Tuesday, November 6, 2001

September 11 contributions hearing 2:30 p.m. House Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Charitable Contributions for September 11: Protecting Against Fraud, Waste and Abuse.” Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
Defense Department briefing 10 a.m. The Defense Department will announce restructuring plans for the headquarters staff of the Army and Air Force. The participants include Army Secretary Thomas White, Air Force Secretary James Roche, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John Jumper and Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John Keane. Location: Briefing Room 2E781, Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-9312.

7 a.m. Makes remarks via satellite to a Warsaw conference on terrorism, White House.
10:45 a.m.
Meets with French President Jacques Chirac, White House.

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:
Docket No. 00-973: United States v. Vonn; and Docket No. 00-1260: United States v. Knights. Contact: 202/479-3211.

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

10 a.m. Judiciary, technology, terrorism and government information subcommittee holds a hearing on “Germs, Toxins, and Terror: The New Threat to America.” Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
2 p.m.
Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Thomas Sansonetti to be the assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Justice Department. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
2:30 p.m.
Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing to examine the nomination of Odesa Vincent, of the District of Columbia, to be an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

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.

2 p.m. Government Reform, government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Opening a New Door to History: The Presidential Records Act Takes Effect.” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
2 p.m.
Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a hearing to receive the report of the VA Claims Processing Task Force. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.

Immigration and terrorism discussion 8:30 a.m. The Center for Immigration Studies presents a panel discussion on “Immigration and Terrorism: Practical Solutions from the Trenches.” Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.
Bush-Putin summit briefing 8:30 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace presents a briefing titled “Crawford and Beyond: The Future of the U.S.-Russian Nuclear Relationship,” regarding the upcoming Bush-Putin summit in Crawford, Texas. Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2296.
Hispanic Consumer Expo news conference 10 a.m. Hispanic Consumer Expo Inc. will discuss its third annual Hispanic Consumer Expo to be held Dec. 1-2 at the Washington Convention Center. Location: Room 29, Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 888/619-5222.
Housing report release 10 a.m. The National Council on Disability will release its report on Housing and Urban Development enforcement of federal fair housing amendments for people with disabilities. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/272-2004.
Security discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club presents a special panel of security and health specialists who discuss “Physical Security in an Insecure Time,” regarding health and security issues confronting news executives and journalists since the September 11 terrorist attacks. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7507.
Energy report release 10 a.m. The U.S. Energy Association will release its report, “Toward an International Energy Trade and Development Strategy.” Location: Meridian B, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1235.
Science lecture 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on “Science Before and After September 11.” The speaker is Rita Colwell, director of the National Science Foundation. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Voting rights amendment news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat, will introduce legislation that would add a voting rights amendment to the Constitution. Location: Sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 202/225-0773.
Memorial ceremony 11 a.m. The Military District of Washington, No Greater Love and the Cold War Museum will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the shoot-down of the U.S. Navy P2V-3 Neptune reconnaissance aircraft by Soviet fighters. Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Contact: 202/685-3603.
Book forum noon The Cato Institute presents a discussion on the book “Deadly Alliance: The FBI’s Secret Partnership with the Mob” by Ralph Ranalli, Boston Globe reporter. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Budgeting discussion noon The Urban Institute presents its First Tuesdays panel discussion on “Sensible Budgeting in a Time of Crisis.” The participants include: Janice Mays, House Ways and Means Committee minority staff director; Barry Rogstad, American Business Conference president; and Robert Reischauer, Rudolf Penner and Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute. Location: Fifth Floor, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/261-5709.
Civil liberties discussion noon American University holds a discussion on “Civil Liberties in a Time of War.” Amit Pandya, Washington Foreign Policy Group, and Kenneth Anderson, American University, participate. Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.
National Mining Association luncheon noon The National Mining Association holds a luncheon featuring the Interior Department’s Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards and the Labor Department’s Sentinels of Safety Awards presentations. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Franklin Ballroom, Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 1201 K St. NW. Contact: 202/463-2651 or 202/463-2664.
Principi speech 12:30 p.m. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing “The World Turned Upside Down Veterans, VA and American History.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.
Chocolate demonstration 2 p.m. The American Chemical Society presents a National Chemistry Week hands-on demonstration and tastings to explain “The Chemistry of Chocolate.” Sara Risch, principal/founder of Science by Design, participates. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/872-6042.
Vajpayee visit briefing 2 p.m. The Brookings Institution hosts a briefing on the upcoming visit by Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and a book reception and signing for “India: Emerging Power” by Stephen Cohen, Brookings. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
“Keeper of the Flame” tribute 8 p.m. The Center for Security Policy hosts a tribute. The participants include: Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, speakers; and James Schlesinger, former defense secretary, energy secretary and CIA director, recipient. Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/815-9077

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