- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 11, 2003

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Spying at the U.N. 11 a.m. Institute for Public Accuracy holds a news conference to discuss the recently leaked top-secret National Security Agency memo on spying at the United Nations. Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers, participates. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/347-0020.
Canadian-U.S. lumber dispute 3 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference, "The Canadian Position on the Softwood Lumber Dispute with the U.S." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540.

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.
4:15 p.m. Federal Reserve releases reports on assets and liabilities of foreign-chartered banks and foreign-exchange rates for the previous week. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. General Services Administration holds a meeting on implementing section 211 of the E-Government Act of 2002. Location: 1931 Jefferson Davis Highway, Crystal Mall Building No. 3, Room C-43, Arlington. Contact: 202/501-1900.
2 p.m. Legal Services Corp. holds a meeting of its board of directors to consider adjustments to the fiscal 2004 budget request and to discuss authorizing the LSC president and chairman to negotiate with the Office of Management and Budget regarding the budget request. Location: 750 First St. NE, 11th floor, room 11026. Contact: 202/336-8800.

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. Appropriations labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee holds a hearing on Medicare outlier payments to hospitals. Thomas Scully, administrator of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Sciences, and Joseph Marshall III, chairman and chief executive of Temple University Health System, testify. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.
9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the reconstruction of Iraq. Eric Schwartz, senior fellow and director of the Council of Foreign Relations' Independent Task Force on Post-Conflict Iraq; and Sandra Mitchell, vice president of government relations at the International Rescue Committee, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.
10 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on federal programs for energy efficiency and conservation. David Garman, assistant secretary for efficiency and renewable energy at the Energy Department; and Joseph McGuire, president of the Association of Home Appliance Manufactures, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
2:30 p.m. Armed Services personnel subcommittee holds a hearing to examine active and reserve military, and civilian personnel programs in review of the defense authorization request for fiscal 2004. David Chu, undersecretary for personnel and readiness at the Defense Department; William Winkenwerder Jr., assistant secretary for health affairs at the Defense Department; and Thomas Hall, assistant secretary for reserve affairs at the Defense Department, testify. Location: 232-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. to consider recognizing the bicentennial of the admission of Ohio to the Union and the contributions of Ohio residents to the economic, social and cultural development of the United States; a resolution expressing the sense of the House with regard to the need for improved fire safety in nonresidential buildings in the aftermath of the Feb. 20 fire at a nightclub in West Warwick, R.I.; amending Public Law 107-10 to authorize a U.S. plan to endorse and obtain observer status for Taiwan at the annual summit of the World Health Assembly in May in Geneva; commemorating the 60th anniversary of the rescue of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust, and commending the Bulgarian people for preserving and continuing their tradition of ethnic and religious tolerance; and designating the room numbered H-236 in the House wing of the Capitol as the Richard Armey Room. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
11:15 a.m. Appropriations labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2004 appropriations for the Corporation for National and Community Service. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202-225-2771.
2 p.m. Education and the Workforce 21st century competitiveness subcommittee holds a hearing, "Workforce Investment and Rehabilitation Acts: Improving Services and Empowering Individuals." Emily DeRocco, assistant secretary of the Labor Department's Employment and Training Administration; Robert Pasternack, assistant secretary for the Education Department's special education and rehabilitative services, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
2 p.m. Financial Services oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing, "Progress Since 9/11: The Effectiveness of U.S. Anti-Terrorist Financing Efforts." Alice Fisher, deputy assistant attorney general at the Justice Department's Criminal Division; Richard Hoglund, interim director at the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of Customs Investigations, testify. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
3 p.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing on implementation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and its effect on small business. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez; Alan Hummel, chief executive of the Iowa Residential Appraisal Co. in West Des Moines, Iowa; and Peter Birnbaum, president of Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund Inc. in Chicago, testify. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

GENERAL AGENDA
Mutual Community Bank Conference all day America's Community Bankers holds its Mutual Community Bank Conference.
Highlights 8 a.m. Rep. Richard H. Baker, Louisiana Republican; Treasury Secretary John W. Snow; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez; Donald Powell, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.; U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin; James Gilleran of the Office of Thrift Supervision; John Korsmo of the Federal Housing Finance Board; and Diane Casey of ACB, participate
Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/857-3136.
APTA Legislative Conference all day American Public Transportation Association holds a conference.
Highlights 8 a.m. Sen. Wayne Allard, Colorado Republican
9:15 a.m. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat; Rep. Tom Petri, Wisconsin Republican; Rep. Harold Rogers, Kentucky Republican; and Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, California Democrat, "Transit and the 108th Congress"
Location: J.W Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/496-4816.
NMHCC conference all day National Managed Health Care Congress holds its 15th conference and the seventh annual Congress on Medicare and Medicaid.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona
9:15 a.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson
Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/331-0175.
VFW conference all day Veterans of Foreign Wars holds its Washington Legislative Conference.
Highlights 10 a.m. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi
11 a.m. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge
Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/543-2239.
U.S.-Australian free-trade agreement 8 a.m. Washington International Trade Association presents a lecture, "What's Up Down Under? The U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement." Jan Adams, minister counselor of the Australian Embassy; Greg Doud of the National Cattleman's Beef Association; R.D. Folson of the American-Australian Free Trade Agreement Coalition; and Ralph Ives of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Oceanic Suites A and B, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.
City conference 9 a.m. National League of Cities holds its Congressional City Conference.
Highlights 9 a.m. Lobby Day on Capitol Hill
Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-3003.
U.S.-EU trade relations 10:30 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, "U.S.-European Union Trade Relations." Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Religious leaders affect negotiations for peace 7:30 p.m. Washington National Cathedral holds a discussion on how religious leaders affect negotiations for peace. Topics include the consequences of ignoring religion and religious culture during the peacemaking process, as well as the importance of the religious commitments of those supporting and of those affecting negotiations in the field and at home. Location: WNC, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248 or 202/537-2221.

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