- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 1, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Global Crossing hearing 9 a.m. House Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing, "Capacity Swaps by Global Crossing and Qwest: Sham Transactions Designed to Boost Revenues?" Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

September 11 hearing 10 a.m. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hold a hearing to examine the events surrounding September 11. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with congressional leaders to discuss terrorism insurance.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report, "Value of New Construction Put in Place for August 2002." Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Economics and Statistics Administration holds a meeting of the Decennial Census Advisory Committee, to discuss issues related to the 2010 re-engineered decennial census, including the American Community Survey and other related decennial programs. Location: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 301/763-2070.

9 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee. Topics include: New nuclear power plants and a report of Joint DOE/EPA Task Force on Nuclear Energy and Clean Air. Location: Crystal City Sheraton, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/903-1167.

10 a.m. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a meeting of the Smoking and Health Committee, to review changing tobacco and nicotine delivery products. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW, sixth floor, room 615F. Contact: 202/205-8500.

10 a.m. Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission: North America and the South-West Pacific Coordinating Committee. Location: Agriculture Department, South Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 0161. Contact: 202/205-7760.


SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-321.


SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on government's role in promoting the future of the telecommunications industry and broadband deployment. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing to assess green school initiatives. Education Secretary Rod Paige, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman and Claire Barnett, executive director of the Healthy Schools Network, testify. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Gene Christy to be ambassador to Brunei; David Lyon to be ambassador to Fiji, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu; Charles Ray to be ambassador to Cambodia; and Grover Rees to be ambassador to East Timor. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.


HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee holds a hearing on "Recording Industry Marketing Prices: A Check-up." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2:30 p.m. Education and the Workforce 21st century competitiveness subcommittee holds a hearing on "Assuring Quality and Accountability in Postsecondary Education: Assessing the Role of Accreditation." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527; recorded schedule, 202/226-202.

4 p.m. Judiciary crime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing to be followed by a markup of the Child Abduction Prevention Act. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


GENERAL AGENDA

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seminar all day the commission holds a seminar, "Walking the Beat: FERC as Market Monitor." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 281/477-6976 or 800/991-6979.

Felony disenfranchisement symposium all day The Sentencing Project holds a national symposium on felony disenfranchisement.

Highlights 9 a.m. Forum on strategy development

Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/628-0871.

National Association for Business Economics all day National Association for Business Economics sponsors its 44th annual meeting on "Understanding Cycles and Shocks."

Highlights 7:30 a.m. Tim O'Neill, executive vice president of the Bank of Montreal, and Harvey Rosenblum, president of NABE, speakers

9:15 a.m. Session on how the business cycle affects health insurance coverage

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/463-6223.

Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee meeting 8:30 a.m. Energy Department's Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee meets. Topics include innovations in nuclear infrastructure and education, the advanced nuclear medicine initiative program and the business case for nuclear power plants. Location: Crystal City Sheraton, ballroom, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/586-5806.

"Global Campaign to Rebuild Palestinian Home" briefing 9 a.m. The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions and the Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights hold a briefing, "Global Campaign to Rebuild Palestinian Homes: Israelis and Palestinians Working Side by Side to Build Peace." Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: RSVP to 202/237-0215.

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