- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 4, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

American Society of Newspaper Editors convention all day The American Society of Newspaper Editors holds its annual convention. Attorney General John Ashcroft speaks at 12:30 p.m. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-3864 or 202/626-1970.

Transportation hearing 11 a.m. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee holds a hearing on congestion in the U.S. transportation system. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta testifies. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

PRESIDENT BUSH

4:20 p.m. Participates in a photo opportunity with youths from the Children's Miracle Network. East Garden of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Schedule not immediately available.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation's consumer affairs, foreign commerce and tourism subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the specific measures that have been taken in the United States to prevent bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) and assess their adequacy. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing to examine the constitutionality of employment laws, focusing on states rights and federal remedies. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on "International Trade and the American Economy." Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors, testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.
2 p.m. Judiciary's immigration subcommittee holds a hearing to review certain issues with respect to immigration policy. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations' labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the National Institutes of Health. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the posture of U.S. military forces. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce's health subcommittee and oversight and investigations subcommittee hold a joint hearing on "Patients First: A 21st Century Promise To Ensure Quality and Affordable Health Coverage." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce's telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee hold a hearing on "E-Rate and Filtering: A Review of the Children's Internet Protection Act." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Financial Services' capital markets, insurance and gov-
ernment-sponsored enterprises subcommittee and financial institutions and consumer credit subcommittee hold a joint hearing on "Promotion of Capital Availability to American Businesses: A Review of the Federal Reserve Merchant Banking Rules." Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds an oversight hearing on the U.S. Postal Service's projected financial shortfalls. Postmaster General William Henderson testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. Science Committee holds a hearing to review NASA's management of the space station program. Daniel E. Goldin, NASA administrator, testifies. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. Ways and Means' health subcommittee holds a hearing regarding uninsured Americans. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
10:30 a.m. Appropriations' interior and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations under the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. Location: B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

People for the American Way conference all day People for the American Way sponsors a Progressive Religious Partnership Organizing Conference.
Highlights 7:30 p.m. Conference opens with rally and worship service celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King on the anniversary of his assassination.
Location: Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St. NW. Contact: 202/467-4999.
Sovereignty conference all day The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference on "American Sovereignty: Issues for the New Administration and the New Decade." The keynote speaker is Stephen Krasner, Stanford University. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Telecommunications policy and the law symposium 8:30 a.m. Michigan State University's Detroit College of Law presents the Second Telecommunications Policy and Law Symposium, "Regulatory Evolution or Revolution: What Changes Are Needed to Address the Unpredictability of Communication Technology?" Rep. John D. Dingell, Michigan Democrat, delivers a keynote address at 9 a.m. The luncheon speaker is James Quello, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He will be introduced by Michael Powell, FCC chairman. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 517/432-6800.
Center for National Policy briefing 9 a.m. The Center for National Policy (CNP) hosts a briefing on a new CNP "What Government Does" project, which will include a Web-based utility to track federal spending by congressional district. Leon Panetta, CNP Board of Directors chairman, participates. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/682-4117.
Tax agenda discussion 9:30 a.m. The Senate and House Small Business Committees hold a joint roundtable discussion, "A Tax Agenda for Small Business." Location: 428A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5175.
Underage drinking bill news conference 9:30 a.m. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, California Democrat, holds a news conference to announce legislation, "The National Media Campaign to Prevent Underage Drinking Act of 2001." Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-1766.
Estate tax rally 10 a.m. The House Republican leadership holds a rally about repeal of the estate tax. Location: Capitol, East Front grassy area. Contact: 202/225-2800.
Study release 10 a.m. The International Study Center at Boston College holds a news conference to release results of its Third International Math and Science Study Benchmarking. Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 617/552-3352.
Egyptian women lecture noon The Woodrow Wilson Center and the Business Women's Congressional Council present a lecture by Suzanne Mubarak, first lady of Egypt, on "Women in Egypt: A Force for Development." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016.
Divided Senate discussion noon The Brookings Institution presents a panel discussion on "A Divided Senate: Bipartisan Harmony or Legislative Discord?" Location: G-11, Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/797-6310.
Mubarak address 12:30 p.m. The Ad Hoc Committee of Arab American and American Jewish Leaders hosts an address by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on the future of peace in the Middle East. Location: Omni Shorham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/255-7076.
"Notch Victims" legislation news conference 1 p.m. Reps. Ralph M. Hall, Texas Democrat, and Robert Wexler, Florida Democrat, sponsor a news conference to announce legislation to offer financial relief to "Notch Victims," persons born between 1917 and 1926 who, because of an unintended result of 1977 congressional adjustments to the benefits formula, receive less in Social Security benefits. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-6673 or 202/225-3001.
Investment summit 1:30 p.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Council for Investment in the New American City present national summit on investment in the new American city.
Highlights 1:30 p.m. Opening news conference to release national poll on business and investment in American cities.
Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/293-7330.
"Smart Region" briefing 3 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news briefing on progress made to create the nation's first Smart Region, consisting of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. Location: 2466 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2011.


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