- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 3, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Service releases its weekly export sales report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7115.
10 a.m.
Census Bureau releases figures on manufacturers' shipments, inventories and orders for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:15 a.m. Economics and Statistics Administrationholds a joint meeting of its panels on minority populations to discuss issues related to the 2010 census, including the American Community Survey. Location: Alexandria Hilton Mark Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 301/763-2070.
9 a.m.
Rural Telephone Bankholds a meeting of its privatization committee. Location: Agriculture Department, south building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Conference Room 5030. Contact: 202/720-9554.
9 a.m.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commissionholds a meeting of the 2002 Standard Market Design Data and Software Conference on standardizing inputs and outputs for the software used to support the electric grid. Location: FERC, 888 First St. NE. Contact: 202/502-8425.
9 a.m.
Federal Emergency Management Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee to receive reports from panel subcommittees. Location: FEMA Lobby Conference Center, 500 C St. SW. Contact: 202/646-2870.

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. Housing and Urban Affairs Committeeholds an oversight hearing to examine strategies against money laundering. Kenneth Dam, deputy Treasury secretary, testifies. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m.
Finance Committeeholds a hearing on the final report by President Bush's Social Security commission. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.
10 a.m.
Senate Select Intelligence Committee and House Select Intelligence Committeehold a joint hearing on September 11 and intelligence-reform proposals. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.
2:30 p.m.
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committeeholds a hearing on nominations, including Alberto Trevino as assistant Housing and Urban Development secretary for policy development and research, and Armando Bucelo Jr. as director of the Securities Investor Protection Corp. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE
Meets at 10 a.m. to debate making permanent the marriage penalty tax relief, the continuing appropriations resolution for fiscal 2003, a resolution on expedited special elections, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a defense authorization conference report. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Financial Services Committeeholds a hearing on reforms in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's real estate settlement procedure rule. HUD Secretary Mel Martinez testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m.
Ways and Meanshealth subcommittee holds a hearings on Medicare payments for currently covered prescription drugs. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
2 p.m.
Government Reformcriminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on responding to the West Nile virus. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
2 p.m.
Government Reformgovernment efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a hearing on disappearing tax dollars. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA
Cyber-crime conference all day The Federalist Society's Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group and the George Mason University Law School National Center for Technology & Law hold a conference on cyber-crime. Location: George Mason University School of Law, National Center for Technology & Law, 3301 N. Fairfax Drive, rooms 120-121, Arlington. Contact: 202/822-8138.
U.S.-Russia trade all day U.S.-Russia Business Council holds its 10th annual members and directors meeting on "Commercial Priorities: Expanding the U.S.-Russia Partnership."
Highlights 11 a.m. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell
11:30 a.m.
Sen. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican
1:30 p.m.
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans, panel discussion on energy cooperation
Location: Willard Inter-continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/739-9187.
Drought hearings all day Congress holds a National Drought Summit. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2311.
Iraq conference 8:30 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference, "The Day After: Planning for a Post-Saddam Iraq."
Highlights 9:30 a.m. Sessions on ambitions for Iraq
2 p.m.
Session on oil and the Iraqi economy
3:35 p.m.
Session on a post-Saddam foreign policy, Iraq's obligations and U.N. resolutions
Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Unemployment compensation 10:30 a.m. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference-call briefing on congressional inaction on the Temporary Emergency Unemployment Compensation program. The call repeats at 2 p.m. Contact: 202/408-1080.
Information disclosure noon District of Columbia Bar Association holds a luncheon program on the disclosure of taxpayer information. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.
Blue-ribbon schools 3 p.m. Education Department holds a "Blue Ribbon Schools Conference."
Highlights 3 p.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige, opening session
Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.
Afghanistan discussion 6:20 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion on "Afghanistan: Winning the War, Losing the Peace?" Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212-434-9537.

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