- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 10, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Presidential-congressional relations discussion 12:30 p.m. American University presents a panel discussion, "Is Gridlock Dead?: Presidential-Congressional Relations in Times of Crisis." Location: Butler Pavilion, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
Kissinger lecture 7 p.m. The Library of Congress hosts the first annual Kissinger Lecture as part of the Library of Congress Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations. Henry A. Kissinger, former secretary of state, participates. Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Has breakfast with congressional leaders and meets with NATO Secretary-General George Robertson.

VICE PRESIDENT
Schedule not available

ECONOMIC REPORTS
9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics' standards and security subcommittee. Location: Room 705A, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 301/594-3938.

SUPREME COURT
Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:
Docket No. 99-1823 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Waffle House; and consolidated cases: Docket No. 00-511 Verizon Comm v. FCC, Docket No. 00-555 Worldcom Inc. v. Verizon Comm., Docket No. 00-587 FCC v. Iowa Utilities Board, Docket No. 00-590 AT&T; Corp. v. Iowa Utilities Board, Docket No. 00-602 Gen. Comm. v. Iowa Utilities Board. Contact: 202/479-3211.

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, surface transportation and merchant marine subcommittee holds a hearing to examine bus and truck security and hazardous materials licensing. Joan Claybrook, Public Citizen president, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
11 a.m. Judiciary, administrative oversight and the courts subcommittee holds a hearing to examine new priorities and new challenges for the FBI. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
1 p.m. Governmental Affairs, oversight of government management, restructuring and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on "Federal Food Safety Oversight: Does the Fragmented Structure Really Make Sense?" Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
1:30 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to consider the nomination of John P. Walters to be director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations, Near Eastern and South Asian affairs subcommittee and the international operations and terrorism subcommittee hold a joint hearing on "Afghanistan's Humanitarian Crisis." Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
HOUSE
Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. Energy and Commerce, energy and air quality subcommittee holds a hearing on electric transmission policy. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce, oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on "A review of federal bioterrorism preparedness programs from a public health perspective." Dr. Joseph Waeckerle, chairman of the American College of Emergency Physicians' Task Force on Domestic Preparedness Against Weapons of Mass Destruction, testifies. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Government Reform, government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Debt Collection Improvement Act: How Well is it Working?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. Science Committee holds a hearing on "Cyber Security How Can We Protect American Computer Networks From Attack?" Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, water resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing on "Terrorism: Are America's Water Resources and Environment at Risk?" Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10 a.m. Ways and Means, trade subcommittee holds a hearing on "Trade in African Diamonds." Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
10:15 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on "The Role of Public Diplomacy Support of the Anti-terrorism Campaign." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
1 p.m. Energy and Commerce, commerce, trade, and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on "Sports Venue Security." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
2 p.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing on the role small businesses can play in jump-starting the economy. Hector Barreto, administrator of the Small Business Administration, testifies. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

GENERAL AGENDA
Policy breakfast 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a policy breakfast, featuring R. Glenn Hubbard, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discussing his outlook for fourth quarter 2001 and 2002, and a panel on key industries' recovery after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Falun Gong rally 9 a.m. Falun Gong holds a U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue rally near the State Department to honor its participants who have died and to demand release of those imprisoned in China.
Highlights 9 a.m. Rally, Constitution Avenue between 21st and 23rd streets NW.
12:30 p.m. Panel discussion, "China's State-Run Terrorism in the Persecution of Falun Gong," National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/904-7746.
Tornado briefing 9 a.m. The House Science Committee and the House Wind Hazard Reduction Caucus sponsor a Capitol Hill staff briefing on "Could a Tornado Strike Capitol Hill? Would You Know What to Do?" Doug Hill, WJLA chief meteorologist, and Barbara Harris, National Weather Service, participate. Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
Highway safety observance news conference 10 a.m. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and 25 transportation, safety and engineering groups hold a news conference to announce plans for "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day," a new annual highway safety observance. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta participates. Location: Capitol, West Front. Contact: 202/624-3690.
Grant ceremony 11 a.m. The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation hosts a ceremony to announce a $2 million Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center to provide educational materials, referral services and self-help guidance to paralysis victims, their families and their caregivers. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Christopher Reeve, paralyzed actor and chairman of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, participate. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/887-0500, Ext. 18.
Mansfield funeral service 11 a.m. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington holds a full honors military funeral service for former Sen. Mike Mansfield. Location: Arlington Cemetery, Arlington. Contact: 202/685-4645.
Economic growth package discussion 11:30 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a panel discussion titled "The Economic Growth Package: Rebuilding Our Economy with Good Tax Policy." Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, participates. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
National Day of Remembrance news conference noon Rep. Vito J. Fossella, New York Republican, holds a news conference to introduce legislation to designate Sept. 11 as a National Day of Remembrance. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 718/356-5039.
Inter-American Development Bank news conference noon The Inter-American Development Bank hosts a news conference to present a report, "Competitiveness: The Business of Growth," which identifies measures taken in Latin America and the Caribbean to accelerate growth. Location: Andres Bello Auditorium, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-1371.
Symposium noon The National Association of Realtors presents a symposium, featuring winners of the Home Ownership Participation for Everyone (HOPE) Awards discussing their work and experiences. The participants include Richard Mendenhall, National Association of Realtors president, and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp, keynote speakers; and Kenneth Harney, syndicated real estate columnist, The Washington Post, moderator. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/383-7560.
Terrorism briefing 2 p.m. The House Government Reform Committee's national security, veterans affairs and international relations subcommittee holds an open briefing on "Combating Terrorism: Knowing the Enemy." Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2548.
Reception 5 p.m. The Joint Oceanographic Institutions and the House Oceans Caucus host a reception to celebrate ocean drilling program accomplishments and look to the future of deep ocean research. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/232-2900, Ext. 240.
Bhutto speech 8:15 p.m. American University presents a Kennedy Political Union 2001-2002 Lecture, "Charting the Course for Change: Commentary on the 21st Century." The speaker is Benazir Bhutto, chairman of the Pakistan People's Party and former prime minister of Pakistan. Location: Kay Spiritual Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

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