- The Washington Times - Monday, April 15, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
"In Memory Day" ceremony 10 a.m. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund presents an "In Memory Day" ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans who died as a result of their service but who did not meet government requirements for their names to be added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National Mall. Contact: 202/393-0090, Ext. 19.
Tax-simplification discussion 10:30 a.m. Members of Congress, including Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, hold a national town hall discussion on tax simplification and the need to make tax relief permanent. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6007.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to Iowa to participate in a round-table discussion on taxes and the economy and attend a fund-raiser for Rep. Greg Ganske, Iowa Republican
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VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases its weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the infant mortality advisory committee. Location: Georgetown Latham Hotel, 3000 M St. NW. Contact: 301/443-2170.
10 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the nuclear regulatory research advisory committee. Location: Crystal City Marriott, 1900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/586-0136 or 202/586-5806.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hear oral arguments.
Docket No. 01-687: United States v. Cotton; and Docket No. 01-455: Franconia Associates v. United States. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Meets at 1 p.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Meets at 2 p.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Government Reform government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a hearing titled "Oversight of the Internal Revenue Service: The Commissioner's Final Report." Charles Rossotti, Internal Revenue Service commissioner, testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA
Youth court conference all day The Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention sponsors the national youth court conference. Deborah Daniels, assistant attorney general, Office of Justice Programs, speaks at 8:30 a.m. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/307-0703.
Families conference all day The Alliance for Children and Families holds its 2002 public policy conference, "Children and Families at a Time of Challenge."
Highlights 9 a.m. Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, keynote address on the legislative outlook of the 107th Congress in light of the September 11 events.
12:45 p.m. Michael Faenza, president and chief executive officer of the National Mental Health Association, plenary luncheon speaker, discusses the latest mental health policy trends and their effects on family- and child-serving agencies.
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 202/223-3447.
PETA rallies 8 a.m. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) holds two rallies to advocate an excise tax on the purchase of meat, poultry and fish similar to the excise taxes on tobacco and alcohol. Location: Internal Revenue Service Building, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW at 8 a.m. and Friendship Station Post Office, 4005 Wisconsin Ave. NW at 5 p.m. Contact: 202/244-3709 or 202/320-3909.
Tax policy seminar 8:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a seminar on "The Tax Policy Outlook: Where Do We Go From Here?" The participants include: Lawrence Lindsey, assistant to the president for economic policy; and Rep. Bill Thomas, California Republican. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-4871.
Tax Day rally 9:30 a.m. Americans for Tax Reform holds a rally to mark Tax Day. The participants include: Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform president; Jim Martin, 60 Plus; Charles Hardin, Council for Government Reform; Eric Schelcht, National Taxpayers Union; and Richard Lessner, American Renewal. Location: Capitol, West Lawn. Contact: 202/785-0266.
Van safety news conference 11 a.m. Jeffrey Runge, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administrator, holds a news conference to discuss the safety of 15-passenger vans. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.
Families USA forum noon Families USA holds a forum on "Making the Drug Industry Play Fair." Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/628-3030.
Africa discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Refugees, Statelessness and Citizenship in East Africa." The speaker is Gilbert Khadigala, SAIS African studies program. Location: Room 511, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Rally for Israel 1 p.m. The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations holds a national rally for Israel. The participants include: Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli prime minister; Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate; and Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders. Location: Capitol, West Front. Contact: 202/265-3000.
China roundtable 2:30 p.m. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a discussion on "Wired China: Whose Hand Is on the Switch?" Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/236-8347.
Rally 5 p.m. Common Cause and DC Vote hold a rally to protest "Taxes Paid Representation Denied," and urge an end to the disenfranchisement of D.C. residents. The participants include: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat; Mayor Anthony A. Williams; and Scott Harshbarger, Common Cause. Location: Farragut Square, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. Contact: https://www.dcvote.org/events/taxday.htm.
Globalization lecture 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents its 13th annual Bradley Lecture Series, featuring John Gray, London School of Economics, discussing "Globalization: An Ur-conservative View." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Film screening 7 p.m. Public Citizen and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service hold a film screening of "The Road to Yucca Mountain," followed by a panel presentation profiling opposition to the Yucca Mountain proposal. Location: Visions Cinema, 1927 Florida Ave. NW. Contact: 202/454-5130 or 202/328-0002.

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