- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 26, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS

Energy hearing 9:30 a.m. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing to consider national energy policy with respect to fuel specifications and infrastructure constraints and their effects on energy supply and price. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

Faith-based initiative 2 p.m. House Government Reform's criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Role of Community and Faith Based Organizations in Providing Effective Social Services." John DiIulio Jr., director of the White House Office of Community and Faith Based Initiatives, testifies. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Attends a celebration-of-reading event with first lady Laura Bush in Houston.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its report on unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

SENATE
Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on "Assisted Living in the 21st Century: Examining the Role in the Continuum of Care." Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.
9:30 a.m. Appropriations, labor, health and human services, education subcommittee holds a hearing on ergonomics issues. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Appropriations, commerce, justice, state and the judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on appropriations for Justice Departments fiscal 2002 budget. Attorney General John Ashcroft testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Appropriations, transportation subcommittee hearing on the fiscal 2002 Transportation Department budget. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta testifies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Appropriations, treasury and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on the Treasury Department budget. Treasury Secretary Paul H. ONeill testifies. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of John Robert Bolton to be undersecretary of state for arms control and international security. Location: Capitol, Room S-116. Contact: 202/224-4651.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Appropriations, agriculture, rural development, food and drug administration and related agencies subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the Agriculture Department. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman testifies. Location: 2362-A Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Appropriations, commerce, justice, state and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on appropriations for fiscal 2002 for the State Department. Secretary of State Colin Powell testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce , health subcommittee holds a hearing on "Priorities of the Health and Human Services Department Reflected in the Fiscal 2002 Budget." Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Financial Services, housing and community development subcommittee holds a hearing on the "Housing and Urban Development Department Budget." Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m. Science, energy subcommittee holds a hearing on the Energy Departments fiscal 2002 budget request. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee marks up of the "Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
11 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to amend Title 49, U.S. Code, to permit air carriers to meet and discuss their schedules in order to reduce flight delays. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA
Goldman Environmental Prizes news conference 8 a.m. Members of Congress sponsor a news conference for the winners of the 2001 Goldman Environmental Prizes. Location: Capitol, Room H-137. Contact: 202/546-9170.
World Bank-International Monetary Fund meetings 8 a.m. The World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold the WB and IMF 2001 spring meetings.
Highlights 9 a.m. "World Economic Outlook" news conference, embargoed until 11 a.m.
Location: Room B-702, 700 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/623-7074.
College sports betting news conference 8:30 a.m. Members of Congress host a news conference to support legislation that would ban betting on college sports, prior to a 9:30 a.m. hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee, 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Lou Holtz, head football coach at the University of South Carolina, and Gary Williams, mens basketball head coach at the University of Maryland, participate. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/225-3915 or 202/224-2235.
Sierra Club briefing 9 a.m. The Sierra Club holds a news briefing to show the results of the Sierra Clubs latest poll on President Bush and the environment. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/675-2383.
Church of Scientology demonstration 9:30 a.m. The Church of Scientology stages a protest against French legislation attempting to ban religious movements. Location: French Embassy, 41012 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/667-6404. Note: An interfaith rally against religious intolerance in France will be held at noon at the Founding Church of Scientology, 1701 20th St. NW.
National Taxpayers Union news conference 10 a.m. The National Taxpayers Union holds a news conference to introduce its multimedia campaign, "Dont Touch That Trigger," to oppose tax-cut triggers. Location: 304 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 703/683-5700.
Council on American-Islamic Relations news conference 10 a.m. The Council on American-Islamic Relations holds a news conference to release "The Mosque in America: A National Portrait," regarding the U.S. Muslim community based on random interviews at more than 1,200 mosques. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/488-8787 or 202/489-5108.
Bush presidency news conference 10:30 a.m. House and Senate Democrats hold a news conference on President Bushs first 100 days in office. Location: Capitol, East Front grassy area. Contact: 202/225-0100 or 202/224-2939.
Bush education plan forum 11 a.m. The Cato Institute presents a policy forum on "National Standards and Testing: Will the Bush Education Plan Work?" Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Entertainment industry standards legislation 11:30 a.m. Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, and Herb Kohl, Wisconsin Democrat, hold a news conference to introduce legislation aimed at stopping the entertainment industry from marketing adult-rated products to children. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-0414 or 202/224-2240.
Economic study release 12:30 p.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosts a news conference to release a blue ribbon commission study supporting World Bank/IMF and regional development bank lending to emerging market economies on the eve of World Bank/IMF 2001 spring meetings today through Monday here. Location: Second-floor Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/463-2573 or 202/939-2211.
Sudan briefing 1 p.m. The Congressional Human Rights Caucus presents a briefing on continuing atrocities in Sudan. Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5136 or 202/225-3531.
Education results news conference 1:30 p.m. Members of Congress, including House Majority Leader Dick Armey, Texas Republican, hold a news conference to express support for accountability and results in education. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/0225-6007.
Paige speech 2 p.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige addresses the National Association of Black School Educators fifth annual National Education Policy Institute. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/401-3026.
Reception 5:30 p.m. The American Osteopathic Association and the National Osteopathic Museum host a "National Doctor of Osteopathics" reception for private viewing of the portrait of Dr. A.T. Still, founder of osteopathic medicine, to be inducted into the National Portrait Gallery. Location: Dirksen Room, JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/251-3951.
Gala dinner 7:30 p.m. The Eisenhower Institute hosts a gala dinner to present its 2001 Eisenhower Leadership Prize to a sitting and former senator for their bipartisan program that helped dismantle much of the nuclear arsenal in Russia and the former Soviet Union. The participants include: Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, and former Sen. Sam Nunn, Georgia Democrat. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/224-2079 or 202/223-6710


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