- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 11, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Pakistan discussion 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "Pakistan's Evolving Role in U.S. Policy." Arnaud de Borchgrave, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Organized Crime Project and editor at large of The Washington Times, participates. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Churchill speech 12:30 p.m. Winston S. Churchill, author, journalist, British parliament member, and grandson of Britain's World War II prime minister, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "The Special Relationship in the 21st Century." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Addresses a memorial service for those lost in the attack on the Pentagon.

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

SENATE
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, oceans, atmosphere and fisheries subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the role of the Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in strengthening security against maritime threats. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Mark W. Everson to be controller, Office of Management and Budget. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings (Treaty Document 106-6) and the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (Treaty Document 106-49). Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the economic stimulus package and the need to provide relief to American workers. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
2 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to examine homeland defense matters. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation, science, technology, and space subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the needs of fire services in responding to terrorism. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
2:30 p.m. Finance, Social Security and family policy subcommittee holds a hearing on "Strengthening Working Families." Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4623.
4 p.m. Appropriations Committee marks up the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education and related agencies appropriations bill for fiscal 2002. Location: Capitol, Room S-128. Contact: 202/224-3471.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. Select Intelligence, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Role of the National Security Council in the Current Crisis." Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4121.
9:30 a.m. Financial Services Committee marks up the Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001 and the Emergency Securities Response Act of 2001. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m. Judiciary, immigration and claims subcommittee holds a hearing on "Using Information Technology to Secure America's Borders: INS Problems with Planning and Implementation." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
10 a.m. Resources, fisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the reauthorization of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
10 a.m. Science, environment, technology and standards subcommittee holds a hearing on "Weatherproofing the U.S.: Are We Prepared for Severe Storms?" Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. Small Business, regulatory reform and oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on "Sept. 11, 2001 Plus 30: Are America's Small Businesses Still Grounded?" Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, aviation subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on "Deployment and Use of Security Technology." Note: Part of the hearing will be closed for security reasons. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
1 p.m. Budget Committee markup to adjust the fiscal 2002 discretionary spending cap to reflect the agreement between the president and the bipartisan congressional leadership. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
2 p.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up the Medicare Regulatory and Contracting Reform Act of 2001. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA
Budget discussion 8:30 a.m. The Republican Main Street Partnership holds a discussion on "Building a Balanced Budget in an Economic and National Security Crisis." Mitchell Daniels Jr., director of the Office of Management and Budget, participates. Location: Eisenhower Room, Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/682-3143 or 888/260-1371.
Mental health screenings and briefing 8:30 a.m. The National Mental Health Association and the Mental Health Association of District of Columbia present free National Depression Screening Day mental health screenings and a noon briefing on "Coping with the Aftermath of a Tragedy," regarding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Location: Room M09, Old Post Office Pavilion, 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 703/853-7538.
Cuba and terrorism discussion 9 a.m. The Georgetown University School of Foreign Service holds a discussion on "Cuba's Presence on the State Department's List of Countries Supporting Terrorism: Antiquated Policy or Legitimate Label?" Location: Suite 302, 3307 M St. NW. Contact: 202/687-4327.
Health policy forum 9:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a Health Policy Forum, "Is Inequality Bad for Our Health?" Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Consumer Product Safety Commission briefing 11 a.m. The Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a briefing on a draft final rule to require child-resistant packaging for hydrocarbons. Location: 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-0580, ext. 1184.
Rally 11 a.m. World Vision holds a rally and concert, "Remember the Children," to honor those who died and to help heal emotional scars of children still frightened by the Sept. 11 attacks. Kathie Lee Gifford, entertainer, participates. Location: Lincoln Memorial, National Mall. Contact: 202/608-1842.
Commission on Primary Education Reform announcement 11:15 a.m. D.C. Council member Kevin Chavous and American University President Benjamin Ladner announce the Commission on Primary Education Reform. Location: Sixth Floor Conference Room, Butler Pavilion, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/724-8169.
Chamber of Commerce luncheon 11:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents its Association Leadership Series Luncheon, featuring the first blind person to ascend Mount Everest. The speaker is Erik Weihenmayer, blind athlete and author of "Touch the Top of the World." Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Celebration noon Georgetown University hosts "A Celebration of Georgetown University's Commitment to Service and Social Justice" in conjunction with the Oct. 13 inauguration of John "Jack" DeGioia as GU's 48th president. A noontime luncheon featuring Mayor Anthony A. Williams kicks off the celebration, which continues with panel discussions around social justice themes. Location: Conference Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Carbon dioxide emissions briefing noon The Competitive Enterprise Institute holds a briefing on the debate over global warming and carbon dioxide emissions. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/331-1010.
Poll release 12:15 p.m. The Arab American Institute and Zogby International hold a news conference to release a results of a poll of Arab Americans on their views, reactions and experiences in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Location: 1600 K St. NW. Contact: 202/429-9210, Ext. 25.
Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club presents a luncheon discussion, "America's Tangled Relationship with Pakistan and the Terrorist Puzzle." The speaker is Dennis Kux, South Asian affairs specialist and author of "The United States and Pakistan." Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
Economic conference call briefing 1:30 p.m. The Small Business Survival Committee holds a conference call briefing on "The Homefront Agenda for Recovery; What Congress Must Do to Stimulate the Economy." Contact: 703/683-5004.
Fire fighters news conference 1:30 p.m. The International Association of Fire Fighters and the International Association of Fire Chiefs hold a news conference to announce legislation to add 75,000 additional professional firefighters to fire departments nationwide. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/824-1506.
Jobs discussion 2 p.m. House Democrats hold a roundtable discussion with people from their districts whose jobs have been seriously affected by the recent terrorist attacks. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/225-0100.
Terrorism forum 2 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a forum on the military's role in the campaign against terrorism. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Chemical terrorism briefing 2:30 p.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors presents an online video briefing for mayors across the country on "Chemical Terrorism." Location: Fourth floor, 1620 I St. NW. Contact: 202/861-6719, or www.usmayors.org to view briefing.
Lights On Afterschool ceremony 3 p.m. Lights On Afterschool holds a ceremony celebrating the District's Lights On Afterschool program, and opening the D.C. Afterschool for All program. Mayor Anthony Williams and Paul Vance, superintendent of D.C Public Schools, participate. Location: Shaw Junior High School, 925, Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-4162.
Energy security discussion 3 p.m. The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference on energy security and national security. The speakers are Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, and Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/225-0197.
American Kurdish Information Network news conference 6 p.m. The American Kurdish Information Network holds a news conference to end a 221-day vigil across from the residence of the Turkish ambassador. Location: Sheridan Circle, Massachusetts Avenue and 23rd Street NW. Contact: 202/483-6444 or 202/744-2671.
Book discussion 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a discussion on David Halberstam's book, "The Politicians and the Generals," regarding how the Vietnam legacy shaped U.S. foreign policy in post-Cold War America. Location: Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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