- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 13, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Press-coverage forum 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a Brookings/Harvard forum on press coverage and the war on terrorism, featuring a discussion titled "Back from the Front: Journalists Report on Their Experiences in Afghanistan." Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
AEI dinner 6 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds its annual dinner. Norman Podhoretz, Hudson Institute, receives the 2002 Francis Boyer Award and presents the Boyer Lecture. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases report on advance monthly sales for retail and food services for January 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing to examine the president's proposed budget request for fiscal 2003 for the Environmental Protection Agency. Christie Whitman, EPA administrator, testifies. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.
10 a.m.
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, "HUD's FY2003 Budget and Legislative Proposals." HUD Secretary Mel Martinez testifies. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m.
Budget Committee holds a hearing on the president's budget proposal for fiscal 2003. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.
10:15 a.m.
Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to examine efforts to halt the spead of HIV/AIDS. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and U.S. Agency for Intenational Development Administrator Andrew Natsios testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
2 p.m.
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the limits of laws against genetic discrimination. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
2 p.m.
Judiciary administrative oversight and the courts subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the threat of a cyber-terror attack. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

HOUSE
Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Appropriations agriculture, rural development, FDA and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the agriculture secretary. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman testifies. Location: 2362-A Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
9:30 a.m.
Energy and Commerce commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing, "Challenges Facing Amateur Athletics." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
9:45 a.m.
Appropriations labor, HHS and education subcommittee holds a hearing on appropriations on fiscal 2003 for the Labor Department. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m.
Veterans Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Veterans Affairs Department budget for fiscal 2003. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.
10:30 a.m.
Judiciary Committee marks up "the Fairness in Antitrust in National Sports Act of 2001." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
1 p.m.
Appropriations foreign operations, export financing and related programs subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the State Department. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
1 p.m.
Financial Services housing and community opportunity subcommittee holds a hearing on the proposed budget for HUD for fiscal 2003. HUD Secretary Mel Martinez testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
2 p.m.
Small Business Committee holds a hearing on the president's budget for the Small Business Administration for fiscal 2003. Hector Barreto Jr., administrator of the SBA, testifies. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
2 p.m.
Education and the Workforce employer-employee relations subcommittee holds a hearing, "Enron and Beyond: Enhancing Worker Retirement Security." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
2 p.m.
Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing, "Port Security: Credentials for Port Personnel." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA
Legislative conference 8:30 a.m. The AARP holds its board of directors annual legislative conference. The speakers include Dan Crippen, Congressional Budget Office director. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/434-2560.
Ridge speech 8:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a breakfast briefing on Homeland Security Office legislative priorities and manufacturing industry domestic security contributions. The speaker is Tom Ridge, director of the Office of Homeland Security. Location: Constitution Ballroom A, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.
Oceanography discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Rear Adm. Richard West, U.S. Navy oceanographer, discussing "Oceanography Playing a Unique Role in the War on Terrorism." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593 or 202/762-1045.
Bush trip discussion 10:30 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a discussion, "President Bush's Priorities in Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing," regarding Mr. Bush's second Asia trip, which begins Feb. 16. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Film screening 6:30 p.m. CBS-TV and other sponsors present a program and screening of "The Rosa Parks Story," a new television movie to be aired Feb. 24 by CBS. Stars Angela Bassett and Cicely Tyson participate. Location: Amphitheater, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/225-7084.


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