- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 5, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Judicial nominations hearing 10 a.m. Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing to consider pending judicial nominations. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

Homeland security hearing 10 a.m. Budget Committee holds hearing on "Re-Structuring Government for Homeland Security: Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Threats." Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.


PRESIDENT BUSH

3:25 p.m. Meets with Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Bondevik, White House.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Health Resources and Services Administration advisory commission on childhood vaccines. Location: Conference Rooms G & H, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville. Contact: 301/443-2124.


SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:

Docket Number 00-878: Mathias vs. Worldcom Technologies, Inc.; and Docket Number 00-1531: Verizon Maryland Inc. vs. Public Service Comm'n of Maryland consolidated with Docket Number 00-1711: United States vs. Public Service Comm'n of Maryland. Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation, science, technology, and space subcommittee holds hearing to examine the technology sector in times of crises. Witnesses include: John Marburger, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy; New York Gov. George Pataki; and Joe Allbaugh, FEMA director. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Appropriations, treasury and general government subcommittee holds hearing to examine United States northern border security policy. North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean testify. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Government Reform, criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds hearing, "Federal Law Enforcement: Long Term Implications of Homeland Security Needs." Witnesses include: Adm. James Loy, U.S. Coast Guard commandant; Robert Bonner, U.S. Customs Service commissioner; James Ziglar, Immigration and Naturalization Service; and Asa Hutchinson, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Government Reform, government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds hearing, "The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996: How Well is it Working?" Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Science Committee holds hearing to examine federal agencies' response to bioterrorism. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

10:15 a.m. International Relations Committee holds hearing on potential sources of anthrax. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

1:30 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds hearing on the "Help America Vote Act of 2001." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


GENERAL AGENDA

Tech summit 7:30 a.m. The Business Software Alliance, Fortune Magazine and Business 2.0 present Global Tech Summit. The keynote speaker is U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/530-5127.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization conference 7:30 a.m. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization holds its 16th management and leadership conference.

Highlights 10:30 a.m. Thomas Scully, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, closing plenary, "Medicare and End-Of-Life Care: Where Are We Going?"

Location: Crystal City Hyatt Hotel, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/837-3139.

Trade promotion authority news conference 10 a.m. The House GOP Conference holds a news conference on trade promotion authority. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman participates. Location: Capitol, East Front Grassy Area. Contact: 202/226-9000.

Help America Vote Act news conference 10:45 a.m. A coalition of state, county and local election officials holds a news conference to call for the immediate passage of the "Help America Vote Act." Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-4131.

Sino-U.S. relations lecture noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a lecture, "Sino-U.S. Relations after September 11," by Willy Wo-Lap Lam, CNN Asia Pacific. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Alliance for Health Reform briefing 12:15 p.m. The Alliance for Health Reform presents a luncheon briefing on "Approaching Dying: Improving How We Pay for Care Near the End of Life." Location: Columbus Club, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/466-5626.

Carter speech 12:30 p.m. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing mental health and the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Carter Center. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Latino Coalition luncheon meeting 12:30 p.m. The Latino Coalition hosts a Latino Coalition luncheon meeting on President Bush's stimulus package. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill makes remarks. Location: Capitol, Room S-115. Contact: 202/546-0008.

BusinessLaw.gov news conference 1 p.m. The Small Business Administration holds a news conference to introduce a new Internet gateway to help small businesses find, understand and comply with laws and regulations and to complete online transactions with federal, state and local governments. SBA Administrator Hector Barreto participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/205-6555.

Balkans policy discussion 2 p.m. The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker conference featuring a report on "Cooperation or Competition? American and German Policies in the Balkans," regarding lessons from the Balkans for future U.S.-European cooperation response to September 11 terrorist events. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Media discussion 2 p.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center presents a discussion, "Foreign Correspondents' Perspectives: Covering the War Against Terror From the U.S." Location: Suite 800, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/504-6325.

Victims of Terrorism Relief Act news conference 2:30 p.m. Sens. Robert G. Torricelli, New Jersey Democrat, and Jon Corzine, New Jersey Democrat, hold a news conference to call on the House leadership to take action on the "Victims of Terrorism Relief Act of 2001." Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-3224.

Women and foreign policy symposium 5 p.m. American University presents a women and foreign policy symposium, "What's a Nice Gal Like You Doing in the Field of Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism?" Location: Room 113, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

U.S.-China relations discussion 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents an SAIS Faculty Book Series discussion on "Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing U.S.-China Relations, 1989-2000" by David Lampton, director of SAIS' China Studies Program. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Globalization discussion 6 p.m. The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs holds the Robert Pelosky Distinguished Speaker Series. Authors Thomas Friedman and Robert Kaplan discuss "Why Does Globalization Make People So Angry?" Location: Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affair Building, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-1667.

Awards presentation 6 p.m. The Olender Foundation's 16th Annual Awards program is held, featuring honors to Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat, and children's rights advocate Marian Wright Edelman. Location: Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. Contact: 202/879-7777.

Nixon tapes lecture 7 p.m. The University of Maryland presents a lecture, "Nixon Revisited: The New Tapes and Other Documents Available for the Public." The speaker is John Powers, National Archives II archivist. Location: Room 0200, Skinner Building, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4076.

Reception 7 p.m. The D.C. Bar Association presents a reception and panel discussion, "Terrorism and the First Amendment." Peter Arnett, television news correspondent, and John Podesta, visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and former White House chief of staff, participate. Location: Williams & Connelly Conference Center, 725 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/626-3463.

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