- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Humanitarian crisis briefing 10 a.m. The U.N. World Food Program holds a news briefing on the humanitarian crisis facing Afghanistan. The speaker is Catherine Bertini, executive director of the U.N. World Food Program. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/653-0010.
Women and war discussion noon The Independent Women's Forum (IWF) presents an IWF panel, "Women Facing War," in honor of IWF founder Barbara Olson who died Sept. 11 in the hijacked American Airline jet that crashed into the Pentagon. The participants include Christina Hoff Sommers, chairman of the IWF National Advisory Board, moderator; Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness; Margot Hill, Boston Police commander; and Laurie Mylroie, publisher of Iraq News. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/558-4991.

Departs for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings in Shanghai, China, stopping in Sacramento, Calif., to meet with business and labor leaders and address members of the armed forces and their dependents.

8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on housing starts and building permits for September. 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.

9:30 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on two pending nominations to the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System: Susan Bies of Tennessee and Mark Olson of Minnesota. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a markup to address rail security legislation and pending nominations. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee and the international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee hold a joint hearing on "Federal Efforts to Coordinate and Prepare the United States for Bioterrorism: Are They Adequate?" Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10:30 a.m. Judiciary, immigration subcommittee holds a hearing to examine effective immigration controls to deter terrorism. James Ziglar, Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner, testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
11 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the recent international campaign against terrorism. Location: Capitol, Room S-407. Contact: 202/224-3953.

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

10 a.m. Education and the Workforce, select education subcommittee holds a hearing on "Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect: Policy Directions for the Future." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce, commerce, trade, and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on "The State of the U.S. Tourism Industry." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on "Monetary Policy and the Economic Outlook." Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve System's board of governors, testifies. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.
10 a.m. Science Committee holds a hearing on "Cyber Terrorism: A View from the Gilmore Commission." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on drug interdiction. Asa Hutchinson, Drug Enforcement Administration chief, testifies. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10:30 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on "Coercive population control in China: new evidence of forced abortion and forced sterilization." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
1 p.m. Government Reform, criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on "Keeping a Strong Law Enforcement Workforce." Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
1:30 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on restrictions on general aviation flying in Class B Airspace. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony 8:30 a.m. The Smithsonian Institution holds a media breakfast and ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a permanent outdoor exhibition, "Voyage: A Journey Through Our Solar System," featuring 13 81/2-foot-tall stainless steel stations along Jefferson Drive SW from Smithsonian Castle to the National Air and Space Museum. The participants include: Daniel Goldin, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Lawrence Small, Smithsonian Institution secretary; and Vance Albott, president/CEO of the Challenger Center for Space Education. Location: National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
Health care report briefing 9 a.m. The National Center for Policy Analysis presents a briefing on the Wye River Health Policy Group's initial report, "An Employer's Guide to Consumer-Directed Health Care Benefits." Location: Capitol, Room HC-6. Contact: 202/628-6671.
U.S. Peace Institute briefing 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Peace Institute holds a news briefing on "Post-Durban, Post-September 11 and the Anti-Discrimination Agenda." The speaker is Mary Robinson, U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights. Location: 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3828.
Welfare discussion 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a panel discussion on "A View from the Frontlines: Innovations in Delivery of Welfare Services." Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Fannie Mae subsidy lecture 10:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a lecture by Dan Crippen, Congressional Budget Office director, on "The Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Subsidy: CBO Replies." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Asian-American experience discussion 11 a.m. Howard University holds a discussion on the Asian-American experience from the silver screen to the putting green. The speaker is William Wong, author of "Yellow Journalist: Dispatches from Asian-America." Location: Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center, Howard University, 2216 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2335.
Bomber force forum 11 a.m. The Cato Institute presents a policy forum on "The Future of the Bomber Force." The speakers include: retired Air Force Gen. Richard Hawley; Jack Spencer, Heritage Foundation; John Tirpak, Air Force Association; and Ivan Eland, Cato Institute. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Aviation security bill news conference 11 a.m. The leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee holds a news conference to outline details of a proposed aviation security bill. Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7749 or 202/226-8767.
Salt briefing noon The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus presents a briefing on "Sodium and Health: Has Salt Regained its Flavor?" The speaker is Dr. Philip Greenland, Northwestern University Medical School. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 301/347-9309.
Garvey speech 12:30 p.m. Jane Garvey, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing the "Status of the Aviation System Since September 11." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Economic Security and Recovery Act news conference 2 p.m. The House GOP leadership holds a news conference on the Economic Security and Recovery Act of 2001. Location: Capitol, Room H-137. Contact: 202/226-9000.
Veterans Affairs Department news conference 2:30 p.m. The Veterans Affairs Department holds a news conference on a report on integrated information technology. Veterans' Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi participates. Location: 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-5201.
Terrorism symposium 3 p.m. The Africa Policy Initiative of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa hold a symposium on "Africans Speak Out on the War on Terrorism." Location: Falk Auditorium, Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-3862 or 202/93-2298.
Military-media relations discussion 7 p.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum presents a panel discussion on "The Military and the Media," regarding military-media relations' effect on conflict coverage. Location: 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3766.

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