- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 1, 2001


TODAYS HEADLINERS
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration — 7 p.m. — The Smithsonian Institution opens its Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration with a one-act play, "Donut Holes in Orbit," about a Chinese-American womans struggle to fulfill her familys goals as well as her own. Location: Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/786-2403.

PRESIDENT BUSH
2:30 p.m. — Releases plans for a national missile defense, National Defense University, Fort McNair.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
10 a.m. — Census Bureau releases report on the value of new construction put in place for March. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:15 a.m. — Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the advisory committee on organ transplantation. Location: Sheraton Suites, Old Town Alexandria, 801 N. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria. Contact: 301/657-4254, Ext. 228.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds hearing on the report of the Panel to Review the V-22 Program. Location: 216 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
10 a.m. — Appropriations, commerce, justice, state and the judiciary subcommittee holds hearing on appropriations for the Commerce Departments fiscal 2002 budget. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans testifies. Location: Capitol, Room S-146. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. — Small Business Committee holds a hearing on "SBAs Funding Priorities for FY2002." John Whitmore, acting administrator of the Small Business Administration, testifies. Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5175.
10:15 a.m. — Foreign Relations, European affairs subcommittee holds hearing on religious freedom in Western Europe. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
1 p.m. — Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing on a resolution on "The Electricity Emergency Act of 2001." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
1:30 p.m. — Government Reform, criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on "U.S. Air Interdiction Efforts in South America After the Peru Incident." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
2 p.m. — Armed Services, military procurement subcommittee holds hearing on recommendations on the V-22 Osprey program. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
2 p.m. — Ways and Means, health subcommittee holds hearing on "Medicare+Choice: Lessons for Reform." Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
3 p.m. — Administration Committee holds a hearing on campaign finance reform. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8281.

GENERAL AGENDA
Anti-Defamation League meeting — 8 a.m. — The Anti-Defamation League holds its annual leadership meeting.
Highlights — 8 a.m. — Congressional debate with members of Congress.
12:30 p.m. — Attorney General John Ashcroft, "Fighting Hate Crime in America."
1:30 p.m. — John DiIulio Jr., director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, "Faith-Based Initiatives: Protecting the Church-State Wall."
Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 212/885-7747 or 212/885-7755.
Food policy conference — 9 a.m. — The Consumer Federation of America Foundation holds its 24th national food policy conference.
Highlights — 9 a.m. — General Session, "Tackling Obesity: Family and Community Lifestyles."
10:15 a.m. — Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat, morning address, "American Agriculture, Food Safety and the Safety Net."
12:30 p.m. — Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, luncheon address, "Food Policy: The Next Four Years — A Congressional View."
Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.
Girls report release — 10 a.m. — The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring the release of a joint American Bar Association-National Bar Association white paper on the dramatic increase in girls in the nations juvenile justice system. The participants include Martha Barnett, American Bar Association president, and Evett Simmons, National Bar Association president. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Roadless area conservation rule news conference — 11:30 a.m. — The National Environmental Trust, Alaska Rainforest Campaign, the Audubon Society and the Wilderness Society hold a news conference to protest Bush administration plans to kill the roadless area conservation rule. Location: Capitol, grassy area next to Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/429-2875 or 202/887-8838.
"Worthy Wages Day" news conference — noon — Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, and Rep. George Miller, California Democrat, hold a news conference to introduce the "Focus on Committed and Underpaid Staff for Childrens Sake Act" as part of "Worthy Wages Day." Location: Capitol, Southeast Lawn. Contact: 202/224-0346.
Signing ceremony — 2:15 p.m. — The Transportation Department hosts a signing ceremony for a multilateral Open Skies agreement with four U.S.-Asia-Pacific aviation partners. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta participates. Location: 700 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5571.
Award presentation — 5:15 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts the presentation of the "New Atlantic Initiative Freedom Prize" to Viktor Orban, prime minister of Hungary. Rep. Henry J. Hyde, Illinois Republican, and Jeane Kirkpatrick, American Enterprise Institute, participate. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Awards reception — 6 p.m. — The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability holds an awards reception honoring individuals who have been leaders in the movement to clean up radioactive wastes, address the needs of workers and neighbors contaminated by U.S. nuclear weapons facilities and stop unnecessary weapons research and production. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: Bob Schaeffer, 202/543-8444.


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