- The Washington Times - Monday, July 15, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Traficant hearing10 a.m. The House Standards of Official Conduct Committee holds a hearing to examine whether charges filed against Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., Ohio Democrat, have been proven. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7103.
Marriage conference
all day The Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education LLC holds its Smart Marriages Conference post-conference institutes. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/362-0973.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to Birmingham, Ala., for a roundtable discussion on the economy and to attend a fund-raiser for GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Riley.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturing and trade: inventories and sales for May 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
2 p.m.
Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
1 p.m. U.S. Customs Service holds a meeting of the Customs COBRA fees advisory committee. Location: Room 6.4-B, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/927-1391.

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

SENATE
Meets at noon for morning business and at 1 p.m. to consider the accounting reform bill. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
1 p.m. Select Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing on homeland security issues. Office of Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge testifies. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6007.
5:30 p.m.
Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the fiscal 2003 interior appropriations bill. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA
Cancer conference all day The National Institutes of Health holds the "NIH State of the Science Conference on Symptom Management in Cancer: Pain, Depression and Fatigue." Location: Natcher Conference Center, NIH, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-4819.
Government meeting all day The Council for Excellence in Government holds a meeting on "Government 2002: New Focus, New Priorities."
Highlights 11:45 a.m. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta.
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/728-0418.
Report release 9 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a news conference to release the report on "Lithuania's Security and Foreign Policy Strategy." Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Homeland security proposal briefing 9 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a briefing to release a Brookings report urging Congress to revise President Bush's homeland security proposal. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
International AIDS Conference forum 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a forum with U.S. delegates to discuss the International AIDS Conference that ended last week. The participants include Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson; Scott Evertz of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy; Chayla Lar of World Vision; Joseph O'Neill of the Health and Human Services Office of HIV/AIDS and David Gold of International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/932-7189.
Owen nomination con 10 a.m. Texans for Public Justice holds a briefing to oppose Priscilla Owen's nomination to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 512/472-9770.
Special education roundtable 10 a.m. The D.C. Board of Education Special Education and Student Services Committee holds a roundtable for special-education service providers and counsel to solicit comments on regulations for administering special education services in the District. Location: Fifth floor Board Room, 825 North Capitol St. NE. Contact: 202/442-5190.
Owen nomination pro 11 a.m. The Coalition for a Fair Judiciary holds a news conference to support the nomination of Priscilla Owen to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Medicare bill news conference 3:30 p.m. Members of Congress holds a news conference to introduce legislation, "The 21st Century Medicare Act," which would modernize Medicare and introduce a prescription drug benefit for the program. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-5344.


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