- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 5, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Financial-literacy hearing 9:30 a.m. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing to examine a national strategy on financial literacy and education. The witnesses include Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan, Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill, and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

Cloning hearing 2 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds hearing, "Human Cloning: Must We Sacrifice Medical Research in the Name of a Total Ban?" Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Census Bureau releases report on manufacturer's shipments, inventories, and orders for December 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting to consider the railroad accident report of the collision of Amtrak Train 59 with a loaded tractor truck-semitrailer combination at a highway/rail grade crossing in Bourbonnais, Ill., March 15, 1999. Location: Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6410.


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds hearing on proposed legislation authorizing funds for fiscal 2003 for the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds hearing to vote on whether to subpoena former Enron CEO, Kenneth Lay. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds hearing on the impact of the Enron Corporation collapse on the company's 401(k) retirement investors. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds hearing on the President's budget proposals for fiscal 2003. Mitchell Daniels Jr., director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10:15 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds hearing to examine an overview of foreign policy and President Bush's foreign affairs budget request for fiscal 2003. Secretary of State Colin Powell testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

2:30 p.m. Finance Committee holds hearing on President Bush's budget for fiscal 2003 and tax proposals. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds hearing to examine the findings of Enron's special investigative committee. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds hearing on the Economic Report of the President. Glenn Hubbard, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, testifies. Location: 331 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

10 a.m. Ways and Means Committee holds hearing on President Bush's budget proposals for fiscal 2003. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

2:30 p.m. Budget Committee holds hearing on President Bush's budget for fiscal 2003. Mitchell Daniels Jr., director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.


GENERAL AGENDA

Health coverage conference 8 a.m. The National Association of Health Underwriters holds its 2002 Capitol Conference, regarding health coverage problems facing many Americans. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson speaks at 8 a.m. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/276-3835.

Middle East discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker conference featuring a discussion on the latest developments in the Middle East. The speaker is Amre Moussa, secretary-general of the League of Arab States. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

World Food Programme news conference 10 a.m. The U.N. World Food Programme holds a news conference to announce an emergency appeal to meet the needs of 9 million people in Afghanistan through December 2002. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/653-0010.

Estrogen study release 10 a.m. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine presents a media briefing to release its study, "The Current Use of Estrogen for Growth-Suppressant Therapy in Adolescent Girls," which appears in the February 2002 issue of the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Location: Suite 400, 5100 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/686-2210, Ext. 316.

General Services Administration briefing 10:30 a.m. The General Services Administration hosts its annual briefing on the fiscal 2003 administration budget proposal. Location: Room 2134, 1800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/501-1231.

Report release noon The Committee for Economic Development releases and presents a discussion on its report, "Preschool for All: Investing in a Productive and Just Society." Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/223-0776.

Safer school-routes news conference 1 p.m. Rep. James Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat, holds a news conference on safer routes to school. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-6211.

Economic report discussion 2 p.m. The Center for National Policy hosts R. Glenn Hubbard, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, who discusses the Economic Report of the President. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/682-4117.

Book forum 4 p.m. The Cato Institute presents a forum on the book, "Against the Dead Hand: The Uncertain Struggle for Global Capitalism." Robert Zoellick, U.S. trade representative, and Brink Lindsey of the Cato Institute, the book's author, participate. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

NATO lecture 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "The Borders of an Enlarged Europe," by Jan Zielonka, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide