- The Washington Times - Monday, January 29, 2001

PRESIDENT BUSH

10:20 a.m. Meets faith-based social service groups and establishes a White House office that would distribute billions of dollars to religious groups and charities over the next 10 years, Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

11:05 a.m. Holds meeting to discuss a long-range national energy policy, focusing on California's utility problems, with Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Commerce Secretary Don L. Evans, Cabinet Room of the White House.

5:15 p.m. Meets with a bipartisan group of members of Congress, Cabinet Room.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the anti-infective drugs advisory committee. Location: Ballrooms, Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-6758.

8:30 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the nuclear science advisory committee. Location: Regency Conference Room, Doubletree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/903-3613.

SENATE

Meets at noon. The agenda includes debate on the nomination of Gale A. Norton to be interior secretary. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities meeting all day The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities holds its 25th annual meeting, "Celebrating 25 Years of Service to Independent Higher Education."

Highlights 2:15 p.m. William Troutt, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities board chairman, convenes the annual meeting.

2:30 p.m. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, "Higher Education in the 107th Congress A Democratic View from the Senate."

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-8866.

Youth summit 9 a.m. The Sierra Club and Amnesty International conclude a 2001 Youth Summit on Globalization.

Highlights 10:30 a.m. Rally on Capitol Hill, Capitol, House Triangle.

11 a.m. Congressional visits.

Location: National 4-H Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave. NW. contact: 202/544-0200, Ext. 302, or 202/675-6698.

Budget seminar 9 a.m. The Regional Reporters' Association holds its annual budget seminar. The participants include: Carole McQuire, Senate Budget Committee; Richard Kogan, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities; Stan Collender, budget analyst and senior vice president of Fleishman-Hillard; Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition; and Dan Parks, Congressional Quarterly reporter. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593

Substance abuse study news conference 10 a.m. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University presents a news conference to release its three-year study, "Shoveling Up; The Impact of Substance Abuse on State Budgets." Joseph Califano Jr., the center's president, participates. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/628-2078.

School choice forum 10 a.m. The Black Alliance for Educational Options presents a forum, "Building Strong Cities How School Choice Helps Public and Private Schools." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-1300.

Internal Revenue Service briefing 10:30 a.m. The Internal Revenue Service holds a news briefing to introduce "Tax Talk Today," a new interactive monthly Webcast series with insight and information about tax and business issues that premieres tomorrow. Location: 1233 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/789-2424.

Russia lecture 12:15 p.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace presents a lecture titled "The Political and Economic Situation in Russia." The speaker is Yegor Gaidar, former acting prime minister and current director of the Institute for the Economy in Transition, Moscow. Location: Root Room, second floor, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2211.

Air travel legislation news conference 3 p.m. Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, holds a news conference to introduce legislation to protect passengers and preserve high-quality air travel in the United States. Mark Silbergeld, Consumers Union, participates. Location: Capitol, Room S-207 (Mansfield Room). Contact: 202/224-2158.

PETA demonstration 3:15 p.m. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) holds a demonstration to hand out "Milk Sucker" trading cards to encourage children to "dump dairy." Location: Hardy Middle School, 1819 35th St. NW. Contact: 757/622-7382, Ext. 388.

Report release 4 p.m. The District of Columbia Government holds a news conference to release the results of the D.C. Fiscal 2000 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Location: Room 1030-South, One Judiciary Square, 441 Fourth St. NW. Contact: 202/727-0058.

Hillwood discussion 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a program, "Hillwood Restored," regarding Hillwood Museum and Gardens, the former Washington home of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Anne Odom, chief curator, and Gwen Stauffer, chief horticulturist, participate. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

D.C. Board of Education meeting 6:30 p.m. The D.C. Board of Education holds a special meeting to take action on the D.C. public schools fiscal 2002 budget. Location: fifth-floor board room, 825 North Capitol St. NE. Contact: 202/442-4289.

Award ceremony 7 p.m. The British Embassy holds a dinner and ceremony to award the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to film director Steven Spielberg. Ambassador Christopher Meyer participates. Location: British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-6591 or 202/588-6593.

Town hall 8 p.m. The Greater Washington Society of Association Executives' Association Leadership Foundation present the Nation's Capital Distinguished Speakers Series, featuring a town hall meeting on "The American Agenda: Forging a New Century." The participants include: Robert Reich, former labor secretary; Doris Kearns Goodwin, historian, journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author; Tom Brokaw, "NBC Nightly News" anchor; and William S. Cohen, former defense secretary. Location: Concert Hall, Kennedy Center, Virginia Avenue and Rock Creek Park NW. Contact: 202/828-8255.

Woodrow Wilson Center dinner 8 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds its Board and Council Dinner, featuring a discussion on "New Threats Facing the U.S. in the 21st Century." The keynote speaker is Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat. Location: dining room, sixth floor, Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016 or 202/691-4100.


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