- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 10, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Combating terrorism hearing 9 a.m. Senated Armed Services emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee holds a hearing to examine technology for combating terrorism and weapons of mass destruction in review of the Defense authorization request for fiscal 2003. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
Emergency preparedness hearing 3 p.m. House Veterans' Affairs health subcommittee holds a hearing on the National Medical Emergency Preparedness Act of 2001 and the Medical Education for National Defense in the 21st Century Act. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.

PRESIDENT BUSH
1:15 p.m. Delivers an address on the issue of human cloning, Rose Garden of the White House

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the National Petroleum Council. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: Crystal Ballroom, St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/586-3867.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on long-term care insurance for federal employees. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.
10 a.m. Appropriations Committee holds a hearing, "The Domestic Terrorism Problem." Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Environment and Public Works Superfund, toxics, risk and waste management subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the Superfund program. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Appropriations commerce, justice, state, the judiciary and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the Federal Trade Commission. Location: Capitol, Room H-309. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce Committee marks up the Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Financial Services housing and community opportunity subcommittee holds a hearing on the Housing Affordability for America Act. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m. Government Reform criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing, "Enhancing Border Security and Law Enforcement." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up the Immigration Reform and Accountability Act of 2001. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure water resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing on proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2002. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10:15 a.m. Appropriations labor, health and human services and education subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the education secretary. Education Secretary Rod Paige testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
1:30 p.m. Appropriations District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for public safety, emergency preparedness and courts. Location: 2362 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA
Editors convention all day The American Society of Newspaper Editors holds its 2002 convention.
Highlights 9 a.m. Interview with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/453-1122.
Environmental health monitoring meeting all day The National Institutes of Health's Institute of Medicine sponsors an environmental health monitoring meeting, "Environmental Health Indicators: Bridging the Chasm of Public Health and the Environment." Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, speaks at 9:10 a.m. Location: Auditorium, National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.
Chandra X-ray Observatory briefing 9 a.m. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) holds a news briefing on observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Location: James E. Webb Auditorium, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-1753.
Hospitals news conference 9:30 a.m. Reps. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat, and Jim Turner, Texas Democrat, hold a news conference to introduce legislation to improve funding for rural America's smallest hospitals. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain location, 334 Cannon House Office Building). Contact: 202/225-2715.
Arctic refuge rally 10 a.m. The Wilderness Society holds a rally for the Arctic Refuge, opposing legislation to authorize oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Location: Capitol, Upper Senate Park. Contact: 800/843-9453.
Amnesty International briefing 10 a.m. Amnesty International holds a news briefing on its release of its report, "USA: A Safe Haven for Torturers." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/544-0200, Ext. 302.
Microsoft discussion 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies sponsors a panel discussion on the Microsoft antitrust case. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Welfare reauthorization bill news conference 10 a.m. The House leadership, including Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, holds a news conference to introduce a welfare reauthorization bill. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: Capitol, Room H-137. Contact: 202/225-0600.
Tax Freedom Day briefing 10 a.m. The Tax Foundation holds a news briefing on Tax Freedom Day 2002, the day the average American has earned enough money to pay all of his or her federal, state and local taxes for the year. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-4224.
Cloning briefing 10:30 a.m. Americans to Ban Cloning holds a news briefing for Senate staff and credentialed media on the need to ban all human cloning. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/684-8352.
Middle East crisis briefing 10:30 a.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace presents a current-issues briefing, "Crisis in the Middle East: The Israeli View." Zalman Shoval, senior adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and former ambassador to the United States, participates. Location: Second-floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3824.
Netanyahu speech 11 a.m. Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, hosts an address by Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli prime minister, on the current state of affairs in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4521.
Cambodia discussion 1 p.m. The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on the postelection political environment in Cambodia. The speaker is Sam Rainsy, Cambodian opposition leader. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540.
Campaign-finance reform news conference 3:30 p.m. Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, holds a news conference to announce a coalition of co-plaintiffs in the court challenge to the campaign-finance reform law. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/224-8288.
Hagel speech 5 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) sponsors a lecture by Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, on "U.S. Policy Toward Central Asia: The Present and the Future." Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Terrorism lecture 5 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the Hudson Institute sponsor a lecture, "Winning the War Against Terror" by Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli prime minister. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Serbia discussion 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a discussion, "Post-Milosivic Serbia: Privatization and Small Business Development." Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Book rap 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club sponsors a book rap featuring "When Every Moment Counts: What You Need to Know about Bioterrorism from the Senate's Only Doctor" by Sen. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.
Awards ceremony 6:30 p.m. The Arab American Institute Foundation holds its annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards ceremony. Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/429-9210.
Campaign for America's Future conference 7 p.m. The Campaign for America's Future hosts "Reclaiming America: A Conference on Progressive Strategies for the New Era," beginning with a gala dinner. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/955-5665.
Arab Christians lecture 7:30 p.m. The Washington National Cathedral sponsors a lecture, "Arab Christians: An Endangered Species." The speaker is the Rt. Rev. Riah Abu El-Assal, Anglican bishop of Jerusalem. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.

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