- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 19, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Climate policy conference — 9:45 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a conference titled "U.S. Climate Policy: Whats Next?" The participants include: Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican; Christopher DeMuth and James Glassman, American Enterprise Institute; Gregg Easterbrook, New Republic; Thomas Schelling, University of Maryland; and Robert White, Washington Advisory Council. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Trade promotion authority legislation news conference — noon —The AFL-CIO hosts a news conference with a coalition of environmental, human rights, farming, labor, religious and business groups that will speak out against the proposed trade promotion authority legislation introduced in the House last week. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/637-5018.

PRESIDENT BUSH
9:45 a.m. — Tours and makes remarks at the Assisted Technology Center, Pentagon.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases report on housing starts and building permits for May 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the advisory committee for small business industrial innovation. Location: Room 120, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7069.

SENATE
Meets at 10 a.m. 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 local telecommunication competition issues. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on a bill to direct the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to impose just and reasonable load-differentiated demand rates or cost-of-service-based rates on sales by public utilities of electric energy at wholesale in the Western energy market, and the Comprehensive and Balanced Energy Policy Act of 2001. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds hearing on Medicare governance, focusing on the Health Care Financing Administration. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson testifies. Location: 215 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.
10 a.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, aging subcommittee holds hearing on "Geriatrics: Meeting the Needs of Our Most Vulnerable Seniors in the 21st Century." Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
2:30 p.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, international trade and finance subcommittee holds hearing on proposed legislation authorizing funds for the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Resources, national parks, recreation and public lands subcommittee marks up legislation authorizing the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia to honor President John Adams, and holds a hearing on legislation to require the interior secretary to establish a program to provide assistance through states to eligible weed management entities to control or eradicate harmful, nonnative weeds on public and private land. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
10:30 a.m. — Energy and Commerce, commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee and oversight and investigations subcommittee hold joint hearing on "The Ford Motor Companys Recall of Certain Firestone Tires." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
2:30 p.m. — International Relations Committee holds hearing on "U.S. Scholars Detained in China." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
4 p.m. — Judiciary, crime subcommittee holds hearing on the "Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001" and the "Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
5 p.m. — Rules Committee formulates rules on emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, and a resolution for consideration of motions to suspend the rules. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA
Nonproliferation conference — all day — The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a Carnegie international nonproliferation conference, "New Leaders, New Directions."
Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat.
Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2211.
Computer and Communications Industry Association conference — 8:15 a.m. — The Computer and Communications Industry Association holds its 2001 Washington Caucus.
Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Rep. Rick Boucher, Virginia Democrat.
9 a.m. — Sen. Maria Cantwell, Washington Democrat.
9:45 a.m. — Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, New York Republican.
10:30 a.m. — Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat.
Noon — Rep. David Dreier, California Republican.
1:30 p.m. — Rep. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican.
2:45 p.m. — Rep. James F. Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican.
3:30 p.m. — Sen. George F. Allen, Virginia Republican.
4:15 p.m. — Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat.
Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/783-0070, Ext. 109.
Refugees discussion — 9 a.m. — The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring the release and discussion on "World Refugee Report 2001." Bill Frelick and Jeff Drumtra of the U.S. Committee for Refugees participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Center for Marine Conservation news conference — 10 a.m. — The Center for Marine Conservation holds a news conference to announce a challenge to America to protect our nations ocean resources. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/857-5569 or 202/857-1685.
Faith-based initiatives news conference — 10 a.m. — Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, and former Sen. Harris Wofford, Pennsylvania Democrat, host a news conference to announce a bipartisan working group to support President Bushs proposed faith-based and community initiatives program to assist people in need. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-0610.
Indian gambling legislation news conference — 11 a.m. — Reps. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican, and Bob Riley, Alabama Republican, host a news conference on the introduction of Indian gambling legislation. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5136.
Abraham speech — 11:15 a.m. — Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham addresses the American Automobile Association Public Affairs Conference, discussing Americas energy challenges. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/586-5806.
Federal City Club luncheon — noon — The Federal City Club presents its Distinguished Speakers Series luncheon. The speaker is Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/234-3426.
Oncology Nursing Society briefing — noon — The Oncology Nursing Society holds a luncheon briefing, "The Nursing Shortage and Quality Cancer Care." Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 412/921-7373.
Leach speech — noon — The Asia Society holds a meeting, featuring a lecture by Rep. Jim Leach, Iowa Republican, on "A Congressional Perspective on U.S. Foreign Policy toward Asia." Location: Willard Inter-continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.
USTrade rally — 1:30 p.m. — USTrade holds a rally to begin its campaign for congressional passage of trade promotion authority. Location: Polaris Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3094.
Book lecture — 6 p.m. — The Smithsonian Associates presents a lecture on anthropologist Hugh Brodys book, "The Other Side of Eden," regarding comparisons between indigenous hunting and agricultural cultures. Location: Dillon Ripley Lecture Hall, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.


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