- The Washington Times - Monday, May 21, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
Chamber summit all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a Chamber Federation Global Summit. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Nuclear Energy Institute conference 6 p.m. The Nuclear Energy Institute hosts an opening reception for its 2001 Nuclear Energy Assembly, "Nuclear Energy: Building the Future." Location: Washington Monarch Hotel, 23rd and M streets NW. Contact: 202/739-8073.

PRESIDENT BUSH
11:40 a.m. Addresses Yale commencement, Durfee Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hand down decisions. No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Meets at 9:30 a.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Consumer Bankers Association conference all day The CBA holds its 2001 Community Reinvestment Act Conference.
Highlights 9:30 a.m. Exam Experiences Panel.
10:45 a.m. Financial Literacy-Educational Outreach Panel.
Location: Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 703/276-3879.
Chamber summit all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a Chamber Federation Global Summit.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Thomas Donohue, U.S. Chamber president/CEO, opening address
9 a.m. Nicholas Calio, assistant to the president and director for legislative affairs, "The Case for Trade Promotion Authority"
2 p.m. Rep. James Moran, Virginia Democrat, "A New Consensus on Trade: The View from the House."
2:30 p.m. Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, "Leadership on Trade: The View from the Senate."
6 p.m. Reception with diplomatic corps and U.S. government officials, Benjamin Franklin Reception Rooms, State Department, 2201 C St. NW.
Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Menopause symposium all day The National Institutes of Healths Office of Research on Womens Health; the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute; the North American Menopause Society; Cornell Universitys Weill Medical College; and the Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Foundation present the Fourth International Symposium on "Womens Health and Menopause: New Strategies, Improved Quality of Life." Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Canadian students visit all day Ninth grade students from across Canada visit the United States as part of the Asper Foundations Holocaust and Human Rights Studies Program.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Address on human rights to be delivered by Daniel Schuman of the State Departments Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Canadian Embassy. Contact: 204/989-5537.
Employee benefit plans conference 8 a.m. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds its national conference on employee benefit plans.
Highlights 9:20 a.m. David Walker, comptroller general.
12:10 p.m. Sen. James Jeffords, Vermont Republican, luncheon address.
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/434-9220.
Energy policy discussion 9 a.m. Energy Daily and the U.S. Energy Association holds an energy newsmakers breakfast for energy trade press and beat reporters, featuring a panel to discuss the Bush administration energy policy. The participants include: Red Cavaney, American Petroleum Institute; Glenn English, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association; Jack Gerard, National Mining Association; Jerald Halvorsen, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America; Thomas Kuhn, Edison Electric Institute; and J. Scott Peterson, Nuclear Energy Institute. Location: Suite 550, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9715.
ONeill speech 9:15 a.m. The Independent Community Bankers of America hosts an address by Treasury Secretary Paul ONeill. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/659-8111.
Hurricanes news conference 10 a.m. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Air Force host a news conference to kick off Hurricane Awareness Week and release its "2001 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook." Location: General Aviation Terminal-Hangar No. 7, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Contact: 202/482-6090, 301/713-0622, or 703/695-6168.
Operation ABC Mobilization news conference 10 a.m. The Transportation Department and others hold a news conference to launch Operation ABC Mobilization, a nationwide effort to step up seat belt enforcement, and release a National Safety Council report that grades the 50 states and the District of Columbia on driver and passenger safety. The participants include: Alan McMillan, National Safety Council president; Florida State Rep. Irv Slosberg, whose 14-year-old daughter died in a crash unbelted; and D.C. Police Chief Charles Ramsey. Location: 5260 Western Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-8700.
Invicta Networks news conference 10 a.m. Invicta Networks holds a news conference to announce its new integrated cybersecurity system. Victor Sheymov, founder/president of Invicta, and R. James Woolsey, Invicta board member and former CIA director, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/788-8200.
Math news conference 10 a.m. The Mathematics Achievement Partnership holds a news conference to release its math expectations, "Foundations for Success: Mathematics for Middle Grades," and announce its news state and organizational partners. Michigan Gov. John Engler participates. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-9450.
Monetary policy conference 11:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a conference, "Monetary Policy and the Markets." The participants include Charles Freedman, Bank of Canada; Christian Noyer, European Central Bank; Sushil Wadhwani, Monetary Policy Committee, United Kingdom; Edward Gramlich and Laurence Meyer, Federal Reserve System governors; and Michael Moskow, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Wildlife discussion 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club hosts a Newsmaker luncheon featuring a presentation on Bushmeat Crisis Task Force efforts to conserve endangered wildlife species such as elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees and others threatened by illegal commercial hunting. The speaker is actress Stefanie Powers, president of the William Holden Wildlife Foundation, and spokesperson for the Bushmeat Crisis Task Force. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Rally 1 p.m. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) sponsors a rally in support of a refundable child tax credit. The participants include Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Childrens Defense Fund; and members of ACORN, a community membership group of low- and moderate-income families. Location: Capitol, East Steps. Contact: 202/547-9292 or 202/547-2500.
Immigration advocacy groups news conference 1:15 p.m. Reps. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Democrat, and John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, hold a news conference on immigration advocacy groups and Section 245 (I). Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-3816.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus news conference 2 p.m. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus holds a news conference on the 245 (I) visa program. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Illinois Democorat, participates. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2410.
Book forum 4 p.m. The Cato Institute presents a book forum, "Government, Erotica and Children." The participants include: Philip Harvey, author of "Government vs. Erotica: The Siege of Adam & Eve"; Marjorie Heins, author of "Not in Front of the Children: Indecency, Censorship and the Innocence of Youth"; and Laurence Jarvik, author of "PBS: Behind the Screen," and online publisher of The Idler (https://www.the-idler.com). Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Rally 5:30 p.m. USAction holds a rally for seniors and working families to demand that Congress pass a comprehensive Medicare prescription drug benefit, as promised. William McNary, USAction president, participates. Location: Capitol, West Front. Contact: 202/624-1727 or 202/624-1733.
Book discussion 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents Don Hewitt, CBS News producer, discussing and signing his book "Tell Me a Story: 50 Years and 60 Minutes in Television." Location: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
Young Jewish Leadership Political Action Committee meeting 6 p.m. The Young Jewish Leadership Political Action Committee holds a meeting, featuring a speech by Ken Mehlman, the White House political director. Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/637-5763.


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