- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 3, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Environment conference 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the Brookings Institution present a joint conference, "The Environment: Getting Better, Not Worse." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Anti-terrorism coalition briefing noon The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace presents a briefing on "Strange Bedfellows in a Strange Land: The International Coalition to Combat Terrorism." Location: Root Room, second floor, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2282.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Visits a New York City elementary school


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the anti-viral drugs advisory committee. Location: Maryland Ballroom, the Town Center Hotel, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/827-7001.


SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:

Docket No. 00-568 New York v. FERC, consolidated with Docket No. 00-809 Enron Power Marketing v. FERC; and Docket No. 99-1996 J.E.M. AG Supply v. Pioneer Hi-Bred International. Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations treasury and general government subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the northern border security status. Robert Bonner, U.S. Customs Service commissioner, and James Ziglar, Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner, testify. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Judiciary Constitution, federalism and property rights subcommittee holds a hearing, "Protecting Constitutional Freedoms in the Face of Terrorism." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

10:30 a.m. Appropriations labor, health and human services, education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the threat of bio-terrorism. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

11 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on the need for an economic-stimulus package and its potential components. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.


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, "Protecting the Homeland from Asymmetric/Unconventional Threats." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4121.

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce Committee marks up legislation to amend the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 with respect to the responsibilities of the Department of Health and Human Services secretary regarding biological agents and toxins; legislation to strengthen security at certain nuclear facilities; and legislation to clarify the application of cable-television system privacy requirements to new cable services. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on efforts to disrupt the flow of funds used by terrorist networks. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. Government Reform criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing to review to what extent drug trafficking provides funding and support for the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the al Qaeda terrorist organization headed by Osama bin Laden and other organizations worldwide, such as the FARC in Colombia. Asa Hutchinson, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on al Qaeda and the global reach of terrorism. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Resources Committee marks up pending lands legislation. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure water resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing, "The Wetlands Permitting Process: Is it Working Fairly?" Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee marks up the "Retirement Security Advice Act of 2001." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2:30 p.m. Rules Committee considers rules for floor debate of the Intelligence Authorization Act, followed by an original jurisdiction markup of the Budget Responsibility and Efficiency Act of 2001. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.


GENERAL AGENDA

Food and Drug Administration priorities briefing 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation presents a media nosh on "Priorities for the Next FDA Commissioner." Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Math education summit 9 a.m. The Association of American Publishers presents "A Summit on Math Education." Education Secretary Rod Paige speaks at 12:15 p.m. Location: East Room, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW.Contact: 202/262-8220.

Immigration report briefing 9:30 a.m. The Center for Immigration Studies holds a briefing and discussion on its report, "The New Ellis Islands," regarding new areas of immigration settlement. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.

Protest 9:30 a.m. The AFL-CIO leads a protest to speak out for relief for more than 100,000 aviation-industry workers who are losing jobs as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks while the airline industry receives a $15 billion bailout. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp (Rain site: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building). Contact: 202/637-5018 or 202/637-5295.

Russian legal-reform discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Dmitry Kozak, assistant for legal reform to Russian President Vladimir Putin, discussing "Legal Reform in Russia." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW.Contact: 202/662-7593.

Helsinki Commission hearing 10 a.m. The U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) holds a hearing, "U.S. Policy toward Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)." Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

Veterans Affairs news conference 10 a.m. The Department of Veterans Affairs holds a news conference to release a VA task force final report on its benefits-applications backlog. Location: 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-5703.

Terrorism forum noon American University hosts a forum, "The Nature of the Alliance Against Terrorism." Location: School of International Service Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Mental-health symposium noon The American Psychiatric Association and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill hold their annual luncheon symposium, "Integrating Psychiatric Research and Treatment in the New Millennium." Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/682-6056.

Islamic Institute luncheon noon The Islamic Institute presents a luncheon with the emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Thani. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/955-7174.

Association of Flight Attendants news conference 1 p.m. The Association of Flight Attendants holds a news conference to discuss airline safety. Location: Hampton Inn, 5821 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. Contact: 703/276-2772.

Security technologies briefing 1:30 p.m. Ancore Corp. holds a conference-call briefing to discuss the latest security technologies and their deployment to airports and border crossings. Contact: 703/683-5004.

Terrorism report briefing 2 p.m. The House Government Reform national security subcommittee holds a briefing on a General Accounting Office report on "Combatting Terrorism: Selected Challenges and Related Recommendations." Location: B-372 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2548.

Awards ceremony 6 p.m. Dialogue on Diversity holds its seventh annual Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony. The recipients include Georgiana Falu, Pitney Bowes; Suman Sorg, architect; Libia Jaramillo, Don Maiz SA; Anna Maria Arias, Latina Style; and Beatriz Manetta, Argent. Location: Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 703/525-5503.

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