- The Washington Times - Monday, April 9, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Nuclear power conference 8:30 a.m. The Nuclear Control Institute presents a conference on nuclear power and the spread of nuclear weapons. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-8444.

Future of life 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents its 12th annual Bradley Lecture Series, featuring a discussion on "The Future of Life." The speaker is Edward Wilson, Harvard University. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

PRESIDENT BUSH

9:15 a.m. Meets with the Cabinet to discuss the fiscal 2002 budget, Cabinet Room of the White House.

3:40 p.m. Meets with President Robert Kocharian of Armenia, Oval Office of the White House.

4 p.m. Meets with President Heydar Aliyev of Azerbaijan, Oval Office of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

9:15 a.m. Attends a Cabinet meeting on President Bush's fiscal 2002 budget, Cabinet Room of the White House.

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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on interdisciplinary, community-based linkages. Location: The Doubletree Hotel Park Terrace on Embassy Row, 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-1648.

10 a.m. Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board holds a meeting. Location: Conference Room 4506, Fourth Floor, 1250 H St. NW. Contact: 202/942-1640.

SENATE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Vaile visit all day The Embassy of Australia hosts a visit to Washington by Australian Trade Minister Mark Vaile.

Highlights 2:15 p.m. Meets with U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick, Winder Building, 600 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/797-3165 or 202/361-7166.

Bush budget delivery 7 a.m. Members of Congress host the delivery by truck of the Bush administration budget. Location: loading dock, Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3945.

Justice Department budget briefing 10 a.m. The Justice Department holds a briefing on the Justice Department's fiscal 2002 budget proposal. Location: Conference Room B, Main Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/616-2777.

Treasury Department budget briefing 11 a.m. The Treasury Department holds a background briefing on President Bush's tax relief plan as proposed in the fiscal 2002 budget. Location: Diplomatic Reception Room 3311, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Transportation Department budget briefing 11:30 a.m. The Transportation Department holds a news briefing to present the Transportation Department's proposed fiscal 2002 budget. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta participates. Location: Room 2201, Marx Media Center, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5571.

Health and Human Services Department budget briefing noon The Health and Human Services Department holds a news briefing on its fiscal 2002 budget proposal. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: Eastern Branch, Boys and Clubs of Greater Washington, 261 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Housing and Urban Development Department budget briefing noon The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department holds a news briefing on HUD's fiscal 2002 budget proposal. HUD Secretary Mel Martinez participates. Location: Room 10233, 451 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/708-0685.

Foreign policy challenges discussion noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a discussion titled "Present Dangers: Foreign Policy Challenges for the New Administration." The participants include: William Kristol, Weekly Standard; and Richard Perle, American Enterprise Institute. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Long-term care reform discussion 12:15 p.m. The Citizens for Long Term Care presents a Framework for America's Policymakers, "Defining Common Ground: Long Term Care Financing Reform." Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/347-2582.

Energy Department budget briefing 12:30 p.m. The Energy Department holds a news briefing on the Energy Department's fiscal 2002 budget proposal. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: Small Auditorium, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave. NW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

Venture capital forum 1 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Nasdaq and Indian CEO High Tech Council present a Venture Capital Forum for 100 early stage technology firms and more than 10 venture capital companies. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Labor Department budget briefing 1 p.m. The Labor Department holds a news briefing on the Labor Department's fiscal 2002 budget proposal. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Secretary's Conference Room, Room S2508, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Education Department budget briefing 1 p.m. The Education Department holds a news briefing on the Education Department's fiscal 2002 budget proposal. Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: First Floor Auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-0774.

Interior Department budget briefing 1 p.m. The Interior Department holds a news briefing on the Interior Department's fiscal 2002 budget proposal. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton participates. Location: Yates Auditorium, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/501-4633.

Veterans' Affairs budget briefing 1:15 p.m. The Veterans' Affairs Department holds a news briefing on the VA's fiscal 2002 budget proposal. Room 230, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-4800.

Budget proposal news conference 3 p.m. The House Democratic Caucus holds a news conference to react to President Bush's complete budget proposal. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5501.

Citizenship ceremony 5 p.m. The Immigration and Naturalization Service's Washington District Office holds a Special Children's Citizenship Ceremony at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus to naturalize 65 adopted children from 14 different countries. Location: D.C. Armory, 2001 East Capitol St. NE. Contact: 202/307-1565.

Hominid discoveries lecture 7:30 p.m. National Geographic presents a discussion on "New Hominid Discoveries." The participants are Meave Leakey, head of the Paleontology Division at Kenya's National Museum, and her daughter, Louise Leakey. Location: Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. Contact: 202/857-7692.

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