- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 1, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

The Brookings Institution holds a forum on "Living On and Off Welfare: Family Experiences and Ethnographic Research." Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Lawmakers hold a news conference to lay out an aggressive fall agenda for pension reform. Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, majority leader; and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, chairman, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, participate. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2633.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Service releases the weekly Export Sales Report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202-/20-7115.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave NW. Contact: 202/606-5902

10 a.m. Census Bureau releases the value of new construction in place for June 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee to discuss the development of a vision document for federal biomass research and development programs. Location: Hilton Crystal City Hotel at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Crystal Room, Arlington. Contact: 202/586-7766.

9 a.m. Farm Credit Administration holds a meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board. Location: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/883-4009.

1 p.m. Immigration and Naturalization Service holds a meeting on Proposed Safe Third Country Agreement With Canada for Asylum Seekers. Location: INS, 425 I St. NW, Shaughnessy Conference Room, sixth floor. Contact: 202/514-6029.


SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a markup of legislation providing for agricultural disaster assistance, and the nomination of Thomas Dorr, to be a member of the board of directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation and to be undersecretary for rural development of the Agriculture Department. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6901.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Pamela Olson, to be an assistant secretary of tax policy, Treasury Department. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on national security perspectives regarding Iraq. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

11 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a markup of pending legislation including the SMART Mom Act. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2:30 p.m. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs international trade and finance subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Role of Charities and NGOs in the Financing of Terrorist Activities." Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.


HOUSE

Not in session during August recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

National Young Women's Health Summit all day Health and Human Services Department's Office on Women's Health holds the National Young Women's Health Summit.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Wanda Jones, deputy assistant secretary for health, at HHS summit welcome.

6:30 p.m. Tobacco Use and Women

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/401-6113 or 202/690-6883.

Health conference all day American International Health Alliance holds its 2002 Annual AIHA Conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Opening Plenary: State of the Partnerships: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-1136.

Teacher orientation meeting all day State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs hosts orientation meetings for the Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange Program. Teachers from 25 countries and 40 U.S. states participate. Location: Radisson Hotel, 901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/647-2492.

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