- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Pentagon attack commemoration 9 a.m. The Defense Department holds a ceremony to commemorate the moment the Pentagon was struck on September 11. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Gen. Richard B. Myers, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, participate. Location: Reconstruction site, Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.
Americans for Tax Reform news conference 2:15 p.m. Americans for Tax Reform holds a news conference to support the Bush Social Security Reform Commission plan to reform and strengthen Social Security with progressive personal accounts. Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 202/785-0266.

8:46 a.m. Hosts a ceremony to commemorate the three-month anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States, White House.
Afternoon Makes remarks on the future of America's military, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions 3- and 6-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

10 a.m. Social Security Administration holds a meeting of the President's Commission To Strengthen Social Security to review a draft final report, to be immediately followed by a news conference. Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 202/343-1259 or 202/343-1255.

9 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds hearing on the local role in homeland security. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10 a.m.
Judiciary, administrative oversight and the courts subcommittee hold hearing on "Homeland Defense: Sharing Information with Local Law Enforcement." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
2:30 p.m.
Armed Services Committee holds business meeting to discuss the status of the conference on the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2002. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
3 p.m.
Foreign Relations Committee holds hearing on the nomination of Francis Ricciardone, Jr., to be ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines and to serve concurrently as ambassador to the Republic of Palau. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

Meets at 12:30 p.m.. for morning hour and at 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

10 a.m. Appropriations, commerce, justice, state, and judiciary subcommittee hold hearing on the illegal use of the painkiller Oxycontin. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
3 p.m.
Energy and Commerce, telecommunications and the internet subcommittee hold hearing on the settlement between the U.S. government and Nextwave, Inc. to resolve disputed spectrum licenses. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
5 p.m.
Rules Committee meets to formulate rules on the Customs Border Security Act of 2001 and the Help America Vote Act of 2001. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

Kashmir discussion 9 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a discussion, "Jammu and Kashmir: Is There a Solution?" Teresita Schaffer, director of SAIS' South Asia Program, and Michael Krepon, founding president of the Henry L. Stimson Center, participate. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Report release 10 a.m. The National Women's Law Center and the Oregon Health and Science University hold a news conference to release their report, "Making the Grade on Women's Health: A National and State-by-State Report Card 2001." The participants include: Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women's Law Center; Dr. Michelle Berlin, associate professor at Oregon Health and Science University; and Joan Stern, Maryland state delegate. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F street NW. Contact: 202/371-1999 or 202/588-5180.
Centers for Disease Control funding news conference 10 a.m. Rep. John Linder, Georgia Republican, holds a news conference on Centers for Disease Control funding. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-4272.
Transportation Department ceremony 11 a.m. The Transportation Department will accept a donation from the Fire Chiefs' Association of Japan to the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation. Location: Room 2201, Marx Media Center, Transportation Department Plaza, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-4570.
Information security survey release 11:30 a.m. Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican, and Rep. Stephen Horn, California Republican, with Harris Miller, Information Technology Association of America president, and Jeff Smith, chairman and CEO of Tumbleweed Communications, hold a news conference to release a survey on information security and homeland cyber defense. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/284-5301.
Electronic government discussion noon. The Council for Excellence in Government presents a discussion on the "Role of Electronic Government in a Changing World: Balancing Security and Privacy in Today's Environment." Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-3265.
Gandy speech 12:30 p.m. Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Community readiness partnership announcement 1 p.m. The American College of Emergency Physicians and other health care and safety organizations hold a news conference to announce formation of a new community readiness partnership for nuclear, biological and chemical terrorist acts. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/626-2339, or 202/728-0610, Ext. 3003.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission meeting 1:30 p.m. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a public meeting, featuring a dialogue on workplace bias following the September 11 attacks. Location: Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Conference Room, Ninth Floor, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4900.
Institute for America's Future news conference 1:45 p.m. The Institute for America's Future holds a news conference to challenge the final report by the Bush Social Security Reform Commission which calls for privatization. Note: The news conference follows the conclusion of the final meeting of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. Location: Green Room, Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 202/955-5656.
Mail disruption agreement news conference 2 p.m. Members of Congress and representatives from the credit-card industry hold a news conference to announce an agreement intended to protect consumers in the event of a mail disruption caused by a biological, chemical or radiological attack. Location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-0471.
Medicare news conference 2:30 p.m. Rep. Peter King, New York Republican, and New York Gov. George Pataki participate in a news conference on federal Medicare assistance. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-7896.
Christmas tree lighting ceremony 5 p.m. Rep. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and Michigan delegation members host a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony for Congress' "Tree of Hope," a 74-foot white spruce from Ottawa National Forest decorated with 6,000 ornaments handcrafted by Michigan residents. Location: Capitol, West Lawn. Contact: 202/224-2472.
Town hall meeting 5:30 p.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum and over 100 high school students from Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax hold a town-hall meeting on "Defending Our Nation, Preserving Our Freedom," examining personal freedoms lost and challenged since September 11. Participating panelists include Gail Chaddock, The Christian Science Monitor; Paul McMasters, Freedom Forum and expert on First Amendment issues. Location: 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3713 or 703/426-2171

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