- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 16, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Greenspan testimony — 10 a.m. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing to receive the Federal Reserve chairman's monetary policy report. Chairman Alan Greenspan testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

Welfare Reform and the Tradition of Social Justice." Participants include Ken Connor, president, Family Research Council; Ron Haskins, senior adviser, welfare policy, White House Domestic Policy Council; Sharon Parrott, co-director, Federal TANF Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Jim Skillen, president, Center for Public Justice; Roberto Suro, executive director, Pew Hispanic Center; Jim Wallis, convener and president, Call to Renewal; and E.J. Dionne, senior fellow, Brookings Institution. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-5075.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

5 p.m. American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the NASA advisory council's sun-Earth connection advisory subcommittee. Location: 300 E St. SW, Room 7H46. Contact: Marian Norris, 202/358-4452.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on the proposed ban on packer ownership of livestock and the Agriculture Department's enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act. Location: 562 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6901.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing to examine homeland security and international trade. Deputy Treasury Secretary Kenneth Dam testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the president's proposal for the establishment of a Homeland Security Department. Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge testifies. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on the administration's plans to request additional funds for wild land firefighting and forest restoration, as well as ongoing implementation of the National Fire Plan. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.


HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform national security, veterans' affairs and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Missile Defense: A New Organization, Evolutionary Technologies and Unrestricted Testing." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure highways and transit subcommittee holds a hearing on "Long-term Outlook on Highway Trust Fund: Are Fuel Taxes a Viable Measure?" Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:30 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing to examine the Office of Management and Budget's midsession review of the budget. OMB Director Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing titled "Access to Higher Education for Low-Income Students: A Review of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance Report on College Access." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. Armed Services Merchant Marine panel holds a hearing on U.S. ownership and control of vessels operating in the Maritime Security Program. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on "Ways to Improve FAA's Organizational Structure." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.


GENERAL AGENDA

Child support conference all day The Association for Children for Enforcement of Support concludes its annual meeting and conference. Location: George Washington University Inn, 824 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 419/260-6476.

Community policing meeting all day The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the National Institute of Justice hold a meeting on "Community Policing Keeps America Safe" through tomorrow. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/514-2058.

Excellence in government meeting all day The Council for Excellence in Government holds a meeting, "Government 2002: New Focus, New Priorities."

Highlights 12:30 p.m. Andrew Card, White House chief of staff.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/728-0418.

Government business conference all day The Federal Business Council holds a conference on "Federal Channels 2002: Selling to the Federal Government." Location: McLean Hilton Hotel, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 800/878-2940, Ext. 210.

Health care meeting 8:30 a.m. The National Academies' Board of Health Care Services holds a meeting of the "Subcommittee on the Societal Costs of Uninsured Populations." Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3973.

Luncheon forum 11:30 a.m. The Cato Institute holds a luncheon forum on "Ads for Reduced-Risk Tobacco: Public Scourge or Protected Speech?" Participants are Matthew Myers, president, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids; William Schultz, partner, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP; John Calfee, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute; and Erik Jaffe, chairman, Federalist Society Subcommittee on Advertising Law and Regulation. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Luncheon discussion 11:30 a.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a luncheon discussion on "Starr: A Reassessment." Benjamin Wittes, editorial writer, The Washington Post, participates. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.


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