- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 21, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Energy situation 9:30 a.m. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds hearing to review current U.S. energy trends and recent changes in energy markets. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

White House security 10 a.m. House Government Reform, District of Columbia subcommittee holds hearing on the future of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House. Mayor Anthony Williams testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

PRESIDENT BUSH

10:25 a.m. Addresses the American College of Cardiology annual convention, Orlando, Fla.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 00-347: Wharf Holdings Ltd. versus United International Holdings; and Docket Number 99-1994: Nevada versus Hicks. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations' defense subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for NATO issues. Location: 192 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

9:15 a.m. Veterans' Affairs marks up the Veterans' Opportunities Act of 2001 and the Veterans' Hospitals Emergency Repair Act. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9164.

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on U.S. national security. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. Budget Committee marks up the fiscal 2002 budget resolution. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10 a.m. Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on the president's tax-relief provisions that affect individuals. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security meeting all day The Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security holds its annual meeting and public policy briefing. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta speaks at 6:30 p.m. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/366-5565 or 202/482-7450.

National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials conference 8 a.m. The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials presents its 2001 legislative conference. The keynote speaker is Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/289-3500.

Hagel speech 8:30 a.m. The American League of Lobbyists hosts an address by Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/960-3011.

Passengers rights discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on passengers rights regarding airline delays and cancellations. Reps. Peter A. DeFazio, Oregon Democrat, and Louise M. Slaughter, New York Democrat, and Consumer Travel Rights Center and Consumers Union representatives participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Ecstasy hearing 9:30 a.m. The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control holds a hearing to examine the use and effects of the drug Ecstasy. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9032.

Women's History Month ceremony 10 a.m. Attorney General John Ashcroft and Janet Ashcroft host a ceremony in honor of Women's History Month. Location: Great Hall, main Justice building, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/616-2777.

Charitable choice initiative news conference 10:15 a.m. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and Reps. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, and Tony P. Hall, Ohio Democrat, hold a news conference on the president's charitable choice initiative. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2800.

Land mines report briefing 11 a.m. The National Research Council holds a briefing on its report, "Alternatives to Anti-personnel Landmines." Location: Lecture Room, National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Snowmobile briefing noon The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association holds a luncheon briefing to introduce a quieter and cleaner snowmobile. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 517/881-1498.


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