- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 18, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Identity-theft hearing 9:30 a.m. Senate Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing, "Identity Theft: The Nation's Fastest Growing Crime Wave Hits Seniors." Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

Europe meeting 12:30 p.m. The Hudson Institute holds its luncheon meeting to discuss "Is Europe Moving to the Right?" Participants include Marshall Wittmann and Ruy Texieira of the Century Foundation, John Judis of the New Republic and Christopher Caldwell of the Weekly Standard. Location: Hudson Institute Washington office, 1015 18th St. NW, Suite 300. Contact: 202/223-7770.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with foreign ministers from Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, then travels to Michigan with Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski to meet with Polish-American leaders.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902

1 p.m. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the National Vital and Health Statistics Committee to discuss state-related issues in the collection and use of data on race and ethnicity. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 705A, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 301/443-1129.

10 a.m. Postal Rate Commission holds a meeting on the annual budget submission for fiscal 2003 and to select a vice chairman Location: 1333 H St. NW, Suite 300. Contact: 202/789-6820

2 p.m. Overseas Private Investment Corp. holds a meeting to allow for public comment regarding to the activities of the corporation. Location: 1100 New York Ave. NW, 12th-floor boardroom. Contact: 202/336-8438


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation consumer affairs, foreign commerce and tourism subcommittee holds a hearing on improving corporate responsibility. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

11 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing, "Examining Energy: Enron Energy Services and its Role in the Western State Electricity Crisis." Secretary of the Army Thomas White testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

2 p.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry production and price competitiveness subcommittee holds a hearing on S.532, the Pesticide Harmonization Act. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6901.


HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Energy and Commerce commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing, "Are All Online Travel Sites Good for the Consumer?: An Examination of Supplier-Owned Online Travel Sites." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Agriculture department operations, oversight, nutrition and forestry subcommittee holds a hearing, "Stewardship Contracting." Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10 a.m. Appropriations Committee holds a markup of the fiscal 2003 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2003. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. Judiciary courts, the Internet and intellectual property subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, "The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Fee Schedule Adjustment and Agency Reform." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce employer-employee relations subcommittee holds a markup of legislation to ensure that workers receive full accounting of how unions spend their dues. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. International Relations Middle East and South Asia subcommittee holds a hearing on recent developments in South Asia. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


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.

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

Cyber-security discussion 9 a.m. New Technology Week hosts a media breakfast to discuss federal cyber-security policy. Participants include Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat; Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, New York Republican, chairman, Science Committee; Howard Schmidt, vice chairman, White House Critical Infrastructure Protection Board. Location: New Technology Week offices, 1325 G St. NW, Suite 1003. Contact: 202/662-1555.

Campaign-finance briefing noon The Campaign Finance Institute (CFI) holds a news luncheon briefing to discuss the upcoming court case "McConnell vs. the FEC A Briefing from Both Sides." Participants include James Bopp, general counsel, James Madison Center for Free Speech; Trevor Potter, general counsel for CFI; and Michael Malbin of CFI. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor, White and Murrow conference rooms, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/969-8890.

Education briefing noon The Cato Institute holds a luncheon briefing, "Troubled IDEA: Perspectives on Federal Special-Education Law Reform." Participants include Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican; Steve Bartlett, Presidential Commission on Excellence in Special Education; Chester Finn, Thomas B. Fordham Foundation; and Marie Gryphon and David Salisbury of the Cato Institute. Location: 2257 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229.

"Candidate tool kit" release 2:30 p.m. Campaign for Your Voters, the Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Council For Excellence in Government hold a news briefing to release "30 Million Missing Voters: A Candidate Tool Kit." The participants include Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Democrat; Rep. Adam H. Putnam, Florida Republican; and former Rep. David Skaggs, executive director, Center for Democracy and Citizenship. Location: Capitol, Room HC-6. Contact: 202/530-3284.

Grand opening 3 p.m. The Committee on House Administration holds its "Grand Opening of New House Learning Center: A Longworth Building Facility to Benefit All House Employees." Participants include Rep. Bob Ney, Ohio Republican, chairman of the Administration Committee; Jay Eagan, chief administrative officer, Administration Committee; and Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, committee ranking member. Location: House Learning Center, B-249 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1350.

Book discussion 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club Friedheim Library holds a book discussion with UPI's former White House bureau chief, Helen Thomas, on "Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7129.

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