- The Washington Times - Friday, March 2, 2001


Greenspan testimony 10 a.m. The House Budget Committee holds a hearing to discuss current fiscal issues. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

Helms speech noon Sen. Jesse Helms, North Carolina Republican, delivers the keynote address at a Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation/Heritage Foundation luncheon celebrating the christening of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/546-4400.


Meets with El Salvadoran President Francisco Flores to discuss the situation in El Salvador.


9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department, National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality holds an open meeting to discuss Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality research, programs and initiatives, plus topics such as the shape of U.S. health care in the future. Location: Fourth Floor, 6010 Executive Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 301/594-6391.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


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


9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs, permanent investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Role of U.S. Correspondent Banking In International Money Laundering." Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the president's fiscal 2002 budget proposal. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. Government Reform, criminal justice, drug policy, and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Status of Plan Colombia." The witnesses include: Gen. Peter Pace, U.S. Marine Corps commander, U.S. Southern Command; Donnie Marshall, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration; and Rand Beers, assistant secretary of state for international narcotics and law enforcement affairs. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Government Reform, national security, veterans affairs and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on why the Defense Security Service (DSS) is making so little progress reducing the serious backlog of personnel security background investigations. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders conference all day The National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders holds its Legislative and Regulatory Conference 2001. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-9850.

National Conference of State Legislatures meeting all day The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) holds its annual Leader to Leader meeting to discuss priorities for 2001 with congressional leaders.

Highlights 8 a.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson.

1 p.m. William Schneider, CNN analyst, "Leaders Plenary Luncheon."

2:30 p.m. NCSL Election Reform Task Force inaugural meeting.

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-8667.

Ecuador discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Heinz Moeller, Ecuador's foreign minister. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Education debate briefing 9 a.m. The National Press Club Professional Affairs Committee and the Regional Reporters Association hold a briefing on the "The ABCs of the Education Debate." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Migration issues forum 9 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace presents a forum titled "Crossing National Borders: Connecting People to Economies: Debate on U.S.-Mexico, European Union Migration Issues."

Highlights 9:05 a.m. Lino Gutierrez, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere; Gustavo Mohar, director-general of Mexico's department of immigration; and Doris Meissner, Carnegie Endowment senior associate, and former Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner, present "Debate: North America."

10:15 a.m. Hans-Ulrich Klose, German Bundestag; Jorge Braga de Macedo, president of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Development Centre; and Demetrios Papademetriou, co-director of the Carnegie Endowment's migration program, "Debate: European Union."

Location: Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/973-5807.

National Association of Counties conference 9 a.m. The National Association of Counties holds its 2001 legislative conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. National Commission on Election Standards and Reform releases National Association of Counties survey on county election services.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/942-4220.

Election reform forum 9:30 a.m. Common Cause holds a forum on election reform. Topics include Internet voting, maximizing citizen access to voting, and the pros and cons of the Electoral College. Location: Jurys Washington Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/736-5770.

"Read Across America" day 10 a.m. The National Education Association holds its fourth annual Read Across America day. First lady Laura Bush; Bob Chase, National Education Association president; and children from Thompson Elementary School's Reading Is Fundamental program participate. Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 901 G St. NW. Contact: 202/822-7259.

Reading program 11:30 a.m. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, host a reading of "House Mouse-Senate Mouse," as part of a program celebrating Read Across America day. Bob Chase, National Education Association, and students from Bruce Monroe Elementary School participate. Location: Capitol, Room H-204. Contact: 202/225-0100 or 202/225-8050.

Special-education systems briefing 11:45 a.m. The American Youth Policy Forum holds a news briefing on special-education systems that segregate and limit educational opportunities for minority students. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/775-9731 or 202/955-9450. Note: Registration is required.

Venture capitalism forum noon The Economic Strategy Institute presents a luncheon forum, "The New Venture Capitalism: How Does It Impact the Technology Sector and the Economy?" Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/326-8554.

First Amendment discussion noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a luncheon program on " 'Hey, That's My Face!' When Rights of Publicity Confront the First Amendment." Judge Alex Kozinski, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Paul Hanly Jr., attorney for Andy Warhol and Warhol Foundation; and John Riggins, former Washington Redskins running back and plaintiff in Riggins versus Town & Country Properties, participate. Location: First Floor, Williams and Connolly Conference Center, 725 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Parra performance noon Georgetown University hosts Isabell Parra, Chilean singer, who gives a short talk and performs. Location, Red Square, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Medicare prescription drug funds news conference 12:30 p.m. Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat; and Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat hold a news conference on the failure of President Bush's budget to provide adequate funds for Medicare prescription drugs. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/224-2633.

Peru discussion 12:30 p.m. The Washington Office on Latin America holds a panel discussion titled "Peru's Transition to Democracy: The Impact on Human Rights." Location: Methodist Building, 122 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/797-2171.

Laughter lecture 4:30 p.m. American University's Psychology Department presents a lecture titled "Laughter: What, When and Why." The speaker is Robert R. Provine, professor at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, who will discuss the evolution of laughter from great apes to today's language. Location: Room 1, Ward Circle Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Transatlantic agenda conference 5 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute's New Atlantic Initiative and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation hold a conference on "The Potential for Conflict and Cooperation in the New Transatlantic Agenda." Location: 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/331-1819.

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