- The Washington Times - Monday, June 23, 2003

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Shuttle investigation briefing — 1 p.m. — The Columbia Accident Investigation Board holds a news briefing. Location: National Transportation Safety Board conference center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6126.

European constitution discussion — 3 p.m. — The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion, “From Philadelphia to Brussels: Europe’s New Constitution.” The speaker is Pat Cox, president of the European Parliament. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Welcomes President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan to Camp David.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — U.S. Mint holds a meeting of the citizens coinage advisory committee to consider state commemorative quarter designs and other business. Location: U.S. Mint, 801 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/418-1600.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session. Contact: Telephone: 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 reform of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee marks up the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act of 2003. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Rapid Bus Transit and Other Bus Service Innovations.” Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds an oversight hearing to examine the relationship between the Energy Department and its predecessors and contractors operating Energy Department laboratories and sites to determine whether these changes have affected the ability of scientists and engineers to respond to national missions. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on controlling the cost of federal health programs by curing diabetes. Actress Mary Tyler Moore, international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions children and families subcommittee and the Armed Services Committee’s personnel subcommittee hold a joint hearing, “Supporting Our Military Families.” Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375 or 202/224-3871.

2:30 p.m. — Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a hearing on pending legislation, including a bill to authorize a construction project at the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colo. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9126.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. — Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Emerging Threats: Assessing Nuclear Weapons Complex Facility Security.” Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the increasing number of imported, counterfeit and unapproved drugs in the United States. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. — Financial Services financial institutions and community opportunity subcommittee holds a hearing, “Fighting Identity Theft — The Role of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.” Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. — Judiciary immigration, border security and claims subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, “The Deadly Consequences of Illegal Alien Smuggling.” Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202-225-3951.

10 a.m. — Resources energy and mineral resources subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, “The Ability of Federal Lands to Meet Our Energy Needs.” Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

2 p.m. — Education and the Workforce employer-employee relations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Union Democracy Reforms to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act: the Union Members’ Right-to-Know Act; the Labor-Management Accountability Act; and the Union Members Information Enforcement Act.” Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “School Choice in the District of Columbia: Opening Doors for Parents and Students.” Education Secretary Rod Paige and Mayor Anthony A. Williams testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202-225-5074.

2 p.m. — International Relations Africa subcommittee holds a hearing, “Boosting Africa’s Agricultural Trade.” Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. — Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal 2004. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Carbon-sequestration forum— all day — Energy Department and State Department hold a carbon-sequestration leadership forum for 14 countries and the European Union to discuss reducing greenhouse emissions using carbon-sequestration technologies. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1700 Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, Fairfax. Contact: 202/586-5806.

International Women’s Policy Research Conference — all day — The George Washington University Women’s Studies Program and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research sponsor the seventh international Women’s Policy Research Conference.

Highlights — Closing luncheon session: “Women and Leadership” featuring Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority; Martha Burk, National Council of Women’s Organizations; Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Democrat; Amy Bhatt, Institute for Women’s Policy Research; Barbara Gault, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Location: Capitol Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6467.

Breakfast briefing — 8:30 a.m. — The Asia Society Washington Center holds a breakfast briefing on the future of U.S. alliances in Asia. Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, participates. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Asbestos survey meeting — 9 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a meeting to announce a new survey that provides what it says is further evidence that asbestos-litigation reform is needed now more than ever. Perspective presented on the “Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act of 2003” pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Medicare news conference — 10:30 a.m. — Public Citizen and the Campaign to Preserve — Not Privatize — Medicare hold a news conference to denounce a House Republican proposal that they say would undermine Medicare. Location: Capitol, Room H-203. Contact: 202/454-5155 or 202/588-7742.

Luncheon discussion — 11:30 a.m. — The Woman’s National Democratic Club holds a luncheon discussion, “The Sanchez Sisters: The House of Representative’s Dynamic Duo.” Reps. Loretta Sanchez, and Linda T. Sanchez, California Democrats, participate. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Summer lunch program — noon — Sodexho USA holds a ceremony and kickball game to announce a summer lunch program for D.C. children. Mayor Anthony A. Williams participates. Location: D.C. Parks and Recreation Department headquarters, 3149 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/466-6040.

Nazi war treasures discussion — noon — The Library of Congress holds a discussion, “Looted Nazi War Treasures.” Location: Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE, Room 119, first floor. Contact: 202/707-5221.

Report release — 1 p.m. — The National Audubon Society holds a news conference to release a report on invasive species that are a threat to the United States’ birds and wildlife. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/861-2242.

Homeland security news conference — 1 p.m. — House Republicans hold a news conference to discuss homeland security. Location: Capitol, Room H-219. Contact: 202/225-4601.

Nutrition news conference — 3 p.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce the Healthy Nutrition Act, which would provide greater access to nutritionally valuable fruits and vegetables and 100 percent juice products. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7328.

Awards reception — 6 p.m. — The National Neighborhood Coalition holds its annual Neighborhood Awards reception. The participants include Ray Suarez, author and radio and TV commentator for National Public Radio; and Gustavo Torres, executive director of Casa De Maryland. Location: Monaco Hotel, 700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/408-8553.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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