- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 13, 2001

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Norfolk to visit the Joint Forces Command Headquarters.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

No schedule available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on advance retail sales for January 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to examine airline customer service. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on monetary policy. Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve chairman, testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the budget outlook and tax policy. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, aging subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Nursing Shortage and its Impact on America's Health Care Delivery System." Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing to consider Joe Allbaugh to be director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on President Bush's tax-relief proposals and their effect. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

5:30 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Rail Passenger Disaster Family Assistance Act. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Mexico peso seminar 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a seminar on the Mexican peso collapse in 1994. Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.

Water Infrastructure Network news conference 9 a.m. The Water Infrastructure Network holds a news conference to release a report calling on Congress to increase the nation's investment in drinking water, sewer and storm-water infrastructure. The participants include Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, New York Republican; and Dennis Archer, mayor of Detroit and National League of Cities president. Location: Capitol, Room H-140. Contact: 202/833-4655.

Religious freedom hearing 9 a.m. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom conducts a hearing on religious freedom violations and U.S. policy in Vietnam and Indonesia. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/523-3240, Ext. 27.

Environmental enforcers briefing 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation presents a media nosh on "What to Expect from the New Environmental Enforcers." Location: 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Middle East peace talks briefing 9:30 a.m. The American Committee for Jerusalem and the Foundation for Middle East Peace present a breakfast briefing on "The Prospects for Renewed Mideast Peace Talks and the Centrality of Jerusalem." The speaker is Hanan Mikhail-Ashrawi, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and secretary-general of MIFTAH, the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy. Location: Crystal Room, Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/237-0215 or 202/835-3650.

Character education programs news conference 9:30 a.m. Sens. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican, and Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, hold a news conference to outline legislation to expand character-education programs at the state and local level. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-7098.

Health care discussion 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a discussion titled "Buyer Beware: The Failure of Single-Payer Health Care." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

African American History Month observance 10 a.m. The Library of Congress presents its national African American History Month observance. Rep. Sam Johnson, Texas Republican, delivers a keynote address. Location: Sixth Floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Drug Abuse Education, Prevention and Treatment Act of 2001 news conference 10 a.m. Sens. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, and Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, hold a news conference to unveil bipartisan comprehensive legislation, the Drug Abuse Education, Prevention and Treatment Act of 2001. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225 or 202/224-3693.

Awards ceremony 10:30 a.m. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington holds a ceremony to award the Silver Star to Korean War veteran Robert Phillips for an act of gallantry in 1950. Maj. Gen. James Jackson participates. Location: Fort McNair. Contact: 202/685-4645.

Homeless Veterans Assistance Act news conference 10:30 a.m. Rep. Ken Lucas, Kentucky Democrat, holds a news conference on the Homeless Veterans Assistance Act. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-3465.

Grassley speech noon The Commodity Club hosts an address by Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, on trade issues affecting agricultural commodities and a tax-relief package for farmers. Location: Hotel Washington, 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/224-6447.

Federal City Club luncheon noon The Federal City Club hosts a luncheon with Sean O'Huiginn, Ireland's ambassador. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/234-3426.

Clean air standards briefing noon The Clean Air Trust holds a media briefing to the status and prospects for the Environmental Protection Agency's new clean-air standards for diesel trucks and diesel fuel. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-9625.

Social Security legislation news conference noon Reps. Mike Ross, Arkansas Democrat, and Dennis Moore, Kansas Democrat, hold a news conference on to announce legislation to prevent raids on Social Security and Medicare surpluses. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-3772.

Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a luncheon meeting, featuring a review of the aftermath of Florida's presidential election results and an agenda for electoral reform. Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney, Georgia Democrat, participates. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Coalition for Autism Research and Education news conference 1 p.m. Reps. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, and Mike Doyle, Pennsylvania Democrat, hold a news conference to introduce the Coalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE). B.J. Surhoff, Atlanta Braves, professional baseball player, participates. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3765.

Conservation Reserve Program tax bill news conference 2:45 p.m. Sens. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, and Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, hold a news conference on the Conservation Reserve Program tax bill. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-6521 or 202/224-2551.

Patents and the human genome project discussion 3 p.m. American University presents a panel discussion on patents and the human genome project. Location: School of International Service Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Social Security and Medicare lockbox news conference 3:30 p.m. Members of the House Republican leadership, including Rep. Dick Armey of Texas, hold a news conference on the Social Security and Medicare "lockbox." Location: Capitol, Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5107.

Globalization forum 4:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a forum on "Women Shaping Globalization: A New Feminism for the 21st Century." Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

American Enterprise Institute dinner 6 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds its annual dinner. The speaker is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

New Democrat Network dinner 6:30 p.m. The New Democrat Network holds its winter dinner. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, delivers remarks. Location: Crystal Room, Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/544-9200.

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