- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 15, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
National immunization program 10 a.m. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a full committee hearing to examine the national immunization program and preparation for public health challenges in the 21st century. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
Cyber-security hearing 1 p.m. Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Cyber Security: Private-Sector Efforts Addressing Cyber Threats." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.


PRESIDENT BUSH
Holds a breakfast meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales for September 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality. Topics Include: Early Postpartum Discharge; Low-Birth Weight; Disparities in Infant Mortality; and the Healthy Start Program. Location: Pooks Hill Marriott Hotel, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-2170.
9 a.m
. International Trade Administration holds a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee to hear reports on programs in the International Trade Administration, and on the status of U.S. Commercial Service support for the U.S.-Asia Pacific Environmental Partnership. Location: Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-5225.

SENATE
In session.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. Rules and Administration Committee holds a hearing to examine the Capitol Police Board's Capitol Perimeter Security Plan and other matters involving security for the Capitol complex. Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6351.
2 p.m.
International Operations, and Terrorism Subcommittee and Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Subcommittee hold a joint hearing to examine U.S. efforts to deliver aid to Afghanistan. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
2:30 p.m.
Emerging Threats, and Capabilities Subcommittee holds a hearing to receive testimony on terrorist organizations and motivations. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

HOUSE
Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing on bioterrorism and proposals to combat bioterrorism. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m.
Judiciary Committee holds a markup to consider the legislation of the "Implementation Legislation for the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings and the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
2 p.m.
International Relations Committee, Africa Subcommittee holds a hearing on Africa and the War on Global Terrorism. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
2:30 p.m.
International Relations Committee, East Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Northeast Asia after 9/11: Regional Trends and U.S. Interests." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA
Anti-terrorism efforts and impacts discussion 8 a.m. The Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion on "Working Together: An Industrial-Law Enforcement Dialogue" regarding anti-terrorism efforts and impacts. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.
"The U.S. and Iran after September 11" briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "The U.S. and Iran after September 11: Missed Opportunities or Ambiguous Alliance?" Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
"U.S.-Brazil Relations" forum 9 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents "U.S.-Brazil Relations." Marco Maraciel, vice president of Brazil, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
"U.S.-Philippine Cooperation in the War on Terrorism" briefing 9:30 a.m. Heritage Foundation's Washington Roundtable for the Asia-Pacific Press presents "U.S.-Philippine Cooperation in the War on Terrorism. Location: Heritage Foundation, Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Counterterrorism technologies tour 10:15 a.m. Energy Department hosts a tour of counterterrorism technologies developed by the Energy Department. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Office of Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge participate. Location: Energy Department, Cafeteria, 1001 Independence Ave. NW. Contact: 202/586-4940.
"Blueprint: New World, New War," forum 11 a.m. Democratic Leadership Council presents a DLC Forum on a special edition of its policy journal, "Blueprint: New World, New War," featuring articles by former President Bill Clinton and other prominent Democrats. Location: Reserve Officers Association Building, 1 Constitution Ave. NE, Fifth Floor. Contact: 202/546-0007.
Pre-G-20 summit news conference 11 a.m. Treasury Department hosts a Pre-G-20 summit news conference. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill participates. Location: Treasury Department, Diplomatic Room 3311, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.
"Globalization and U.S. Tax Policy" conference 11:30 a.m. Tax Foundation holds a national conference on "Globalization and U.S. Tax Policy: Is America Losing Its Competitive Edge?"
Highlights 12:10 p.m. Rep. Bill Thomas, California Republican, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
4:15 p.m.
R. Glenn Hubbard, chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, "Prospects for Tax Reform." Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Corcoran Ballroom, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/651-4224.
America's Survival Inc. conference noon America's Survival Inc. presents a conference on "How victory can be achieved in the U.S. war on terrorism in spite of the U.N." Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/855-2679.
Excellence in Government forum 1 p.m. Council for Excellence in Government presents its John C. Whitehead Forum, featuring "Excellence in Government: Attracting the Best and the Brightest to Public Service." Location: 1201 K St. NW, Penthouse Tower East. Contact: 202/530-3223.
Biological Threats to Agricultural Plants and Animals meeting 1 p.m. National Academies hosts a Committee on Biological Threats to Agricultural Plants and Animals meeting. Location: Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2483.
Fighting bioterrorism briefing 2 p.m. House Medical Technology Caucus holds a meeting featuring a discussion on medical technology's role in fighting bioterrorism. Location: H-137, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/434-7243.
Enforcing U.S. immigration laws hearing 2 p.m. Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus holds a hearing on the Immigration and Naturalization Service's ability to enforce U.S. immigration laws. Location: 2261 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-6999.
Russia and the World Trade Organization lecture 3:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center presents "Taking the Next Step: Issues and Prospects for Russia's Accession to the WTO (World Trade Organization)." Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Estate Awards Dinner 6 p.m. National Press Club hosts its Fourth Estate Awards Dinner. Robert Novak, syndicated columnist and television commentator, receives the 2001 award. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.
"The Best and the Brightest" discussion 7 p.m. Freedom Forum's Newseum presents a discussion and book signing on a new edition of "The Best and the Brightest" and "War in Time of Peace." Participants include Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican. Location: Freedom Forum World Center, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3766.


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