- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 10, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
Education discussion — 7:30 a.m. — The National Association of Manufacturers hosts a discussion on President Bushs education reform initiatives. The speaker is Education Secretary Rod Paige. Location: Constitution Ballroom C and D, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/637-3089 or 202/637-3094.
Powell testimony — 1 p.m. — House Appropriations foreign operations, export financing and related programs subcommittee holds a hearing on appropriations for the secretary of states fiscal 2002 budget. Secretary of State Colin Powell testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

PRESIDENT BUSH
3:30 p.m. Hosts the NCAA mens hockey champion, Boston College, Rose Garden of the White House.
Time to be announced Meets with mayors from the National League of Cities to discuss issues related to education and cities, White House.

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

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Appropriations, labor, health and human services, education subcommittee holds a hearing on appropriations for Education Departments fiscal 2002 budget. Education Secretary Rod Paige testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the Presidents proposed budget request for fiscal 2002 for the Energy Department. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham testifies. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
10 a.m. Appropriations, agriculture, rural development, and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing for fiscal 2002 Food and Drug Administration budget request. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation, aviation subcommittee holds a hearing to receive testimony on government and industrywide efforts to address air-traffic control delays. Jane Garvey, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
2:45 p.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing to receive goals and priorities of the Alaska native community for the 107th Congress. 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
9:30 a.m. Appropriations, veterans affairs, housing and urban development, and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations under the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Administrator Christie Whitman testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the "Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail Act of 2001" and the "Anti-Spamming Act of 2001." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
9:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, aviation subcommittee marks up the Airline Delay Reduction Act. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce, energy and air quality subcommittee marks up the "Electricity Emergency Act of 2001." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10:30 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on the "Annual Report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
1 p.m. Ways and Means, human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on "Promoting Safe and Stable Family Programs." Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
2 p.m. Appropriations, commerce, justice, state and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on appropriations for the U.S. trade representatives fiscal 2002 budget. U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick testifies. Location: Capitol, Room H-309. Contact: 202/225-2771.
4:45 p.m. Administration Committee holds a hearing on "Federal Election Reform." Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8281.

GENERAL AGENDA
Abusive child labor forum all day Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, hosts a forum on abusive child labor.
Highlights 10:30 a.m. Melissa Gilbert, actress, discussion with child farm workers, families and national advocates on "Ongoing, Abusive Child Labor Problems in the U.S. and Territories and National Plan of Action."
1 p.m. Linda Chavez-Thompson, AFL-CIO executive vice president, "Children in the Field and Their Connection to the Campaign for Global Fairness for All Working People."
Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3254.
Digital economy workshop 8:30 a.m. The European-American Business Council presents its 2001 digital economy workshop. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans participates. Location: Westin Grand Hotel, 2350 M St. NW. Contact: 202/347-9292, Ext. 5.
McVeigh execution news conference 10 a.m. Amnesty International holds a news conference to urge President Bush to institute an immediate moratorium on the federal death penalty and stop Timothy McVeighs execution. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. 202/544-0200, Ext. 302.
Anti-school-violence bill news conference 10 a.m. Reps. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, and David E. Bonior, Michigan Democrat, hold a news conference to introduce an anti-school-violence bill. Location: Capitol, East Front grassy area. Contact: 202/225-7919 or 202/225-3130.
Voices of the Electorate news conference 10:15 a.m. Voices of the Electorate (VOTE) holds a news conference to introduce VOTE and its list of election reform guidelines. Location: Bourke-White Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/333-6181 or 202/659-4929.
Caregivers rally 10:15 a.m. Members of Congress holds a rally to recognize and honor the crucial role of long-term caregivers and to call attention to what Congress can do to assist them. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain site: 122 Cannon House Office Building). Contact: 202/225-2523.
Awards ceremony 10:30 a.m. Reading Is Fundamental Inc. (RIF) holds an awards ceremony to honor RIF National Reader and National Poster Contest Winner for the 2001 National Reading Celebration. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/673-1616.
Estate tax rally noon Responsible Wealth and Nonprofits for Preserving the Estate Tax hold a rally to preserve the estate tax. William Gates Sr., Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Marian Wright Edelman, Childrens Defense Fund, participate. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 617/423-2148, Ext. 13.
Missile defense discussion noon The World Affairs Council sponsors a discussion on "Americas Challenge on National Missile Defense." The speaker is Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/293-1051.
Freedom Riders news conference 4 p.m. Greyhound holds a news conference to kick off the 40th anniversary celebration of the Freedom Riders. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta participates. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 972/789-7204.
Alaska Collection Project presentation 4:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Institution hosts a ceremony for presentation of the Alaska Collection Project, a collection and resource sharing initiative between the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of Natural History, and Alaskan tribal people. Location: Executive Conference Room, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 212/671-5170.


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