- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 28, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Cloning issues Noon House Energy and Commerce's oversight and investigations subcommittee holds hearing on "Issues Raised by Human Cloning Research." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

Sudan policy 2:30 p.m. House International Relations' Africa subcommittee and international operations and human rights subcommittee hold joint hearing on "America's Sudan Policy: A New Direction?" Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

PRESIDENT BUSH

2:35 p.m. Meets with high-tech business leaders, White House.

4:30 p.m. Meets with King Juan Carlos I of Spain, White House.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Schedule not available.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:

Docket No. 00-201: New York Times Co. vs. Tasini; and Docket No. 00-151: United States vs. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Coop. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the Commerce Department's decision to release unadjusted census data. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing to examine health information for consumers. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on issues related to preserving and protecting Main Street USA. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the "Energy Department Nonproliferation Programs With Russia." Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10:30 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on pending legislation, including a bill to authorize the integration and consolidation of alcohol and substance-abuse programs and services provided by Indian tribal governments. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. 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 Aviation Administration. Jane Garvey, Federal Aviation Administration administrator, testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

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

10 a.m. Resources Committee mark up pending legislation, including the Great Falls Historic District Study Act of 2001. Location: 1324 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing to focus on the small-business implications of the proposed Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure's water resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing on water infrastructure needs. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a "Members Day" hearing on "No Child Left Behind." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. Agriculture's department operations, oversight, nutrition, and forestry subcommittee holds a hearing to review the National Fire Plan implementation. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

2 p.m. Appropriations' labor, health and human services, education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for National Institutes of Health. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. Energy and Commerce's environment and hazardous materials subcommittee holds a hearing on "Drinking Water Needs and Infrastructure." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure's economic development, public buildings, and emergency management subcommittee marks up pending legislation, including resolutions to authorize the use of the Capitol grounds for the 20th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service and performances by the John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts Millennial Stage. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

King Juan Carlos I visit all day The Embassy of Spain hosts the official visit of its king to the United States.

Highlights noon Attends a luncheon at the Inter-American Development Bank.

4:30 p.m. Meets with President Bush, White House.

7:30 p.m. Receives the "Special International Democracy Award," Organization of American States. Contact: 202/265-0190.

Bike summit 8:30 a.m. The League of American Bicyclists holds its National Bike Summit. The speakers include Mayor Anthony A. Williams and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman. Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/822-1333.

Ukraine briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "The Crisis in Ukraine: A View From the Front Lines." The speaker is Roman Kupchinsky, director of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Ukrainian Service. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Marijuana Policy Project briefing 9 a.m. The Marijuana Policy Project holds a breakfast briefing prior to oral arguments at the Supreme Court in the case of United States vs. Oakland Cannabis Buyers Coop, Docket No. 00-151. Location: The Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. NW. Contact: 202/462-5747.

Intellectual property rights briefing 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation presents a media nosh, "Copyright in Cyberspace: Are Intellectual Property Rights Obsolete in the Digital Economy?" Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League news conference 10 a.m. The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) holds a news conference to announce Fight4Choice, a new $10 million campaign to restore pro-choice leadership in the White House and Congress. Location: 1156 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/973-3032.

Bush and the environment news conference 10:15 a.m. Environmental Media Services and the Wilderness Society hold a news conference to demand reversal of the Bush administration's agenda on the environment and public health. Sen. Thomas Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, participate. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/463-6670 or 202/429-8441.

Budget resolution news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, holds a news conference to discuss the 2002 budget resolution. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/225-0100.

Handgun Control news conference 11 a.m. Handgun Control holds a news conference two days before the 20th anniversary of the shooting of James Brady, former Reagan press secretary, in the presidential assassination attempt. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/898-0792.

Secret Evidence Repeal Act news conference 11:45 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to announce the introduction of the "Secret Evidence Repeal Act," a bill that would abolish the use of secret evidence in American courts by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2931.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus news conference 1:30 p.m. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus sponsors a news conference to discuss the introduction of a resolution to encourage educators to teach about the accomplishments of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement and promote the creation of a Cesar Chavez holiday, March 31st. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-6918.

Tax credits legislation news conference 2:30 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce identical Senate and House legislation that would provide tax credits for home or business purchase of a stationary fuel cell. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4476 or 202/224-4041.

Budget news conference 5:30 p.m. The House leadership, including Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, holds a news conference on the budget. Location: Capitol, House Radio-TV Gallery Studio. Contact: 202/225-0600.

Award presentation 6 p.m. Georgetown University holds a ceremony for the presentation of the 20th Jit Trainor Award for Distinction in the Conduct of Diplomacy to Dennis Ross, former special Middle East coordinator at the State Department. Location: Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/965-5735.

Memories lecture 6 p.m. The National Academies holds a lecture on recent research showing similarities among molecular mechanisms for the storage of memories. The speaker is Eric Kandel, 2000 Nobel Prize winner in medicine. Location: 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Macedonia discussion 6:30 p.m. American University's School of International Service holds a discussion on the latest issues in Macedonia. Lubica Acevska, former Macedonian ambassador to the United States, participates. Location: School of International Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.

Scholarship awards program 7:30 p.m. The Very Special Arts Program sponsors a scholarship awards program honoring five young musicians with disabilities who were selected from a pool of 70 applicants, and featuring performances by the honorees. Location: Terrace Theater, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Contact: 202/628-2800.

Ireland speech 8 p.m. The National Organization for Women (NOW) holds a program on the role of students in NOW's Emergency Campaign to Save Women's Lives and to pressure the government to uphold women's rights. The speaker is Patricia Ireland, NOW president. Location: 302 Corcoran Hall, George Washington University, 21st Street between H and G streets NW. Contact: 202/628-8669.


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