- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 12, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Military tribunals hearing 9:30 a.m. Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the Defense Department's implementation of the President's military order on detention, treatment and trial by a military commission of certain noncitizens in the war on terrorism. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld or Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz will testify. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
Enron collapse hearing 10 a.m. Financial Services capital markets, insurance and government sponsored enterprises subcommittee and oversight and investigations subcommittee will hold a joint hearing on the Enron collapse. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the FIFRA scientific advisory panel. Location: Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/605-0656.

SENATE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a markup of legislation to extend trade authorities procedures with respect to reciprocal trade agreements, and to consider pending nominations. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5315.
10 a.m.
Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on "The Microsoft Settlement: A Look to the Future." Location: 106 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. Science, research subcommittee holds a markup of legislation to provide for the establishment of regional plant genome and gene expression research and development centers. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, water resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing on "Addressing Sewage Treatment in the San-Diego-Tijuana Border Region: Implementation of Title VIII of P.L. 106-457." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10:30 a.m.
Energy and Commerce Committee holds markup of Title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
1 p.m.
Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on "The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
2 p.m.
International Relations Committee marks up a resolution regarding the monitoring of weapons development in Iraq. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America forum 8:40 a.m. The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America presents its 12th annual national leadership forum. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 703/706-0560, Ext. 246.
Right to work discussion 9 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a panel discussion titled "Right to Work: Strategies for Success!" Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Media forum 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a Brookings/Harvard Forum, "The Press & War: Media Influence on National Security Decision Making." The participants include: Jeanne Kirkpatrick, former U.N. ambassador; James Schlesinger, former defense and energy secretary; James Woolsey, former CIA director; Lawrence Eagleburger, former secretary of state; Stephen Hess, Brookings Institution; and Marvin Kalb, executive director of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
National Association of Manufacturers briefing 9:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a briefing to release its annual economic forecast for the New Year. Location: Industry Room, Suite 600, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.
Report release 10 a.m. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation holds a news conference to release a report on how language barriers negatively affect quality health care access and delivery in communities with fast Hispanic population growth. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/745-5103.
Education Trust news conference 10 a.m. Education Trust holds a news conference to release its report on "Dispelling the Myth Revisited," finding that 4,500 high-poverty, high-minority high schools nationwide were in the top one-third of all schools in their states, and to release an accompanying Web site, "Dispelling the Myth Online." Location: Suite 200, 1725 K St. NW. Contact: 202/293-1217, Ext. 328.
U.S.-Asia Policy Forum news conference 10 a.m. Sen. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican; Rep. Billy Tauzin, Louisiana Republican; and Hahn Hwa-kap, South Korean National Assembly chairman, hold a news conference to announce the formation of the U.S.-Asia Policy Forum to promote understanding of issues in U.S. Asia relations. The U.S.-Asia Policy Forum will host a technology exhibit at 6:30 p.m. Location: Capitol, Room SC-6 (news conference) and 385 Russell Senate office Building (technology exhibit). Contact: 703/739-5920.
Bank earnings briefing 10 a.m. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. holds a briefing to provide details on the third quarter 2001 earnings for commercial banking and thrift industries. Location: Room 2215, 550 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/898-6992.
U.S. Conference of Mayors news conference 11 a.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds a news conference to release a report on hunger and homelessness in 26 U.S. cities. Marc Morial, New Orleans mayor, and U.S. Conference of Mayors president, participates. Location: Fourth floor, 1620 I St. NW. Contact: 202/261-6766.
Presidential appointment process legislation news conference 1:30 p.m. Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, and Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, hold a news conference to introduce legislation to address appointment processs problems. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio TV/Gallery. Contact: 202/224-6848 or 202/224-7060.
Antibiotics overuse news conference 1:30 p.m. Environmental Defense holds a news conference to release a report on the rise of drug resistant bacteria due to overuse of antibiotics. Dr. Tamar Barlam, director of the Antibiotic Resistance Project at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, participates. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/387-3500 or 202/746-7206.
National Governors Association meeting 2:30 p.m. The National Governors Association holds an executive committee meeting with Bush administration Cabinet members to discuss homeland security. A 4:30 p.m. news conference to follow, Room 283. The participants include: Office of Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge; Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson; and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman. Location: Room 233/5, Hall of the States Building, 444 North Capitol St. NE. Contact: 202/624-5344.
Reception/dinner 6 p.m. Sen. James M. Jeffords, Vermont Independent, and former Sen. Patrick Moynihan, New York Democrat, reception/dinner honoring Mr. Moynihan and marking the 10th anniversary of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/466-2636 or 202/546-9170

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