- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 8, 2001

PRESIDENT BUSH
3:30 p.m. Makes remarks honoring the Small Business Person of the Year, White House.
6 p.m. Addresses the Electronic Industries Alliance 2001 annual spring conference, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a preliminary report on productivity and costs for the first quarter 2001. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Appropriations commerce, justice, state, and the judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing to examine federal government capabilities with respect to terrorism. Treasury Secretary Paul H. ONeill, Secretary of State Colin Powell, and Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to examine the reliability of current and future voting technologies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
2 p.m. Ways and Means trade subcommittee holds a hearing on the outcome of the Summit of the Americas held in Quebec City last month. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
3 p.m. Government Reform government efficiency, financial management, and intergovernmental relations subcommittee marks up the "Privacy Commission Act" and a bill to require any organization that is established to raise funds for creating a presidential-archival depository to disclose the sources and amounts of any funds raised. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA
Small Business Administration conference all day The Small Business Administration hosts the 34th annual Industry/SBA Procurement Conference, in conjunction with National Small Business Week. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans delivers a keynote speech during an awards luncheon. Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/205-6555.
Council of the Americas conference 8:30 a.m. The Council of the Americas holds its 31st annual Washington conference, "The Century of the Americas: Setting the New Hemispheric Agenda." Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans participates. Location: Loy Henderson Auditorium, State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/639-0724 or 202/639-2492.
Save the Children news conference 10 a.m. Save the Children holds a news conference to release its "State of the Worlds Mothers 2001" report, ranking well-being of mothers and children in 94 countries. Actress Sally Field participates. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 206/223-6457 or 206/223-2342.
Rivlin speech noon The Federal City Club presents a Distinguished Speakers Series Luncheon. The speaker is Alice Rivlin, D.C. financial control board chairman, Brookings Institution senior fellow, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/234-3426.
Defense Department briefing 2 p.m. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld holds a briefing to announce major changes to improve the leadership, management and organization of the nations defense and intelligence space program. Location: Briefing Room 2E765, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/693-6858
Disability law lecture 5:30 p.m. Georgetown University presents an Andre Hellegers lecture, "Disability Law and the Future of Health Care," to mark the Kennedy Institute of Ethics 30th anniversary. The speaker is Ted Kennedy Jr. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Benefit gala 6:15 p.m. Sens. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, headline a news conference and "The Power of a Dream," a gala to benefit the U.S. Dream Academy, a program that targets the children of prisoners. Location: J.W. Marriott, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 301/972-2367.
Death-penalty debate 7:30 p.m. Amnesty International USA and American Universitys Washington College of Law sponsor a debate about the legacy of Gregg v. Georgia, the landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976 that effectively reinstated the death penalty in the United States. Location: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/544-0200, Ext. 302.


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