- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 3, 2001


Lobbying Institute all day American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds its biannual Lobbying Institute. Location: Room 5, Ward Circle Building, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Hatch-Ashcroft meeting 9:30 a.m. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican and Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, meets with Attorney General-nominee John Ashcroft. Location: 131 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.


Noon Attends the swearing-in ceremony for first lady and Sen.-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton, Capitol, Senate Chamber.


10:30 a.m. Delivers remarks to the Congressional Black Caucus ceremonial swearing in, Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress.

Noon Swears in newly elected senators, Capitol, Senate Chamber.


11:30 a.m. Holds an economic forum to discuss his economic agenda and the current economy, Austin Inter-Continental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas.


9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases report on the value of new construction put in place for November 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


8:45 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National advisory board on medical rehabilitation research. Location: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/402-4206.


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


The 107th Congress convenes at noon, with the swearing in of newly elected senators. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


The 107th Congress convenes at noon to elect leadership and conduct business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


5:30 p.m. Rules Committee meets to organize for the 107th Congress. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.


Aircraft air quality meeting all day The National Academies National Research Council Committee on Air Quality in Passenger Cabins of Commercial Aircraft holds a meeting.

Highlights 10:15 a.m. Charles Ruehle and Thomas Nagle, Federal Aviation Administration, "Perspectives of the Federal Aviation Administration."

11:15 a.m. Christopher Witkowski and Judith Murawski, Association of Flight Attendants, "Air Quality in Passenger Cabins."

2 p.m. Martin Dechow, Airbus, "Airbus Involvement in Cabin Air Quality."

Location: Lecture Room, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2756.

Campaign Management Institute all day American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds its Campaign Management Institute.

Highlights 10:15 a.m. Charlie Cook, Cook Political Report editor.

Location: Room 5, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Anti-crime program 7:30 a.m. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Transit Police present a program on "Pickpocket and Identity Theft: How Do You Prevent These Crimes?" Metro Transit Police Detective Cedric Mitchell participates. Location: Fifth Floor Training Room, 600 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/962-1051. Note: Program will be repeated at 3 p.m.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority meeting 9 a.m. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority holds its monthly meeting. Location: Boardroom, Second Floor, 1 Aviation Circle, Regan National Airport. Contact: 703/417-8370.

Marijuana ad campaign news conference 9:30 a.m. Change the Climate Inc. holds a news conference to announce a new marijuana ad campaign on buses and Metro stations in the Washington area to stimulate debate about marijuana policy. The participants include Joseph White, founder of Change the Climate; Art Spitzer, American Civil Liberties Union; Chuck Thomas, Marijuana Policy Project; and Scarlett Swerdlow, Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 413/774-4080.

Grassley-O'Neill meeting 10 a.m. Sen. Charles Grassley, Iowa Republican, meets with Treasury Secretary nominee Paul O'Neill. Location: 135 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1308.

Employment discrimination case news conference 11 a.m. The Florida based law firm Gary, Williams, Parenti, Finney, Lewis, McManus, Watson & Sperando holds a news conference to discuss a $5 billion employment discrimination case against Bill Gates and Microsoft Corporation in U.S. District Court. Willie Gary, the law firm's senior partner, and Rahm Jackson, named plaintiff, participate. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/973-5806.

Bush presidency seminar 1 p.m. Executive Intelligence Review holds a seminar on "Now the Incoming President." Lyndon LaRouche, Executive Intelligence Review's founding editor, participates. Location: Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 800/929-7566.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute reception 5:30 p.m. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute holds a reception to welcome Hispanic members of the 107th Congress. Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard, California Democrat, and Silvestre Reyes, Texas Democrat, participate. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/543-1771.

Networking reception 6 p.m. The Washington Network Group holds its first networking reception of the new year for business, economics, finance and foreign affairs professionals. Location: Shelly's Back Room, American Tavern, 1331 F St. NW. Contact: 202/373-3000.

Installation ceremony 6:30 p.m. The Installation Ceremony of the newly elected/appointed members of the District of Columbia Board of Education is held. Location: Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 1697 35th St. NW. Contact: 202/442-4289.

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