- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 6, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

The Brookings Institution presents a Brookings/Harvard Forum on press coverage and the war against terrorism, "Rudman-Hart Commission Warns of Terrorist Attack: Why Did the News Media Ignore It?" Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to New York City to give a speech on homeland security.


VICE PRESIDENT

Meets with Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on productivity. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a meeting of the national vaccine advisory committee. Location: Room 705A, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 770/488-2040.


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions aging subcommittee and the Senate Special Aging Committee hold a joint hearing, "Women and Long-term Care." Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375 or 202/224-5364.

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the president's budget proposal for fiscal 2003. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on ongoing U.S. trade negotiations. U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, "Accountability Issues: Lessons Learned From Enron's Fall." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

10:15 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to examine a new strategic framework, focusing on implications for U.S. security. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on the fiscal 2003 National Defense Authorization budget request. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Gen. Richard Myers, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the Treasury Department's budget priorities for fiscal 2003. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing on the Enron collapse and its implications for the retirement security of America's workers. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao testifies. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

10 a.m. Resources Committee holds an oversight hearing on the Interior Department's restructuring proposal of Indian Trust Fund Accounts. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton testifies. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on President Bush's fiscal 2003 budget of the Health and Human Services Department. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

10:15 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on President Bush's international-affairs budget request for fiscal 2003. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

12:30 p.m. Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing on developments relating to Enron and its relationship with Arthur Anderson LLP. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on the president's budget for fiscal 2003. Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.


GENERAL AGENDA

Northern Ireland peace process discussion 8 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion, "The Status of the Northern Ireland Peace Process." The participants include David Trimble, first minister of Northern Ireland, and Mark Durkan, deputy first minister of Northern Ireland. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

National Urban League forum 9:30 a.m. The National Urban League holds a forum to release and discuss its report, "The Economic Safety Net and What America Especially Black America Needs to Know," regarding the current economic downturn and economic-stimulus proposals in Congress for unemployment compensation and health insurance coverage. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/448-5438.

Civil-liberties discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on the state of civil liberties in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The speaker is Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Homeland security discussion 11 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, "Defending America's Coasts: Homeland Security at the Water's Edge." Adm. James Loy, U.S. Coast Guard commandant, and retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, participate. Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Israeli security news conference noon Members of Congress hold a news conference to discuss Israel's response to terror threats. Israeli Minister for Public Safety Uzi Landau participates. Location: Capitol, Room SC-6. Contact: 202/224-2206 or 202/224-7705.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict discussion noon American University presents a discussion of current events in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Location: School of International Service Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Electricity-deregulation seminar noon The Progress and Freedom Foundation presents a seminar, "Electricity Deregulation after Enron." Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/289-8928.


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