- The Washington Times - Friday, February 1, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Blood-safety meeting 8 a.m. The Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Blood Safety Advisory Committee to discuss what lessons can be learned from the events surrounding September 11 regarding the safety and the availability of the nation's blood supply. Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/690-5558.

Employment report 8:30 a.m. The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases "The Employment Situation" for January 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan


ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave SW. Contact: 202/586-8800

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases fourth-quarter housing-affordability index. Location: 700 11th Street NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Public Safety National Coordination Committee to receive reports from the interoperability subcommittee, the technology subcommittee and the implementation subcommittee. Location: FCC, 445 12th Street SW. Contact: 202/418-0680.


SENATE

Senate not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


HOUSE

House not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on the January employment situation. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.


GENERAL AGENDA

"Minimizing Intellectual Property Risks" briefing 7:30 a.m. Mintz Levin holds a "Minimizing Intellectual Property Risks" breakfast briefing. Location: Mintz Levin, Suite 400, 1911 Freedom Drive, Reston. Contact: 703/464-8173.

"A Nation of Immigrants in the 21st Century" 8:15 a.m. National Immigration Forum presents its annual conference, "A Nation of Immigrants in the 21st Century Moving Forward in a Time of New Challenges."

Highlights 8:15 a.m. James Ziglar, commissioner, Immigration and Naturalization Service, keynote speaker, "Special Breakfast with Washington Insiders"

11:45 a.m. Sen. Edward Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, chairman, HELP Committee, addresses an award luncheon and receives "Promise of Liberty Leadership Award"

1 p.m. Frank Sharry, NIF executive director, keynote address

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/544-0004, Ext. 42.

Brazil forum 8:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts Brazil's top foreign ministers to discuss Brazil-U.S. trade. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5485.

Conservative Political Action Conference 9 a.m. American Conservative Union holds its 29th annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

Highlights noon Pat Buchanan, 2000 presidential primary candidate and best-selling author, Young America's Foundation Student Luncheon

12:30 p.m. Asa Hutchinson, administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, "Terrorism and the Drug War"

1 p.m. Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; Rep. Dave Weldon, Florida Republican; and Ken Connor, Family Research Council, "Cloning and Stem-Cell Research: Biotech's Life and Death Decisions"

1:50 p.m. Rep. Bob Barr, Georgia Republican, "Give Me Civil Liberties"

3:10 p.m. John Bolton, undersecretary of state, "Foreign Policy: The Challenges That Lie Ahead"

3:40 p.m. Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican; Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform; and Jeff Bell, American Conservative Union: "Re-Examining U.S. Immigration Policy Post 9/11"

7:30 p.m. Gov. Bill Owens, Colorado Republican; and Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., director, Office of Management and Budget, Ronald Reagan Banquet.

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/836-8602, Ext. 16; 800/536-5920.

Indian trust-asset management meeting 9 a.m. Interior Department's Bureau of Indian Affairs holds the seventh in a series of consultation meetings with tribal leaders on the department's plan to improve Indian trust-asset management by creating a new Bureau of Indian Trust Assets Management and Office of Indian Trust Transition. Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/219-4152.

Groundhog Job Shadow Day Celebration 9:30 a.m. Labor Department hold a Groundhog Job Shadow Day Celebration. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Department of Labor auditorium, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-3900

America and Asia seminar 10 a.m. Smithsonian Associates and Woodrow Wilson Center present "America and Asia: National Security Policy Perspectives." Location: Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3037, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

Upcoming Senate energy debate briefing 10 a.m. Environmental and Energy Study Institute presents "Upcoming Senate Energy Debate: The Role of Clean Energy Technology Incentives." Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1885.

National Press Club news conference 12:30 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon program features Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Reflections on a Half-Century in Social Work meeting 7 p.m. Greater Washington, D.C., Society for Clinical Social Work holds a meeting, "Reflections on a Half-Century in Social Work: A Dialogue with Dale Meers." Location: Chef Geoff's, 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW. Contact: 202/537-0007


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