- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 7, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

South Korean minister all day The State Department hosts a visit by South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Lee Joung-binn, who meets with Secretary of State Colin Powell at a time to be announced. Contact: 202/939-6300 or 202/647-2492.

Middle East impact 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a briefing to assess the impact of yesterday's Israeli election results on Middle East peace prospects. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6310.

PRESIDENT BUSH

9:30 a.m. Hosts a reunion of the tax families from the 2000 presidential campaign, South Lawn of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Schedule not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its report on productivity and costs for fourth quarter 2000 (preliminary). Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the arthritis advisory committee to discuss new drug applications for Celebrex, approved for the treatment of symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Location: The Ballroom, Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Judiciary antitrust, business rights and competition subcommittee holds a hearing, "Airline Consolidation: Has It Gone Too Far?" CEOs of major airlines testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing, "The Impact of Demographic Trends on the Budget and Long-Term Fiscal Policy." Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. Select Intelligence Committee holds a hearing to examine worldwide threats to national security. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.

10:30 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing to examine how to establish an effective, modern framework for export controls. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee considers committee rules and procedures, subcommittee jurisdiction and membership, proposed legislation and pending nominations. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing to vote on a set of rules governing the committee's activities, along with a plan to conduct oversight of governmental functions for the 107th Congress. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, "Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10:30 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing, "Freshman Members Day," to hear testimony about the pivotal budgetary interests of freshman members of Congress. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee meets to organize for the 107th Congress. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

11:30 a.m. International Relations Committee meets to organize for the 107th Congress. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

Noon Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meets to organize for the 107th Congress. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

1 p.m. Armed Services Committee meets to organize for the 107th Congress. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

2 p.m. Energy and Commerce Committee meets to organize for the 107th Congress. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. Science Committee meets to organize for the 107th Congress. Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

GENERAL AGENDA

Lee visit all day The State Department hosts a visit by South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Lee Joung-binn, who meets with Secretary of State Colin Powell at a time to be announced. Contact: 202/939-6300 or 202/647-2492.

School-choice conference 9 a.m. The National Center for Policy Analysis and Children First America hosts a one-day conference on the advantages of school choice, announcing a new book, "An Education Agenda: Let Parents Choose Their Children's Schools."

Highlights 9 a.m. Former Gov. Pete du Pont, National Center for Policy Analysis policy chairman, speaks.

9:30 a.m. Lisa Graham Keegan, Arizona public instruction superintendent, gives the keynote address, "Educating the Next Generation."

Noon Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, presents "Scholarship Tax Credits: A New Idea to Foster Choice."

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/628-6671.

Social Security conference 9 a.m. The Cato Institute hosts a conference, "Privatizing Social Security: Beyond the Theory."

Highlights 12:30 p.m. Thomas Saving, Texas A&M; University and Social Security Board member, gives the luncheon address.

Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Early-puberty briefing 9:30 a.m. Environmental Media Services presents a briefing on a national study, "Early Puberty in Girls: How Widespread, Why Is It Happening?" Location: The Nest, Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-5200 or 202/463-6670.

Energy-policy conference 9:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts an energy-policy conference, "The Natural-Gas Market: Sixty Years of Regulation and Deregulation." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Economic Recovery and Growth Act news conference 9:45 a.m. Club for Growth holds a news conference to announce support for the Economic Recovery and Growth Act. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 703/739-5920.

Dollarization conference 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a conference, "Dollarization and the Debt Market." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Israeli election results briefing 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a briefing to assess the impact of yesterday's Israeli election results on Middle East peace prospects. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6310.

Bayh speech 10 a.m. The Democratic Leadership Council sponsors an address on the state of the New Democrat Movement and announces leadership changes within the organization. The speaker is Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/546-0007.

Education Savings Account legislation briefing 10 a.m. Sens. Robert G. Torricelli, New Jersey Democrat, and Tim Hutchinson, Arkansas Republican, hold a media briefing on Education Savings Account legislation. Location: 113 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3224.

Bush tax plan news conference 10 a.m. Members of the House Republican leadership, including Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, hold a news conference on President Bush's tax plan. Location: Capitol, East Front center steps. Contact: 202/225-0600 or 202/225-5107.

Rural poverty discussion 10:30 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a discussion, "The Challenge of Ending Rural Poverty." Fawzi Sultan, International Fund for Agricultural Development president, and George McGovern, U.S. ambassador to U.N. agencies for food and agriculture, participate. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016.

Traveling insect-zoo news conference 11 a.m. The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History holds a news conference to announce a national yearlong tour of the new 53-foot "Smithsonian O. Orkin Insect Safari," a traveling insect zoo. Location: Second floor, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Immigrants news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat, holds a news conference to introduce legislation designed to legalize the status of immigrants currently living in the United States without documentation. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Site in the event of rain: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8203.

Parkinson's disease centers announcement 11 a.m. The Veterans Affairs Department holds a news conference to announce the creation of six centers for Parkinson's disease. The participants include Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi; Rep. Lane Evans, Illinois Democrat; and Nathan Slewett, National Parkinson's Foundation. Location: 340 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/273-6000.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day 11:30 a.m. ERA and Sports Illustrated for Women host the National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Highlights Noon "New Era for Girls and Women" luncheon, including the presentation of the Flo Hyman Memorial Award, Columbus Hall.

Location: Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/783-5588.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund news conference 11:30 a.m. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund holds a news conference to announce legislation providing for the construction of an Education Center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Location: Capitol, Room HC-7. Contact: 202/393-0090, Ext. 19.

Washington-Lincoln Recognition Act news conference noon Reps. Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland Republican, and Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican, hold a news conference to announce "The Washington-Lincoln Recognition Act." Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2721.

Minimum-wage legislation news conference noon Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce legislation to raise the minimum wage by $1.50 in three increments. Location: Capitol, Room S-211 (LBJ Room). Contact: 202/224-2633 or 202/225-3130.

General Services Administration seminar noon The General Services Administration (GSA) hosts a Federal Acquisition Institute and Defense Acquisition University seminar on how GSA IT Solutions Shop is turning the government process into a Web-based system, featuring a demonstration of the Defense Department's Joint E-Business Program Office portal. Location: GSA Auditorium, 1800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/501-1231.

Business and ethics discussion noon American University holds a discussion, "Business and Ethics in a Global Economy." The participants include David Jacobs, American University's Kogod School of Business; Rodney McAlister, Conoco Oil Co. manager; and Mike Jendrzejczyk, director of Human Rights Watch. Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.

Armstrong speech 12:30 p.m. C. Michael Armstrong, chairman and CEO of AT&T;, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Institute for Complex Additive Systems Analysis news conference 2 p.m. Sen. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican, and Rep. Joe Skeen, New Mexico Republican, hold a news conference to announce the creation of the Institute for Complex Additive Systems Analysis, dedicated to identifying vulnerabilities to complex interdependent systems like electric power or telecommunications networks that could be threatened by physical or cyberspace attacks. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7098 or 202/225-6989.

Awards ceremony 5 p.m. The American Conservative Union (ACU) holds an awards ceremony to celebrate "the Best and the Brightest" (those members with a 100% ACU rating) of the 106th Congress. Location: Capitol, Room S-132. Contact: 703/836-8602.

Career fair 6 p.m. Women in International Security and the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs hold their annual "Career Fair," featuring representatives of the Defense, State and Energy departments, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the Peace Corps, the FBI and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Location: Polaris Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/405-6547.

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