- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 14, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Identity-theft hearing 2:30 p.m. Senate Judiciary, technology, terrorism and government information subcommittee holds hearing on privacy, identity theft, and protection of personal information in the 21st century. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
Pakistan discussion 12:30 p.m. Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Pakistan's Future: Challenges and Opportunities." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Announces an alternative to the Kyoto Protocol.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases its report on manufacturing and trade, inventories and sales for December. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m.
Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing on accounting and investor protection issues. 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. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.
10 a.m.
Finance, long term growth and debt reduction subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Administration's Request to Increase the Federal Debt Limit." Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.
10 a.m.
Veterans' Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2003 budget for veterans programs. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2074.
2:30 p.m.
Judiciary, technology, terrorism and government information subcommittee holds a hearing on privacy, identity theft and protection of personal information in the 21st century. 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 a.m. Energy and Commerce, commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing titled "Are Current Financial Accounting Standards Protecting Investors?" Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m.
Appropriations, defense subcommittee holds a hearing for fiscal 2002 Defense Department budget review. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Gen. Richard Myers, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, testify. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m.
Financial Services, capital markets, insurance and government-sponsored enterprises subcommittee holds a hearing on the Enron collapse. Kenneth Lay, former CEO of Enron Corp., testifies. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m.
Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on "Reform of the IMF and World Bank." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.
11 a.m.
Energy and Commerce, oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on the financial collapse of Enron. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
1:30 p.m.
Judiciary, crime subcommittee marks up the "Cyber Security Enhancement Act of 2001." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
2 p.m.
Transportation and Infrastructure, railroads subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the management decisions that have led to the deterioration of Amtrak's passenger rail service. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA
Legislative conference 8:30 a.m. The American Association of Retired Persons holds its Board of Directors annual legislative conference. Thomas Scully, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, speaks at 11:30 a.m. on "Medicare Prescription Drugs." Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/434-2560.
National service forum 9 a.m. The Progressive Policy Institute and the Hudson Institute present a forum and luncheon on "Taking National Service to Scale." Location: National Guard Association of the United States, 1 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/547-0001.
Workshop 9 a.m. Members of Congress and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory hold a congressional workshop on national security issues in Central Asia. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2011.
Korean Air Line 007 crash briefing 10 a.m. The International Committee for the Rescue of KAL 007 Survivors holds a briefing to present petitions calling for reopening the investigation of the crash of Korean Air Line 007, which was downed by a Soviet fighter in 1983. Location: Army & Navy Club, 901 17th St. NW. Contact: 703/255-2211.
"Voting Record" news conference 10 a.m. The Alliance for Retired Americans holds a news conference to release its first congressional "Voting Record," regarding Senate and House members' votes on 10 key issues for older and disabled Americans. Location: Capitol, Room HC-8. Contact: 202/974-8227.
Rally 11:30 a.m. Public Citizen holds a rally to urge President Bush and Congress to reject the recommendation of Yucca Mountain as a high-level nuclear waste storage site. A noon news conference is scheduled. Location: Southeast quadrant of Capitol grounds, near House Triangle, facing Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/454-5130 or 202/905-7413.
Pakistan discussion 12:30 p.m. Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Pakistan's Future: Challenges and Opportunities." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Book forum 2 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a forum on Steven Emerson's book, "American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Jihad discussion 2 p.m. The Republican Jewish Coalition presents a discussion on "The Roots of Jihad and the Challenge to America." Location: B-352 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/547-7701.
Swearing-in ceremony 2 p.m. The Interior Department holds a swearing-in ceremony for Teresa Chambers, the first woman to be U.S. Park Police chief. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton participates. Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/208-6416.
Afghanistan briefing 2 p.m. The Congressional Human Rights Caucus presents a members' briefing on "Reconstruction and Human Rights in Afghanistan." Andrew Natsios, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, participates. Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5136.
Islam discussion 2 p.m. American University's Washington College of Law presents an Islamic Legal Forum discussion, "Islam and the West: Clash of Civilizations or Dialogue of Civilizations?" Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.
Awards gala 7:30 p.m. Business and Professional Women/U.S.A. holds its "Women Mean Business" awards gala, honoring 24 women who participated in September 11 Pentagon rescue and relief efforts. Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/296-2426.



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