- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 2, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
Victims of Pornography news conference — 11 a.m. — Concerned Women of America, the Family Research Council and other organizations present a Victims of Pornography news conference. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/488-7000.
Civil rights colloquium — 4:30 p.m. — The University of Maryland Education Colleges Center for Education Policy and Leadership presents a colloquium on "Civil Rights — Now and Then, Then and Now." The speaker is Julian Bond, chairman, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who draws on his past as a civil rights activist. Location: Nyuburu Cultural Center, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4625 or 301/405-4623

PRESIDENT BUSH.
3:10 p.m. — Meets with Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski, Oval Office of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
10 a.m. — Census Bureau releases manufacturers shipments, inventories and orders for March 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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, and education subcommittee holds a hearing on appropriations for the Labor Department fiscal 2002 Budget. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m. — Environment and Public Works holds an oversight hearing on the science of global climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.
10 a.m. — Judiciary holds a hearing to consider Department of Justice nominations. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
2 p.m. — Judiciary, antitrust, business rights, and competition subcommittee holds a hearing on the implementation of the Telecommunications Act and its impact on competition in the industry. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation, science, technology, and space subcommittee holds a hearing on certain cloning issues. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

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, agriculture, rural development, Food and Drug Administration and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the Agriculture Departments Food and Nutrition Service. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman testifies. Location: 2362-B Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
9:30 a.m. — Financial Services, financial institutions and consumer credit subcommittee holds a hearing on a Federal Reserve and Treasury Department proposal to permit banks to offer real estate services. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
9:30 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure, water resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing on the Army Corps of Engineers Budget and Priorities for fiscal 2002 and the Environmental Protection Agencys budget and priorities for fiscal 2002. EPA Administrator Christie Whitman testifies. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10 a.m. — Appropriations, energy and water development subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for Energy Department. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham testifies. Location: 2362-B Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. — Appropriations, labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the secretary of health and human services. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. — Science, space and aeronautics subcommittee holds a hearing on "NASA Posture." Daniel Goldin, NASA administrator, testifies. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. — Small Business holds a hearing to focus on the short-term and long-term implications of the procurement policies of the Pentagon that favored China and other foreign countries as the suppliers of berets for the Army rather than this nations small businesses. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
11 a.m. — Education and the Workforce marks up the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

GENERAL AGENDA
Kazakhstan briefing — 8:30 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Security Issues in Central Asia: A Kazakh Perspective." The speaker is Erlan Idrissov, foreign minister of Kazakhstan. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth briefing — 9 a.m. — The Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth holds a media briefing to announce its formation and outline proposals for a new energy policy. Location: Salon E, JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/683-8934.
Suicide prevention news conference — 9:30 a.m. — U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher holds a news conference to announce a "National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/443-0448.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine news conference — 10 a.m. — The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine holds a news conference to present the "Case Against Dairy" to Mayor Anthony A. Williams because he has declared May 11 to be "Drink Chocolate Milk Day." Location: Outside the mayors office, One Judiciary Square NW. Contact: 202/686-2210, Ext. 309.
Retirement security legislation news conference — 10 a.m. — Members of Congress, including Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, hold a news conference to express support for bipartisan retirement security legislation. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-6007.
Report release — 11:30 a.m. — The Non-Proliferation Project of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a news conference to release a report, "Russias Nuclear and Missile Complex: The Human Factor in Proliferation." Rep. Ellen O. Tauscher, California Democrat, participates. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/225-1880 or 202/939-2287.
Election reform discussion — 12:30 p.m. — Donna Brazile, fellow at Harvard Universitys John F. Kennedy School of Government/Institute of Politics and former campaign manager of Gore-Lieberman 2000, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Election Reform: How Do We Do Better Next Time?" Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Energy discussion — 12:45 p.m. — The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace presents a discussion on "Energy and Kazakhstans Role in the 21st Century." The speaker is Erlan Idrissov, foreign minister of Kazakhstan. Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2283.
Powell-Peres meeting — 1:30 p.m. — Secretary of State Colin Powell meets with Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. Location: State Department. Contact: 202/647-2492.
Trans-Atlantic trade news conference — 2:30 p.m. — The National Association of Manufacturers and the Federation of German Industries hold a news conference on the future of trans-Atlantic trade. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/637-3099 or 202/659-4777.
Peres meeting — 3:15 p.m. — Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, and Sen. Thomas Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, hold a meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. Location: Capitol, Room S-320. Contact: 202/224-3135 or 202/224-5556.
Awards ceremony — 6 p.m. — The Freedom Forum hosts a ceremony to present 33rd Annual Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Journalism Awards for reporting on problems of the disadvantaged, and the RFK Book Award. Location: 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 202/463-7575.
Fund-raising event — 6:30 p.m. — Volunteers of America holds its annual national tribute fund-raising event, awarding the Volunteers of America Ballington and Maud Both Award for leadership in human services. The participants include: Steve and Cokie Roberts, recipients, and Mrs. Roberts mother, former Rep. Lindy Boggs, Louisiana Democrat and former ambassador to the Vatican, assisting in presenting the award. Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 2200 M St. NW. Contact: 703/341-5054.
Black media forum — 6:30 p.m. — The Capital Press Club presents a forum on "Selling Off the Black Voice: Fact or Fiction." The participants include: Robert Johnson, founder/CEO of Black Entertainment Television, speaker, and John "Jake" Oliver, president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association and publisher of Afro-American Newspapers. Location: Charles Sumner School Museum, 1201 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/628-1122, Ext. 4.


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