- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 30, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Bin Laden briefing noon Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies presents a brown bag lunch briefing on "Who Is Osama bin Laden?" The speaker is Mamoun Fandy, National Defense University professor. Location: Room 241, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Airport security bill news conference 2:45 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to rally support for a bill to put federal law-enforcement agents in charge of airline and airport security. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-0100.


PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events are scheduled.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions 3- and 6-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the national human research protection advisory committee. Location: Double Tree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/496-7005.


SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:

Docket Number 00-795: Ashcroft vs. Free Speech Coalition; and Docket Number 00-957: Kansas vs. Crane. Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee and the international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee hold joint hearing to examine terrorism through the mail, focusing on the protection of postal workers and the public. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds hearing on the low income home energy assistance program. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds hearing to examine the future of ensuring terrorism risk. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.


HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Veterans' Affairs, benefits subcommittee holds hearing on "Veterans' Employment and Training Service Flexibility and Accountability Needed to Improve Service to Veterans." Location: 340 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.

Noon Government Reform Committee holds hearing on "Oversight of the U.S. Postal Service: Ensuring the Safety of Postal Employees and the Mail." John E. Potter, postmaster general, testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


GENERAL AGENDA

U.S. economy discussion 9a.m. The Financial Services Forum presents a discussion on "How the War Against Terrorism Is Affecting the U.S. and Global Economies and Key Sectors," including the technology, defense, retail and energy sectors. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/326-1715.

Abraham speech 9a.m. Energy Daily and the U.S. Energy Association host an Energy Newsmaker Breakfast. The speaker is Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham. Location: Suite 550, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-1555.

Public service discussion 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "To Restore and Renew: A New Report on the State of the Federal Public Service." The speakers are Paul Volcker, chairman of the National Commission on the Public Service, and Paul Light, director of the Center for Public Service. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Education Department news conference 10 a.m. The Education Department announces a plan for transforming the Education Department into a high-performance organization and restoring public trust in the agency. Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: Secretary's Conference Room, Seventh Floor, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-0774.

Racial preferences news conference 10 a.m. The Center for Equal Opportunity discusses Adarand Constructors Inc. vs. Mineta, a case challenging racial preferences in federal contracting to be heard tomorrow in the Supreme Court. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/639-0803.

Anthrax news conference 10 a.m. Rep. Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, highlights the role of the Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force in sweeping the Capitol complex for the presence of anthrax. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-8227.

Nursing shortage news conference 10:30 a.m. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, holds a news conference on the nursing shortage. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-4451.

Energy security news conference 11 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on energy security. Veterans' Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi participates. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-6665.

Terrorism forum 11 a.m. The Cato Institute presents a forum titled "How Should the War on Terrorism Be Prosecuted?" Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Allies lecture 11 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "America's New Allies," by Adrian Nastase, prime minister of Romania. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Election law lecture noon The Federalist Society presents the fourth in a four-part lecture series on election law, "Federalism and Voting," regarding Congress vs. state authority to mandate national ballot rules and polling times for presidential elections. The participants include: Michael Uhlmann, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, presenter; and David Mason, Federal Elections Commission member, commentator. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/822-8138.

Dionne speech noon The Federal City Club holds a Distinguished Speakers Series luncheon. The speaker is E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post columnist, and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/234-3426.

Anniversary luncheon 12:30 p.m. The World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC) and the John S. and the James L. Knight Foundation present the WPFC 25th anniversary luncheon and 15th Annual Harold W. Andersen Lecture on "Tariff on Truth Where the Press Isn't Free, Correspondents Pay the Price." The speaker is Louis Boccardi, president of the Associated Press. Location: Crystal Room, Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/715-9811.

Women's lecture 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents, "Teaching Women to Become Human Rights Advocates." The speaker is Margaret Schuler, executive director of Women, Law and Development International. Location: Room 507, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Transportation security bill news conference 2 p.m. The leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee outline their transportation security bill, "The Secure Transportation for America Act of 2001." Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-7749 or 202/226-8767.

Antidumping epidemic forum 3p.m . The Cato Institute presents a forum titled "The Antidumping Epidemic: Causes, Victims, Implications and Potential Solutions." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Social spending discussion 4 p.m. Georgetown University holds a panel discussion on "Social Spending Over the Next Decade: Matching Priorities and Revenues." Location: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Firemen news conference 4 p.m. Rep. J.C. Watts, Jr., Oklahoma Republican, holds a news conference on first responders (firemen). Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5107.

Australian election discussion 4p.m. The Brookings Institution and Georgetown University's Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies present a panel discussion titled "The Australian Election: Who's Involved and What's at Stake?" Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Europe lecture 6p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents, "European Security: Why Is It Important to the U.S. and What Should Be Done About It?" The speaker is Wolfgang Ischinger, German ambassador. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Flu vaccine lecture 7p.m. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) presents a 2001 Medicine for the Public Lecture, "The Influenza Viruses and Their Vaccines." The speaker is Dr. Brian Murphy, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, NIH, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.

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