- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 19, 2001

Clinton speech — 12:30 p.m. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Global-warming discussion — noon — TechCentralStation and the Heritage Foundation host a luncheon discussion of John Stossel's ABC special on global warming. John Stossel, ABC news correspondent, and Sallie Baliunas, Harvard University astrophysicist, participate. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 703/683-5004.

Meets with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and holds bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Tony Blair in Great Britain.

8:30 a.m. — Commerce Department releases a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for May 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

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

9:15 a.m. — Small Business Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Hector V. Barreto to be administrator of the Small Business Administration. Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8496.
9:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on ballistic-missile defense policies and programs in review of the defense-authorization request for fiscal 2002. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
9:30 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing to examine trade-adjustment assistance. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5315.
10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Harvey L. Pitt to be a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a markup to consider pending nominations and legislation, including bills to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 and to enhance competition for prescription drugs by increasing the ability of the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to enforce existing antitrust laws regarding brand-name drugs and generic drugs. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
1 p.m. — Veterans' Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Heather French Henry Homeless Veterans Assistance Act, and other pending health care related legislation. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2074.
2 p.m. — Appropriations Committee marks up proposed legislation making appropriations for the departments of Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2002. Location: Capitol, Room S-128. Contact: 202/224-3471.
2:30 p.m. — Energy and Natural Resources water and power subcommittee holds a hearing on a measure to authorize and fund the enhancement of ecosystems, water supply, and water quality of the state of California. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton testifies. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

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

9:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on the national missile defense. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz testifies. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
10 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing to examine various proposals for reforming the federal budget process. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, "The Benefits of Audio-Visual Technology in Addressing Racial Profiling." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. — Judiciary Committee marks up pending legislation, including "The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2001." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
10 a.m. — Resources national parks and public lands subcommittee holds a hearing on the detrimental effects of Mormon crickets and other grasshoppers to the Great Basin area of the United States. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings, emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing, "Delays Associated With Making an Award for the Transportation Department Headquarters Building." Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10 a.m. — Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing, "Strengthening and Modernizing Medicare." Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
2 p.m. — Science space and aeronautics subcommittee holds a hearing, "Developing the Next Generation Air-Traffic Management System." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

Ecstasy conference — 8:30 a.m. — The National Institute on Drug Abuse presents "MDMA (methylenedioxymetheamphetamine)/Ecstasy Research: Advances, Challenges, Future Directions — A Scientific Conference." Location: Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Kazakhstan press-freedom briefing — 8:30 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "The Destruction of Kazakhstan's Independent Press." The participants include Bigeldin Gabdullin, "XXI Vek" newspaper, and Tanya Deltsova, independent journalist, participating in place of Ermurat Bapi, SolDat newspaper, and Karishal Asanova, historian/dissident, who were prevented from leaving Kazakhstan on July 16. Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Homelessness conference — 9 a.m. — The National Alliance to End Homelessness holds its annual conference and training institutes, "Making It Happen in Your Community." The luncheon keynote speakers are Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, and Linda Chavez Thompson, AFL-CIO executive vice president. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/638-1526, Ext. 112.
California airport-expansion news conference — 9:15 a.m. — Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Rep. Jane Harman, California Democrat, participate in a news conference on California airport expansion. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8220.
Fisheries Recovery Act news conference — 9:30 a.m. — The Marine Fish Conservation Network holds a news conference to discuss the proposed Fisheries Recovery Act of 2001. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/543-5509 or 202/887-8822.
Bank merger rally — 10 a.m. — The National Black Farmers Association and Equality International hold a rally and news conference to urge the Federal Reserve Board to block the proposed merger of First Union or Sun Trust with Wachovia because of what they say are poor minority lending and low-income community-banking practices by the three banks. Location: Federal Reserve Board, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/547-3577.
Temple Mount bill news conference — 10:30 a.m. — Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, hosts a news conference to introduce a bill to stop American taxpayer funding of Yasser Arafat and the Palestinians until they discontinue unauthorized excavation of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2815.
Protest — 10:30 a.m. — Falun Dafa of Washington, D.C., holds a march and news conference calling for an end to persecution and killing of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese government. Location: March, Washington Monument to Capitol, and noon news conference and rally, Capitol, Lower West Terrace. Contact: 202/296-6222 or 301/467-8448.
Extradition bill news conference — 10:30 a.m. — Rep. Dan Miller, Florida Republican, holds a news conference to introduce the International Extradition Enforcement Act, which would penalize countries that are deemed uncooperative in the area of international extradition. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/225-5015.
Ecstasy briefing — noon — Members of Congress hosts a briefing on the effects of Ecstasy use on the body, trends in its abuse and legislation to raise penalties for trafficking and prevent its use. Location: Capitol, Room EF-100. Contact: 202/224-7999.
Tax rebate news conference — 1:30 p.m. — Members of Congress, including House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, hold a news conference on the tax rebate. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-0600.
Drug survey release — 2 p.m. — Pride Surveys holds a news conference to release "14th Annual Pride Survey on Drug Use and Other Student Behaviors." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 800/279-6361.

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