RU-486 legislation news conference 10 a.m. Sen. Tim Hutchinson, Arkansas Republican, and Rep. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican, hold a news conference to introduce legislation, The RU-486 Patient Health and Safety Act. Location: Capitol, Room HC-8. Contact: 202/224-2358 or 202/226-9113.
Crime prevention survey release 11:30 a.m. The National Crime Prevention Council holds a news briefing to release the second annual National Survey on Crime Prevention. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, participates. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/261-4120 or 202/352-3642.
Holds a tax event with members of the National Association of Manufacturers focusing on job creation and growth and visits a local small business to discuss the importance of small business in job creation.
No schedule available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.
10:30 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing to consider “Long Term Budgetary Issues.” David Walker, comptroller general, testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.
Meets at 2 p.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.
Human rights briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on “The Human Rights Emergency in Russia.” Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Social Security conference 9 a.m. The Cato Institute hosts a conference, “Privatizing Social Security: Beyond the Theory.” Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Supreme Court cases briefing 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a media briefing to preview cases remaining on the Supreme Court argument schedule and discuss some of its rulings. Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.
Nurses news conference 10 a.m. The American Nurses Association and United American Nurses hold a news conference to release findings of a national survey that shows inadequate nurses’ staffing and training, plus strategies for addressing the problem. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/651-7038.
Patients’ Bill of Rights news conference 10:15 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to discuss reintroduction of the Patients’ Bill of Rights. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-4076.
Women’s National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Women’s National Democratic Club holds a luncheon featuring David Maraniss, associate editor of The Washington Post, discussing “The Meaning of Clinton and Gore.” Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 703/971-5188 or 202/232-7363, Ext. 3010.
Memorial tribute 2 p.m. Former colleagues of Alan Cranston hold a memorial tribute for the former U.S. senator from California. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 310/729-7420 or 202/293-2856.
Federal Modernization Act of 2001 forum 3 p.m. Sens. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, and Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, sponsor a forum on the Federal Modernization Act of 2001, legislation to help states modernize their voting systems. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8950 or 202/224-7433.
State Department reform discussion 6 p.m. The Council on Foreign Relations and the Center for Strategic and International Studies host a meeting featuring a discussion on “State Department Reform: Findings and Recommendations of an Independent Task Force.” Frank Carlucci, former defense secretary and task force chairman, participates. Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9536.
King memorial presentation 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum hosts a special presentation on “Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial: Honoring Civil Rights in the Nation’s Capital.” Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.
Black history lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Trust for Historic Preservation presents a lecture by Rodney Reynolds, American Legacy magazine, on “Preserving African-American History and Culture.” Location: Decatur House, 748 Jackson Place NW. Contact: 202/588-6013.
World Affairs Council dinner 7 p.m. The World Affairs Council holds its 20th Anniversary Dinner. The keynote speaker is Andrew Grove, Intel Corp. chairman. Location: The Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/293-1051.