- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 21, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
Rumsfeld testimony 2 p.m. House Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on U.S. national security strategy and the Quadrennial Defense Review. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld testifies. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
Book rap 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club hosts a book rap on "Does America Need a Foreign Policy?" The speaker is Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to Birmingham, Ala., and Crawford, Texas.

VICE PRESIDENT
12:30 p.m. — Attends a closed luncheon meeting with Senate Democrats, Capitol, Room S-211.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Commerce Department releases a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for April 2001. 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 unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on minority health. Location: The State Room, Hilton Washington and Towers Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-5084.
10 a.m. — Federal Election Commission holds a meeting to discuss the "Final Draft of the Fourth National Voter Registration Act Report to the Congress." Location: Ninth Floor, Renaissance Hotel, 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1220.

SUPREME COURT
No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on the Defense Strategy Review. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
9:30 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on trade promotion authority. (Second of two days.) Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans and U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.
9:30 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of William Farish to be ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Howard H. Leach to be ambassador to France, and Alexander R. Vershbow to be ambassador to the Russian Federation. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.
10 a.m. — Indian Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing to examine Native American Program initiatives. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.
10 a.m. — Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on "Wired World: Cyber-Security and the U.S. Economy." Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.
10 a.m. — Small Business Committee holds a hearing on the Small Business Technology Transfer Program Reauthorization Act of 2001. Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8496.
11 a.m. — Appropriations Committee marks up the fiscal 2001 supplemental appropriations bill. Location: Capitol Room S-128. Contact: 202/224-7200.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on assessing compliance with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. — International Relations Committee holds a hearing on "International Trade Administration: The Commerce Departments Trade Policy Agenda." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
10 a.m. — Science Committee holds a hearing on "National Energy Policy — Report of the National Energy Policy Development Group — Administration View." Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham testifies. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10:30 a.m. — Education and the Workforce, select education subcommittee marks up the "Juvenile Crime Control and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2001." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
1 p.m. — Administration Committee holds a hearing on campaign finance reform. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8281.
2 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure, railroads subcommittee holds a hearing on magnetic levitation transportation issues. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA
Clean Diamond Act news conference — 10 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce legislation, "The Clean Diamond Act," intended to restrict imports of "Conflict Diamonds" illegally obtained and sold to finance civil wars in Africa. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7028.
National Council on Disability news conference — 10 a.m. — The National Council on Disability holds a news conference on release of its report on accessible technology and compliance with 1973 Rehabilitation Act Section 508 regulations which goes into effect June 21 to protect access rights of disabled persons to computers and the Internet. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/272-2004.
Poll release — 11 a.m. — The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League holds a news conference to release a poll that finds an overwhelming majority of Americans support contraceptive equity for American women. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/2973-3032.
AgTrade Coalition news conference — 11 a.m. — The AgTrade Coalition holds a news conference to urge a new round of World Trade Organization negotiations and congressional action giving President Bush trade promotion authority. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman participates. Location: Patio, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Agriculture Department, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/484-3624.
Rally — 11 a.m. — The Coalition for Patients Rights holds a rally in support of strong patients rights legislation. Location: Capitol, West Side (First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Contact: 202/628-3030.
Wise speech — noon — The Democratic Governors Association hosts an address by West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise on the national energy situation and West Virginias role in finding solutions. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/488-5085.
D.C. Bar luncheon — noon — The D.C. Bar Association presents a luncheon program titled "The Bush Administration Education Agenda." The panelists include Rep. Chaka Fattah, Pennsylvania Democrat; Deputy Education Secretary (designee) Bill Hansen; Beth Ann Bryan, senior adviser to Education Secretary Rod Paige; Sandy Kress, White House education adviser; and Leslie Thornton, chief of staff to former Education Secretary Richard Riley, moderator. Location: Patton Boggs LLP, 2550 M St. NW. Contact: 202/626-3463.
Privacy news conference — 12:30 p.m. — The Consumer Federation of America and the Electronic Privacy Information Center hold a news conference to expose an ongoing practice that is denying consumers the ability to protect the privacy of personal information in corporate databases and to unveil a method for consumers to use to protect their privacy. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.
Fair Care legislation news conference — 1 p.m. — Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, holds a news conference on Fair Care legislation. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain site: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building). Contact: 202/225-6007.
"African American DC Days" forum — 1:15 p.m. — The office of Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, sponsors an "African American DC Days" forum for Pennsylvania residents, focusing on faith-based and community initiatives, education and other current issues. The participants include: Education Secretary Rod Paige; John DiIulio, director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives; and representatives from the Justice, Labor, and the Housing and Urban Development departments. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/224-0610.
Sinn Fein news conference — 2 p.m. — Sinn Fein holds a news conference on the current situation in Northern Ireland. Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein president, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F street NW. Contact: 202/547-8883.
Trade promotion authority news conference — 2 p.m. — Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, holds a news conference on trade promotion authority. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans and U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick participate. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-3744.
Johnson lecture — 6 p.m. — The Smithsonian Associates presents a slide-lecture on "The Life and Presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson" as presented in the LBJ Library, Austin, Texas. The speaker is Patrick Borders, assistant director of the LBJ Library. Location: S. Dillon Ripley Lecture Hall, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
Game — 7:05 p.m. — Members of Congress play ball in the annual Democrats vs. Republicans congressional baseball game for charity. Location: Prince Georges Stadium, Bowie. Contact: 202/225-4755 or 202/226-2676.

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