- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 16, 2001

Border security 1 p.m. The Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus holds a news conference to present a comprehensive border-security package. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/226-6999.
'Melting Pot' forum 7 p.m. The National Archives and the Center for Democracy present a forum, "Is the United States Still a 'Melting Pot.'" The featured speaker is Michael Barone, author of "The New Americans: How the Melting Pot Can Work Again." Location: Archivists Reception Room, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/208-7345 or 202/429-9141.

To be announced.

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases a report on industrial production and capacity utilization for September 2001. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.
2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

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

10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation, communications subcommittee holds a hearing to examine emergency 911 matters. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
10 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing to review the response of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the Sept. 11 attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center. Joe Allbaugh, FEMA director, and Edward Plaugher, Arlington County Fire Department, testify. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.
2:30 p.m. Veterans' Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Veterans Affairs Department's "Fourth Mission: Caring for Veterans, Servicemembers, and the Public Following Conflicts and Crises." Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2074.
3 p.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee marks up pending legislation, including a bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Office of Rare Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning business, and at 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

Noon Government Reform, energy policy, natural resources and regulatory affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on "Natural Gas Infrastructure and Capacity Constraints." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
2:30 p.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing on President Bush's plan to assist workers displaced by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao testifies. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
3 p.m. Resources, national parks, recreation and public lands subcommittee holds a hearing on a bill to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the route taken by American soldier and frontiersman George Rogers Clark and his men during the Revolutionary War to capture the British forts at Kaskaskia and Cahokia, Ill., and Vincennes, Ind., for potential addition to the National Trails System. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
5 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate rules on the Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

Faith-based social services funding conference 8:45 a.m. The American Jewish Committee, the Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History and Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law present "In Good Faith: A Conference on Government Funding of Faith-based Social Services." Location: 3600 John McCormack Road NE. Contact: 215/665-2300.
Spectrum management round-table discussion 9 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents a spectrum management round-table discussion on "The Perils of 3G: Competing Priorities and Mechanisms for Resolution." The speaker is Harold Furchtgott-Roth, American Enterprise Institute fellow and former Federal Communications Commission member. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
New economy seminar 9:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a new economy seminar, "Bandwagon Effects in High-Technology Industries." The speaker is Jeffrey Rohlfs, Strategic Policy Research. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Bush trip briefing 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a briefing on "President Bush's Trip to China: An Economic Summit with a Wider Agenda," regarding this week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Shanghai. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Internet tax moratorium news conference 10 a.m. Rep. Christopher Cox, California Republican, holds a news conference on extension of the Internet tax moratorium. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5611.
APEC summit briefing 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a media briefing on "Mobilizing Asian Allies for War: Preparing for the APEC Summit." Location: 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Economic stimulus package briefing 10 a.m. The Institute for Policy Innovation's Center for Tax Analysis hold a media briefing on "Effective Components of an Economic Stimulus Package." Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 972/874-5139.
Secondhand smoke hazards news conference 11 a.m. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Federation of America Foundation, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the National Association of Counties hold a news conference to announce a new public health initiative to protect children from secondhand smoke hazards in their homes. EPA Administrator Christie Whitman participates. Location: Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave. NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.
Crime lecture 11 a.m. American University presents a lecture, "Crime in Russia's Far East: Trafficking of Women and Children from Siberia to China, Japan and Korea." The speaker is Sally Stoecker, American University's School of International Service. Location: School of International Service Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
Airline safety measure news conference 11 a.m. Airline flight attendants and pilots hold a news conference to discuss immediate need for passage of an airline-airport safety measure. Location: Ticketing level, Concourse C, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Contact: 202-225/0100.
Vaccinations briefing noon The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the National Coalition for Adult Immunization hold a briefing to alert consumers and health care professionals about critical and immediate influenza and pneumococcal disease vaccination recommendations. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 732/382-8898 or 212/886-2200.
Unity in the Spirit of America Act news conference noon Members of Congress host a news conference to announce the proposed Unity in the Spirit of America Act, which would honor Sept. 11 terrorist attack victims through individually named community service projects. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio and TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-4822.
Anthrax briefing 4:30 p.m. Members of Congress host an open briefing for members by an anthrax weapon expert. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202-225/5541.
Civil liberties forum 5:30 p.m. The American Prospect hosts a forum, "Defending America, Defending an Open Society," on protecting civil liberties in an age of terrorism. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/627-8098. Note: By invitation only.
Broder speech 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates and the Chautauqua Institution present the annual Chautauqua at the Smithsonian Lecture on how the news media and government deliver information to the public. The speaker is David Broder, Washington Post political columnist. Location: Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
Dinner 8 p.m. The British-American Business Association hosts a gala dinner. The participants include: Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican, distinguished guest; and Christopher Meyer, British ambassador, guest of honor. Location: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-0010.

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