- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 6, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
White House faith-based initiative 10 a.m. Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, "Faith-Based Solutions: What Are the Legal Issues?" Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
Energy-policy hearing 10 a.m. House Resources Committee holds a hearing on the national energy policy. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton testifies. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

PRESIDENT BUSH
12:30 p.m. — Attends the dedication ceremony for the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., and remarks about his upcoming trip to Europe and the ties between the U.S. and its European allies.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Appropriations VA, HUD and independent agencies subcommittee holds hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the National Science Foundation and the Office of Science Technology Policy. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce Committee marks up the Electricity Emergency Relief Act. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. — Government Reform government efficiency, financial management, and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds hearing on legislation to prohibit federal assistance to any person more than 60 days delinquent in the payment of any child-support obligation. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10:15 a.m. — International Relations Committee marks up the Sudan Peace Act and a congressional resolution condemning the recent order of the Taliban of Afghanistan to require Hindus in Afghanistan to wear symbols identifying them as Hindu. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
10:30 a.m. — Education and the Workforce select education subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Juvenile Crime Control and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2001." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
2 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds an oversight hearing on the U.S. Justice Department. Attorney General John Ashcroft testifies. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
2 p.m. — Science research subcommittee holds a hearing on the National Science Foundations fiscal 2002 budget request for research and related activities. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

GENERAL AGENDA
National Petroleum Council meeting — 9 a.m. — The National Petroleum Council holds its 109th meeting. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham speaks at 9 a.m. Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/393-6100 or 202/586-5806.
Oil drilling news conference — 9 a.m. —Rep. Nick J. Rahall II, West Virginia Democrat, hosts a news conference to announce an initiative to block proposed oil drilling in Montanas Valley of Chiefs, an area sacred to American Indians. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-2311.
Energy news conference — 9 a.m. — Rep. James V. Hansen, Utah Republican, holds a news conference on energy. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton participates. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-0453.
Consumer Federation of America news conference — 10 a.m. — The Consumer Federation of America holds a news conference to release a study on how state insurance regulations affect auto-insurance premiums. Ralph Nader, consumer advocate and 2000 Green Party presidential candidate, participates. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.
School harassment news conference — 10 a.m. — The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation holds a news conference to release a report, "Hostile Hallways II: Bullying, Teasing and Sexual Harassment in School." Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-7723.
Taxes news conference — 10:15 a.m. — Reps. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and Dick Armey, Texas Republican, hold a news conference on taxes. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-4000.
Steel Revitalization Act news conference — 11:30 a.m. — The Senate and House Steel Caucuses hold a news conference to urge Congress to pass the proposed Steel Revitalization Act and stop illegal foreign steel dumping. Location: Congressional Reflecting Pool, Main Stage, Third Avenue between Constitution and Independence Avenues NW. Contact: 202/338-8700, or 202/778-4384.
Corporate Leadership Award luncheon — noon — The Smithsonian Institution hosts its Corporate Membership Program annual luncheon to present its 2001 Corporate Leadership Award to Fujifilm in recognition of a $7.8 million gift to the National Zoos panda-conservation project. Location: Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle). Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 108.
National Mental Health Association conference — 3:30 p.m. — The National Mental Health Association holds its 2001 conference, "Justice for All: Addressing Americas Mental Health Disparities." Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 800/969-6642.


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