- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 13, 2001


Armey speech noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "The Surplus Runneth Over: Will Government Buy Up the Private Economy?" The speaker is Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Budget hearing 1 p.m. House Budget Committee holds a hearing on the Education Department's fiscal 2002 budget priorities. Education Secretary Roderick Paige testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.


To be announced.


Not available.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on advance retail sales for February 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


Meets at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds hearings on the Airline Competition Restoration Act and a bill to change the mandatory retirement age for airline pilots from 60 years to 65 years. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Veterans' Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Bush administration's proposed budget for veteran's programs for fiscal 2002. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi testifies. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9126.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on "Promoting Technology and Education: Turbocharging the School Buses on the Information Highway," focusing on copyright-infringement provisions. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. Finance Committee marks up the Affordable Education Act of 2001. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.


Meets at 12:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


1:30 p.m. Veterans' Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Veterans Affairs Department health care facilities construction authorization bill. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9164.

2 p.m. Financial Services, financial institutions and consumer credit subcommittee holds a hearing on proposals to permit payment of interest on business checking accounts and sterile reserves maintained at the Federal Reserve banks. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.


Republican Pro-Choice Coalition conference all day The Republican Pro-Choice Coalition holds a conference on "Building Generation R: Republican Respect for Reproductive Health."

Highlights 4:30 p.m. Panel discussion on building Republican respect for reproductive health, Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE.

Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 267/255-1640.

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism conference all day The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism holds its 2001 Consultation on Conscience.

Highlights 9 a.m. John DiIulio, director, White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives, Georgetown University Law Center Moot Courtroom, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/547-3577.

National Council of Jewish Women conference all day The National Council of Jewish Women holds its Washington Institute 2001.

Highlights 1:30 p.m. Capitol Hill Rally for Child Care, and announcement of the formation of the Congressional Child Care Caucus, Capitol, East Front.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/547-3577.

American Legion conference all day The American Legion holds its 41st Washington conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat; and Reps. Bob Stump, Arizona Republican, and Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, legislative rally.

10:50 a.m. Veterans' Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi.

11:10 a.m. Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick H. Brady, Citizens Flag Alliance chairman, flag protection constitutional amendment.

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/737-1234.

American Public Transportation Association conference all day The American Public Transportation Association holds its 2001 legislative conference, focusing on legislative issues affecting the transit industry.

Highlights 4:30 p.m. House Commuter Caucus holds a discussion on public-transportation issues facing Congress, Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building.

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/496-4816.

Housing summit all day The Mortgage Bankers Association of America hosts its National Housing Summit.

Highlights 9 a.m. Lawrence Lindsey, National Economic Council director, and assistant to the president for economic policy, "Federal Housing Policy in the New Millennium."

11:45 a.m. News conference in conjunction with the summit to release data on affordable rental housing shortage and a proposal for addressing the shortage.

12:30 p.m. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez, luncheon speaker.

Location: Oceanic Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/557-2730, 703/798-3109, or 202/557-2843.

Federal Aviation Administration conference 8 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) holds the 26th Annual FAA Commercial Aviation Forecast Conference. Jane Garvey, FAA administrator, participates. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/267-9943.

Interfaith Alliance Foundation news conference 9:30 a.m. The Interfaith Alliance Foundation holds a news conference to unveil a free booklet "Keeping the Faith: The Promise of Cooperation, The Perils of Government Funding: Guidelines for Houses of Worship," and announce a grass-roots campaign to convene local debates on implications of accepting government funds. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/639-6370, Ext. 103.

Global Environmental Management Initiative briefing 9:30 a.m. The Global Environmental Management Initiative holds a briefing to announce availability of its publication, "New Paths to Business Value: Strategic Sourcing Environment, Health and Safety." Location: 10th floor, 1 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/296-7449.

Korea conference 9:45 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a conference, "Korea Policy Challenges for the New Administration." The luncheon speaker is Rep. Henry J. Hyde, Illinois Republican. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Center to Prevent Handgun Violence news conference 10 a.m. The Center to Prevent Handgun Violence holds a news conference to announce an initiative to prevent gun deaths and injury through regulation of the gun industry. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/289-7319.

Flag Protection Constitutional Amendment news conference 12:15 p.m. Citizens Flag Alliance Inc. and the American Legion hold a news conference in support of introduction of the Flag Protection Constitutional Amendment. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-5225.

Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a luncheon, featuring a review of the Republican "abstinence strategy" for adolescent reproductive and sexual health. The speaker is James Wagoner, president of Advocates for Youth. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Democratic redistricting efforts briefing 2 p.m. The IMPAC 2000 National Democratic Congressional Redistricting Project holds a "pen and pad" media briefing on Democratic redistricting efforts. Rep. Martin Frost, Texas Democrat, and Mark Gersh, National Committee for an Effective Congress, participate. Location: third floor, National Democratic Club, 30 Ivy St. SE. Contact: 202/554-5080.

Marine Corps forum 5:30 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a military strategy forum on "Future of the Marine Corps." The speaker is Gen. James Jones, U.S. Marine Corps commandant. Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.

Awards gala 7 p.m. The League of United Latin American Citizens holds the Fourth Annual LULAC Legislative Awards Gala. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-6130.

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