- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 29, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Ukraine discussion noon The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "Tension in Ukraine." The speaker is Carlos Pascual, U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.

Helsinki Commission hearing on the Balkans 2 p.m. The U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) holds a hearing on "Recent Developments in and Around Kosovo," including escalation of violence in Macedonia and southern Serbia. Air Force Gen. Joseph Ralston, supreme allied commander Europe (NATO), participates. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

PRESIDENT BUSH

12:50 p.m. Hosts a working visit with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, White House.

3:30 p.m. Meets with black leaders, Roosevelt Room of the White House.

8 p.m. Addresses the 57th annual dinner of the Radio and Television Correspondents Association, Washington Hilton.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases Gross Domestic Product for fourth quarter 2000 (final estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

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

SENATE

Meets at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing, "Healthy Aging in Rural America." Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation aviation subcommittee holds a hearing to examine aviation delay-prevention legislation. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing, "Budget Surpluses, Debt Reduction." Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee oversight of government management, restructuring and the District of Columbia subcommittee and the House Government Reform civil service and agency organization subcommittee hold a joint hearing, "The National Security Implications of the Human Capital Crisis." Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751 or 202/225-5074.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of John Robert Bolton to be undersecretary of state for arms control and international security. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

11:30 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on pending nominations, including that of Kenneth W. Dam, to be deputy Treasury secretary. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on D.C. public schools and D.C. public charter schools. Location: 2362 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Appropriations commerce, justice, state and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on the Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justices David H. Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg testify. Location: Capitol, Room H-309. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Appropriations interior and related agencies subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the Energy Department and national energy strategy. Location: B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing, "Transforming the Federal Role in Education for the 21st Century." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee holds a hearing, "FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell: Agenda and Plans for Reform of the FCC." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Financial Services domestic monetary policy, technology, and economic growth subcommittee holds a hearing, "Beyond the Tax Cut: Unleashing the Economy." Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. Judiciary crime subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, "Drug Trafficking on the Southwest Border." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure railroads subcommittee holds a hearing, "Railroad Track Safety Issues." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Science environment, technology and standards subcommittee holds a hearing on a bill to strengthen the role of science at the Environmental Protection Agency. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

1 p.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up the Death Tax Elimination Act. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Uzbekistan briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "Repression and Human Rights in Uzbekistan." The speaker is Taliv Yakubov, general secretary, Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan. Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Trade agenda briefing 9 a.m. The House Policy Committee hosts a briefing on the Bush administration's trade agenda. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick participates. Location: Capitol, Room H-122. Contact: 202/225-6168.

King Juan Carlos meeting 9:30 a.m. Sens. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, and Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, host a meeting with King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Location: Capitol, Room S-211. Contact: 202/224-3135 or 202/224-5556.

Asian defense dilemmas briefing 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center Washington Roundtable for the Asia-Pacific Press (WRAPP) holds a news briefing, "Asian Defense Dilemmas." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1761.

Marriage penalty tax relief news conference 10:30 a.m. Republican members of Congress hold a news conference on marriage penalty tax relief. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6007.

Election-reform committee news conference 11 a.m. House Democrats hold a news conference to announce a House Democratic Caucus Special Committee on Election Reform. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-0100.

Congressional Child Care Caucus news conference 11:30 a.m. The Congressional Child Care Caucus holds a news conference to announce its effort to find bipartisan solutions to the child care problem in the United States. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/225-4115.

Nunn speech 12:30 p.m. Former Sen. Sam Nunn, Georgia Democrat, addresses a Newsmaker luncheon, "New Challenges to U.S. National Security." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Registered Nurses and Patients' Protection Act news conference 1 p.m. Members of Congress sponsor a news conference to announce the introduction of "The Registered Nurses and Patients' Protection Act," which seeks to end the practice of mandatory overtime for nurses. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3531.

Global AIDS Alliance news conference 1 p.m. The Global AIDS Alliance holds a news conference to announce its launch as an organization to build a national and international constituency to ensure a rapid, expanded and comprehensive response to the global HIV/AIDS problem. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/293-1001.

Education bill news conference 1 p.m. Reps. Mike Ferguson, New Jersey Republican, and Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat, hold a news conference to discuss the introduction of the "Helping Children Succeed by Fully Funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)," the House companion bill to the Hagel-Jeffords-Kennedy legislation in the Senate. Location: Capitol, Room HC-8. Contact: 202/225-5361.

Justice Department meeting 1 p.m. The Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs holds the quarterly meeting of the Federal Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Attorney General John Ashcroft participates. Location: Office of Justice Programs, main conference room, third floor, 810 Seventh St. NW. Contact: 202/307-3912.

Priests for Life news conference 2 p.m. Priests for Life holds a news conference to launch a $5 million national media campaign to promote the pro-life message on abortion. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/683-5004.

Awards ceremony 2 p.m. The General Services Administration holds a Design and Construction Awards ceremony to honor federal design and, for the first time, federal construction projects. The keynote speaker is Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Location: Atrium Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-1231.

Schroeder meeting 2:30 p.m. Members of Congress, including Reps. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican; Dick Armey, Texas Republican; and Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, hold a meeting with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. Location: Capitol, Room H-230. Contact: 202/225-2800.

Thompson speech 4:30 p.m. The George Washington University Law School sponsors its 21st annual Manuel F. Cohen Memorial Lecture, "Assessing the Clinton and Bush Justice Departments." The speaker is Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican. Location: Room 101, Lerner Hall, George Washington University Law School, 2000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6467.

Voting-methods discussion 6 p.m. The Congressional Black Caucus presents a discussion on voting methods, such as cumulative voting and proportional representation, and redistricting. Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3101.

National security discussion 6 p.m. Georgetown University hosts a program featuring Gen. James Jones, Marine Corps commandant, for a discussion, "Investment for National Security." Location: Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Pennsylvania Avenue discussion 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a discussion, "The New Pennsylvania Avenue NW: Reconnecting the White House and the District of Columbia." Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.


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