- The Washington Times - Friday, September 21, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Response to attacks hearing 9:30 a.m. The Governmental Affairs Committee holds hearing on the U.S. response to homeland attacks. Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III, chairman of the advisory panel to assess domestic response capabilities for terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction, testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

Aviation security hearing 10 a.m. The Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds hearing on "Aviation Security and the Future of the Aviation Industry," Part One. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.


VICE PRESIDENT

Schedule not available.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases the weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement (the "Monthly Budget") for August. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the ophthalmic devices panel of the medical devices advisory committee. Location: Conference Room 20B, Corporate Building, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 301/594-2053.


SUPREME COURT

In recess until Oct. 1. 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. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing to consider pending nominations, including that of Mary Peters to be administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.


HOUSE

Meets at 9a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Energy and Commerce health subcommittee and oversight and investigations subcommittee hold a joint hearing on "Medicare Drug Reimbursements: A Broken System for Patients and Taxpayers." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

9:30 a.m. Financial Services international monetary policy and trade subcommittee marks up a bill authorizing funds for the Asian Development Fund and the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2001. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

9:30 a.m. Government Reform energy policy, natural resources and regulatory affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on "Creating a New EPA Department." Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Government Reform District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on "Mass Transit in the National Capital Region: Meeting Future Capital Needs." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


GENERAL AGENDA

Terrorism forum 8a.m. The Heritage Foundation hosts a breakfast forum on terrorism and related issues. Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, participates. Location: 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/224-4944.

U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce conference 9a.m. The U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce hosts its fifth annual conference and exhibition.

Highlights 9a.m. "Search for Partners," featuring Azerbaijani products and services

10 a.m. "Cabinet of Ministers" roundtable meetings

Noon Keynote luncheon

Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/333-8702.

Tax discussion 9a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a panel discussion titled "When Is a Tax Not a Tax?" Bruce Bartlett, National Center for Policy Analysis; Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute; and Daniel Shaviro, New York University Law School, participate. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Teamsters debate 9a.m. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters holds a debate between Teamsters general president candidates. The participants include Chuck Mack for James Hoffa and Tom Leedham, candidates; Sanford Unger, Goucher College president, moderator; and Frank Swoboda, The Washington Post. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/296-2426.

Free Burma Coalition conference 9a.m. The Free Burma Coalition holds its fifth annual working conference, "Our Cause." Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/547-5985.

Terrorism briefing 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a news briefing on "The Response to Terrorism: America Mobilizes." The speakers are James Steinberg, former deputy national security adviser; Thomas Mann and Meghan O'Sullivan, Brookings Institution; and Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution, and author of "Defense Policy Choices for the Bush Administration: 2001-2005." Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Speaker's Drug Task Force news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress, including Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, hold a news conference on the Speaker's Drug Task Force. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain site: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery). Contact: 202/225-0600.

Afghanistan briefing 10 a.m. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Democrat, holds a members-only briefing on Afghanistan and terrorism. Former Rep. Charlie Wilson, Texas Democrat, authority on Afghanistan and terrorism, participates. Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4146.

Howard University ceremony 11 a.m. Howard University holds its 2001 Opening Convocation. Location: Crampton Auditorium, Howard University, 2455 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2335.

National Office for Combating Terrorism news conference 11 a.m. Sens. Bob Graham, Florida Democrat, and Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, hold a news conference to announce legislation to establish a National Office for Combating Terrorism to coordinate all federal, state and local efforts to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-7999 or 202/224-9629.

Earley-Warner debate 11:30 a.m. The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce presents its FAME Luncheon Series, featuring a debate between Virginia's Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates Republican Mark Earley, Virginia attorney general; and Democrat Mark Warner, businessman. Location: Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Contact: 703/749-0400.

New Atlantic Initiative conference 11:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a New Atlantic Initiative conference, featuring a discussion with Chris Patten, European Union commissioner for external affairs and former Hong Kong governor. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Terrorism briefing noon The U.S. Institute of Peace presents a briefing and discussion on "Coping with Terrorism: Challenges and Responses." Location: Presidential Ballroom, Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/429-3878.

Colombia forum 2 p.m. American University hosts a forum on Colombia to celebrate 40th anniversary of the Peace Corps. The participants include Rep. Sam Farr, California Democrat, former Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia; Luis Alberto Moreno, Colombian ambassador; Louis Goodman, dean of American University's School of International Service; Michael Shifter, Inter-American Foundation, and adjunct professor at Georgetown University; and Phillip Chicola, director of the State Department's Andean Affairs Office. Location: Room 1, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Lecture and weekend retreat 6 p.m. The Washington National Cathedral presents a lecture and weekend retreat, "Role and Soul: A Retreat for Professionals in Leadership Positions." The speaker is David Whyte, poet and Fortune 500 consultant. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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