- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 30, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Cloning bill news conference 11:45 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce legislation that will prohibit human reproductive cloning yet allow nuclear transplantation to produce stem cells (therapeutic cloning). Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9020.

Tax incentive hearing 2 p.m. House Ways and Means select revenue measures subcommittee holds a hearing on tax incentives for land use, conservation and preservation. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to San Jose, Calif., for a fund-raising event

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VICE PRESIDENT

Meets with Chinese Vice President Hu Jintao.


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and the Senate Indian Affairs Committee hold a joint hearing on "Small Business Development in Native American Communities: Is the Federal Government Meeting its Obligations?" Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8496 or 202/224-2251.

10 a.m. Appropriations Committee holds a hearing on "Homeland Security and the fiscal 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Bill." Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman testify. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Richard Carmona to be surgeon general and Elias Zerhounito be director of the National Institutes of Health. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2:30 p.m. Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, restructuring and the District of Columbia subcommittee and the House Government Reform Committee's government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee hold a joint hearing on "Kids and Cafeterias, How Safe are Federal School Lunches?" Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627 or 202/225-5074.


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

5 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2001. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.


GENERAL AGENDA

Special education hearing all day The President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education holds a public hearing on how youths with learning disabilities make the transition from high school to college and employment. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/219-1582 or 202/549-4636.

World Russian Forum meeting all day The World Russian Forum holds its meeting on "The U.S.-Russian Alliance." The keynote speaker is Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/986-6010.

Homeland protection conference all day The Brookings Institution sponsors a conference on "Protecting the Homeland: Lessons Learned and Policy Implications of September 11." Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

New technologies meeting 8 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sponsors a meeting on "Beyond Broadband: Policy and Business Strategies for Next Generation Applications and Services." The luncheon keynote speaker is Michael Powell, Federal Communications Commission chairman. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Chechnya briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Terror Against Terror in Chechnya." Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Powell speech 10 a.m. The National Academies host an address by Secretary of State Colin L. Powell. Location: Auditorium, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2444.

Study release 10 a.m. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association holds a briefing to release a study showing the critical role the Medicare Choice program plays in providing health benefits to low-income and minority beneficiaries. Location: Douglas A Conference Room, 1310 G St. NW. Contact: 202/626-4818.

Alzheimer's Association briefing 10:30 a.m. The Alzheimer's Association holds a briefing to release a national poll in which 95 percent of Americans say Alzheimer's disease is a serious problem. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/276-2772, Ext 11.

Council on American-Islamic Relations news conference 10:30 a.m. The Council on American-Islamic Relations holds a news conference to release a study on the status of Muslim civil rights in the United States. Location: 453 New Jersey Ave. SE. Contact: 202/488-8787.

New drugs study news conference 11 a.m. Harvard Medical School and Public Citizen's Health Research Group hold a news conference on a new study showing that the dangers of newly approved drugs may be unknown for years. Location: 1600 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/588-7742.

Oceans briefing 11 a.m. The Jason Foundation for Education holds a briefing on "Understanding the Importance of Our Oceans." Robert Ballard, Titanic discoverer, participates. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/276-2772, Ext. 14.

Thompson speech noon Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson delivers a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon address on health promotion, "A Little Prevention Won't Kill You." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Reusable launch vehicle briefing 2 p.m. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a briefing to announce the next step toward a new reusable launch vehicle. Location: James E. Webb Auditorium, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-1979.

Pilots legislation news conference 2:30 p.m. Reps. Don Young, Alaska Republican, and John L. Mica, Florida Republican, hold a news conference to introduce legislation to allow trained and qualified pilots to be armed with firearms to combat terrorist attacks. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7749 or 202/226-8767.

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