- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 6, 2001

Port security hearing 10 a.m. House Transportation and Infrastructure's Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on port security. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Admiral James Loy, Coast Guard commandant, testify. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
Sports antitrust hearing 1 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the "Fairness in Antitrust in National Sports (FANS) Act of 2001." Bud Selig, Major League Baseball commissioner, and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10:30 a.m. Meets with Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia, White House.
1:50 p.m.
Meets with President Jorge Quiroga of Bolivia, White House.
5 p.m.
Participates in the Pageant of Peace, the Ellipse.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
8:30 a.m.
Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on productivity and costs for 3rd quarter 2001 (revised). Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
10 a.m.
Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturer's shipments, inventories, and orders for October 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2 p.m. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science holds a meeting. Location: Suite 820, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606 9200.

9 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing to assess the vulnerability of United States seaports. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on "DOJ Oversight: Preserving Our Freedoms While Defending Against Terrorism." Attorney General John Ashcroft testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
10:30 a.m.
Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to examine the political future of Afghanistan. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

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

11 a.m. Science Committee marks up the Networking and Information Technology Research Advancement Act, the Water Infrastructure Security and Research Development Act, and the Cyber Security Research and Development Act. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
2 p.m.
Small Business Committee holds a hearing on "90 Days After September 11th: How Are Small Businesses Being Helped?" Hector Barreto, Small Business Administration administrator, testifies. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

U.S.-United Kingdom cooperation discussion 10 a.m. The International Republican Institute holds a discussion on U.S.-United Kingdom cooperation in the international fight against terrorism. Location: 1212 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-9450.
Low-income workers forum 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a Welfare Reform and Beyond Initiative forum on "Helping Low-Income Workers Weather the Recession." Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Report release 10:30 a.m. RAND holds a media briefing to release "Rhetoric Versus Reality: What We Know and What We Need to Know about Vouchers and Charter Schools." Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 310/451-6913.
Nuclear waste site briefing 11:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts an Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth media briefing on its call for a decision by the energy secretary and the Bush administration on the suitability of Yucca Mountain in Nevada to be a federal used nuclear fuel and defense waste storage site. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Awards luncheon noon Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) holds its annual JAG Leadership Awards Luncheon. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao participates. Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/684-9479.
National Education Association news conference noon The National Education Association (NEA) and the NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) hold a news conference featuring the five finalists for the first annual $25,000 Award for Teaching Excellence to be announced at NFIE's Seventh Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Gala.
Highlights noon News conference, NEA Headquarters, 1201 16th St. NW.
6:30 p.m.
Gala, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-7228.
Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club hosts a luncheon, featuring a discussion on "Killing in the Name of God: Osama bin Laden and Radical Islam." The speaker is Jerrold Post, professor and director of the political psychology program at George Washington University, media commentator and former CIA agent. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
Krushchev speech 12:30 p.m. Sergei Krushchev, senior fellow at Brown University's Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Russia, Putin and the War on Terrorism." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Education Department forum 1:30 p.m. The Education Department gathers input for the upcoming reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. A second session is scheduled for 6 p.m. Location: American Geophysical Union Building, 2000 Florida Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.
Homeland defense briefing 2 p.m. The Center for the Study of the Presidency and the U.S. Institute of Peace present a special joint briefing on "From Pearl Harbor to 9/11: Organizing for a New Homeland Defense." James Woolsey, former CIA director, and Lee Hamilton, Woodrow Wilson Center director and former House International Relations Committee chairman, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-8400 or 202/429-3878.
Turkmenistan lecture 4 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "Turkmenistan: Ten Years of Independence," by Meret Orazov, Turkmenistan ambassador. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Land mines briefing 4 p.m. Members of Congress hosts a briefing on U.S. compliance with the 1997 international convention to ban land mines in anticipation of the possibility that the Defense Department may reverse its efforts to bring the United States into compliance with the treaty when the Bush administration releases a U.S. land-mine policy review report. Location: 340 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1640.
Awards dinner 6 p.m. The International Charity Awards Committee holds its National Charity Awards Dinner "Tribute to the Heroes of September 11." The participants include Isaac Hoopii, Pentagon Defense Protective Services, and Dan Williams and Jeff Coniglio, New York Fire Department. Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/566-1945.
Cybersecurity forum 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club High Technology Committee presents its CyberCocktail Lecture Series, featuring a panel forum on "The State of Cybersecurity." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.
Poetry reading 6:45 p.m. The Library of Congress hosts a reading by U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Location: Montpelier Room, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-9189.
Awards ceremony 7 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts its Second Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards ceremony with post-September 11 recognition for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682

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