- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 23, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Business breakfast briefing — 8:45 a.m. —Republican Main Street Partnership presents its Monthly Business Breakfast Briefing Issues Panel, "The Moderate Power of Persuasion in a Divided Washington." Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street SE. Contact: 202/682-3143.
National Geographic geography bee —9:45 a.m. National Geographic Society presents final rounds of its National Geographic geography bee for 55 state-level winners, 10 to 15 years old, representing 50 states, the District, Pacific territories and Defense Department schools. Location: National Geographic Society, 1600 M Street NW, Grosvenor Auditorium. Contact: 202/857-7001.

PRESIDENT BUSH
4:25 p.m. - Participates in a military re-enlistment ceremony.
TBA - Meets with the Dalai Lama.

SUPREME COURT
No oral arguments scheduled. Location: 1 First Street NE. Contact: 202/479-3211

SENATE
In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Appropriations Committee holds a defense subcommittee hearing on proposed budget estimates for fiscal 2002 for the Defense Department and related programs. Non-departmental witnesses. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a full committee hearing on the Bush administrations national energy policy report, and S.388, to protect the energy and security of the United States and decrease Americas dependency on foreign oil sources to 50 percent by the year 2011 by enhancing the use of renewable energy resources, conserving energy resources, improving energy efficiencies, and increasing domestic energy supplies; to improve environmental quality by reducing emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases; to mitigate the effect of increases in energy prices on the American consumer, including the poor and the elderly; and for other purposes; S.597, to provide for a comprehensive and balanced national energy policy. (NOTE: immediately following 9:30 markup.) Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
9:30 a.m. — Appropriations Committee holds a labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee hearing on proposed budget estimates for fiscal 2002 for the National Institutes of Health of the Health and Human Services Department. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471
9:30 a.m. — Governmental Affairs Committee holds a full committee markup to consider the nominations of John Graham to be administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget; Stephen Perry to be administrator, general services; Angela Styles to be administrator, federal procurement policy; Erik Christian and Maurice Ross to be associate judges, Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.
10 a.m. — Appropriations Committee holds a foreign operations subcommittee hearing on proposed budget estimates for fiscal 2002 for international financial institutions. Treasury Secretary Paul H. ONeill testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee votes on nominations of Alphonso Jackson to be deputy secretary of Housing and Urban Development Department, Richard Hauser to be general counsel of HUD, John Weicher to be assistant secretary of HUD and serve as the federal housing commissioner, Romolo Bernardi to be assistant secretary of HUD. (Previously listed as a hearing.) Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
2:30 p.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds full committee hearing to examine future policy between the United States and North Korea. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE
Meets at meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. House to consider the following measures: H.R.1, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, and H.R.1836, the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act Conference Report. For the latest information on the House legislative program, please check with the contacts listed below. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Agriculture Committee holds a full committee hearing on agricultures opportunities within the worlds largest potential free-trade zone, the Western Hemisphere. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman and U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick testify. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.
10 a.m. — Energy and Commerce Committee holds a commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee hearing, "Online Fraud and Crime: Are Consumers Safe?" Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee hearing on "Effective Faith-Based Drug Treatment Programs." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. — House Judiciary Committee holds a full committee markup to consider legislation on H.R.169, the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2001; H.R.718, the Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail Act of 2001. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
10 a.m. — Resources Committee holds a full committee oversight hearing, "Recreational Access to Public Lands." Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
10 a.m. — Science Committee holds a full committee hearing on "National Energy Policy: Report of the National Energy Policy Development Group." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
1:30 p.m. — Appropriations Committee holds a District of Columbia subcommittee hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the D.C. budget. Location: To be announced. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA
Sixth annual National Missing and Exploited Childrens awards ceremony — 8:30 a.m. — National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Fraternal Order of Police and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention host the sixth annual National Missing and Exploited Childrens awards and 2001 Congressional Breakfast. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/837-6251. 703/837-6388.
News conference — 9:30 a.m. — AFL-CIO holds a news conference to start a new 2.5-million-member advocacy organization, the Alliance for Retired Americans, for retired union members, and "speakouts" on the need for Medicare prescription-drug coverage.
Highlights: — 9:30 a.m. — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat; Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat; John Sweeney, president, AFL-CIO; and George Kourpias, president, Alliance for Retired Americans, press conference, HC-6, U.S. Capitol
11 a.m. — Democratic Sens. Tom Daschle of South Dakota and minority leader; Tom Harkin, Iowa; Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland; Harry Reid of Nevada, minority whip; John Kerry, Massachusetts; and Democratic Reps. Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri, minority leader, and Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio, and union members, "Speak Out on Prescription Drugs," Senate Press Triangle. Location: HC-6, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/842-3100.
Ceremony — 9:30 a.m. — Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hosts a ceremony for presentation of the Rhode Island state quarter plaster cast to be added to the walls of the committee hearing room. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0894.
News conference — 10 a.m. — National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program features a discussion, "How the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City Will Boost Utahs Role in the New Economy." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
China media luncheon — noon — Earth Policy Institute hosts a media luncheon to discuss "Chinas Economic Future Threatened by Dust Bowl." Location: 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 403. Contact: 202/496-9290, Ext. 16.
Children news conference — noon — Congress holds a news conference to announce legislation, "The Act to Leave No Child Behind," that provides a solid action agenda to deliver children from poverty, violence and neglect. Location: Senate Swamp, U.S. Capitol; rain site, 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2823, 202/225-2095 or 202/662-3609.
Space luncheon meeting — 12:15 p.m. — Washington Space Business Roundtable holds its May Speakers Luncheon, featuring "WRC 2003: Whats at Stake for the U.S.?" regarding the International Telecommunications Union World Radiocommunication Conference 2003 and its possible effect on spectrum availability for third-generation wireless services and international competition. Location: Loews LEnfant Plaza Hotel, 480 LEnfant Plaza East SW, Solarium Room. Contact: 202/973-8697.
Media briefing — 12:30 p.m. — The American Medical Association presents a media briefing regarding "AMA on the First Bill and the Future of Patients Rights." Location: AMA, 1101 Vermont Avenue NW, 12th floor boardroom. Contact: 202/789-7447, or 202/789-4591.
Public health management plan news conference — 12:45 p.m. — Congress holds a news conference to discuss legislation that would establish a two-year public health management plan for Lyme disease detection and control and a Tick-Borne Disease Advisory Committee in the Office of the Health and Human Services Secretary. Location: Senate Swamp, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-0610.
Ron Brown Award ceremony — 2:30 p.m. — The White House and the Conference Board present the Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership to three U.S.-based corporations for outstanding achievements in employee and community relations. Location: Indian Treaty Room, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 212/339-0231 or 202/326-1805.
Leaders Lecture Series — 6 p.m. — Office of the Senate Majority Leader hosts the Leaders Lecture Series with former President Gerald Ford delivering remarks on his 25-year service in the House of Representatives before becoming vice president and on his term as the 38th president. Location: Old Senate Chamber, U.S.Capitol. Contact: 202/224-5358.


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