- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Reid speech 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a discussion titled “Fighting Terror in a Democratic Society.” The speaker is John Reid, British secretary of state for Northern Ireland. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Campaign finance news conference 3:15 p.m. Reps. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican, and Martin T. Meehan, Massachusetts Democrat; and Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat, hold a news conference on campaign finance reform. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5541.

To be announced.

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

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the collapse of the Enron Corporation. Kenneth Lay, former president and CEO of Enron, is called to testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing to examine accounting and investor-protection issues surrounding problems with Enron and other public companies. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on President Bush’s fiscal 2003 budget proposal. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.
10 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds hearing to receive testimony on the fiscal 2003 budget requests for the Interior Department, the U.S. Forest Service and the Energy Department. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and U.S. Forest Service chief Dale Bosworth testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.
10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on early education. Rob Reiner, I Am Your Child Foundation, testifies. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
3 p.m. Judiciary immigration subcommittee holds hearing on “Empty Seats on the Lifeboat: Are There Problems with the U.S. Refugee Program?” James Ziglar, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner, testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

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

2 p.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the Defense Department budget priorities for fiscal 2003. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
3 p.m. Resources forests and forest health subcommittee holds oversight hearing on “Eco-terrorism and Lawlessness on the National Forests.” Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

Lott speech 8 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents a policy-insiders breakfast, featuring a discussion on 2002 GOP policy priorities, the upcoming Senate session and expected Senate calendar looking toward elections. The speaker is Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Andean Trade Preferences Act briefing 8:30 a.m. The Embassy of Ecuador holds a media briefing by foreign ministers on “Renewal and Enhancement of the Andean Trade Preferences Act (ATPA): Prospects and Outlook in 2002.” Location: 2535 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/234-7200.
Health insurance news conference 9 a.m. The Covering the Uninsured Coalition holds a news conference to release data on the dramatic increase in uninsured Americans due to the economic downturn and opens a campaign to seek solutions to the uninsured problem. Thomas Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president, and John Sweeney, AFL-CIO president, participate. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/572-2853.
Washington Legal Foundation briefing 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation presents a media briefing to assess the Supreme Court at midterm. Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.
Civil rights briefing 9 a.m. The Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights presents a media briefing on its report, “Rights at Risk: Equality in an Age of Terrorism.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-9450.
Trade conference 9 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents “Trade Challenges for the Bush Administration Six former U.S. Trade Representatives to Discuss Fast Track, WTO, U.S.-EU Relations.” Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Labor Department ceremony 11 a.m. The Labor Department holds a ceremony to announce a cooperative agreement to partner five Job Corps sites with five community faith-based organizations working with at-risk and high-risk youth. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Southeast Tabernacle Baptist Church, 4101 First St. SE. Contact: 202/693-4657.
Alzheimer’s report news conference noon The Congressional Black Caucus and the Alzheimer’s Association hold a news conference to release a report on a “silent epidemic” of Alzheimer’s disease emerging among blacks. Location: Capitol, Room HC-6. Contact: 703/276-2772, Ext. 11.
Sodano speech 12:30 p.m. Salvatore Sodano, chairman and CEO of the American Stock Exchange, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing “Challenges Facing the Capital Markets as a Result of September 11 and Enron.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Shrove Tuesday pancake races 12:30 p.m. The Washington National Cathedral presents its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake races to mark the last day before Lent. Location: Folger Court/West End Plaza, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.
Cheney energy task-force hearing 1 p.m. Judicial Watch presents argument during a court hearing before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan that it should be allowed discovery into Vice President Richard B. Cheney’s Energy Task Force. A news conference will be held on the courthouse steps following the hearing. Location: Federal Courthouse, Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.
Snowmobile-use news conference 2:30 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on the forthcoming National Park Service report on snowmobile use in Yellowstone National Park. Bill Meadows, president of the Wilderness Society, participates. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5801.
Pakistan lecture 3:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace present a lecture on “Pakistan: A Vision for the Future.” The speaker is Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan. Location: Amphitheater, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Demonstration 4 p.m. The Commerce Department holds a demonstration of the Segway Human Transporter, also known as “Ginger.” Dean Kamen, inventor, participates. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/482-4605.
Tribute 5:30 p.m. The NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund sponsors a ceremony, “A Tribute to the Women of Ground Zero.” A documentary film, “The Women of Ground Zero,” will be shown. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 212/413-7522.
National Building Museum lecture 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a lecture, “Building in the Aftermath: Designing for Security in the Nation’s Capital,” by Richard Friedman, chairman of the National Capital Planning Commission’s security task force. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

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