- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 27, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
FEMA's anti-terrorism role 9:30 a.m. The Senate Appropriations subcommittee on VA, HUD and independent agencies holds a hearing on "FEMA's Role in Responding to Acts of Terrorism." Joe Allbaugh, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, testifies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
Enron hearing 9:30 a.m. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on "The Watchdogs Didn't Bark: Enron and Wall Street Analysts." Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to North Carolina for a welfare-to-work meeting and a campaign fund-raising event.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases an advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for January 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
10 a.m.
Census Bureau releases a report on new residential sales for January 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:
Docket number 00-1406: Chevron U.S.A. v. Echazabal; and Docket number 01-301 Newland v. Saffold. Contact: 202/479-3211.

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee holds a hearing on the Small Business Association (SBA) budget for fiscal 2003. Hector Barreto Jr., SBA administrator, testifies. Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8496.
9 a.m.
Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing to examine the shortage of geriatrics-trained health care professionals. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.
10 a.m.
Appropriations agriculture, rural development and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on overviews of departments under its jurisdiction. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman testify. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m.
Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2003 budget request for the Defense Department. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m.
Budget Committee holds a hearing, "The Long-Term Budgetary Outlook." Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.
10 a.m.
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2001, homosexual-rights legislation. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
10 a.m.
Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to examine sovereign immunity and the protection of intellectual property. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
2 p.m.
Finance Committee holds a hearing, "Retirement Security: Picking Up the Enron Pieces." Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.
2:30 p.m.
Armed Services emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee holds a hearing on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on aviation security, focusing on passenger profiling. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
9:30 a.m.
Veterans' Affairs Committee and the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hold a joint hearing to discuss issues concerning disabled American veterans. James Goldsmith, VFW commander in chief, speaks at 10:45 a.m. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527 or 202/224-2074.
10 a.m.
Appropriations interior and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the secretary of the interior. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton testifies. Location: 308-B Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m.
Financial Services Committee holds a hearing to receive the Monetary Policy Report. Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Board chairman, testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m.
Science Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2003 budget request for NASA. Sean O'Keefe, NASA administrator, testifies. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m.
Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on the World Trade Organization's decision that the United States' Extraterritorial Income Exclusion Act is a prohibited export subsidy. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
10:30 a.m.
Education and the Workforce employer-employee relations subcommittee holds a hearing, "Enron and Beyond: Legislative Solutions." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
1 p.m.
Appropriations transportation and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on appropriations for fiscal 2003, "The Future of Amtrak." Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
2 p.m.
Appropriations commerce, justice, state and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the secretary of commerce. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans testifies. Location: 2358-B Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
2 p.m.
Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2003 national-defense budget request. Gen. Tommy Franks, commander in chief of the U.S. Central Command, testifies. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
2 p.m.
Small Business Committee holds a hearing, "Subsidy Rate Calculation: An Unfair Tax on Small Business?" Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
2 p.m.
Veterans' Affairs health subcommittee holds a hearing to examine issues of operational and medical readiness in the active-duty force. VA Secretary Anthony J. Principi testifies. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.

GENERAL AGENDA
Indians conference all day The National Congress of American Indians holds its executive council winter-session meeting. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, speaks at 9:15 a.m. Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/466-7767.
Credit Union National Association conference all day The Credit Union National Association holds its 2002 governmental-affairs conference. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, is among the speakers. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/508-6764.
Health care policy conference all day The American Association of Health Plans presents its 2002 national policy conference. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/778-8493.
Republican Pro-Choice Coalition conference 8:30 a.m. The Republican Pro-Choice Coalition holds its second annual national conference and lobby day, "A Salute to Leadership and Freedom," Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, speaks at 8:30 a.m. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 267/255-1640.
Press-coverage forum 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution presents a Brookings/Harvard forum on press coverage and the war on terrorism, "Dissent Against America's War on Terrorism: Too Much or Too Little Media Attention?" Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Investor-protection bill news conference 10 a.m. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, and Ralph Nader, consumer advocate, host a news conference to introduce legislation, "The Investor, Shareholder and Employee Protection Act of 2002," which would create a Federal Bureau of Audits to audit all publicly traded corporations. Location: Capitol, Room HC-6. Contact: 202/226-8139 or 703/845-2874.
Hu lecture 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation presents a lecture, "Guess Hu's Coming to Dinner: An Intimate Look at China's Heir-Apparent, Vice President Hu Jintao." The participants include John Tkacik, Heritage Foundation; Joseph Fewsmith, Boston University; and Maryanne Kivlehan, CNA Corp. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Cancer news conference 11:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to announce a new comprehensive national battle plan to modernize and re-energize the nation's war on cancer. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9629.
Social Security reform forum noon The Cato Institute presents a forum, "The Importance of Social Security Reform." The speaker is Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
National parks news conference noon The Coalition of Americans for National Parks holds a news conference to call on Congress and the administration to provide $280 million to protect national parks. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/454-3332.
Small-business economy discussion noon The National Federation of Independent Business holds a roundtable discussion, "Small Business Economy." Location: Eisenhower Room, Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/554-9000.


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