- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 22, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

D.C. police performance 10 a.m. Senate Governmental Affairs, oversight of government management, restructuring and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on assessing the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department's year 2000 performance. John Koskinen, D.C. city administrator, and Charles Ramsey, D.C. chief of police, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

Prescription drugs for seniors 2:30 p.m. Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing on "Prescription Drugs and Medicare Financing." Dan Crippen, director of the Congressional Budget Office, testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Chinese Vice Prime Minister Qian Qichen, White House.

10:40 a.m. Addresses the National Newspaper Association 40th Annual Government Affairs Conference, Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW.

Noon Tours and dedicates the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, Catholic University.

2:55 p.m. Meets with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

SENATE

No agenda available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds an oversight hearing of the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on proposed legislation authorizing funds for fiscal 2002 for the Defense Department. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

11 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on "Debt Management." Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

2 p.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the goals and priorities of the members of the National Congress of American Indians for the 107th Congress. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

]10 a.m. Appropriations, transportation and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the Federal Highway Administration. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce, health subcommittee holds a hearing on "Assessing HIPAA: How Federal Medical Record Privacy Regulations Can Be Improved." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Veterans' Affairs Committee and the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hold a joint hearing to receive the legislative priorities of the American Veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam, the American Ex-Prisoners of War, the Vietnam Veterans of America, and the Retired Officers Association. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9164.

10 a.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up legislation fixing the marriage penalty and expanding the child credit. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

10:30 a.m. Armed Services, military research and development subcommittee holds a hearing on innovative research companies. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

1 p.m. Science, energy subcommittee holds a hearing on "Civil Penalties for Nuclear Safety Violations by Nonprofit Department of Energy Contractors Under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

2 p.m. Government Reform, technology and procurement policy subcommittee holds an oversight hearing to examine federal government agencies' efforts to create and promote telecommuting programs. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. Resources, energy and mineral resources subcommittee holds a hearing on oil and gas resources on federal submerged lands. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

GENERAL AGENDA

Campaign finance reform news conference 9 a.m. The House Centrist Coalition holds a news conference to express support for campaign finance reform. Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat, participate. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-3915.

Ion Track Instruments news conference 9:30 a.m. Ion Track Instruments holds a news conference to debut the EntryScan3, a vapor and particle explosives and narcotics detection portal. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/778-1036.

POWs news conference 9:30 a.m. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, holds a news conference on U.S. POWs from World War II. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2415.

Tax Limitation Amendment news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress, including Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, hold a news conference to kick off the "Tax Limitation Amendment," which would require Congress to pass any tax increase by a two-thirds vote rather than a simple majority. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-3361.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee briefing 10 a.m. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds its first 107th Congress briefing on the genesis and foundation of Indian affairs policy, including Indian self-determination. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

Judicial Watch news conference 10 a.m. Judicial Watch, a nonpartisan public interest law firm that has been conducting a recount of disputed ballots in Florida, holds a news conference to announce key findings on its recount. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/882-7500.

Energy bill news conference 10:15 a.m. Sens. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat, hold a news conference to introduce an energy bill. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-5556 or 202/224-5521.

Religion in public life lecture 10:30 a.m. Georgetown University presents a lecture by E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post columnist, on "The Role of Religion in Public Life." Location: Philodemic Room, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Equal Rights Amendment news conference 11 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to announce reintroduction of the Equal Rights Amendment in the House and Senate on the anniversary of its original passage. Location: Senate Swamp (Rain location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building). Contact: 202/225-7944.

No Taxation Without Representation Act news conference 11:30 a.m. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, and Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, hold a news conference to introduce legislation, "The No Taxation Without Representation Act of 2001," which would put an end to federal taxes for D.C. residents until they receive the same congressional voting rights as other income-tax-paying American citizens. Mayor Anthony A. Williams and D.C. Council Chairman Linda Cropp participate. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8050.

Estate tax repeal news conference 11:30 a.m. The American Conservative Union presents a news conference on "The Real Victims of the Death Tax" by supporters of estate tax repeal. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 703/836-8602.

"Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on Capitol Hill Lunch" noon The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation and the March of Dimes National Capital Area Chapter host the second annual "Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on Capitol Hill Lunch." Location: 325 Russell Senator Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6577.

Pro-life forum noon Concerned Women for America holds a Congressional Pro-Life Forum. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/488-7000.

Moyers speech 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club hosts a Newsmaker luncheon featuring journalist Bill Moyers, producer of an upcoming Public Broadcasting Service investigative report, "Trade Secrets," on the influence of industrial money and power in politics despite danger to public health. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Higher education legislation news conference 12:30 p.m. Democratic members of Congress holds a news conference to reveal legislation to boost federal support for historically black colleges, Hispanic serving institutions and tribally controlled colleges and make higher education more affordable for low-income families. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/225-2095.

Sudan news conference 1:30 p.m. Reps. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, and Donald M. Payne, New Jersey Democrat, hold a bipartisan news conference on the suffering and slavery in Sudan. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-6007.

No Child Left Behind Act news conference 1:30 p.m. Rep. John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, holds a news conference to introduce President Bush's education bill, "The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

Town hall meeting 7:30 p.m. The Washington City Paper and the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church hold a town hall meeting on "Potential Benefits and Dangers of Naturopathic Medicines and Alternative Treatments." Location: Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, 4606 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/332-3199.


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