- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 23, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Budget hearing 10 a.m. Senate Budget Committee holds a hearing on "The Budget and Economic Outlook." Dan Crippen, Congressional Budget Office director, testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

Aviation security hearing 1:30 p.m. Transportation's infrastructure and aviation subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on "Implementation of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act with a Focus on the 60-day Deadline for Screening and Checked Baggage." John Magaw, undersecretary of transportation security, testifies. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Noon Addresses Reserve Officers Association (ROA) midwinter conference Joint Service Luncheon, and receives ROA Minuteman of the Year Award, Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers holds a meeting of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Council. Location: Room 3M60/70, 441 G St. NW. Contact: 202/761-4558.


SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

Meets at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Environment and Public Works transportation, infrastructure and nuclear safety subcommittee holds a hearing on issues related to reauthorization of the Price-Anderson provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 as they apply to licensees of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

12:15 p.m. Rules Committee formulates a rule on the Higher Education Act of 1965. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

2 p.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on Congressional Budget Office projections. Dan Crippen, CBO director, testifies. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.


GENERAL AGENDA

U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting all day The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds the first half of its 70th annual winter meeting on homeland defense and preparedness issues January 22-24 in Washington, D.C., followed by the second half on economic-security issues, January 24-26 in New York City.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' aviation-security task force, "Aviation Security and Economic Stability."

9:30 a.m. Tom Ridge, director of the Office of Homeland Security, "Homeland Security and the Intergovernmental Partnership."

10 a.m. News conference on homeland security.

Noon Dr. David Satcher, U.S. surgeon general, farewell address; Mayor Douglas Palmer, Trenton, N.J., announces 3Com Urban Challenge Grant winners; and Mayors Jack Ford, Toledo, Ohio, and Susan Bauman, Madison, Wis., plenary luncheon speakers.

2 p.m. Mayors Thomas Menino of Boston, Victor Ashe of Knoxville, Tenn., Richard Daley of Chicago, and Willie Brown of San Francisco; Franklin Raines, chairman/CEO of Fannie Mae (invited); Sheila Crowley, Low-Income Housing Coalition; Edward Sullivan, Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO (invited); and William Novelli, American Association of Retired Persons (invited), plenary session on affordable housing.

4 p.m. News conference on affordable housing.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/861-6766 or 202/326-1768.

Global security briefing 9 a.m. The Worldwatch Institute holds a briefing, "Rethinking Global Security: Priorities for the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development." The participants include Rep. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat; and Nhin Desai, secretary-general for the U.N. World Summit on Sustainable Development. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/452-1992, Ext. 517.

Press coverage forum9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution hosts a Brookings/Harvard Forum on Press Coverage and the War on Terrorism, featuring "'The CNN Effect': How 24-Hour News Coverage Affects Government Decisions and Public Opinion." The participants include Stephen Hess, Brookings; and Marvin Kalb, Shorenstein Center, moderators; and former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger; Judy Woodruff, CNN; and Steven Livingston, George Washington University, panelists. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Consumer Federation of America news conference 10 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America presents a news conference to release a report on the impact of terrorism on insurance, the potential for price gouging and steps Congress should take. Location: California Room, Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766.

American Bankers Association news conference 10 a.m. The American Bankers Association (ABA) holds a news conference for ABA Economic Advisory Committee members. Chief economists from the nation's largest banks provide 2002 monetary-policy predictions and economic perspectives. Location: Boardroom, seventh floor, 1120 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5442.

Emily's List briefing 11 a.m. Emily's List, a political network for pro-choice Democratic women, holds a media briefing on its "Emily's List Monitor: 'A First Look at the 2002 Elections.'" Geoff Garin and Molly O'Rourke, pollsters, participate. Location: 805 15th St. NW. Contact: Beth Davidson, 202/326-1448.

Veterans Affairs Department news conference 11 a.m. The Veterans Affairs Department holds a news conference to announce members of a new advisory committee on Gulf war illness research. Location: Room 230, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-6000.

Republican leadership news conference 11 a.m. The Senate Republican leadership holds a news conference to mark the beginning of the 107th Congress' second session. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-5358.

FAME luncheon noon The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce holds a FAME Luncheon. The speaker is David Baldacci, best-selling author. Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean. Contact: 703/749-0409, Ext. 150.

American Enterprise Institute luncheon noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a luncheon for Lee Hoi-Chang, president of the Grand National Party of South Korea. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

War on terrorism news conference 1 p.m. The Center of Concern presents a telephone news conference, featuring religious leaders calling for a change in the war on terrorism from military means to criminal justice. The participants include Sister Kathleen Pruitt, president of the Leadership Conference for Women Religious; Rev. Richard Shimpfky, chairman of the Episcopal Church Standing Committee on Anglican and International Peace with Justice Concerns; Bishop C. Joseph Sprague, Chicago Area United Methodist Church; and Rabbi Arthur Waskow, director of Shalom Center, Philadelphia. Contact: 202/635-2757, Ext. 122.

Institute of Medicine meeting 1 p.m. The Institute of Medicine hosts a Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Board meeting on its "Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century" project. Location: Foundry Building, 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3449.

Racial-disparities lecture 3 p.m. The National Institutes of Health presents a lecture, "Race and Ethnic Disparities in Physical and Mental Health: The National Survey of American Life." The speaker is James Jackson, University of Michigan. Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.

King celebration 3:45 p.m. American University presents a candlelight procession from Bender Library to Kay Spiritual Life Center and lecture to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The lecturer is Roger Wilkins, history and American culture professor at George Mason University. Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

ExxonMobil energy-outlook lecture 5:15 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies presents a lecture, "The ExxonMobil Long-Range Energy Outlook and Related Issues" by Mark Schwartz of ExxonMobil. Location: Room 806, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

College health address 5:30 p.m. Georgetown University presents a Health, Safety and Justice Week keynote address on the meaning of a safe college environment and health choices, such as those related to alcohol consumption. The speaker is Dr. Richard Keeling, executive editor of the American Journal of College Health. Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Book discussion 6:30 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents a discussion on the book, "To Prevail: An American Strategy for the Campaign against Terrorism." Michele Flournoy, Center for Strategic and International Studies senior adviser, participates. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

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