- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 2, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Iraqi leadership briefing noon The Middle East Institute presents a briefing titled "The Iraqi Leadership on Trial?" The speaker is Bakhtiar Amin, Human Rights Alliance. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.
Wolfowitz speech 5:30 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents a speech by Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz titled "The Quadrennial Defense Review: Building the Military of the 21st Century." Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Holds a bipartisan breakfast with Republican and Democratic congressional leadership.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions 3- and 6-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

SUPREME COURT
Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.
Docket Number 00-507: Chickasaw Nation v. United States; and Docket Number 00-832: National Cable & Telecomm. Assn. v. Gulf Power Company, consolidated with Docket Number 00-843: Federal Communications Commission v. Gulf Power Co. Contact: 202/479-3211.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing on the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans testifies. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on "The Economic Outlook." Glenn Hubbard, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, testifies. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.
10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation, surface transportation and merchant marine subcommittee holds a hearing on passenger and cargo security issues in the railroad and maritime industries. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
10 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the status of proposals for the transportation of natural gas from Alaska to markets in the lower forty-eight states and on proposed legislation that may be required to expedite the construction of a pipeline from Alaska. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.
10 a.m. Governmental Affairs, international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee holds a hearing to discuss the Central Intelligence Agency's newly submitted "Unclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions, 1 July 2000 through 31 December 2000." Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. for a morning hour debate and at 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
2 p.m. Tr ansportation and Infrastructure, railroads subcommittee holds a hearing on the Rail Infrastructure Development and Expansion Act of the 21st Century (RIDE-21). Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
3 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Farm Security Act of 2001. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA
Premature delivery meeting 8:30 a.m. The National Academy of Sciences hosts a meeting on "Role of Environmental Toxins in Premature Delivery." Location: Auditorium, National Academy of Sciences Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.
Nursing summit 8:30 a.m. The D.C. Department of Health and the Mayor's Health Policy Council hold a summit for healthcare professionals and interested stakeholders to examine the nursing shortage problem in the District and provide solutions. Location: Building 46, University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/442-9194.
Energy policy meeting 10:15 a.m. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters hosts a meeting with Cabinet officials and Teamster and Maritime Trade and Building Union leaders to discuss a comprehensive energy policy for the United States. The participants include: Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham; Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and Jerry Hood, Teamster special assistant for energy policy. Location: 25 Louisiana Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-6877.
Kavan speech 10:30 a.m. Jan Kavan, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of the Czech Republic, delivers an address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies titled "Enlargement Processes Forming Europe Whole and Free." The speech will reflect on the Czech Republic as NATO's newest member and an aspirant country progressing toward European Union membership. Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/274-9112.
Stamp ceremony 10:30 a.m. The U.S. Postal Service holds a ceremony to debut a new stamp recognizing the patriotic spirit of the American people. Location: U.S. Postal Service, L'Enfant Plaza Courtyard, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/285-2898.
Farm bill amendment news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Ron Kind, Wisconsin Democrat, holds a news conference on the farm bill conservation amendment. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/224-5506.
Report release 11 a.m. The National Low Income Housing Coalition holds a news conference to release its 2001 report, "Out of Reach: America's Growing Wage-Rent Disparity." Location: 708 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1530, Ext. 230.
Welfare roundtable noon The Urban Institute presents its First Tuesdays 2001-2002 Season Premiere, a special two-hour session on "Welfare and the Working Poor in a Battered Economy." Location: Fifth Floor, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/261-5709.
Estonia forum noon The Cato Institute presents a policy forum, "Estonia's Economic Success Story: How We Did It and Where We're Going." The participants include: Siim Kallas, finance minister of Estonia, and Anders Aslund, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Washington Area Women's Foundation luncheon noon The Washington Area Women's Foundation holds its Second Annual Leadership Awards Benefit Luncheon to honor leaders and heroines working to rebuild the capital by assisting at-risk women and girls and announce a September 11 Rapid Response Fund. Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/478-5420.
Nicaragua forum noon The International Republican Institute holds a forum on "The Future of Democracy in Nicaragua." Location: 1212 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-9450.
Snyder speech 12:30 p.m. Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Allen African Methodist Church discussion 12:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a discussion on how the Allen African Methodist Church in Queens, N.Y., generated private investment in its neighborhood. The speaker is the Rev. Floyd H. Flake, senior pastor of the Allen African Methodist Church. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.
Indonesia lecture 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "Indonesian Official, Public and Media Response to September 11," by Ramadhan Pohan, Washington correspondent for Java Post, Indonesia. Location: Room 812, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Signing ceremony 1 p.m. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans hosts a ceremony for Boeing and China officials to sign a major purchase agreement. Location: Room 4830, Commerce Department, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-4883.
Flag presentation ceremony 2 p.m. Members of Congress hold a flag presentation ceremony. The participants include: Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrats; and Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrats. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-4654.
Corporate responsibility discussion 3:30 p.m. American University holds a discussion on "Forging Corporate Accountability in an Age of Corporate Globalization." Location: School of International Service Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
Terrorism forum 4 p.m. The Cato Institute presents a policy forum, "Fighting Terrorism, Preserving Civil Liberties." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
America's unipolar moment discussion 5: 30 p.m. The Georgetown University School of Foreign Service presents G. John Ikenberry, School of Foreign Service professor, delivering a lecture. Location: Bunn Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Poland discussion 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a panel discussion, "Poland After the Elections: Moving Forward or Backward?" Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Sexually transmitted disease epidemic lecture 7 p.m. The National Institutes of Health presents a lecture by Dr. Thomas Quinn, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on "The Sexually Transmitted Disease Epidemic: A Threat to the Nation's Public Health." Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Book rap 7 p.m. The National Press Club Professional Affairs Committee presents an author's book rap on "One Scandalous Story," regarding media coverage of President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. The speaker is author Marvin Kalb. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
League of Conservation Voters dinner 7: 30 p.m. The League of Conservation Voters holds its annual dinner honoring congressional and media supporters. The honorees include: Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Republican; Rep. Jerry Lewis, California Republican; and Mary McGrory, Washington Post columnist. Other scheduled speakers are Robert Redford, actor and environmental advocate; Theodore Roosevelt IV, League of Conservation Voters chairman; and Deb Callahan, League of Conservation Voters president. Location: Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-8683, Ext. 599.

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