- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 20, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Leadership summit all day Regent University holds its National Leadership Summit. The participants include Michael Medved and Janet Parshall, hosts of nationally syndicated radio talk shows; Pat Robertson, founder and president of Regent University; and L. Brent Bozell III, founder and president of the Media Research Center. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 757/226-4093.

Clinton legacy discussion noon American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies presents a panel discussion, "The Clinton Legacy." Location: Sixth-floor boardroom, Butler Pavilion, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

PRESIDENT BUSH

9:50 a.m. Meets with women business leaders, White House.

11:35 a.m. Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, White House.

4:20 p.m. Visits CIA headquarters, Langley.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Noon Meets with the Northwest Energy Caucus in a closed meeting, Capitol, Room HC-5.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for January 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement (the "Monthly Budget") for February 2001. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:

Docket Number 99-1977: Saucier vs. Katz; and Docket Number 99-1964: Booth vs. Churner. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds hearing on the nomination of Marc Isaiah Grossman of Virginia to be undersecretary of state for political affairs. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. Finance Committee holds hearing to examine the Jordan Free Trade Agreement. Charlene Barshefsky, former U.S. trade representative, and Samuel Berger, former national security adviser, and John Sweeney, AFL-CIO president, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee hold a joint hearing to examine the findings and recommendations made by the Board of Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare Hospital Insurance trust funds in its 2001 Annual Reports on the financial status of the trust funds. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson testify. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625 or 202/224-4515.

2 p.m. Energy and Commerce's energy and air quality subcommittee holds hearing on "Electricity Markets: California." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

American Public Human Services Association meeting all day The American Public Human Services Association holds its 2001 Spring Meeting. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson participates. Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, Contact: 202/682-0100, Ext. 288.

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce conference all day The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds its 11th Annual Legislative Forums and Banquet.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, Texas Democrat, Congressional Breakfast keynote speaker.

11:45 a.m. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, Legislative Luncheon keynote speaker.

7 p.m. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez, Legislative Banquet keynote speaker.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/842-1212.

Energy summit all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a National Energy Summit for the discussion of foundations for a U.S. energy policy. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge speaks at 12:30 p.m. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

National Council of State Housing Agencies 8:30 a.m. The National Council of State Housing Agencies holds its annual legislative conference. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez speaks at 8:30 a.m. Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza East SW. Contact: 202/624-7710.

American Association of Port Authorities conference 8 a.m. The American Association of Port Authorities holds its spring conference.

Highlights 8 a.m. Sen. John Breaux, Louisiana Democrat, Port Person of the Year Award recipient and keynote speaker.

12:30 p.m. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, Washington People's Luncheon speaker.

Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 703/706-4714.

Higher education discussion 9 a.m. The National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices hosts a roundtable discussion on higher education, the formal launch of the association's major initiative on higher education, "Influencing the Future of Higher Education." The participants include Maryland Governor Parris Glendening; Kentucky Governor Paul Patton; Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge; and a panel of guests from the private and public sector. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/624-5334.

America Medical Association briefing 9:45 a.m. The American Medical Association sponsors a Journal of the AMA theme issue media briefing on "Women's Health." Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-7447.

Amtrak Reform Council news conference 10:30 a.m. The Amtrak Reform Council holds a news conference to release its second annual "Report to Congress." Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/366-0591.

Online privacy forum 11 a.m. The Cato Institute presents a Policy Forum, "Should the Technology Sector Support Federal Standards Regulating Online Privacy?" Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Arts programs discussion 11 a.m. The Congressional Arts Caucus sponsors a breakfast program and discussion of the critical need for federally funded arts and arts education programs. Members of the Creative Coalition participate. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3615.

Campaign finance reform news conference 11:30 a.m. Religious Leaders for Campaign Finance Reform hold a news conference to call upon members of Congress to support campaign finance reform and pass the McCain-Feingold bill unamended. Location: National Council of Churches, 110 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/387-2800.

Children's Internet Protection Act news conference 1 p.m. The Family Research Council holds a news conference in support of the constitutionality of the "Children's Internet Protection Act." Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/393-2100.

"Energy Star" program briefing 2 p.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute holds a congressional briefing on the "Energy Star" program, a partnership between the federal government and public and private entities to reduce energy consumption. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/628-1400.

Educational testing briefing 4 p.m. Rep. Robert Scott, Virginia Democrat, sponsors a briefing on "Educational Testing: Policy Considerations for the 107th Congress" focusing on the use of large scale testing and high stakes testing, the fair and appropriate use of tests, and current civil rights concerns. Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8351.

Mahoney speech 4:30 p.m. Catholic University of America presents its 2001 John Cardinal Dearden Lecture, "Charting a Course for Participation in Mission." The speaker is Cardinal Roger Mahoney, archbishop of Los Angeles. Location: Life Cycle Institute Auditorium, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.

Awards banquet 6 p.m. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department hold its 2001 Energy Star Awards banquet to recognize leaders in energy efficiency from businesses, schools, universities, utilities and other organizations participating in the Energy Star program. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman delivers the keynote address. Location: Marriott at Metro Center Hotel, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/944-5179.

On-line entertainment symposium 8 p.m. Georgetown University Law Center Student Ambassadors host a symposium on "Online Entertainment: Intellectual Property or Internet Piracy." Location: Moot Court Room, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.


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