- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 7, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Afghanistan hearing 10:15 a.m. House International Relations Committee holds a hearing on the future of Afghanistan. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
Mass destruction weapons hearing 2:30 p.m. Senate Governmental Affairs international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee holds hearing on current and future weapons of mass destruction proliferation threats. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

PRESIDENT BUSH
1:20 p.m. Meets with Kuwaiti acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Shaykh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al Sabah, White House.
4:20 p.m.
Meets with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, White House.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on cemeteries and memorials to review the administration of VA's cemeteries and burial benefits program. Location: Room 230, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-5157.

SUPREME COURT
Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:
Docket No. 00-1089: Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky v. Williams; and Docket No. 00-1307: Massanari v. Sigmon Coal Co. Contact: 202/479-3211.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
2 p.m. Judiciary, antitrust, business rights and competition subcommittee holds a hearing on "International Aviation Alliances: Market Turmoil and the Future of Airline Competition." Airline chief executives testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
3:15 p.m
. Budget Committee marks up legislation disapproving the extension of the waiver authority contained in section 402(c) of the Trade Act of 1974 with respect to Vietnam. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce, oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on the Health and Human Services inspector general's review of physical security at National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention facilities. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927. Note: This hearing is expected to go into a closed session.
10 a.m.
Financial Services Committee marks up the Terrorism Risk Protection Act. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m.
Government Reform, national security, veterans affairs and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Chemical and Biological Defense: Defense Department Medical Readiness." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m.
Science Committee holds a hearing on "The Space Station Task Force Report." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
11 a.m.
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marks up pending legislation, including the "Preparedness Against Domestic Terrorism Act of 2001." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
1 p.m.
Budget Committee holds a hearing to examine potential threats and vulnerabilities to domestic security, alternative solutions and remedies, and their associated costs. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
2 p.m.
Judiciary, crime subcommittee holds a hearing on and marks up the "Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act of 2001." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
2 p.m.
Ways and Means Committee marks up the Retirement Security Advice Act. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA
Space enterprise forum 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Space Enterprise Council, the Commerce Department's Office of Space Commercialization, and the Space Transportation Association presents a space enterprise forum, "Exploring Business Opportunities in Space," on prospects for nontraditional ventures. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Duck stamp contest ceremony 9 a.m. The Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service holds a ceremony to announce the winner of the 2001 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton participates. Location: Auditorium, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-5636.
House renovation 9:30 a.m. Habitat for Humanity sponsors a house renovation event with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) volunteers. HUD Secretary Mel Martinez participates. Location: 6119 Clay St. NE. Contact: 202/708-0685.
U.N. Population Fund news conference 9:30 a.m. The U.N. Population Fund holds a news conference to release its annual State of the World Population Report, "Footprints and Milestones: Population and Environmental Change." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/326-6767.
Bush-Putin meeting briefing 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a media briefing on "An Agenda for the Bush-Putin Meeting in Crawford," regarding the Nov. 12-14 meeting between President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin at Mr. Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
U.S. Conference of Mayors news conference 10 a.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds a news conference to discuss efforts to pass a stimulus package to aid the economy. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/861-6766.
Call to Service Act of 2001 news conference 10:15 a.m. Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, host a news conference to announce the proposed "Call to Service Act of 2001." Location: Capitol, Senate Radio-Television Gallery. Contact: 202/224-2182 or 202/224-6807.
Putin visit briefing 10:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a briefing titled "President Putin Comes to America: Is an Old Adversary Becoming a New Partner?" regarding the Russian president's Nov. 12-14 visit to Washington, D.C., and Crawford, Texas. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Postelection news conference 10:45 a.m. The Democratic National Committee hosts a postelection news conference to discuss yesterday's state and local election results and trends going into the 2002 elections. Terry McAuliffe, Democratic National Committee chairman, and Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening, incoming chairman of the Democratic Governors' Association, participate. Location: First Floor Conference Room, 430 S. Capitol St. SE. Contact: 202/863-8148.
Report release 11 a.m. The Institute on Taxation and Economics, Citizens for Tax Justice, and Public Campaign hold a news conference to release a report titled "Buy Now Save Later: Campaign Contributions and Corporate Taxation." Location: Sky Room, Hotel Washington, 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/626-3780.
Book presentation 11:30 a.m. In a Capitol Hill ceremony, Edmond Pope, a U.S. businessman detained by Russia on false espionage charges, presents his book, "Torpedoed," to Rep. John E. Peterson, Pennsylvania Republican, the congressman responsible for his release. Location: 307 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-8279.
Higher education discussion 12:30 p.m. Ruth Simmons, Brown University president, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing contemporary trends in higher education. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Bangladesh discussion 12:30 p.m. The Asia Society Washington Center holds a luncheon, featuring Badruddoza Choudhury, foreign minister of Bangladesh, speaking on "New Bangladesh Government's Vision of Bangladesh and Its Foreign, Economic and Political Relations." Location: Bank of America, 730 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.
Clinton speech 1:15 p.m. The Georgetown University School of Foreign Service hosts a speech on the impact of the September 11 terrorist attacks on globalization. The speaker is Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the United States. Location: Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Cyberjournalism lecture 5:30 p.m. American University's Center for Social Media hosts a lecture by Dan Schechter, chief executive of mediachannel.org, on "Cyberjournalism in Wartime: Best Lessons From a Activist Journalist." Location: Wechsler Theatre, Mary Graydon Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.
U.S.-Russia relations discussion 5:30 p.m. Women in International Security presents a panel discussion titled "U.S.-Russia Relations: Economic, Political and Security Dimensions and the Upcoming U.S.-Russia Summit." Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/687-3233.


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