- The Washington Times - Monday, April 22, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
America-Israel conference all day The American Israel Public Affairs Committee holds its policy conference. The speakers are Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/639-5261.
Earth Day discussion 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on "Earth Day 2002: Is the Environment Getting Better or Worse?" Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Participates in a trail restoration project, Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington, N.Y.

VICE PRESIDENT
1:30 p.m. Visits the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the obstetrics and gynecology devices panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. Location: Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Boulevard, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-1180.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hear oral arguments:
Docket Number 01-463: United States v. Fior D'Italia Inc.; and Docket Number 01-488: Ring v. Arizona. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Not in session. 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. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
U.S.-Saudi relations conference all day The Petroleum Industry Research Foundation and the U.S.-Saudi Business Council sponsor a conference on "U.S.-Saudi Energy and Economic Relations in Global Perspective." The participants include Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Saudi Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf, who delivers a keynote address. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9677.
Earth Day news conference 10 a.m. A coalition of national environmental groups holds a news conference on Earth Day to release the updated report, "Rewriting the Rules: The Bush Administration's Unseen Assault on the Environment." Location: The Nest, Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-5200.
Federal service opportunities news conference 10:30 a.m. The Office of Personnel Management, the Partnership for Public Service and the George Washington University hold a news briefing to inform college graduates about the range of opportunities available in federal service. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-3087.
Alliance for Marriage briefing 11 a.m. The Alliance for Marriage holds a briefing in support of welfare reforms that encourage community groups to teach marriage skills to welfare recipients. Couples who have successfully made the transition into married life and off welfare participate. Location: Capitol, Room H-137. Contact: 202/302-2045.
Bottle deposit legislation news conference 11:30 a.m. Sen. James M. Jeffords, Vermont independent, holds a news conference to announce legislation, "The National Beverage Producer Responsibility Act," which would define a performance standard for bottle recycling that the regulated parties must meet and allow regulated parties to design their own deposit-return program. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-5141.
Trade promotion authority news conference 11:30 a.m. Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, holds a news conference on the need for trade promotion authority in agriculture trade. U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick participates. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.
Judicial confirmation crisis discussion noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "The Judicial Confirmation Crisis." The speaker is Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Smart growth briefing noon The National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders hold a briefing on "Smart Growth Meets the Marketplace: What Do Homebuyers Value?" Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/383-7536.
Russian economy discussion noon The U.S.-Russia Business Council hosts a discussion of Russia's economic performance and outlook. The speaker is Aleksey L. Kudrin, Russian deputy prime minister and minister of finance. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/739-9182.
Naval Strike Forum luncheon noon The Lexington Institute holds a Naval Strike Forum luncheon. The featured speaker is Vice Adm. John Nathman, commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet. Location: Capitol, Room HC-7. Contact: 703/522-5828.
China lecture 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) sponsors a lecture on "China: Fiscal Policies for Economic Development." The speaker is Xiang Huaichenge, finance minister of China. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Bio-based products discussion 1:30 p.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute holds a discussion on "Biobased Products: Back to the Future?" Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1892.
Organ donation briefing 2 p.m. The Health and Human Services Department holds a news briefing to release updated organ donation data and to kick off National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Chris Krug, Olympic snowboarding bronze medalist and liver cancer survivor, participate. Location: Great Hall, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.
Equal opportunities news conference 3 p.m. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference to discuss efforts to promote equal opportunity at the workplace. Cari Dominguez, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission chairman, and Jennifer Rodriguez, Olympic speed skater, participate. Location: 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4921.
Carville speech 4:30 p.m. American University's Washington College of Law holds a discussion on how to run for office and campaign. The speaker is James Carville, former Clinton political consultant. Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279.
Egypt and Israel discussion 7 p.m. The Georgetown University Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington sponsor a discussion on "Religion and Politics in Egypt and Israel." Location: St. Albans Episcopal Church, Washington National Cathedral grounds, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6546.

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