- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 24, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Missile defense hearing — 10 a.m. — Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to examine the missile defense program and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
Explicit entertainment forum — 9:30 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a forum on "Too Much Too Soon: What Is the Impact of Explicit Entertainment on Children?" Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8950.
PRESIDENT BUSH
Visits Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.
FEDERAL AGENCIES
10 a.m. — President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security meets to discuss its interim report. Location: Presidential Ballroom, Capitol Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/343-1255.
SENATE
Schedule not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.
SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to examine seaport security issues. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the semiannual report on monetary policy of the Federal Reserve and marks up the nomination of Harvey Pitt to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve System's board of governors, testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing to examine legislation to elevate the Environmental Protection Agency to a Cabinet-level department. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10 a.m. — Indian Affairs Committee marks up pending legislation, including bills to amend the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act and the Native American Languages Act, and holds a hearing on a bill to provide for the long-term leasing of lands on the Warm Springs Reservation. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.
2 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on pending judicial nominations and the nomination of Sarah Hart to be director of the National Institute of Justice. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
2:30 p.m. — Veterans' Affairs Committee holds a hearing on prescription drug issues in the Veterans Affairs Department. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2074.
HOUSE
Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.
HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Government Reform, national security, veterans affairs and international relations subcommittee holds an oversight hearing to examine federal interagency data sharing and the effect on national security. Location: 2247 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 and the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
10 a.m. — Resources, national parks, recreation and public lands subcommittee holds a hearing on pending legislation, including a bill to expand the boundary of the Booker T. Washington National Monument. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
10 a.m. — Small Business, rural enterprises, agriculture and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on renewable fuels. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
2 p.m. — Education and the Workforce, employer-employee relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Genetic Non-Discrimination: Implications for Employers and Employees." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
2 p.m. — Financial Services, domestic and monetary policy, technology and economic growth subcommittee holds a hearing on "Design and Security of Currency." Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
2 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure, highways and transit subcommittee holds a hearing on "Highway Work Zone Safety." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
GENERAL AGENDA
Report release — 9:30 a.m. — The Economic Policy Institute presents a policy briefing to release its report "Hardships in America: The Real Story of Working Families." Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/331-5540.
Rally — 9:30 a.m. — The AFL-CIO holds a rally to speak out against the Bush administration's plan to privatize Social Security. Location: Outside the Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/637-5036.
"Safe sex" program news conference — 10 a.m. — The Physicians Consortium, the Christian Medical Association and the Catholic Medical Association hold a news conference to denounce the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "safe sex" program and the suppression of a landmark condom report and to call for the resignation of Jeffrey Koplan, CDC director. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain site: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building). Contact: 703/684-8352.
National Association of Counties briefing — 10 a.m. — The National Association of Counties holds a news briefing to release a national survey that compares county government in five key areas: public services provision, economic development, land use planning, finances and welfare reform. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/942-4220.
Basic training discussion — 10 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation presents a panel discussion, "Sex Matters: Why Gender Integrated Basic Training Is Wrong." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
British trade priorities briefing — 11:45 a.m. — The European Institute presents a briefing on British trade priorities and trans-Atlantic trade relations. The speaker is Patricia Hewitt, recently appointed British secretary of state for trade and industry. Location: Jefferson Hotel, 16th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/895-1670.
Discussion of electrical power needs — noon — The National Press Club presents a Noon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "Electrical Power Needs" as federal energy legislation, state deregulation and California energy problems are in the news. Phillip Harris, president/CEO of PJM Interconnection, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Social Security report news conference — noon — The Institute for America's Future holds a news conference to address flaws in the interim report that the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security will discuss at its meeting. Location: Senate Room, Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/955-5665.

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