- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 8, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Cambodia briefing 8:30 a.m. The International Republican Institute holds a media briefing to assess the Bush administration's policy toward Cambodia and to discuss aspects of the Khmer Rouge trial. Sam Rainsy, Cambodian democratic opposition party leader, and Tiolong Saumara, member of parliament for Phnom Penh, participate. Location: 1212 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-9450.

Antitrust enforcement policy discussion noon The Brookings Institution sponsors a luncheon discussion of likely antitrust enforcement policy under the Bush administration. The speakers are Robert Litan and Robert Hahn, AEI-Brookings Joint Center on Regulatory Studies. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6310.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Noon Swearing-in ceremony for Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez, White House.

1:30 p.m. Meets with NATO Secretary-General George Robertson, Oval Office of the White House.

5:20 p.m. CST Speaks at his welcome to North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

1:45 p.m. Meets with members of the House of Representatives, Capitol, Room HC-5.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. National Institute for Literacy holds a meeting of the National Institute for Literacy Board (advisory board). Location: Suite 730, 1775 I St. NW. Contact: 202/233-2027.

Noon Energy Department holds a meeting of the worker advocacy advisory committee. Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/586-7551.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds hearing to consider President Bush's fiscal 2002 budget proposal. Education Secretary Roderick Paige testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee marks up the Brownfields Revitalization and Environment Restoration Act of 2001. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on "Easing the Family Tax Burden," centering on the child tax credit, marriage-tax relief, and the negative effects of the alternative minimum tax. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee's markup session to consider pending business. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to examine foreign policy issues and the president's proposed budget request for fiscal 2002 for the State Department. Secretary of State Colin Powell testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2 p.m. Governmental Affairs Committee meets to consider proposed legislation requesting funds for the committee's operating expenses, subcommittee assignments and rules of procedure for the 107th Congress. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

4 p.m. Rules and Administration Committee holds a hearing to consider an omnibus-funding resolution for the committee of the Senate for the 107th Congress. Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6352.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on "Members Day," members of Congress and organizations' perspectives on the economic outlook. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

9:30 a.m. Financial Services Committee's markup session to consider "Views and Estimates of the Committee on Financial Services on Matters To Be Set Forth on the Concurrent Resolution on the Fiscal 2002 Budget." Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

9:30 a.m. Veterans' Affairs Committee and the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hold a joint hearing to receive the legislative priorities of the Blinded Veterans Association, the Non-Commissioned Officers Association, the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Paralyzed Veterans of America. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9164 and 202/224-9126.

10 a.m. Agriculture Committee holds hearing to review federal farm commodity programs with barley growers. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10 a.m. Appropriations' interior and related agencies subcommittee holds oversight hearing on the National Park Service. Location: B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Appropriations' transportation and related agencies subcommittee holds hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the Transportation Department. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce's commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on "The EU Date Protection Directive: Implications for the U.S. Privacy Debate." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce's telecommunications and the internet subcommittee holds a hearing on "Technology and Education: A Review of Federal, State and Private Sector Programs." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up pending legislation, including a bill to make technical corrections to various antitrust laws, a bill to make technical corrections in patent, copyright and trademark laws, and the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Resources' forests and forest health subcommittee hearing on national fire plan implementation. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on reform of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

10 a.m. Resources' national parks, recreation and public lands' subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to require that the interior secretary conduct a study to identify sites and resources for commemorating and interpreting the Cold War, legislation to authorize the interior secretary to establish the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home National Historic Site, and for other purposes, and the Ronald Reagan Memorial Act of 2001. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure's Coast Guard and maritime transportation's subcommittee holds a hearing on Coast Guard fiscal 2001 supplemental funding needs. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce's education reform's subcommittee holds a hearing on "Measuring Success: Using Assessments and Accountability to Raise Student Achievement." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

1 p.m. Judiciary's crime subcommittee holds a hearing to consider legislation on a House resolution, "Consequences for Juvenile Offenders Act of 2001." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Ban Landmines Week activities all day The U.S. and International Campaigns to Ban Landmines present Ban Landmines Week activities.

Highlights 10 a.m. Reps. Jim McGovern, Massachusetts Democrat, and Jack Quinn, New York Republican; Jerry Quinn, U.S. campaign chairman; the Rev. Bob Edgar, National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; Jody Williams, international campaign; and Song Kosal, 17, Cambodian land-mine survivor, news conference, Capitol, East Lawn.

6 p.m. Queen Noor of Jordan, patron, Landmine Survivors Network, and Jody William, International Campaign to Ban Landmines, reception, Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 617/695-0041, ext. 220.

Consumer Federation of America conference all day The Consumer Federation of America holds its Consumer Assembly 2001. Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, deliver keynote addresses. Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.

Environmental summit all day The National Environmental Policy Institute presents an environmental summit "Democratizing Environmental Policy: Moving State and Local Priorities Into Washington."

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Rep. W.J. "Billy" Tauzin, Louisiana Republican, opening address.

9 a.m. Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening, morning keynote, and Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton.

11 a.m. Reps. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat, and Scott McInnis, Colorado Republican; and North Carolina state Rep. John Hackney, panel, "The Environment in the 107th Congress How Can States Help Define the Issues/Priorities?"

1:05 p.m. Christine Todd Whitman, Environmental Protection Agency administrator.

2 p.m. Rep. Barbara Cubin, Wyoming Republican, afternoon address.

2:45 p.m. Reps. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat, Peter Hoekstra, Michigan Republican, and James T. Walsh, New York Republican, case studies/breakout sessions.

Location: Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/857-4784.

International trade priorities forum 8 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents a breakfast forum on international trade priorities. The speaker is Pascal Lamy, European trade commissioner. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Airline Competition and Passenger Bill of Rights Act news conference 9:30 a.m. Rep. John D. Dingell, Michigan Democrat, holds a news conference to announce "The Airline Competition and Passenger Bill of Rights Act." Location: Capitol, Room HC-6. Contact: 202/225-4071.

Honor cordon 9:40 a.m. The Defense Department holds an honor cordon to welcome German Minister of Defense Rudolf Scharping to the Pentagon, steps of the Pentagon River entrance. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: Steps of the Pentagon river entrance. Contact: 703/695-0169.

National League of Cities news conference 10 a.m. The National League of Cities holds a news conference to discuss "Six Critical Threats to America's Cities" and proposals for building a cities-federal partnership to overcome those threats. Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, National League of Cities president, and other municipal leaders participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/626-3051.

Institute of Medicine briefing 10 a.m. The Institute of Medicine holds a public briefing on its report, "Mammography and Beyond: Developing Technologies for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer." Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus news conference 10:30 a.m. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus holds a news conference to discuss how the Democratic budget plan addresses the needs of working Hispanic families. Location: Capitol, room S-207. Contact: 202/224-2939.

Budget and tax cut proposals discussion 10:30 a.m. The House Democratic Caucus holds a discussion on the difference between the Democratic and Republican budget and tax cut proposals. Location: Capitol, Room H-206. Contact: 202/225-0100.

American Society of Civil Engineers news conference 10:30 a.m. The American Society of Civil Engineers holds a news conference to release its "2001 Report Card for America's Infrastructure." Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/326-5129.

Bush tax-cut plan news conference 11 a.m. The Congressional Black Caucus holds a news conference on President Bush's tax-cut plan. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-3315.

D.C. General Hospital news conference 11 a.m. The Executive Intelligence Review holds a news conference to present information on Doctors Community Healthcare Corp., the group scheduled to take over D.C. General Hospital. Location: 441 Fourth St. NW (outside 1 Judiciary Square). Contact: 202/544-7087.

Defense Department ceremony 11:35 a.m. The Defense Department holds an honor cordon to welcome NATO Secretary-General George Robertson to the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: steps of the Pentagon river entrance. Contact: 703/695-0169.

American Enterprise Institute luncheon noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a luncheon featuring a major policy speech by South Korea President Kim Dae-jung. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

International Women's Day luncheon discussion noon The U.N. Washington Office holds an International Women's Day luncheon discussion on "Women and Peace: The Effects of War on Women and Their Role as Peacemakers." Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/454-2101.

Youth program noon The Hearst Foundation sponsors the 39th Annual United States Senate Youth Program. Sens. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, and Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, participate. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/822-0655.

Queen Noor speech 12:30 p.m. Queen Noor of Jordan addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Awards luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Mitsubishi Motors U.S.A. Foundation and Public Broadcasting Service's "To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe" host the fourth annual "Unsung Heroines Awards" luncheon honoring four women for their efforts to improve their communities. The participants include: Sens. Blanche Lambert Lincoln, Arkansas Democrat, and Christopher S. Bond, Missouri Republican; and Reps. Cynthia A. McKinney, Georgia Democrat, and Jennifer Dunn, Washington Republican. Location: B. Smith's Restaurant, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/261-2883.

Tax relief rally 12:30 p.m. The House Republican Leadership holds a tax-relief rally. The participants include: Reps. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, Dick Armey, Texas Republican, Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, and J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2800.

Russia lecture 4:45 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture titled "Policy Implications of the Demographic and Health Crises in Russia." The speaker is Murray Feshbach, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Location: Herter Room, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Cohen speech 6 p.m. George Washington University hosts an address on "The Making of National Security Policy: Views of the Past and Future." The speaker is William S. Cohen, former defense secretary. Location: Dorothy Betts Theatre, Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-3566.

National Building Museum lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum sponsors a lecture, "The Law of the Land," on how laws affect development and can be changed to promote smarter, more equitable growth. The speaker is Jonathan Weiss, executive director of the George Washington University Center on Sustainability and Regional Growth. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Awards dinner 7 p.m. The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters holds its 17th Annual Communications Awards Dinner. Honoree Aretha Franklin performs. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, NW. Contact: 202/328-2000.


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