- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 17, 2002

TODAY HEADLINERS

Counterterrorism report news conference 10 a.m. Rep. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, and Rep. Jane Harman, California Democrat, hold a news conference to discuss a report on counterterrorism intelligence capabilities and performance prior to September 11. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-6531 or 202/225-8220.

Dating luncheon 11:30 a.m. The Independent Women's Forum (IWF) holds the Second Annual IWF Sex and Dating Conference. Participants include Dr. Drew Pinsky, internist and co-host of "Loveline" radio show, and Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of "Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest for Children." Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/558-4991.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with President Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census issues a report on new residential construction for June 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

5 p.m. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a meeting of the President's New Freedom Mental Health Commission, to study the mental health service-delivery system and to make recommendations on improving the delivery of public and private mental health services for adults and children. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 301/443-1545.


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. Judiciary Committee Constitution subcommittee holds a hearing, "Proposing A Victims' Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on fuel-tax fraud. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

2 p.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on the proposed Homeland Security Department. Testimony from Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge; Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman; and Alfonso Torres, director, New York State Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Cornell University. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6901.

2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify. 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. Energy and Commerce health subcommittee holds a hearing, "Harming Patient Access to Care: The Impact of Excessive Litigation." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Financial Services Committee holds a hearing to receive the Federal Reserve Board chairman's monetary-policy report. Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on the economic outlook. R. Glenn Hubbard, chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, testifies. Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.


GENERAL AGENDA

Vietnam conference all day The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund holds its "Teach Vietnam Teachers' Conference," to provide educators with innovative ways to teach about the Vietnam War. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/393-0090, Ext. 19.

Wildlife meeting all day The Wildlife Habitat Council holds a meeting, "Restoring Green Space: Using Ecological Enhancements at Superfund, RCRA and Brownfield Sites." Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 301/588-8994.

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

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

Highlights 10 a.m. Kay Coles James, director of the Office of Personnel Management.

12:30 p.m. Paul Volcker, chairman of the National Commission on the Public Service.

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

Reporting workshop all day Investigative Reporters and Editors holds its "Intermediate Computer-Assisted Reporting Workshop." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Eric Friedheim Library. Contact: 202/662-7129.

Hispanic vote meeting 8 a.m. The Americas Global Foundation holds a meeting, "Hispanics' Vote and Their Impact on Elections in 2002." Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/371-9696.

Job fair 8:30 a.m. The Labor Department holds the third JobFest D.C.

Highlights 10:30 a.m. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao and Mayor Anthony A. Williams, news conference.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Judicial hearing 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution's National Commission on the Public Service holds a public hearing, "Attracting the Best and the Brightest to Federal and Judicial Service." Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6405.

Public-transportation meeting 10 a.m. The American Public Transportation Association holds a meeting to release findings of a new study, "Conserving Energy and Preserving the Environment: The Role of Public Transportation." Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/585-2751.

Child-pornography news conference 10:15 a.m. Rep. Henry E. Brown Jr., South Carolina Republican, holds a news conference to discuss a bipartisan constitutional amendment to allow Congress to legislate against "virtual" child pornography. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3176.

Welfare-reform discussion noon The New America Foundation holds a discussion, "Welfare Reform and Its Effect on Children and Families." Participants include Sheila Zedlewski, Urban Institute; Jodi Levin-Epstein, Center for Law and Social Policy; Kristin Moore, Child Trends; and Katherine Boo, New America Foundation. Location: 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Internet policy discussion noon The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee holds a meeting to discuss international Internet policy. Participants include Reps. Robert W. Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, and Rick Boucher, Virginia Democrat; Richard Clarke, special adviser to the president for cyberspace security; and Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy, Federal Communications Commission. Location: Reserve Officers Association, 1st Street and Constitution Avenue NE. Contact: 202/638-4370.

Budget luncheon noon The National Economists Club and the Society of Government Economists hold a luncheon program, "Dynamic Budget Scoring." Dan Crippen, director of the Congressional Budget Office, participates. Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.

Drug-use news conference 1 p.m. Pride Surveys holds a news conference to discuss the September 11 effect on adolescent drug use. Participants include Thomas Gleaton, president, Pride Surveys; John Walters, director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Dr. Donald McDonald, chairman and medical director, Employee Health Programs; and Luceille Fleming, director, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F Street NW, First Amendment Room. Contact: 800/279-6361.

Puerto Rico news conference 1 p.m. The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference with Puerto Rico Gov. Sila Calderon to discuss the beginning of a drive to register Puerto Rican voters on the U.S. mainland. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Murrow Room. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Congressional Laos forum 3 p.m. Members of Congress and the Center for Public Policy Analysis hold a congressional forum on Laos. Participants include Reps. George P. Radanovich and Dana Rohrabacher, California Republicans; Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat; and Mark Green, Wisconsin Republican, as well as Lao and Hmong dissidents, opposition leaders and victims of the Pathet Lao regime. Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/543-1444.

Kwasniewski speech 3:30 p.m. Georgetown University hosts an address by Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski. Location: Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.


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