- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 24, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Smithsonian Institution ceremony — 9 a.m. — The Smithsonian Institution presents a ceremony to unveil "Hatcher," a high-tech cast skeleton of triceratops, one of the last dinosaurs to roam the Earth during the Cretaceous era 65 million years ago. Location: Dinosaur Hall, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-2458 or 202/786-2950.
North Korea discussion— 3 p.m. — The National Press Club presents an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring "An Eye-Witness Account of Conditions in North Korea." The speaker is Dr. Norbert Vollersten, German Emergency Doctors volunteer, expelled from North Korea. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to Cleveland, Ohio.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on new one-family houses sold and for sale for April 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SENATE
Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee marks up pending nominations, including that of Michael Powell to be Federal Communications Commission chairman. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. —Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on the research and development, work-force training, and Price-Anderson Act provisions of pending energy legislation. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
9:30 a.m. —Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on "Patient Safety." Treasury Secretary Paul ONeill and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson testify. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
2 p.m. —Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on "Competition in the Pharmaceutical Marketplace: Antitrust Implications of Patent Settlements." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. —Appropriations, Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations under the Housing and Urban Development Department. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
9:30 a.m. —Energy and Commerce Committee marks up the Electricity Emergency Relief Act of 2001. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. —Transportation and Infrastructure, aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on "Airport Runway Construction Challenges." Jane Garvey, Federal Aviation Administration administrator, testifies. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10:30 a.m. —Government Reform, energy policy, natural resources and regulatory affairs subcommittee and the House Rules Committees technology subcommittee hold a hearing on unfunded mandates. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074 or 202/225-9191.
11 a.m. — Administration Committee holds a hearing on technology and the voting process. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8281.
11:30 a.m. — International Relations Committee holds a hearing on the "Annual Report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
1:30 p.m. —Judiciary, crime subcommittee hols a hearing on fighting cybercrime. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA
Health care discussion — 9 a.m. — The National Governors Association hosts a health care roundtable discussion, "Making Health Insurance Affordable and Accessible for Americas Small Business." Location: Room 333, Hall of States, 444 North Capital St. NW. Contact: 202/624-5364.
House Republican Policy Committee meeting — 9 a.m. — The House Republican Policy Committee holds a meeting with a Labor Secretary Elaine Chao on "Workforce Issues." Location: Capitol, Room H-122. Contact: 202/225-6168.
Educational Testing Service news conference — 9:30 a.m. — Educational Testing Service holds a news conference to release a national public opinion poll results on education funding, accountability testing and President Bushs education reform agenda. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/659-8042.
Intel tour — 10:30 a.m. — Intel hosts a tour of its first Washington area Intel Computer Clubhouse and "GetTech" program to educate area youth for 21st century careers. Commerce Secretary Donald Evans participates. Location: Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washingtons Eastern Branch, 261 17th St. SE. Contact: 202/628-1245 or 301/562-2012.
Manufacturers report news conference — 11 a.m. — The National Association of Manufacturers and Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI hold a news conference to release a report on U.S. manufacturers overseas operations. Location: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.
Bipartisan Trade Law Reform Act news conference — 11 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce the "Bipartisan Trade Law Reform Act." Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 410/433-8886.
COPS reauthorization bill news conference — 11 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a news conference to express support for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Universal Hiring Program and announce the COPS reauthorization bill. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain site, 162 ONeill House Office Building). Contact: 202/225-6616, 202/225-4735 or 202/225-4131.
Amtrak discussion — 12:30 p.m. — George Warrington, Amtraks president and chief executive, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Trade principles news conference — 2:30 p.m. — The House and Senate New Democrat Coalition holds a news conference to announce its trade promotion authority principles. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-7999 or 202/225-3341.
SAIS commencement — 3 p.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds its 2001 commencement. The Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader, delivers the commencement address. Location: DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Warren T. Brookes Memorial Dinner — 7 p.m. — The Competitive Enterprise Institute holds its 2001 Warren T. Brookes Memorial Dinner, featuring a discussion on the recently released national energy policy. The participants include: Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham; Fred Smith, Competitive Enterprise Institute president; and Jack Kemp, Competitive Enterprise Institute distinguished fellow. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/331-1010.


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