- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 25, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
Faith-based leadership summit — all day — The first national "House-Senate Faith-Based Leadership Summit" will discuss President Bushs faith-based initiative and the role of charitable organizations. Location: Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, and Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9000, 202/224-0610 or 202/226-900.
Science and space hearing — 10 a.m. — House Science Committee holds a hearing on the proposed Research and Development budget for fiscal 2002. Rita Colwell, director of the National Science Foundation, and Daniel Goldin, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, testify. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to Jacksonville, Fla.; New Orleans; Little Rock, Ark.; and Crawford, Texas, and is interviewed live on CNN at 11:30 a.m.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases an advance report on durable goods manufacturers shipments and orders for March 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:
Docket No. 00-596: Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. Reilly; consolidated with Docket No. 00-597: Altadis U.S.A. Inc. v. Reilly; and Docket No 00-391: Florida v. Thomas. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. Appropriations, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed budget estimates for fiscal 2002 for the Department of Health and Human Services. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, housing and transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on HUDs program, budget and management priorities for fiscal 2002. HUD Secretary Mel Martinez testifies. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on "Issues Surrounding the Use of Polygraphs. " Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Andrew S. Natsios of Massachusetts to be administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.
1:30 p.m. Appropriations, agriculture, rural development, and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing for fiscal 2002 Agriculture Department budget request. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation, consumer subcommittee holds a hearing on why gasoline prices on the West Coast are higher than in other parts of the country. Robert Pitofsky, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

HOUSE
Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Appropriations, interior and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations under the interior secretary. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton testifies. Location: B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Appropriations, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the education secretary. Education Secretary Rod Paige testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Appropriations, transportation and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the Transportation Department. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up the Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
2 p.m. Resources, energy and mineral resources subcommittee holds a hearing on "BLM and Forest Service Oil and Gas Permitting. " Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on "FAAs Capacity Benchmarks. " Jane Garvey, Federal Aviation Administration administrator, testifies. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA
Faith-based leadership summit 8:25 a.m. The first national "House-Senate Faith-Based Leadership Summit" will discuss President Bushs faith-based initiative and the role of charitable organizations.
Highlights noon Pre-luncheon news conference, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE, Room LJ-119.
12:30 p.m. Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, chairman, Republican Conference, speaks, Congress luncheon, Jefferson Building, Great Hall.
5 p.m. Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, and Mr. Watts address a reception, B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9000, 202/224-0610 or 202/226-900.
National Association of Realtors briefing 9:45 a.m. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) holds a news briefing to release NARs existing home sales report for March. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1177.
Debt Cancellation for HIV/AIDS Response Act news conference 10:30 a.m. Reps. Barbara Lee, California Democrat, and Maxine Waters, California Democrat, hold a news conference to introduce the "Debt Cancellation for HIV/AIDS Response Act of 2001, " which would relieve the debt of African countries so they can use those resources to combat HIV/AIDS. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2661.
Firestone tire failures report release 11 a.m. Public Citizen and Safetyforum.com hold a news conference to release a report detailing root causes of Firestone tire failures on Ford Explorers and call for measures to prevent similar disasters in the future. Location: 1600 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/588-7742, 202/588-7741 or 703/469-3700.
Baseball discussion 12:30 p.m. Dale Petroskey, Baseball Hall of Fame president, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Awards ceremony 4 p.m. The National Geographic Society hosts a ceremony to award the 2001 Goldman Environmental Prizes. Location: 1600 M St. NW. Contact: 202/546-9170.
Pro bono fair 6 p.m. The D.C. Bar Association International Law Section presents its Seventh Annual Pro Bono Fair. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.
Book discussion 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club hosts a Book Rap, featuring "A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan" by Michael Deaver. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Paige speech 7:15 p.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige addresses the Chief of State School Officers National Teacher of the Year Gala. Location: Hall of States Building, 1 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-3026.

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