- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 14, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
California energy crisis forum — 10 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a forum on "What Are the Right Lessons From the California Energy Crisis?" Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Ecuador discussion — 3 p.m. — The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on Ecuadoran presidency of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, the Andean initiative on democracy, economic and trade issues, and counter drug-trafficking measures. The speaker is Heinz Moeller, foreign minister of Ecuador. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

PRESIDENT BUSH
8:10 a.m. (All times are local to the events.) — Meets with Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, Brussels.
12:10 p.m. — Meets with Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson, Goteborg, Sweden.
12:45 p.m. — Attends the U.S.-European Union (EU) Summit and luncheon.
4:40 p.m. — Participates in a news conference with the president of the EU and the president of the European Commission.
6:45 p.m. — Meets with King Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden.
8:10 p.m. — Attends a dinner with EU heads of state and government.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturing and trade inventories and sales for April. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on producer price indexes for May. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
10 a.m. — National Credit Union Administration Board meets. Location: Board Room 7047, 1775 Duke St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/518-6336.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Governmental Affairs, permanent investigations subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the growing problem of cross-border fraud. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
9:30 a.m. — Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on the prevalence and risk of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, available services and the role of the federal government in addressing these problems. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Resources, fisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee holds a hearing on "Ecosystem-based fishery management and the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act." Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
10 a.m. — Education and the Workforce, workforce protections subcommittee holds a hearing on "Making Sense of OSHA Rulemaking: A 30 Year Perspective." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce, health subcommittee holds a hearing on "Medicare Reform: Modernizing Medicare and Merging Parts A and B." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. — Government Reform, energy policy, natural resources and regulatory affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on "Gasoline Supply: Another Energy Crisis?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. — Science, energy subcommittee holds a hearing on the "Presidents National Energy Policy: Hydrogen and Nuclear Energy R&D; Legislation." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. — Ways and Means, human resources subcommittee and select revenue measures subcommittee hold a hearing on the "Community Solutions Act of 2001." Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
11 a.m. — Administration Committee holds a hearing on constitutional perspectives on campaign finance reform. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8281.
1 p.m. — Armed Services, special oversight panel on terrorism holds hearing on the role of the Defense Department in combating terrorism and force protection lessons learned since the attack on the USS Cole. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

GENERAL AGENDA
Church burning conference — all day — The National Coalition for Burned Churches and Community Empowerment holds a National Church Burning Status Conference on "Church Burning Hate Crime Continues: The Untold Story."
Highlights — 9 a.m. — Focus on the U.S. Holocaust Museums "Lift Every Voice" program, which provides support to black churches destroyed by arson. U.S. Holocaust Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW.
1 p.m. — National Town Meeting on the Status of Church Burnings in America, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 843/853-5363.
African American population changes forum — 8:30 a.m. — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies presents a forum on "Generational Changes in the African American Population." The opening speaker is Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat. Location: Auditorium, National Education Association, 1201 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/789-6366.
National Association of Manufacturers news conference — 9 a.m. — The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) holds a news conference to discuss the outlook for an economic recovery and findings of an up-to-date e-survey of NAM members focusing on earnings, orders, inventories and capital investment. Location: Industry Room, Suite 600, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3087 or 202/637-3094.
Smithsonian Institution news conference — 9 a.m. — The Smithsonian Institution holds a news conference to present a progress report on Star-Spangled Banner conservation and a preview of an 1800s flag fragments display. Location: West Wing, Second Floor, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3129.
Awards ceremony — 9:15 a.m. — The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, the World Jewish Congress and the NAACP host the third annual Black-Jewish Congressional Awards Ceremony to present the Racial Harmony Award. The participants include Reps. Sam Johnson, Texas Republican, and Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat, recipients; and Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat, keynote speaker. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 917/492-2538.
'Nominees Bill of Rights forum — 9:30 a.m. — The Brookings Institutions Presidential Appointment Initiative holds a forum titled "Presidential Appointees Endorse 'Nominees Bill of Rights." Carol Browner, former EPA administrator, and Lawrence Eagleburger, former secretary of state, participate. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6310.
Handgun Control news conference and tribute — 10 a.m. — Handgun Control Inc. and the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence hold a news conference to announce name changes and a national tribute gala honoring Jim and Sarah Bradys long-standing commitment to reducing gun violence.
Highlights — 10 a.m. — News conference to announce new names of the organizations, new logos and Web sites, and to release poll results showing strong support for key gun control issues, Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW.
7 p.m. — Dinner program, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
8 p.m. — Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; former President Bill Clinton; Joe Lockhart, Dee Dee Myers and Mike McCurry, former White House press secretaries; D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams; actors Beau Bridges and Michael Douglas; former Attorney General Janet Reno; and others, tribute program, Ronald Reagan Building. Contact: 202/898-0792.
Federal Trade Commission news conference — 10 a.m. — The Federal Trade Commission holds a news conference to announce "Operation Cure All," a new round of law enforcement action against fraudulent health products marketing on the Internet. Location: Room 432, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-2180.
Genetically engineered crops news conference — 10 a.m. — Genetically Engineered Food Alert and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group holds a news conference to release a report examining the field testing of genetically engineered crops in the United States. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/887-8831 or 202/887-8841.
Born-Alive Infants Protection Act news conference — 11 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce legislation, "The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act." Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/224-0610.
National Partnership for Women and Families luncheon — 11:30 a.m. — The National Partnership for Women and Families holds its Annual Luncheon Celebration. Allison Janney, actress who portrays a presidential press secretary on NBCs "The West Wing," and Dee Dee Myers, former White House press secretary, participate. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-2600.
National Economists Club luncheon — noon — The National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting, featuring a speech by Lawrence Lindsey, the assistant to the president for economic policy. Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.
Community development forum — noon — The National Neighborhood Coalition and the National Congress for Community Economic Development present a forum titled "Faith Based Approaches to Community Development." Location: Second Floor, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-8553.

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