- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 15, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
Gun bill news conference — 10 a.m. —Members of Congress hold a news conference to unveil the "Gun Show Loophole Closing and Gun Law Enforcement Act." Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-7130.
Drug trafficking hearing — 2 p.m. —The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control holds a hearing on "The Transit Zone: Strategy and Balance." The participants include: Edward Jurith, acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Strategy; Donnie Marshall, Drug Enforcement Administration administrator; Adm. James Loy, Coast Guard commandant; and Chuck Winwood, acting commissioner of the Customs Service. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-903

2.PRESIDENT BUSH
10 a.m. — Attends an Army Reserves promotion ceremony for Rep. John Shimkus, Illinois Republican, Oval Office of the White House.
Noon — Attends the 20th annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service, Capitol, West Front.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9:30 a.m. — National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting on the Most Wanted Safety Recommendations Program — 2001 Update. Location: National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 LEnfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6065 or 202/314-6100.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Appropriations foreign operations, export financing and related programs subcommittee holds a hearing on the State Departments fiscal 2002 budget. Secretary of State Colin Powell testifies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the national energy policy with respect to federal, state and local impediments to the siting of energy infrastructure. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
10 a.m. — Governmental Affairs international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee holds a hearing, "Financial Outlook of the U.S. Postal Service." Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.
2 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the implementation of the Paul Coverdell National Forensic Science Improvement Act, focusing on DNA crime labs. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
2:30 p.m. — Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on the presidents proposed budget request for fiscal 2002 for the Environmental Protection Agency. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour, and at 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 energy and air-quality subcommittee holds a hearing on consumer perspectives on energy policy. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
2 p.m. — Financial Services international monetary policy and trade subcommittee holds a hearing, "World Bank and IMF Activities in Africa: Poverty Alleviation, Debt Relief and HIV/AIDS." Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
2 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on recreational-boating safety. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
2:30 p.m. — Appropriations foreign operations, export financing and related programs subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the Treasury Department. Treasury Secretary Paul H. ONeill testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
3:30 p.m. — Resources forests and forest health subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, "Views and Visions of the New Chief of the Forest Service." Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
4 p.m. — Science space and aeronautics subcommittee holds a hearing, "The Aerospace Industrial Base." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

GENERAL AGENDA
Society of Automotive Engineers meeting — all day — The Society of Automotive Engineers holds its government/industry meeting. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta speaks at noon. Location: Loews LEnfant Plaza Hotel, 480 LEnfant Plaza East SW. Contact: 202/962-8691.
Advertising seminar — all day — The Advertising Council presents a two-day public-service advertising seminar on "The Art of Getting Attention." Education Secretary Rod Paige delivers a keynote address at noon. Location: Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Contact: 202/984-1930.
Kavan visit — all day — Jan Kavan, foreign affairs minister of the Czech Republic, visits.
Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Working breakfast. U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW.
10:15 a.m. — Addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies on NATO expansion, the Prague summit and the EU, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW.
12:15 p.m. — Meets with Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat, 309 Hart Senate Office Building.
2:30 p.m. — Meets with Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, Pentagon.
3:30 p.m. — Meets with Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, 306 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/274-9112.
Bosnia briefing — 8:30 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "The Media and National Reconciliation in Bosnia." Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Water-issues conference — 9 a.m. — The Middle East Institute and the World Bank present the sixth annual conference, "Water Issues in the Near East: Challenges and Opportunities." Location: H-Auditorium, 1915 G St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.
Cholesterol-management news conference — 9:30 a.m. — The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute holds a news conference announcing panel recommendations for cholesterol management. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Bush governing discussion — 10 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a discussion, "How Is Bush Governing?" Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Racial-profiling forum — noon — The Cato Institute presents a policy forum, "Racial Profiling: Good Police Tactic — or Harassment?" Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Hoffa speech — 12:30 p.m. — James P. Hoffa, Teamsters president, speaks at a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon, delivering an International Brotherhood of Teamsters "State of the Union" address. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Benefit dinner — 6 p.m. — The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America holds its third annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Benefit Dinner. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/706-0560.


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