- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 22, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Global terrorism hearing —10 a.m. — House Armed Services special oversight panel on terrorism holds a hearing on patterns of global terrorism and terrorist threats to the United States. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
Energy hearing — 2:30 p.m. — Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the Bush administrations proposed energy plan and legislation to protect U.S. energy and security. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Addresses the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute.

VICE PRESIDENT
11:15 a.m. — Addresses the Nuclear Energy Institutes 2001 nuclear energy assembly, Washington Monarch Hotel, 23rd and M streets NW.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
10 a.m. — Transportation Department holds a meeting of the Federal Aviation Administrations aviation rulemaking advisory committee to discuss air carrier operations issues. Location: Conference Room 827, Building 10A, 800 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/267-9658.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9 a.m.— Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Erik Patrick Christian and Maurice A. Ross to be associate judges of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.
9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds an oversight hearing to examine issues surrounding Amtrak. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
10 a.m.— Judiciary, technology, terrorism and government information subcommittee holds hearing on "Challenges in Cybercrime: The National Infrastructure Protection Center." Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation, consumer affairs, foreign commerce, and tourism subcommittee holds a hearing to examine prescription drug advertising. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

HOUSE
Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour debate and 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Government Reform, national security, veterans affairs and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Cannibalization of Military Aircraft: An Expensive Appetite?" Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. — Resources, energy and mineral resources subcommittee holds a hearing on short-term solutions to energy shortages. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
10 a.m. — Science Committee holds a hearing on "Improving Voting Technology: The Role of Standards." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. — Ways and Means, Social Security subcommittee holds a hearing on protecting the privacy and preventing the misuse of Social Security numbers. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625
2 p.m. — Appropriations, labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the labor secretary. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
2 p.m. — Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on the state of the international monetary system. Treasury Secretary Paul ONeill testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
3 p.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure, railroads subcommittee holds a hearing on "Obstacles to Rail Infrastructure Improvements." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA
Chamber summit — 8:30 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a Chamber Federation Global Summit.
Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — Commerce Secretary Donald Evans, Luncheon keynote address, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Location: 1615 H Street NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Election reform symposium — 8:30 a.m. — The League of Women Voters Education Fund presents its third election reform symposium, featuring a forum on reasons why American voters do not go to the polls. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Street NW. Contact: 202/263-1354.
National District Attorneys Association conference — 9 a.m. — The National District Attorneys Association holds its spring conference. Attorney General John Ashcroft speaks at 10 a.m. Location: Radisson Hotel Old Town, 901 North Fairfax St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/549-9222.
International Trade Commission hearing — 9:30 a.m. — The International Trade Commission holds a public hearing on "Processed Foods and Beverages: A Description of Tariff and Non-tariff Barriers for Major Products and their Impact on Trade" at the request of the House Ways and Means Committee. Location: Main Hearing Room, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-1819.
Cell phones news conference — 9:30 a.m. — Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, and Rep. Edward Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, hold a news conference to release the findings of the General Accounting Offices report on the safety of cell phones. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-0384 or 202/225-2836.
Hispanic education campaign news conference — 10 a.m. — The Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies hosts a news conference to unveil "FuturaMente," the first integrated multimedia campaign to advance Hispanic education. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/325-8772, Ext. 12.
Geography bee — 10 a.m. — The National Geographic Society presents preliminary rounds of its National Geographic Bee for 55 state-level winners, 10-15 years old. Location: Lobby level, Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/857-7001.
Council of the Great City Schools briefing — 10 a.m. — The Council of the Great City Schools holds a briefing on "Beating the Odds," its report on how students in urban schools perform on state assessments. Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-9450 or 202/393-2427.
Selective Service System news conference — 10:30 a.m. — The Selective Service System holds a news conference to announce a 4 percent increase in registration compliance rates for men born in 1981 and registered through 2000, the first increase since 1994. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/605-4100.
Conservation Security Act news conference — 11 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce the bipartisan "Conservation Security Act." Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-3254.
School choice amendments news conference — 11:15 a.m. — Reps. Richard Armey, Texas Republican, and John Boehner, Ohio Republican, hold a news conference on school choice amendments. Location: Capitol, East Front Grassy Area (Rain site, 2261 Rayburn House Office Building). Contact: 202/225-6007.
War on drugs forum — noon — The Cato Institute and the Federalist Society present a policy forum titled "Time to Rethink the War on Drugs?" Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Media literacy campaign briefing — 12:15 p.m. — Members of Congress, including Rep. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and Court TV hold a news briefing to announce Court TVs new media literacy campaign and introduce the new "Choices and Consequences" anti-violence curriculum that addresses bullying. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 212/973-2667 or 703/837-9500.
Cell phone bill news conference — 11 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to announce the first federal legislation to ban cell phone use while driving. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-2601 or 202/244-4744.
Wildlife and human diseases briefing — 2 p.m. — The Environmental and Energy Study Institute, Harvard Medical Schools Center for Health and Global Environment, and the Consortium for Conservation Medicine present a congressional briefing on "Wildlife and Human Diseases: Symptoms of Endangered Marine Ecosystems and Climate Change." Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. contact: 202/662-1885.
Book rap — 6:30 p.m. — The National Press Club hosts a book rap featuring James Bamford, investigative journalist and author of "Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.
Book forum — 7 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute presents a book talk on "The First Measured Century: An Illustrated Guide to Trends in America, 1900-2000." Participants include: Theodore Caplow, sociology professor at the University of Virginia; Louis Hicks, sociology professor at St. Marys College of Maryland; and Ben Wattenberg, American Enterprise Institute senior fellow. Location: Olssons Book Store at Metro Center, 1200 F St. NW. Contact: 202/862-4871.


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