- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 28, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Tax discussion — 9:15 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a joint tax policy and health policy discussion, "The Coming Generational Storm — Will the Economy Bail Us Out?" The speaker is Laurence Kotlikoff, Boston University and National Bureau of Economic Research. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Energy speech — noon — The National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting, featuring Diana Furchtgott-Roth, chief of staff of the Council of Economic Advisers, speaking on "Running on Empty: Why We Need the President's Energy Plan." Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404

PRESIDENT BUSH
9:45 a.m. — Views, with Vice President RICHARD B. Cheney and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, the Capstone Microturbine power system during an exhibit of alternative energy systems at the Energy Department.
4 p.m. — Meets with President John Kufuor of Ghana, President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal and President Alpha Konare of Mali, Oval Office of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions. 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. — Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds hearing to consider the next federal farm bill. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6901.
9:30 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds hearing on proposed legislation authorizing funds for the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
9:30 a.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds hearing to examine the impact of electric industries restructuring on system reliability. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10 a.m. — Budget Committee holds hearing on "How Big is the Remaining Surplus?" Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.
10 a.m. — Indian Affairs Committee holds hearing to examine the goals and priorities of the member tribes of the Montana Wyoming Tribal Leadership Council for the 107th Congress. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.
10 a.m. — Rules and Administration Committee holds hearing to examine election reform issues. Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6351.
10 a.m. — Special Committee on Aging holds hearing on long term care, focusing on preparation for the aging baby boom generation. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.
10 a.m. — Veterans' Affairs Committee holds hearing on pending veterans' benefits legislation. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2074.
2 p.m. — Appropriations Committee marks up proposed legislation making appropriations for the Interior Department and related agencies for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2002. Location: Capitol, Room S-128. Contact: 202/224-3471.
2:30 p.m. — Armed Services Committee holds hearing on proposed legislation authorizing funds for fiscal 2002 for the Defense Department and the Future Years Defense program, focusing on the 2002 budget amendment. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds hearing on the fiscal 2002 National Defense Authorization budget request. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and General Henry Shelton, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, testify. Location: 2218 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
9:30 a.m. — Financial Services, domestic monetary policy, technology and economic growth subcommittee hearing on "Encouraging the Use of Electronic Signature in the Financial Services Industry." Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
9:30 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure, water resources and environment subcommittee holds hearing on the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council report on assessing the scientific basis of the total maximum daily load approach to water pollution reduction. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10 a.m. — Government Reform, criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee hold hearing on a resolution, "Reauthorization of the Drug Free Communities Act." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10:30 a.m. — Energy and Commerce, health subcommittee and oversight and investigations subcommittee hold joint hearing on Medicare contractor reform. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
1 p.m. — Armed Services, special oversight panel on terrorism holds hearing on force protection at U.S. military installations. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
1:15 p.m. — Administration Committee holds hearing and markup on campaign finance reform. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8281.
2 p.m. — Ways and Means, human resources subcommittee holds hearing on child support and fatherhood proposals. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA
Race and the press conference — all day — The John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University holds a conference on "Race and the Press." Former President Bill Clinton participates. Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 617/495-8290.
Sanctions briefing— 8:30 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty sponsors a briefing on "When Sanctions Work: The Reconstruction of Northern Iraq." The speaker is Michael Rubin, visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and recent (nine months) lecturer in northern Iraq. Location: 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Supreme Court decisions briefing — 8:30 a.m. — The Washington Legal Foundation holds a media briefing to assess key rulings and other developments from the Supreme Court's 2000 term that affect the free enterprise system. Location: M. J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.
Government funding summit — 9:30 a.m. — The Independent Sector and the Aspen Institute present a "Summit on Government Funding of Social Services Provided by Religious Congregations," regarding President Bush's faith-based initiative. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/467-6100 or 202/736-5811.
Fireworks news conference — 10 a.m. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a news conference on the dangers associated with sparklers and illegal fireworks. Location: Grounds, Washington Monument, 15th Street and Independence Avenue SE. Contact: 301/504-0580, Ext. 1183.
Nurse Lobby Days — 10:30 a.m. — The American Nurses Association and its labor arm, United American Nurses, conduct Nurse Lobby Days to press Congress for better workplace conditions in hospitals.
Highlights — 11:15 a.m. — John Sweeney, AFL-CIO president, addresses United American Nurses convention
Noon — Mr. Sweeney and United American Nurses and American Nurses Association officials, news conference on United American Nurses vote to affiliate with AFL-CIO.
Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2550 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/651-7133.
Gun violence news conference news conference — 11 a.m. — The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (formerly Handgun Control, Inc.) holds a news conference for an announcement concerning a partnership with another gun control group. Location: Lafayette Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/898-0792.
Oil companies news conference — 11 a.m. — Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Republican, and Pat Robertson, CEO of CENCO Refining, hold a news conference to release information about possible anti-competitive action by major oil companies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1063.
Campaign finance news conference — 11 a.m. — Members of Congress, including Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Russell Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat, hold a news conference on campaign finance. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-2235 or 202/225-3411.
Rally — noon — The Coalition for District of Columbia Representation in Congress (DC Vote) holds a lunch hour rally to kick off "D.C. Freedom Summer," a campaign to spend Saturday afternoons through Labor Day weekend urging visitors to support the Lieberman/Norton "No Taxation Without Representation Act." The participants include: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat; Mayor Anthony A. Williams; city council members; and Sweet Honey in the Rock. Location: Third Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/462-6000.
Democratic National Committee news conference — noon — The Democratic National Committee holds a news conference to announce a media campaign to support efforts to pass a patients' bill of rights. Location: First Floor Conference Room, 430 South Capitol St. SE. Contact: 202/863-8148.
House Republican news conference — 1:30 p.m. — The House GOP Conference holds a news conference on tax relief, education, energy, patients' bill of rights and faith-based initiatives. Location: Capitol, East Front, Center Steps. 202/226-9000.
Justice Department news conference — 2 p.m. — The Justice Department holds a news conference with Attorney General John Ashcroft. Location: Attorney General's Conference Room, Fifth Floor, Main Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. Contact: 202/616-2777.
Trade Promotion Authority legislation news conference — 2:15 p.m. — Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, hosts a news conference to release a joint letter to congressional leaders calling for enactment this year of Trade Promotion Authority legislation. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1308 or 202/224-6522.
Germany discussion — 5:30 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a discussion titled "Health Policy Reform in Germany: Challenges and Solutions." Ulla Schmidt, federal health minister of Germany, and Robert Helms, director of health policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, participate. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Vietnam conflict coverage discussion — 7 p.m. — The Freedom Forum's Newseum presents a program, "War Stories: Reporting Vietnam," including a panel discussion on media coverage of the conflict. Location: 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3713.
Concert — 8 p.m. — The Democratic National Committee presents a fund-raising concert to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Democratic Business Council and inception of "1104," a new Democratic supporters council. The participants include: Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat; Terry McAuliffe, Democratic National Committee chairman; and performers Toni Braxton and Luther Vandross. Location: Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. Contact: 202/863-8148.

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