- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 20, 2001


TODAYS HEADLINERS
Cuba forum 11 a.m. The Cato Institute presents a policy forum, "Cuba Policy in the Bush Administration: Future Directions and Opportunities for Change." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
AIDS vaccine news conference 1 p.m. The Committee to Protect Medical Freedom holds a news conference to oppose the development of a mandatory AIDS vaccine. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/855-2679.

PRESIDENT BUSH
9:30 a.m. Addresses the Labor Departments National Summit on the 21st Century Workforce, MCI Center, 601 F St. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement (the "Monthly Budget") for May. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to examine local competition issues. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on trade promotion authority. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans and U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick testify. Location: 215 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.
9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on "The Role of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Associated with the Restructuring of Energy Industries" and the FERC response to the Western energy crisis. California Gov. Gray Davis and FERC Chairman Curtis Hebert Jr. testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing to examine the condition of the U.S. banking system. Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve Systems Board of Governors, and John Hawke Jr., comptroller of the currency, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to examine U.S. security interests in Europe. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.
1 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the restoration of confidence in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Appropriations Committee marks up the fiscal 2002 Transportation Appropriations Bill. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on U.S. national military strategy options. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the economic and budgetary effects of national energy policy. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce, telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee holds a hearing on "Campaign Finance Reform: Proposals Impacting Broadcasters, Cable Operators and Satellite Providers." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on "The California Energy Crisis: Causes, Impacts and Remedies." Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing on the Pentagons procurement policies. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
10:15 a.m. Energy and Commerce, health subcommittee holds a hearing on the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001 and the Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce, 21st century competitiveness subcommittee holds a hearing on the Internet Equity and Education Act of 2001. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
1 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on "Airline Customer Service Commitments: Status Report." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
2 p.m. Science, space and aeronautics subcommittee holds a hearing on "Space Launch Initiative: A Program Review." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
2 p.m. Veterans Affairs, health subcommittee holds a hearing on mental health, substance-use disorders and homelessness programs within the Veterans Affairs Department. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9164.

GENERAL AGENDA
Missile defense seminar 9 a.m. The Heritage Foundation, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs and the Hanns Seidel Stiftung present a seminar on "Missile Defense and Americas Allies." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Civil rights bill news conference 10 a.m. The Congressional Progressive Caucus holds a news conference to introduce legislation, "The Preservation of Civil Rights Protections Act of 2001." Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-9400 or 202/225-5931.
Fiscal survey news conference 10 a.m. The National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers hold a news conference to announce findings of the biannual "Fiscal Survey of States." Location: Room 283, Hall of States, 444 N. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/624-5333.
American Automobile Association news conference 10 a.m. The American Automobile Association holds a news conference to examine teen driving safety. Location: Conference Room, 13th Floor, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/289-2001.
Congressional Gold Medal ceremony 10 a.m. The Congressional Award Foundation and EDS hold a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal to 121 youths, ages 14-23, for their initiative, achievement and community volunteer efforts. Location: Capitol, Statuary Hall. Contact: 202/326-1799.
Asia Society briefing 10 a.m. The Asia Society holds a National Commission on Asia in the Schools breakfast briefing to release its findings and recommendations in a report showing a knowledge deficit regarding Asia. Location: Mount Vernon Room, St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.
Technology agenda news conference 10:30 a.m. House Republicans, including Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, hold a news conference to announce their "E-Contract" technology agenda. Location: Capitol, Room HC-7. Contact: 202/225-6007.
Olympics news conference 10:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce resolutions encouraging members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reject political influence and remind Congress that any government interference with an Olympic host city is inconsistent with the IOC Charter, Code of Ethics and Rules. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-2834.
Award ceremony 11:30 a.m. The Council for Excellence in Government holds a ceremony to present its fourth annual Good Housekeeping Award for Women in Government. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: Sewall-Belmont House, 144 Constitution Ave. NE. Contact: 202/530-3265.
Gas prices news conference 11:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on gas prices. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-6536 or 202/225-6601.
Africa discussion noon The National Press Club hosts a Noon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on African trade and economic issues, efforts to fight HIV/AIDS and Botswanas "Diamonds for Development" program. The speaker is Festus Mogae, president of Botswana. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Olympic Day luncheon noon The U.S. Olympic Committee presents an Olympic Day luncheon and demonstration to celebrate the 105th anniversary of modern Olympic games. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-3399.
FBI bill news conference 12:30 p.m. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, holds a news conference to introduce legislation to improve the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-6542.
Energy conservation news conference 1:30 p.m. Reps. Bernard Sanders, Vermont Independent, and Jim McDermott, Washington Democrat, and public power officials participate in a news conference to counter the Bush administrations assertion that energy conservation will not produce sufficient energy savings. Location: 2222 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4115.
Rally 1:30 p.m. The American Water Works Association holds a clean-water rally. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman participates. Location: Capitol, West Front. Contact: 303/347-6162.
Moldova briefing 4 p.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Moldovas Changing International Role." The speaker is Nicolae Chernomaz, foreign minister of Moldova. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Middle East forum 5:30 p.m. Americans for Peace Now hold an Israeli-Palestinian dialogue and community forum on the situation in the Middle East. Location: Ground Floor, 633 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/728-1893.
Roman spectacles lecture 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a lecture "The Drama of Roman Spectacles" and its social context. The speaker is Christopher Gregg, classical archaeologist. Location: Dillon Ripley Lecture Hall, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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