- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 24, 2001

Congressional hearing on health care — 2 p.m. — House Ways and Means health subcommittee holds a hearing on managed care and how to ensure quality, affordable care is available to Americas patients. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
Offshore drilling news conference — 11:15 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference on offshore drilling in Florida. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-3376.

9:50 a.m. Meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, Oval Office of the White House.
3:10 p.m. Makes remarks to Environmental Youth Award Winners, Rose Garden of the White House.

Not available.

1:30 p.m. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers holds a meeting of the chief of engineers environmental advisory board. Location: Room 3M65-66, Defense Department, 441 G St. NW. Contact: 202/761-4558.

Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:
Docket Number 00-1011: Calcano-Martinez vs. Immigration and Naturalization Service; and Docket Number 00-767: Immigration and Naturalization Service vs. St. Cyr. Contact: 202/479-3211.

Meets at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541, Internet: www.senate.gov

9:30 a.m. Armed Services, personnel subcommittee holds hearing on the recruiting initiatives of the Defense Department and the military services and to receive an update on the status of recruiting and retention goals. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
10 a.m. Appropriations, interior and related agencies subcommittee holds hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for Interior Secretary budget overview. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee marks up legislation to repeal the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 and to enact the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2001. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, consumer subcommittee holds hearing to examine what measures may be needed to better protect children as they graduate from child safety seats to adult seatbelts. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
10 a.m. Finance Committee holds hearing on "Finding the Right Fit: Medicare, Prescription Drugs and Current Coverage Options." Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.
3:30 p.m. Armed Services Committee holds hearing of pending nominations: Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.


Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.
10 a.m. Government Reform, energy policy, natural resources and regulatory affairs subcommittee holds hearing on "Paperwork Inflation: Past Failures and Future Plans." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
3 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, economic development, public buildings, and emergency management subcommittee and the House Government Reform Committees national security, veterans affairs and international relations subcommittee hold joint hearing on combating terrorism. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446 or 202/225-5074.
5:30 p.m. Rules Committee considers rules for floor debate of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2001 and legislation proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the U.S. with respect to tax limitations. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

High-tech conference 8 a.m. The Democratic Leadership Council hosts a high-tech conference on the regional impact of the new economy in the Washington, D.C., area. The participants include: William Haseltine, chairman and CEO of Human Genome Sciences Inc., who delivers a keynote luncheon address; Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat; Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams; Baltimore Mayor Martin OMalley; Montgomery County Executive Douglas Duncan; and Prince Georges County Executive Wayne Curry. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/546-0007.
Russia-Tatarstan briefing 8:30 a.m. The Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "The Russia-Tatarstan Relationship: Where Is It Now and Where Is It Going?" The speaker is Mikhail Stoliarov, first deputy representative of Tatarstan Republic in the Russian Federation. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Summit of the Americas discussion 9 a.m. The George Washington Universitys Center for Latin American Issues and the Organization of American States (OAS) Office of External Relations hold a discussion on "The Third Summit of the Americas: Results and Implications." Cesar Gaviria, OAS secretary general, participates. Location: Hall of the Americas, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: fax, 202/994-5225.
Trade report discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring the release of and discussion on the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 2001 Trade and Development Report. Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, and Jan Kregel, UNCTAD senior economist, participate. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
"Energy Newsmaker" breakfast 9 a.m. The Energy Daily and the U.S. Energy Association hold the fifth in a series of on-the-record Energy Newsmakers breakfasts, featuring a discussion on natural gas pipelines and the controversy over proposed Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling. The participants are Walter Hickel, former Interior secretary and Alaska governor, and Mead Treadwell, managing director of the Institute of the North. Location: Suite 550, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9715.
Advanced Vehicle Technology and Alternative Fuels Tax Incentives Bill news conference 9 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce the Advanced Vehicle Technology and Alternative Fuels Tax Incentive Bill. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-9851.
Election reform forum 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution and the Constitution Project present a forum titled "Election Reform: Assuring There Are No More Floridas; Informed Voters, Simpler Ballots, Reliable Machines, Accurate Counting." Location: Falk Auditorium, Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6310.
Global Safe Food Alliance news conference 9:30 a.m. Public Citizen, Farm Sanctuary, the Government Accountablity Project and the Animal Welfare Institute host a news conference to announce the formation of a new coalition, the Global Safe Food Alliance, that will focus on food safety, particularly meat production. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/454-5132.
Green Cross forum 10:15 a.m. Green Cross International convenes Global Green USAs Seventh Annual Green Cross Legacy Forum, "Toward a Sustainable and Secure World: Advancing Russian and U.S. Initiatives in Reducing Nuclear Arms and Weapons of Mass Destruction."
Highlights 12:30 p.m. News conference, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Room LJ119.
3:15 p.m. Mikhail Gorbachev, keynote presentation.
4:15 p.m. Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, accepts Global Green USA Award for himself and former Sen. Sam Nunn, Georgia Democrat, for establishing Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/879-3181.
Charitable Choice legislation news conference 4 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to speak out on constitutional issues surrounding the Charitable Choice legislation and President Bushs Faith Based Initiative. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5635.
Europe discussion 5:30 p.m. The New Atlantic Initiative holds a discussion on "Where Europe Ends? Integrating The Balkans Into the West." The participants include: Jeffrey Gedmin, American Enterprise Institute; Bulgarian Prime Minister Ivan Kostov; William Kristol, Weekly Standard; and John Sullivan, UPI. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5822.
Ashcroft speech 6 p.m. The National Center for Faith-Based Initiative and the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise host an address by Attorney General John Ashcroft. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 10th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/931-2324.
Public Broadcasting System reception 6 p.m. The Public Broadcasting System hosts a reception to launch the 10th season of its national talk show "To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe." Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/261-2883.

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