- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 23, 2002

"Protecting Human Subjects" hearing 10 a.m. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions public health subcommittee holds a hearing, "Protecting Human Subjects in Research: Are Current Safeguards Adequate?" Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
Yucca Mountain markup 4:30 p.m. House Energy and Commerce energy and air quality subcommittee holds a markup of a resolution to approve Yucca Mountain, Nev., as a permanent site for nuclear waste. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

Meets with Moroccan King Mohammed VI and at 2 p.m. hosts a visit to the White House by the 2002 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams.

1 p.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the electricity advisory board. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham attends. Location: Rotunda Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/586-5450.

Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:
Docket Number 01-419: City of Columbus v. Ours Garage & Wrecker Service Inc.; and Docket Number 01-682: Barnes v. Gorman. Contact: 202/479-3211.

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

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing to review the federal deposit-insurance system and to consider recommendations for reform. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10:15 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to examine U.S. nonproliferation efforts in the former Soviet Union. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
2:30 p.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing to examine the implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
2:30 p.m. Judiciary antitrust, competition and business and consumer rights subcommittee holds a hearing, "Dominance on the Ground: Cable Competition and the ATT-Comcast Merger." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

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.

2 p.m. Government Reform energy policy, natural resources and regulatory affairs subcommittee holds a hearing, "Fuel Markets: Unstable at Any Price?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
2:30 p.m. Science environment, technology and standards subcommittee holds a hearing, "Science and Technology Programs at the Environmental Protection Agency: the Fiscal 2003 Budget Request." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
3 p.m. Energy and Commerce health subcommittee holds a hearing on "Welfare Reform: A Review of Abstinence Education and Transitional Medical Assistance." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
3 p.m. House-Senate Conference Committee meets on the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/225-3951.

Electronics Industry Alliance conference all day The Electronics Industry Alliance holds its spring 2002 conference, "New World, New Priorities." Tom Ridge, director of the Office of Homeland Security, speaks at 7 p.m. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/907-7792.
Policy conference 7:15 a.m. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee holds its policy conference. Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, participates. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/639-5261.
American Muslims meeting 9 a.m. The Georgetown University Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding holds a meeting, "American Muslims: Community at a Crossroads." Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University professor of Islamic studies, speaks on how the lives of American Muslims have changed since September 11 at 1 p.m. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-0291.
Wireless-competition seminar 9:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a seminar, "From 2G to 3G: Wireless Competition for Internet Related Services." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5907.
Labor Department news conference 10 a.m. The Labor Department will announce a new online job bank to link job seekers to new careers in long-term care nursing and retirement homes. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Jim Shea Jr., Olympic gold medalist, participate. Location: Secretary's Conference Room, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.
'Dinotopia' briefing 10:30 a.m. The National Museum of Natural History holds a briefing, "Dinotopia," an exhibition of James Gurney's works in which dinosaurs peacefully coexist with humans. Location: Executive Conference Room, first floor, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/786-2950.
Public Citizen news conference 11 a.m. Public Citizen releases a report on the dangers facing children ages 4 to 8 in car crashes and the need for built-in child-safety seats in every vehicle manufactured. Location: 1600 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/588-7742.
Sudan's "Lost Children" discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, "Sudan's Lost Children: Resettled in the United States." Location: Room 517, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Missile-defense forum 2 p.m. The Lexington Institute convenes to examine the Bush administration's decision to withdraw from the 1972 ABM Treaty. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/522-5828.
Cambodian adoptions news conference 2:30 p.m. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, holds a news conference to highlight the situation of American children waiting in Cambodia for U.S. adoptions to be finalized. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp (Rain site: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building). Contact: 202/224-4893.
Poland discussion 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, "Poland and the Future of Europe." Polish Ambassador Przemyslaw Grudzinski participates. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Benefit gala 6:30 p.m. The American News Women's Club hosts its annual benefit gala, saluting Judy Woodruff, CNN's prime anchor and a 30-year broadcast veteran, with the second Helen Thomas Award for Outstanding Contributions to Journalism. Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/332-6770.
Glickman speech 7 p.m. The Georgetown University Public Policy Institute hosts a lecture on humor and politics. The speaker is Dan Glickman, former agriculture secretary. Location: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Congressional dinner 7 p.m. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington host the 17th annual congressional dinner. The speaker is Education Secretary Rod Paige. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.
Awards dinner 7:15 p.m. The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy holds its 2002 awards dinner. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill is the featured speaker. Location: East Hall, Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/296-5544, Ext. 613.

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