act. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. — Small Business Committee holds a hearing on the Export-Import Bank of the United States and its assistance to small-business exporters. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
10 a.m. — Veterans Affairs benefits subcommittee marks up the 21st-Century Montgomery G.I. Bill Enhancement Act. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9164.
10:15 a.m. — International Relations Committee marks up the ILSA (Iran/Libya Sanctions Act) Extension Act of 2001 Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

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