- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 29, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Enron hearing 9:30 a.m. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing to examine the impact of the Enron collapse on energy markets, investment and competition in natural gas and energy production and transmission. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.
Immigration conference 8 a.m. The Center for the Study of Popular Culture presents a conference, "Immigration and National Security Post 9/11/2001." Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 919/870-5677.

PRESIDENT BUSH
9:01 p.m. Delivers State of the Union address, Capitol, House Floor.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES
10 a.m. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's board of directors holds a meeting. Location: Sixth Floor Board Room, 550 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/898-6992.

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 a hearing to examine the financial war against terrorism and the implementation of the money-laundering provisions in the USA Patriot Act. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m.
Budget Committee holds a hearing, "The Budget and the Economy." Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

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
3:30 p.m. International Relations Committee holds a closed meeting with Hamid Karzai, chairman of the interim administration of Afghanistan. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA
Maritime energy and clean emissions workshop 8:15 a.m. The Maritime Administration, the Transportation Department and the Environmental Protection Agency hold a workshop on maritime energy and clean emissions. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta speaks at 8:30 a.m. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/366-5066.
Professional Development Day 2002 8:30 a.m. Women in Government Relations presents Professional Development Day 2002, "Enhancing Your Professional Experience: Growth, Rejuvenation, Fulfillment." Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/589-2804 or 703/299-8546.
Johnson administration discussion 9 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a discussion about "The Johnson Administration and Africa: New Documentary Evidence." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Washington Legal Foundation briefing 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a media briefing on "Torts and Civil Justice Reform: Legal and Public Policy Developments to Expect in 2002." Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.
Argentine financial crisis conference 9 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents "Argentina: Weighing the Options," regarding the Argentine financial crisis. Diego Guelar, Argentine ambassador-designate, and John Hamre, president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, participate. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Trafficking discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion about connections between trafficking of children for sexual exploitation and international terrorism. The speaker is Christine Dolan, founder of the International Humanitarian Campaign Against the Exploitation of Children. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Pharmaceutical revolution forum 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the National Pharmaceutical Council hold a forum titled "Is the Pharmaceutical Revolution Paying Off?" Location: Ballroom, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/326-1726.
Energy policy news conference 11 a.m. The Senate Republican Conference Energy Task holds a news conference to address moving forward with national energy policy for America's economic and national security. Location: Capitol, Room S/207. Contact: 202/224-5316.
National Economists Club luncheon noon The National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting, with Dan Crippen, director of the Congressional Budget Office, discussing "CBO's 2002 Economic and Budget Forecasts." Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.
Women in Afghanistan discussion 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club presents a luncheon discussion about "Women in the New Afghanistan." The speaker is Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority Foundation president and founder of the Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
Karzai speech 1 p.m. The National Press Club holds a Newsmaker event featuring an address by Hamid Karzai, chairman of Afghanistan's interim administration. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Afghanistan lecture 1 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture about the state of affairs in Afghanistan. The speaker is Abdullah Abdullah, foreign minister of Afghanistan. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Climate change summit 2:30 p.m. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee holds a summit on climate change, featuring Canadian, British and European parliament and Council of Europe members. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1878.
Turkey discussion 3:30 p.m. The Middle East Institute presents an on-the-record exchange featuring Tayyip Erdogan, founder and chairman of Turkey's Justice and Development Party, and leading candidate for prime minister. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.
Globalization lecture 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents its Forum on Constructive Capitalism lecture series, with economist David Hale, Zurich Financial Services Group, speaking about "The World Economy in 2002: Will Globalization Continue to Stall?" Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Terrorism lecture 5:45 p.m. George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs holds a lecture by David Shinn, former ambassador to Ethiopia and State Department coordinator for Somalia. He discusses the Horn of Africa and international terrorism. Location: Room 103, Stuart Hall, Commons, 2013 G St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

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