- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Florida vote briefing 1 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a briefing, "The 2000 Florida Vote: Who Should Really Be Outraged?" The speaker is John Lott, American Enterprise Institute. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
School tour 2 p.m. The House Republican Conference and MC Hammer, rap performer, sponsor the Active Duty Patriotism 101 School Tour, a bipartisan joint entertainment and congressional school tour to promote patriotism, encourage public service and educate schoolchildren about the war on terrorism. Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, and MC Hammer participate. Location: Ketcham Elementary School, 1919 15th St. SE. Contact: 202/226-9000.

Travels to Crawford, Texas, for further discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

11:30 a.m. Addresses the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on post-September 11 recovery issues, Hall of Flags, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW.

8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on advance retail sales for October 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

10 a.m. Judiciary, technology, terrorism and government subcommittee holds a hearing on "Biometric Identifiers and the Modern Face of Terror: New Technologies in the Global War on Terrorism." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
10:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee, oversight of government management, restructuring and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing to examine improvement processes concerning airline security. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
2 p.m. Environment and Public Works, superfund, toxics, risk and waste management subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to help protect the public against the threat of chemical attack. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman and Attorney General John Ashcroft testify. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.
2:30 p.m. Governmental Affairs, international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee holds a hearing on "Combating Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) with Non-Proliferation Programs: Non-Proliferation Assistance Coordination Act of 2001." Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

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

10 a.m. Judiciary, crime subcommittee holds a hearing on "Implementation Legislation for the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombing and the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism," to be immediately followed by the markup of the Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act of 2001. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
10 a.m. Science Committee holds a hearing on the development of anti-terrorism tools for water infrastructure. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. Veterans Affairs, oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing to review the roles of the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments in educating the nation's medical students and health care professionals to diagnose and treat casualties of weapons of mass destruction. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.
1 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on "Comprehensive Medical Care for Bioterrorism Exposure: are we making evidence-based decisions?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
2 p.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing on the competing economic-stimulus plans and ways to provide immediate assistance to displaced workers. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

Terrorism briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "On the Front Line in the War on Terrorism: Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan." Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
National Conference of Catholic Bishops meeting 9 a.m. The National Conference of Catholic Bishops holds its annual fall meeting.
Highlights 12:30 p.m. News conference.
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/942-1540.
Anti-terror laws briefing 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation presents a media nosh on "Implementing New Anti-Terror Laws: What Impact on Law Enforcement and Civil Liberties?" Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.
Second Harvest news conference 9 a.m. America's Second Harvest presents a news conference to release its report, "Hunger in America 2001," regarding Americans who seek food relief and the charitable hunger-relief system that serves them. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/828-8861.
Nuclear terrorism briefing 9:30 a.m. International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War holds a news briefing on the potential for nuclear terrorism. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 617/868-5050, Ext. 212.
Energy outlook news conference 10 a.m. The Energy Information Administration holds a news conference to release its "Annual Energy Outlook 2002," with energy projections to 2020. Location: Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
Report release 10 a.m. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University holds a news conference to release its report, "So Help Me God: Substance Abuse, Religion and Spirituality." Joseph Califano Jr., former health, education and welfare secretary, participates. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/628-2078.
Airline security bill news conference 10:15 a.m. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, holds a news conference on passage of an airline security bill. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/225-0100.
Economic outlook briefing noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents an economic outlook briefing and panel discussions. The participants include: Alan Greespan, Federal Reserve chairman; Franklin Raines, chairman/CEO of Fannie Mae; and Martin Regalia, U.S. Chamber chief economist, panel moderator. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Chemical and biological terrorism briefing noon The American Chemical Society presents a Science and the Congress Project "Vulnerability and Security" Series luncheon briefing on "Responding to Chemical and Biological Terrorism." Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/872-8725.
Financial terrorism discussion 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on fighting financial terrorism. The speaker is Ernst Walch, foreign minister of Liechtenstein. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Make TANF Work Campaign news conference d1 p.m. The Make TANF Work Campaign presents a news conference on its campaign to make Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grants work for low-income families during the current economic slump, as Congress begins considering reauthorizing 1996 Welfare Reform Act. John Sweeney, AFL-CIO president, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/518-8047.
Putin-Bush summit forum 1 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a forum, "The Putin-Bush Summit: What It Means for U.S.-Russian Relations." Location: Herter Room, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Mongolia briefing 4 p.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace presents a briefing on "Mongolia, the United States and the Global Coalition Against Terrorism." Nambar Enkhbayar, prime minister of Mongolia, participates. Location: Second Floor Conference Room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3878.
Mandela speech 7 p.m. The University of Maryland hosts its annual Sadat Lecture for Peace. The speaker is Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa. Location: Cole Student Activities Building, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4622.
Media forum 7:30 p.m. American University's School of Communication presents an American Forum, "The New Global Village: How Can You Cover What You Don't Understand?" Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
Awards dinner 8:30 p.m. The Asia Society Washington Center holds its 2001 Leadership Awards Dinner, featuring Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta discussing transportation in the global economy and aviation security in the aftermath of terrorist attacks. Location: 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/833-2742.

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