- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 17, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
Immigration discussion — 1:30 p.m. — The Center for Immigration Studies presents a panel discussion on its report, "Blueprints for an Ideal Immigration Policy." Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/466-8185.
Awards ceremony — 2:15 p.m. — The Military Times Media Group holds the presentation of its first Army Times Soldier of the Year, Navy Times Sailor of the Year, Air Force Times Airman of the Year and Marine Corps Times Marine of the Year awards. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, participates. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1280.

PRESIDENT BUSH
9:50 a.m. Travels to Des Moines, Iowa, to announce his energy policy.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the technical electronic product radiation safety standards committee. Location: Conference Room 020B, Corporate Building, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 301/594-3332.

SENATE
No schedule available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Appropriations, treasury and general government subcommittee holds hearing on the Internal Revenue Service. Charles Rossotti, Internal Revenue Service commissioner, testifies. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on certain nominations for the Federal Communications Commission, including that of Michael Powell to be chairman. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on "Nursing Staffing Shortage." Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
9:30 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing to examine the National Family Caregiver Support Program. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.
10 a.m. Appropriations, commerce, justice, state, and the judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed budget estimates for fiscal 2002 for the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
2 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on pending State Department nominations. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. Armed Services, military personnel subcommittee holds a hearing on lessons learned from the current version of the TRICARE managed care support contracts and recommendations for the design of the next round of contracts. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
9:30 a.m. Appropriations, veterans affairs, housing and urban development, and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Joe Allbaugh, FEMA director, testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Appropriations, commerce, justice, state, and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Location: Capitol, Room H-309. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Appropriations, foreign operations, export financing, and related programs subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the Agency for International Development. Andrew Natsios, Agency for International Development administrator, testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Government Reform, national security, veterans affairs, and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Biological Weapons Convention Protocol: Will it Work?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. Science, energy subcommittee holds a hearing on "Department of Energy Office of Science Issues and Opportunities." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
11 a.m. Administration Committee holds a hearing on voting technology. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8281.
1 p.m. Judiciary, courts, the Internet, and intellectual property subcommittee holds a hearing on "Music on the Internet." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
1:30 p.m. Energy and Commerce Committee marks up "The Small Business Liability Protection Act." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
2 p.m. Appropriations, commerce, justice, state, and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the Drug Enforcement Agency. Donnie Marshall, DEA director, testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA
Chechen conflict briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "The Mounting Human Costs of the Chechen Conflict." The speaker is Dr. Omar Khanbiev, health minister of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeriya. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
U.S.-European Union agricultural relations discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "U.S.-European Union Agricultural Relations." The speaker is Franz Fischler, EU commissioner for agriculture and rural development. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
U.S.-Korea free trade agreement hearing 9:15 a.m. The U.S. International Trade Commission holds a hearing on "U.S.-Korea FTA: The Economic Impact of Establishing a FTA (free trade agreement) between the United States and the Republic of Korea." Location: 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-1806.
Education summit 10 a.m. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) holds its fourth biennial Daisy Bates Education Summit, "Advocacy, Achievement, Accountability: A Look at Public Education in America." Location: Hilton Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 410/486-9227.
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention news conference 10 a.m. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations Center for Substance Abuse Prevention holds a news conference to announce 20 model programs to receive the centers Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevent Programs Award. Rep. Tom Davis, Virginia Republican, and Edward Jurith, Office of National Drug Control Policy, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/443-5246.
Elections procedures bill news conference 10 a.m. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, holds a news conference to announce legislation that calls for a commitment to reforming Americas elections procedures. Location: Capitol, House Press Gallery. Contact: 202/225-4741.
Racial Profiling Prohibition Act news conference 11 a.m. The Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus hold a news conference to announce plans to introduce a proposed "Racial Profiling Prohibition Act of 2001," which would compel states to adopt and enforce anti-profiling standards or lose federal funds. Location: Capitol, House Radio-TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-8050.
Congressional Adopt-a-Pet Day 11 a.m. The Washington Humane Society sponsors the first Congressional Adopt-a-Pet Day. Location: Capitol, East Front, grassy area. Contact: 202/723-2071, Ext. 226.
North American Free Trade Agreement conference noon The U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce holds a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) conference.
Highlights 2 p.m. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Pedro Cerisola, Mexicos Communications and Transportation secretary.
Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/435-0101.
Energy policy news conference 1 p.m. Environmental Media Services holds a news conference to respond to the Bush administrations energy plan and to launch a campaign to promote a responsible energy policy. Location: The Nest, Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-5200.
Okinawa discussion 3 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "U.S.-Japan Relations and Okinawa." The speaker is Keiichi Inamine, governor of Okinawa. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Taiwan discussion 3:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a discussion on "Taiwan: One Year into the Revolution: A Look at Chen Shui-bians First Year in Office." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016.
Congressional power forum 4 p.m. The Cato Institute presents a policy forum, "Congress and the Power of War and Peace." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Book rap 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club presents a book rap on James Bamfords "Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency from the Cold War through the Dawn of a New Century." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Book discussion 8 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents Monty Roberts with a discussion on his new book, "Horse Sense for People: Using the Gentle Wisdom of Join-Up to Enrich Our Relationships at Home and at Work." Location: Baird Auditorium, Natural History Museum, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.


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