- The Washington Times - Friday, March 9, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Conservative Women's Network luncheon noon The Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute and the Heritage Foundation hold a Conservative Women's Network luncheon program exploring "Effective Communication Techniques." The speaker is Genevieve Wood, director of the Center for Print and Broadcast Media. Location: Van Andel Conference Room, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 703/318-0730.

Paige speech noon Education Secretary Rod Paige addresses a National Association of State Boards of Education legislative conference. Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/401-3026.

PRESIDENT BUSH

In South Dakota and Louisiana to promote his budget and tax-cut plans, and then travels to Crawford, Texas.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY

Schedule not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation for February 2001. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. Defense Department holds a panel meeting to review the V-22 Osprey program. Location: Ballroom, Mezzanine Level, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1489 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/602-1515.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Senate meets at 10 a.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing, "The Employment Situation: February 2001." Katharine Abraham, Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner, testifies. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

GENERAL AGENDA

Consumer Federation of America conference all day The Consumer Federation of America holds its annual Consumer Assembly 2001.
Highlights 9 a.m. Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, House consumer agenda.
10:45 a.m. Lawrence Lindsey, assistant to the president for economic policy, "A New Administration: What Can Consumers Expect?"
Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.
Child Welfare League of America conference all day The Child Welfare League of America hosts its national conference, "Children 2001: Creating Connected Communities."
Highlights 12:30 p.m. Closing luncheon, on the future children, and awards presentations.
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/638-2952.
Environmental summit all day The National Environmental Policy Institute presents an environmental summit, "Democratizing Environmental Policy: Moving State and Local Priorities into Washington." The luncheon speaker is Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Location: Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/857-4784.
Vietnam briefing 8:30 a.m. The Asia Society Washington Center holds a briefing on Vietnam and prospects for congressional approval of the U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement. The speaker is Douglas "Pete" Peterson, U.S. ambassador to Vietnam. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 K St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.
Capitalism discussion 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, "Capitalism and the Third World." The speaker is Fernando de Soto, Peruvian author and economist, and former adviser to then-Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.
Yugoslavia discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion, "The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: The Road to Democracy." Milan St. Protic, ambassador of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to the United States, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Tax-policy seminar 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents its Seminar Series on Tax Policy, "Blueprint for International Tax Reform." The speaker is David Bradford, Princeton University. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights meeting 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting, featuring a discussion on its initial evaluation of its probe of purported Florida voting-rights irregularities, including hearings in Tallahassee and Miami. Mary Frances Berry, commission chairman, issues a statement on behalf of the commission. Location: Room 540, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/833-9771, Ext. 110.
Report release 9:30 a.m. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation holds a media briefing to release its report prepared by Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, "Substance Abuse: The Nation's No. 1 Health Problem Key Indicators for Policy," tracking illicit drug, alcohol and tobacco use, prevention and treatment trends. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/652-1558.
Morocco lecture 10 a.m. American University sponsors a lecture, "Pathways to Human Rights in Morocco." The speaker is Fatna Bouih, women's rights activist and former political prisoner. Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
Signing ceremony 10 a.m. The Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad holds a ceremony to sign a comprehensive agreement between the United States and the Slovak Republic to preserve cultural heritage. Michael Lewan, Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, and Slovak Minister of Culture Milan Knazko participate. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/254-3824.
Brownfields Revitalization and Environmental Restoration Act of 2001 forum 10 a.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds a media forum on "The Brownfields Revitalization and Environmental Restoration Act of 2001." Christine Todd Whitman, Environmental Protection Agency administrator, participates. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/293-7330.
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights news conference 11:30 a.m. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights holds a news conference to report on the proceedings of the commission's 110th special session, meetings with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the commission's annual report. Location: Columbus Room, Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.
Emily's List luncheon noon Emily's List hosts its "Five Star Luncheon" to honor winning Democratic female senators in the 2000 elections. Location: International Ballroom, Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-1448.
Environmental legislation discussion noon The D.C. Bar Association presents a brown-bag program, "Environmental Legislation in the 107th Congress." Congressional committee staff members and counsels participate. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.
Senate Democratic Policy Committee news conference noon The Senate Democratic Policy Committee holds a news conference to release a report that it claims documents the trade-off required by President Bush's tax-cut plan that leaves no room for adding a prescription-drug benefit to Medicare. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-1191.
Land mines discussion noon The Asia Pacific Center for Justice and Peace and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines hold a brown-bag discussion, "Land Mines in Southeast Asia." Location: Conference Room 4, United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/543-1094 or 202/547-2667.
Medicaid briefing 12:15 p.m. The Kaiser Family Foundation, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, and the Alliance for Health Reform present a briefing, "Medicaid 101: What You Need to Know About America's Health Coverage Program for Low-Income and Disabled People." Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626, or 202/347-5270.
Whitehead Forum noon The Council for Excellence in Government holds its Whitehead Forum to discuss the nation's public agenda and major factors affecting the performance of the American government. Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, outlines major management problems confronting the Bush administration. Location: 1301 K St. NW. Contact: 202/224-4944 or 202/224-7484.
European Union briefing 12:45 p.m. The European Union (EU) sponsors a news briefing by EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy after the conclusion of talks with U.S. trade, economic and finance officials. Location: Press Room, European Commission Delegation, 2300 M St. NW. Contact: 202/862-9530.
Indonesia news conference 3:30 p.m. The Indonesia Action Coalition with the Coalition for Defense of Human Rights holds a news conference to present accusations of human rights atrocities in Indonesia's religious/ethnic conflict not yet reported by media. Location: Capitol, Room EF-100. Contact: 800/684-2408.


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