- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 9, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
Espionage lecture — noon — The Heritage Foundation presents a lecture, "Espionage in the New Millennium: Current Threats, Old Realities," by Sen. Richard C. Shelby, Alabama Republican. Herbert Romerstein, co-author of "The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and Americas Traitors," and Stanislav Levchenko, former senior KGB officer, participate. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Kristol speech — 12:30 p.m. — The British-American Business Association hosts a luncheon, featuring William Kristol, editor and publisher of the Weekly Standard. Location: Salons B & C, Madison Hotel, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/293-0010.

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9:30 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on labor diplomacy. Location: Room 1105, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-3664.

SUPREME COURT
No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
No schedule 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. The witnesses include Attorney General John Ashcroft; Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson; Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans; Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi; and Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m. Appropriations, labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee holds a hearing on breast cancer. Dr. Richard Klausner, National Cancer Institute director, testifies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works, fisheries, wildlife and water subcommittee holds a hearing to evaluate the listing and delisting processes of the Endangered Species Act. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.
10 a.m. Appropriations, AA, HUD and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Daniel Goldin, NASA administrator, testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on "Federal Election Practices and Procedures, Part II." Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Justice Department nominations. 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
9:45 a.m. Financial Services Committee meets to elect minority members to subcommittees. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m. Appropriations, commerce, justice, state, and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on appropriations for the Immigration and Naturalization Service fiscal 2002 budget. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Appropriations, energy and water development subcommittee holds hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations for Energy Department, focusing on nuclear waste management and disposal. Location: 2362-B Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce Committee marks up "The Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act of 2001." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing to examine the impact of restrictions on the use of training ranges on military readiness. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds hearing on the "Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2001." Kweisi Mfume, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, testifies. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
10 a.m. Science, environment, technology, and standards subcommittee holds a hearing on "NOAAs FY2002 Budget: Predicting Weather and Climate." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing to explore the reporting and record-keeping requirements imposed on health care providers by the Health Care Financing Administration, and to address the legislative and regulatory changes, including amendments to the Paperwork Reduction Act, to reduce these reporting and record-keeping requirements. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, highways and transit subcommittee holds a hearing on "Driver Distractions: Electronic Devices in the Automobile." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10 a.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Hope for Children Act. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
1:30 p.m. Appropriations, veterans affairs, housing and urban development, and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2002 appropriations under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA Administrator Christie Whitman testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, economic development, public buildings, and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing on the Preparedness Against Domestic Terrorism Act of 2001. Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
2:30 p.m. Armed Services, military personnel subcommittee holds hearing on military voting. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

GENERAL AGENDA
National Conference of State Legislatures meeting all day The National Conference of State Legislatures hosts its Assembly on Federal Issues Spring Meeting.
Highlights 9 a.m. Elections Reform Task Force meeting, Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW.
1:45 p.m. Transportation Technology and Policy Symposium.
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-8667.
Federal Asian Pacific American Council conference all day The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) holds its 2001 FAPAC Congressional Seminar and National Leadership Training Conference, "Asian Pacific Americans Emerging Together." The dinner speaker is Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta. Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/607-2292.
Small Business Administration conference all day The Small Business Administration (SBA) hosts the 34th annual Industry/SBA Procurement Conference, in conjunction with National Small Business Week.
Highlights 8 a.m. Eisenhower Awards and Frances Perkins Vanguard Awards breakfast.
7:30 p.m. Prime and Subcontractor Awards Banquet.
Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/205-6555.
Breast cancer legislation news conference 9 a.m. Sens. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Republican, hold a news conference to announce legislation to help fund breast cancer research through the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences. Fran Visco, National Breast Cancer Coalition president, and actress Peri Gilpin of NBCs "Frazier" participate. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-1619.
UFOs news conference 9 a.m. The Disclosure Project holds a news conference to present military, intelligence, government, corporate and scientific witnesses and government documentation to establish the reality of UFOs (unidentified flying objects) or extraterrestrial vehicles and life forms that demonstrate advanced energy and propulsion technologies. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-9318.
Special education study news conference 9 a.m. The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and the Progressive Policy Institute present a news conference to release "Rethinking Special Education for a New Century," a new study with 14 original papers on rethinking and improving federal special education program. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/828-9100 or 202/547-0001.
Tibet news conference 9:30 a.m. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, and Rep. Tom Lantos, California Democrat, hold a news conference to announce legislation to protect the cultural and religious identity of the Tibetan people and encourage dialogue between the Dalai Lama and China. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-9629 or 202/225-6735.
"Alcopop" news conference 10 a.m. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) hosts a news conference to release CSPI poll showing "alcopop," or fruity alcoholic beverages that have a strong appeal to underaged drinkers, are far more popular among youths than adults. Location: Room 315, 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/332-9110, Ext. 370.
Bush budget plan news conference 11:30 a.m. Sens. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, and Bob Graham, Florida Democrat, hold a news conference to discuss plans to introduce legislation that would prevent the Bush budget and tax plans from raiding the Medicare Trust Fund to fund tax cuts and new spending. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-4822 or202/224-3041.
Americans for Tax Reform news conference 11:30 a.m. Americans for Tax Reform holds a news conference with state legislators to show support for the Bush administrations tax relief plan. Location: 428-A Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-0266.
Smithsonian Institution luncheon noon The Smithsonian Institution hosts a luncheon to announce the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation grant and introduce a new permanent interactive exhibition about American achievers and an annual awards program. The participants include: Lawrence Small, Smithsonian Institution secretary; Catherine Reynolds, chairman/CEO of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation; Coretta Scott King; and Olivia De Havilland. Location: The Commons, Smithsonian Castle, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 108 or 121; or 202/585-2130.
Fish news conference 12:30 p.m. Genetically Engineered Food Alert holds a news conference to call upon the Food and Drug Administration and the Agriculture Department to begin a moratorium on the importation and domestic marketing of genetically engineered fish until the impact to the environment and human food safety is determined. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/887-8831 or 202/907-5704.
U.S.-Cuba trade options debate 12:30 p.m. The American Chamber of Commerce of Cuba in the United States presents a debate on U.S.-Cuba trade options: "Should the U.S. Move Toward Restoring Trade and Investment with Cuba Pro and Con." The participants include: Dennis Hays, former Cuban Affairs coordinator at the State Department, and Wayne Smith, Johns Hopkins University professor, who resigned from U.S. Foreign Service because of a dispute with Reagan administration foreign policy. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/833-3548.
U.N. discussion 1:15 p.m. Freedom House holds a discussion on how the United Nations can be reclaimed as an instrument for the advancement of human rights and how the United States should respond to its expulsion from the U.N. Commission on Human Rights. Bill Richardson and Jeanne Kirkpatrick, former U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations, participate. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 212/514-8040, Ext. 308.
Antibiotic Resistance Prevention Act news conference 1:30 p.m. Rep. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat, holds a news conference to introduce legislation, "The Antibiotic Resistance Prevention Act of 2001," which would authorize funding to examine the best approach to combat an emerging public health threat. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-6285.
Fusion Energy Sciences Act news conference 2:30 p.m. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, California Democrat, holds a news conference to announce legislation, "The Fusion Energy Sciences Act of 2001." Location: House Parking Lot 10, corner of New Jersey Avenue and Ivy Street SE, (in front of the Capitol Hill Power Plant and the DNC). Contact: 202/225-3072.
Austria discussion 2:30 p.m. The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "The Austrian Freedom Party in Government A Motor for Reform: From Corporatism to a Modern Austria in an Enlarged Europe." The speaker is Susanne Riess-Parker, vice chancellor, Republic of Austria and leader of the Austrian Freedom Party. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593 or 301/530-1210.
Awards dinner 6:30 p.m. Republican Main Street Partnership holds a dinner to present its 2001 John Chafee Awards for Public Service. The recipients include Sen. Olympia Snowe, Maine Republican, and House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican. Location: Regency Ballroom, Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-3143.


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