- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 16, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Fake driver's licenses hearing 10 a.m. Senate Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, restructuring and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing to examine problems relating to the availability and use of fake or fraudulently issued driver's licenses, focusing on what state and federal governments can do to improve the system. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
Yucca Mountain news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on the joint resolution to approve Yucca Mountain for the development of an underground repository for disposal of used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2002.


PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with Finnish President Tarja Halonen and the Fiscal Responsibility Coalition.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases report on new residential construction for March 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for March 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases report on industrial production and capacity utilization for March 2002. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Agriculture Department holds a meeting of the fruit and vegetable industry advisory committee. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4722.
8:30 a.m. Defense Department holds a meeting of the overseas dependents' school, education of dependents with disabilities national advisory panel. Location: Conference Room, Holiday Inn Hotel, 4610 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/696-4387.
12:30 p.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the nuclear waste advisory committee. Location: Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-8066.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:
Docket Number 01-631: United States v. Drayton; and Docket Number 01-518: BE&K; Construction Co. v. NLRB. Contact: 202/479-3211.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds an oversight hearing on medical privacy issues. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
10:30 a.m. Appropriations transportation subcommittee holds a hearing to examine aviation safety and capacity issues. Jane Garvey, Federal Aviation Administration administrator, testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
1 p.m. Government Reform civil service, census and agency organization subcommittee holds a hearing on "Reforming Government: The Federal Sunset Act of 2001." Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
2 p.m. Financial Services Committee marks up the Corporate and Auditing Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency Act of 2002. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
2 p.m. Government Reform national security, veterans affairs and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Combating Terrorism, Confronting the Axis of Evil." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
3 p.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing on "Equal Education Choices for Parents." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
3 p.m. Ways and Means health subcommittee holds a hearing on prompting disease management strategies in the Medicare program. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
5 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Child Custody Protection Act. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA
Health disparities symposium all day The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health and The Commonwealth Fund holds a symposium on "Health Disparities among Women of Color." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/371-1999.
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 9:30 a.m. Discussion on a new community-based initiative for youth.
Noon Rep. Benjamin Cardin, Maryland Democrat, luncheon speaker.
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 202/223-3447.
Andean policy discussion 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "U.S. Andean Policy and the Lima Summit." Thomas Shannon, director of Andean affairs at the State Department, and Allan Wagner, Peruvian ambassador to the U.S., participate. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
IMAX 3D movie preview 8:30 a.m. The National Air and Space Museum holds a media preview of "Space Station 3D," the first ever IMAX 3D movie made in space. Location: Space Hall, National Air and Space Museum, Sixth and Constitution Avenue SW. Contact: 202/662-1280.
Health threats briefing 9 a.m. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) holds a briefing on "Health Threats in the Americas: PAHO's Response." Location: Capitol, Room EF-100. Contact: 202/737-1800.
Trade promotion authority news conference 9:30 a.m. Senate Republicans hold a news conference to call upon Senate Democrats to bring up trade promotion authority (TPA) for a vote by April 22. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans participates. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/224-3744.
Hungary discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Janos Martonyi, Hungary's foreign minister. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Emergency communications centers ceremony 10 a.m. The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International holds a ceremony honoring emergency communications centers from New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia for their dedication and compassion in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Details on the June 2002 Homeland Security Summit will be announced. Location: Colonial Room, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/331-0060.
Polio briefing 10 a.m. The World Health Organization and Rotary International hold a briefing on the progress in eradicating polio and how the new global environment affects chances for eliminating the disease. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 847/866-3234.
Demonstrations briefing 10 a.m. The National Youth and Student Peace Coalition, the School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch) and Mobilization for Global Justice hold a briefing on peace and justice demonstrations with a look at how economic justice can end terrorism. Location: FDR Memorial, 900 Ohio Drive SW. Contact: 202/365-3535.
Beer tax briefing 10 a.m. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and others hold a briefing on "Stop the Beer Tax Rollback! Reject H.R.1305." Location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 301/652-6016.
American League of Lobbyists luncheon 11:45 a.m. The American League of Lobbyists holds a luncheon meeting featuring Mitch Daniels, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and discussing the fiscal 2003 budget. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 703/960-3011. Note: RSVPs required.
U.S.-Russian trade conference noon The U.S.-Russia Business Council presents its Ninth Annual U.S.-Russian Trade and Investment Forecast Conference. The luncheon speakers are Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans and German Gref, Russian economic development and trade minister. Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/739-9187.
Marriage discussion noon The Heritage Foundation sponsors a discussion on "Marriage and the Black Community: Real Life Stories of Welfare Reform Success." Robert Woodson, National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise president, and Shirley Holloway, pastor and founder of House of Help City of Hope, participate. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1761.
Cancer discussion noon The National Dialogue on Cancer holds a discussion on "New Technology's Role in Diagnosing and Treating Cancer." The participants include Sen. Edward Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and his son Edward Kennedy Jr., a cancer survivor; and Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, National Cancer Institute director. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: Must RSVP to 202/434-7243.
Black lung bill news conference 2:30 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce legislation which streamlines the federal black lung program benefits. Linda Chapman, black lung widow walking from Charleston, W.Va., participates. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain location, 1334 Longworth House Office Building). Contact: 202/226-4050.
"Video voyeurism" legislation news conference 2:30 p.m. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, holds a news conference to introduce legislation to make "video voyeurism" a federal crime. Angie Harman, actress, participates. Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4893.
Terrorism legislation news conference 3 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce legislation that will allow victims of state-sponsored terrorism to receive payment from the currently blocked or frozen assets of those countries involved. Location: 328 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3254.
Health care issues discussion 3 p.m. Reps. Billy Tauzin, Louisiana Republican, and Michael Bilirakis, Florida Republican, hold a discussion on health care issues for the remainder of the session. Location: 2218 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5735.
Awards reception 6 p.m. The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability holds an awards reception to honor individuals who have been leaders in the movement to clean up radioactive wastes, address the needs of workers and neighbors and stop unnecessary weapons research and production. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/547-4374.


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