- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 1, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Cloning project — 10 a.m. — The Champion Tree Project visits the Mount Vernon estate of eorge Washington to gather DNA material from the last 13 surviving trees planted by George Washington for a cloning project. Location: Bowling Green Lawn, Mount Vernon, southern end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Contact: 202/224-4822.
Parents Television Council news conference — 10:30 a.m. — The Parents Television Council holds a news conference to release its latest television content analysis, "The Sour Family Hour: 8 to 9 Goes from Bad to Worse." Location: Capitol, Room SC-6. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 107.

PRESIDENT BUSH
9 a.m. — Addresses a plenary session of the National Urban League's 2001 Conference, Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
10 a.m. — Census Bureau releases a report on the value of new construction put in place for June 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. — Federal Emergency Management Agency holds a meeting of the federal radiological preparedness coordinating committee. Location: Lobby, 500 C St. SW. Contact: 202/646-2870.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. —Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing to assess the impact of air emissions from the transportation sector on public health and the environment. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.
9 a.m. —Small Business Committee holds a hearing on "The Business of Environmental Technology." Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8496.
9:30 a.m. —Appropriations' labor, health and human services and education subcommittee holds a hearing on stem cell ethical issues and intellectual property rights. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on "Trade Agreements: Promises Made vs. Promises Kept: Are Internaional Trade Agreements Really Investment Agreements?" to examine the status of current U.S. international trade agreements and discuss the proposed benefits vs. the practical realities. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a markup on consideration of energy policy legislation, and other pending business, Part I. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.
10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing to examine Internet taxation. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5315.
10 a.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a markup to consider proposed legislation, including "The Stroke Treatment and Ongoing Prevention Act of 2001." Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
10 a.m. — Judiciary's constitution, federalism, and property rights subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to prohibit racial profiling. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing on "Making Ends Meet: Challenges Facing Working Families in America." Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce's health subcommittee holds a hearing on "Authorizing Safety Net Public Health Programs." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. — Small Business Committee holds a markup on pending legislation, including the Vocational and Technical Entrepreneurship Development Program Act of 2001. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure's economic development, public buildings, and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing on the Federal Photovoltaic Utilization Act. Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10:30 a.m. — Education and the Workforce Committee holds a markup to consider the Internet Equity and Education Act of 2001, the Sales Incentive Compensation Act, and the Juvenile Crime Control and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2001. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
1:30 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure's aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on a bill to pre-empt state law requiring approval of certain airport projects. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
2 p.m. — Financial Services' capital markets, insurance and government sponsored enterprises subcommittee holds a hearing on regulatory reform focusing on the safety and soundness of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac housing enterprises. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
2 p.m. — Government Reform's criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on the "National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign: How to Ensure the Program Operates Efficiently and Effectively?" Edward Jurith, acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA
National Urban League conference — all day — The National Urban League holds its 2001 conference.
Civil Rights Day highlights — 9 a.m. — President Bush, Plenary Session.
10:45 a.m. — Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Democrat; Donna Brazile, former Gore-Lieberman 2000 campaign manager; Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers; J. Kenneth Blackwell, Ohio secretary of state; Kweisi Mfume, NAACP president (invited); and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and the Wall Street Project, Plenary Session, "Is the Black Vote Up for Grabs?"
Noon — Fashion show luncheon.
7:30 p.m. — Franklin S. Raines, chairman and CEO of Fannie Mae, speaker, Whitney M. Young Jr. Conference Dinner and Race Relations Award Ceremony.
Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 212/558-5385.
Public management conference — 8 a.m. — Government Executive presents Excellence in Government 2001, "New Leaders, New Opportunities," a public management conference.
Highlights — 8 a.m. — David Gergen, U.S. News & World Report editor-at-large and former presidential adviser, keynote speaker, general session.
11:45 a.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine Chao and Sen. George V. Voinovich, Ohio Republican, keynote speakers, luncheon general session.
2 p.m. — Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, chairman of the House Government Reform Committee's technology and procurement policy subcommittee, panel, "E-Government: Making the Vision Happen," super sessions.
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/739-8400.
Report release — 9 a.m. — The National Research Council releases a report on nontechnical strategies to reduce children's exposure to inappropriate material on the Internet. Location: The National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.
Treasury Department news conference — 9 a.m. — The Treasury Department holds a quarterly refunding news conference. Brian Roseboro, assistant treasury secretary for financial markets, participates. Location: Room 3327, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.
Vaccinations briefing — 10 a.m. — The National Partnership for Immunization presents a media briefing on "Critical Need to Improve Vaccination Efforts." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/886-2231.
Energy news conference — 12:30 p.m. — Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, holds a news conference on energy. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5107.
Energy crisis discussion — noon — The Institute for Policy Studies presents its "Foreign Policy in Focus" film and speaker series, featuring Daphne Wysham, director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, speaking on "Global Warming and the 'Energy Crisis.'" Location: Suite 1020, 733 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 220.
State Fiscal Outlook report release — 1 p.m. — The National Press Club hosts a news conference featuring the release of the National Conference of State Legislatures State Fiscal Outlook report, detailing the budget outlook for each of the 50 states. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Lecture — 6:30 p.m. — The Inter-American Development Bank presents its Catedra Siglo XXI series, featuring a lecture, "The Past Is the Future: Is Latin America Returning to the Role of Primary Product Exporter?" The speaker is Rosemary Thorp, Oxford University scholar. Location: Andres Bello Auditorium, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407.

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