- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 27, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Energy policy 1 p.m. House Energy and Commerce, energy and air quality subcommittee holds a hearing on "National Energy Policy: Nuclear Energy." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

Terrorism hearing 2 p.m. Senate Judiciary, technology, terrorism, and government information subcommittee holds a hearing on the domestic response capabilities for terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

PRESIDENT BUSH

1:45 p.m. CST Makes remarks to Southwest Michigan First Coalition, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases an advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for February 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on international economic policy. Location: Room 1107, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-1826.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:

Docket Number 00-454: Atkinson Trading Co. vs. Shirley; and Docket Number 00-6677: Penry vs. Johnson. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing to review the Research, Extension and Education title of the Farm Bill. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing to examine early education and care programs in the United States. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee markup to consider legislation related to U.S. drug-certification laws. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform, energy policy, natural resources and regulatory affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on "A Rush to Regulate the Congressional Review Act and Recent Federal Regulations." Location: 2154 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 "Combating Terrorism: In Search of a National Strategy." Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. Resources, water and power subcommittee holds a hearing on the status of federal Western water resources. Location: 1324 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

2 p.m. Ways and Means, health subcommittee holds a hearing on "Medicare Modernization: Laying the Groundwork for a Prescription Drug Benefit." Dan Crippen, Congressional Budget Office director, testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

2:30 p.m. Government Reform, criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on "Medical Marijuana: Federal Drug Law and the Constitution's Supremacy Clause." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Economy policy conference all day The National Association for Business Economics sponsors its Washington Economic Policy Conference.

Highlights 8:45 a.m. Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Board chairman, discusses "Monetary Policy and the Economy."

9:30 a.m. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill, address.

10 a.m. Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat, National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare chairman, address.

11:15 a.m. Sen. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican, address.

Noon Thomas Capps, chairman, president and CEO of Dominion Resources, address.

1:30 p.m. Rep. Earl Pomeroy, North Dakota Democrat, discusses Social Security.

2 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, address.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/463-6223.

Housing policy conference all day The National Low Income House Coalition holds its Annual Housing Policy Conference and Lobby Day. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez delivers a closing address at 6 p.m. Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/662-1530.

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees conference all day The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, holds its biennial legislative conference on tax cuts, privatization and other issues of importance to working families.

Highlights 10 a.m. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat.

12:30 p.m. Rep. Jack Quinn, New York Republican, and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, luncheon speakers.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/429-1130.

Chechnya briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "A Breakthrough for Chechnya?" The speaker is Ilyas Akhmadov, foreign minister of Chechen Republic Ichkeriya. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Smoking report news conference 9:30 a.m. The Office of the Surgeon General holds a news conference to release a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that provides a composite overview of smoking and health issues among women and girls in the United States. Surgeon General David Satcher and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/443-4000 or 202/205-8500.

National Sleep Foundation news conference 10 a.m. The National Sleep Foundation holds a news conference to release results of its "2001 Sleep-in-America" poll. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/347-3471, Ext. 205.

Korea news conference noon The American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AmCham Korea) delegation holds a news conference to describe in more detail AmCham Korea's position on U.S.-Korean trade issues and discuss its visit to Washington this week. Location: Hogan & Hartson Litigation Center courtroom, Concourse Level, 555 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/637-8633.

Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds luncheon featuring a congressional staff panel discussion on "November Presidential Election: The Aftermath." Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Emergency Committee for American Trade meeting 12:30 p.m. The Emergency Committee for American Trade hosts a meeting featuring a discussion on "Need for Trade Promotion Authority." The speaker is Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican. Location: Rotunda Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/659-5147 or 202/225-6007.

Human Genome Project briefing 2 p.m. The Senate Biotech Caucus holds a hearing on the benefits and risks of the Human Genome Project. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0346.

Hate-crimes legislation news conference 2 p.m. Members of Congress holds a news conference to kick off a bipartisan campaign to pass real hate-crimes legislation this year. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2633 or 202/225-0100.

Honor cordon 2 p.m. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz hosts an honor cordon for Ukrainian Defense Minister Anatoly Zlenko. Location: Pentagon River Entrance steps. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Worker exploitation news conference 2 p.m. The Justice Department holds a news conference to discuss worker exploitation. Attorney General John Ashcroft participates. Location: Room 5137, Main Justice Building, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/616-2777.

State quarters ceremony 4 p.m. Sen. Phil Gramm, Texas Republican, and Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill participate in a ceremony to accept 12 plaster casts used in the production of the first state quarters from the 50 State Quarter program. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0894.

Medical marijuana forum 4 p.m. The Cato Institute presents a policy forum titled "The Law and Politics of Medical Marijuana." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Dinosaurs discussion 5 p.m. Georgetown University hosts a discussion on "New Findings: What Killed the Dinosaurs?" Location: Room 141, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-2248.

E-government forum 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club presents a CyberCocktail Lecture Series forum on "The State of E-Government." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.


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