- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 2, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Politics and Faith in America." Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York, and Rep. Mark Souder, Indiana Republican, participate. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Chinese Room, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP at 202/955-5078.



PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses a White House Conference on Missing and Exploited Children. Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Meets with East Timor President Xanana Gusmao, the White House. Attends a fund-raiser for the gubernatorial campaign of Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Maryland Republican.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

5 p.m World Agricultural Outlook Board releases a weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Secretary's Regulatory Reform Advisory Committee. Topics include health care delivery, health systems operations, biomedical and health research, and the development of pharmaceuticals and other products. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 800. Contact: 202/401-5182.

9 a.m. Health and Human Services Department, National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council on "HIV/AIDS Research Needs in the Caribbean Basin," Location: 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31C, Conference Room 6C10, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-7698.

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the EPA Science Advisory Board Executive Committee. Location: 515 15th St. NW, Federal Room. Contact: 202/564-4546.

9:30 a.m. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hosts the "SMD Conference on Market Monitoring", to discuss the development of a standardized market-monitoring plan to assist in evaluating the performance of wholesale electric markets and the conduct of individual market participants. Location: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE, Room 2C. Contact: 202/502-8278.


SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


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 "The Viability of the Airline Industry in the Current Economic Climate." Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on "Stopping Child Pornography: Protecting Our Children and the Constitution." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

10:30 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on the Social Security Misuse Prevention Act of 2002. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-451.

2 p.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing to examine the health effects of PM-2.5 and the effects associated with power-plant emissions. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.


HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider urging congressional approval of making the marriage penalty tax relief permanent, the resolution to make appropriations for fiscal 2003, the House resolution on expedited special elections, the Pledge of Allegiance Reaffirmation Act and the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act conference report. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on Iraq. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a markup of the Child Abduction Prevention Act, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act and for the relief of So Hyun Jun. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Science Committee holds a hearing on the SAFER Firefighters Act of 2002 and to amend the Federal Fire Prevention Control Act of 1974 with respect to firefighter assistance. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

2:30 p.m. International Relations Committee holds a markup of a resolution authorizing the use of military force against Iraq. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


GENERAL AGENDA

Marketing conference all day Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Electric Power Research Institute and the Edison Electric Institute hold the Seventh National Green Power Marketing Conference on "Expanding Markets Through Innovation." Location: Loew's L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza East SW. Contact: 303/275-3781.

Latin America Summit all day The Impact Team holds the summit.

Highlights 9 a.m. John Sununu, president, JHS Associates

10:50 a.m. Session on "AOL Time Warner and Cisneros: Investing in the Long-Term Potential of the Region"

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 703/435-0101.

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