- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 4, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Quadrennial Defense Review 11 a.m. Senate Armed Services Committee holds hearing on the Defense Department's Quadrennial Defense Review. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

Policy toward Iraq hearing 1 p.m. The House's International Relations Middle East and South Asia subcommittee holds hearing on "U.S. Policy Toward Iraq." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Holds meetings with Amir Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar and Mexican President Vicente Fox.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

10 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturers' shipments, inventories, and orders for August 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on labor diplomacy. Location: Room 6210, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-3664.

1 p.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission. Location: Room 9H40 (Program Review Center), 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-1903.


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on "Critical Infrastructure Protection: Who's In Charge?" Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee marks up "The International Money Laundering Abatement and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act of 2001." Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Jo Anne Barnhart to be commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

2 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on pending nominations. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

2:30 p.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, housing and transportation subcommittee holds hearing on current transit safety issues. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing on "Over Identification Issues within the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Need for Reform." Education Secretary Rod Paige testifies. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

10 a.m. Science, environment, technology, and standards subcommitteeholds a hearing on "Arsenic in Drinking Water: AnUpdate on the Science, Benefits and Cost." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

10 a.m. Ways and Means, health subcommittee marks up the Medicare Regulatory and Contracting Reform Act of 2001. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

1 p.m. Energy and Commerce, health subcommittee marks up the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.


GENERAL AGENDA

Health care ethics conference8 a.m. Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law presents a conference titled "The Ethics of Health Care: An Assessment in Germany and the United States." The keynote speaker is Thomas Scully, administrator of the Health and Human Services Department's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Location: Columbus School of Law, 3600 John McCormack Road NE. Contact: 202/319-5488.

Terrorism briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Terrorism, Money and Organized Crime." The speaker is Louise Shelley, director of the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at American University. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Winter fuels outlook conference 8:30 a.m. The Energy Department's Energy Information Administration hosts its Winter Fuels Outlook 2001 Conference.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Mary Hutzler, acting administrator of the Energy Information Administration, "Winter Fuels Outlook" news conference.

Location: Holiday Inn Old Town Select, 480 King St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/586-8800.

Consumer Federation of America conference 8:45 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America presents a conference, "Consumers and Utilities Residential Utility Services: Meeting Consumer Energy and Communications Needs in a Dynamic Marketplace." Patrick Wood, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman, delivers a keynote address at 12:15 p.m. Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.

Institute of Medicine meeting 9 a.m. The Institute of Medicine hosts a Committee on Adolescent Health and Development meeting. Wade Horn, commissioner of the Health and Human Services Department's Administration for Children, Youth and Families, participates. Location: National Academy of Sciences Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3730.

House Policy Committee meeting 9 a.m. The House Policy Committee holds a closed meeting on the Health and Human Services Department's response to the terrorist attacks, preparation for biological attacks and other terrorism affecting health, and other matters under Health and Human Services Department jurisdiction. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: Capitol, Room H-122. Contact: 202/225-6168.

U.S. Industry Coalition news conference 10 a.m. The U.S. Industry Coalition presents a news conference to announce an agreement among the U.S. Energy Department, Luxoft Co. of Moscow and CTG of Wayne, Pa., for redirecting Russian nuclear scientists to develop commercial information-technology software applications. Location: Hemisphere B Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/526-9447, Ext. 305.

Medal news conference 10:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce a measure to award the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to public safety officers who participated in the search, rescue and recovery effort or were killed or seriously injured as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/225-3965.

"Nick News" discussion 11 a.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum hosts a 10th anniversary celebration of National Public Radio's "Nick News." Location: Broadcast Studio, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3713.

Exhibition preview 11 a.m. The Smithsonian Institution hosts a media preview for its exhibition, "Masters of the Ocean Realm: Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises," featuring life-size models. Location: Executive Conference Room, First Floor, National Museum of Natural History Museum, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Cooler Heads Coalition briefing noon The Competitive Enterprise Institute presents a Cooler Heads Coalition briefing: "The Skeptical Environmentalist Looks at Global Warming, Kyoto and What We Should Do." Bjorn Lomborg, author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World," participates. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/331-1010.

O'Neill speech 1 p.m. The Council for Excellence in Government presents its John C. Whitehead Forum, featuring Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill speaking on "Excellence in Government: Imperative in Crisis." Location: Ballroom, Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-3223.

Energy security briefing 2 p.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute presents a briefing on "National Energy Security: Implications for National Energy Policy." Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1885.

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