- The Washington Times - Monday, September 24, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Terrorism commission meeting 9 a.m. The Terrorism National Readiness Commission holds a special meeting to focus on recommendations for an accelerated report to the president and Congress in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III participates. Location: Rand headquarters, 1200 South Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 804/692-3110.
Immigration policy briefing 2:30 p.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace sponsors a special briefing on issues related to immigration policy and law enforcement in the United States, focusing on the implications of the terrorism threat and ways to respond. Doris Meissner, Carnegie Endowment senior associate and former Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner, participates. Location: Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2306.

PRESIDENT BUSH
11:10 a.m. Meets with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Oval Office of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly 3- and 6-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. Office of the U.S. trade representative holds a meeting of the Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business. Location: Conference Room 4830, Commerce Department, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution avenues NW. Contact: 202/482-4792.
9:30 a.m. Corporation for National and Community Service holds a meeting of the board of directors to report on their activities. Location: Eighth Floor, 1201 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5000, Ext. 282.
1:30 p.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Location: Conference Rooms E1/E2, Natcher Building, National Institutes of Health, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-3732.

SUPREME COURT
In recess until Oct. 1. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Meets at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
1 p.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on long-term care. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.
3:30 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on nominations, including that of Charlotte Beers to be undersecretary of State for public diplomacy; John Wolf to be an assistant secretary of State for nonproliferation; Kevin Moley to be U.S. representative to the European Office of the United Nations, with the rank of ambassador; and Michael Malinowski of the District of Columbia to be ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
2 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Bush administration's draft "Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001." Attorney General John Ashcroft testifies. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
5 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the District of Columbia Appropriations Act of 2002. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA
National Restaurant Association conference all day The National Restaurant Association holds its 2001 Public Affairs Conference.Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/331-5900.
National Minority Enterprise Development Week 2001 conference 7:30 a.m. The Small Business Administration and the Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency hold a National Minority Enterprise Development Week 2001 conference. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 877/633-9335.
Exhibit 8:30 a.m. The Interior Department presents "Land America Leaves Wild," an exhibition of 18 oil paintings by Diana Wege. Location: 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-4659.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute conference 9 a.m. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute presents its 2001 Issues Conference to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Highlights 9 a.m. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, Texas Democrat, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute chairman, welcome and introduction of guests, plenary session.
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/543-1771.
Science conference 9 a.m. The Commerce Department's National Institute of Science and Technology and the Energy Department's Office of Science present a conference titled "Communicating the Future: Best Practices for Communication of Science and Technology to the Public." Location: Building 101, Administration Building, National Institute of Science and Technology, Gaithersburg. Contact: 202/586-6702.
Security lecture 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a lecture, "The Price of Security: The Bush Administration's Case for Increasing Defense Spending," by Dov Zakheim, Defense undersecretary and chief financial officer of the Defense Department. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a brown bag luncheon discussion on "End of an Affair or a Necessary Divorce: The Passing of the Control Board Era." Alice Rivlin, chairman of the D.C. Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority (D.C. Control Board), participates. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.
Israel briefing 12:30 p.m. The Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine presents a luncheon briefing on "Israel's Cynical Use of America's Tragedy." Khader Shkirat, founder/director general of the Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights and the Environment, participates. Location: 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.
Terrorism discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "The Impact of Terrorism on U.S. Immigration and Refugee Policy." The speaker is Susan Forbes Martin, director of Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of International Migration. Location: Herter Room, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
United Nations lecture 2 p.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a lecture titled "In Tenuous Accord: Assessing the United States' Relationship with the United Nations." The speaker is Jeane Kirkpatrick, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Energy legislation briefing 2 p.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute presents a briefing on legislative proposals for "Renewable Portfolio Standard and System Benefits Fund: Opening Markets to Clean Domestic Energy Sources." Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1885.
Welfare discussion 4 p.m. The Brookings Institution sponsors a discussion on "The New World of Welfare." The participants include: Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat; and Reps. Clay E. Shaw, Jr., Florida Republican, Wally Herger, California Republican, and Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Terrorism lecture 4 p.m. The University of Maryland hosts a lecture on the need to fight terrorism by attacking social conditions that provoke terrorism in addition to responding to the Sept. 11 attacks with military action. The speaker is Benjamin Barber, University of Maryland civil society professor and author of "The Truth of Power: Intellectual Affairs in the Clinton White House," with a chapter, "Clinton vs. Jihad vs. McWorld." Location: Memorial Chapel, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4622.
Economy conference call 5 p.m. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue hold a conference call to discuss the prospects for an economic recovery in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Global Evangelism Task Force news conference 6 p.m. The Global Evangelism Task Force holds a news conference and "Night of Intercession and Prayer for Missions Worldwide." Location: Capitol, West Front. Contact: 703/220-4856 or 202/580-1357.
International Monetary Fund discussion 6:45 p.m. The World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C., presents a discussion, "The IMF: Guardian of Global Financial Stability?" The speaker is Paul Blustein, The Washington Post, author of "The Chastening: Inside the Crisis that Rocked the Global Financial System and Humbled the IMF," introduced by Mary Gotschall, Forbes Magazine consultant, business writer and author. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/293-1051.

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