- The Washington Times - Friday, July 19, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Global-warming briefing noon The Cato Institute holds a luncheon briefing, "Global Warming: Rational Science, Rational Policy." Participants include Patrick Michaels of the Cato Institute and the University of Virginia, and author of "The Satanic Gases: Clearing the Air about Global Warming" and Jerry Taylor of the Cato Institute. Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Urban-sprawl forum 12:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a forum, "The Unheavenly Suburb: The Nature and Future of the Urban Sprawl Controversy." Location: 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5800.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Fort Drum, N.Y., and Camp David.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for June. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National Environmental Policy and Technology Advisory Council to discuss emerging trends facing the agency, environmental technology and other program office initiatives. Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/564-9802.

9 a.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council's Space Science Advisory Committee solar system exploration subcommittee. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW, Room 9H40. Contact: 202/358-4452.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

Not immediately available. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee oversight hearing on "A Review of the DOE's Accelerated Cleanup Program and State-Based Compliance Agreements." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

9:30 a.m. Financial Services international monetary policy and trade subcommittee holds a hearing on the expected authorization request on the U.S. participation in the World Bank's International Development Association. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

9:30 a.m. Select Homeland Security Committee holds a markup of the Homeland Security Department legislation. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6007.

Noon Government Reform District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on "Voting Representation in Congress." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


GENERAL AGENDA

Vietnam conference all day The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund holds its "Teach Vietnam Teachers' Conference," July 17-21, 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.

Mental health commission 8:30 a.m. The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health holds its second meeting to formalize its work plan and hear from stakeholders and specialists in the mental health field.

Highlights 10:30 a.m. Public comment period.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Road NW. Contact: 301/443-8956.

Poland discussion 9:15 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a discussion on business and investment opportunities in Poland. Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski participates. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Spy museum opening 10 a.m. The International Spy Museum holds its opening. Location: 800 F St. NW. Contact: 212/671-5155.

Energy security news conference 11 a.m. The United States Energy Association holds a news conference to release the "National Energy Security Post 9/11 Report." Topics include discussion of the policy recommendations. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/588-7276.

Children's Rights Council news conference 11 a.m. The Children's Rights Council holds a news conference to announce a partnership with 18 churches in eight states to host safe transfer sites for children based on court referrals. Location: 6200 Editors Park Drive, Suite 103, Hyattsville. Contact: 301/559-3120.

Health care briefing noon The Alliance for Health Reform holds a news briefing on the trend spurred by soaring costs in health care that helps consumers make informed choices. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2233.

Housing discussion 12:30 p.m. The National Neighborhood Coalition holds a meeting to discuss the development of new approaches, practices and policies for various neighborhood issues. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/408-8553.

Pitt speech 12:30 p.m. Harvey Pitt, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Boys Nation 6:30 p.m. The American Legion sponsors the American Legion 2002 Boys Nation, through July 27. Location: Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Contact: 703-908-7552.


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