- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 25, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Economy discussion 9 a.m. Senate Finance Committee meets to discuss the economy. Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve chairman, and Robert Rubin, former Treasury secretary, participate. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

Homeland defense hearing 11 a.m. Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on homeland defense. Attorney General John Ashcroft testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.


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 a.m. Defense Department holds a meeting of the president's information technology advisory committee. Location: Room 555, National Science Foundation, 4121 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-4873.

1 p.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the aerospace safety advisory panel. Location: Room 5W63, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-0391.


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Appropriations Committee marks up proposed legislation making appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for fiscal 2002, as well as proposed legislation making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia for fiscal 2002. Location: Capitol, Room S-128. Contact: 202/224-3471.

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources, forests and public lands management subcommittee holds a hearing on the effectiveness of the national fire plan. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.

2:30 p.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on federal government management, focusing on airline passenger and baggage screening. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.


HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour debate and at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing on the nursing shortage. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on U.S. policy in the fight against international terrorism originating in South Asia. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Ways and Means, health subcommittee holds a hearing on the Medicare Regulatory and Contracting Reform Act of 2001. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

10:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up a House resolution on the "Anti-Terrorism Bill." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on "Aviation Security and the Future of the Aviation Industry," part two. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2:30 p.m. House-Senate Conference Committee holds a meeting on the education reform bill. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

3 p.m. Resources, forests and forest health subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on "Permanent Extension of the Forest Service Recreation Fee Demonstration Program." Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.


GENERAL AGENDA

Supreme Court cases briefing 8:30 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation discusses key cases affecting free enterprise in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court 2001 fall term. Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Civil aviation seminar 8:45 a.m. The European Institute holds a seminar on civil aviation. Location: B339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/895-1670.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute conference 9 a.m. The institute presents its 2001 Issues Conference to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/543-1771.

Trade policy lecture 9 a.m. The Washington International Trade Association and the National Policy Association present "Trade Policy and the Bush Administration," by Robert B. Zoellick, U.S. trade representative. Location: Rotunda, Ronald Reagan Building, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

Teen pregnancy forum 9:30 a.m. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life present "Keeping the Faith: The Role of Religion and Faith Communities in Preventing Teen Pregnancy." Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/478-8510.

Nuclear Control Institute news conference 9:30 a.m. The institute holds a news conference on the vulnerability of the nation's 103 nuclear reactors to terrorist attack. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-8444.

Home sales report briefing 9:45 a.m. The National Association of Realtors holds a briefing on an existing home sales report with a revised forecast, including the impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Location: Third Floor Conference Room, 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1177.

Consumers Union news conference 10 a.m. Consumers Union announces a plan to improve the safety of U.S. airlines and airports. Location: Suite 310, 1666 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 914/378-2437.

Democratic task forces news conference 10:45 a.m. House Democrats hold a news conference to announce new Democratic task forces on the economy and homeland security. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-0100.

Hispanic Heritage Month program 11 a.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum sponsors a discussion of how Latinos are portrayed in news and entertainment. Participants include: actors Jimmy Smits and Esai Morales; Elizabeth Vargas, ABC News; and Feliz Sanchez, president of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. Location: 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3713.

Senate Finance Committee meeting news conference 11 a.m. Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, holds a news conference on the committee meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

American Red Cross news conference noon The American Red Cross announces a $100 million gift program to aid families of victims of the terrorist attacks. Location: 430 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/639-3591.

Commemorative coin news conference 1 p.m. Reps. Eliot L. Engel, New York Democrat, and J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, announce a commemorative coin. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5107 or 202/225/2464.

U.S.-European Union relations discussion 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts speaker Stuart Eizenstat, former U.S. representative to the European Union. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Dinner 7 p.m. Black America's Political Action Committee hosts its 2001 Biennial Dinner. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/739-5920.

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