- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 5, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Rumsfeld testimony —10 a.m. —Senate Appropriations, defense subcommittee holds a hearing on the budget overview for fiscal 2002 for the military. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
PBS program preview — 7 p.m. —The National Press Club hosts a preview of and panel discussion on the Public Broadcasting System program, "The Press Secretary," featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the real West Wing of the White House preparing for a presidential press conference. The participants include: Joe Lockhart, former White House press secretary; Susan Page, USA Today; and Ted Bogosian, writer/director/producer of NBC's "The West Wing." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/739-8100 or 202/662-7468.

PRESIDENT BUSH
10 a.m. — Welcomes Mexican President Vicente Fox to the White House, South Lawn.
10:55 a.m. — Closed meeting with Mr. Fox, Oval Office.
3 p.m. — Meets with President Fox and Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan, Blair House.
7:30 p.m. — Hosts a state dinner in honor of Mr. Fox, White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on productivity and costs for 2nd quarter 2001 (revised). Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. — Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a meeting of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, 4300 Military Road NW. Contact: 301/443-6014.
9 a.m. — Agriculture Department holds a meeting of the national advisory council on maternal, infant, and fetal nutrition. Location: Conference Room 204-C, Food and Nutrition Service, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria. Contact: 703/305-2747.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. — Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing to examine stem-cell research issues. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
9:30 a.m. — Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee holds a roundtable meeting on the loan guaranty program. Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8496.
10 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the threat of bioterrorism and the spread of infectious diseases. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
2:30 p.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on "Justice Department Oversight: Management of the Tobacco Litigation." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
3:30 p.m. — Select Committee on Intelligence holds a hearing to examine the fiscal 2002 intelligence authorization bill, focusing on information leak provisions. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing for mid-session review and update of the budget and economic outlook. Mitchell Daniels, Office of Management and Budget director, and Dan Crippen, Congressional Budget Office director, testify. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

GENERAL AGENDA
Fox visit — all day — The Embassy of Mexico hosts the U.S. visit of Mexican President Vicente Fox.
Highlights — 10 a.m. — Attends a welcoming ceremony hosted by President Bush, South Lawn of the White House.
10:55 a.m. — Closed meeting with Mr. Bush, Oval Office of the White House.
1 p.m. — Meets with Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, State Department.
3 p.m. — Meets with Mr. Bush and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Blair House.
4 p.m. — Accepts the National Endowment for Democracy Annual Democracy Award, 345 Cannon House Office Building.
5 p.m. — Meets with Horst Kohler, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Blair House.
7:30 p.m. — Attends a state dinner in his honor, White House. Contact: 202/728-1600.
Internet and diplomacy conference — 9 a.m. — The State Department hosts NetDiplomacy 2001: Conference on the Internet and Diplomacy, on conducting foreign affairs in the Internet age. Sen. George F. Allen, Virginia Republican, speaks at 10:30 a.m. on "A Congressional Perspective on the Internet's Role in America." Location: Loy Henderson Conference Room, State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-6607.
Forests conference — 9 a.m. — American Forests holds its 2001 National Urban Forest Conference.
Highlights — 11 a.m. — Former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman; D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, Gary Moll, American Forests' Urban Forest Center; Michael Rains, U.S. Forest Service; and Sheila Hogan, executive director of the Casey Tree Foundation, news conference to unveil report, "Gray to Green: Reversing the National Tree Deficit."
Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 304/345-7578.
Space conference — 9 a.m. — The Cato Institute presents a half-day conference on "The Military and Space." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Contingency fees briefing — 9 a.m. — The Washington Legal Foundation presents a media nosh on "Contingency Fees: Can Federal Oversight Protect Legal Consumers from Abuse?" Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.
Spectrum management discussion — 9 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents its first wireless communications spectrum management roundtable, "Managing Spectrum Allocation: Is the U.S. Government Organized the Right Way?" James Schlesinger, former Defense and Energy secretary, participates. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Disabled services discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The Health and Human Resources Department holds a national listening session on "Community-based Alternatives for People with Disabilities," regarding President George W. Bush's June 18 Executive Order 13217, directing federal agencies to assist states in expanding community-based services for the disabled. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/690-6343.
Young voters briefing — 9:30 a.m. — The Council for Excellence in Government's Center for Democracy and Citizenship presents a media briefing, "Helping Political Candidates Reach Young Voters — The 2001 Pilot Programs in New Jersey and Virginia." The speaker is former Rep. David Skaggs, Colorado Democrat. Location: 1301 K St. NW. Contact: 202/530-3265.
Drug abuse study release — 10 a.m. — The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) holds a news conference releasing a 6-year study, "Malignant Neglect: Substance Abuse and America's School's." Joseph Califano Jr., CASA president, participates. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/628-2078.
Helsinki Commission hearing — 10 a.m. — The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) holds a hearing on "Civilian Police and Police Training in Post-Conflict OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Areas — Experience Gained in the Balkans; Prospects for Expanded OSCE Activity." Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.
Budget news conference — 11 a.m. — Senate Democrats hold a news conference on the budget. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-7925.
Immigrant workers' rights news conference — 11 a.m. — The AFL-CIO speaks out for immigrant workers' rights at work and in the community in conjunction with a visit by Mexican President Vicente Fox. Location: Capitol, West Front, Lower Terrace. Contact: 202/637-5018.
Mexican national security forum — 3 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars holds a forum on "Mexico's National Security at the Beginning of the 21st Century." The speaker is Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, national security adviser to the president of Mexico. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4030.
Celebration — 6:30 p.m. — The Jerusalem Fund Cultural Committee presents a lecture and readings on Arab Women in Society. Location: Jerusalem Fund, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1958.
Stigma conference — 6:45 p.m. — The National Institutes of Health hosts an international conference, "Stigma and Global Health: Developing a Research Agenda." Location: Bethesda Marriott Hotel, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2075.


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