- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 23, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
School choice hearing 9:45 a.m. The House Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing on "What's Next for School Choice?" House Majority Leader Dick Armey, Texas Republican, testifies. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527. Recorded schedule: 202/226-2026.
Injurious species news conference 1:30 p.m. The Interior Department holds a news conference to discuss a proposal to list 28 species of snakehead fish as injurious species in the United States. Reporters should use the C Street entrance. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and Eric Schwaab, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, participate. Location: Interior Department, Room 5160, 1849 C Street NW. Contact: 202/208-6416 or 202-208-5657.

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Food Advisory Committee to discuss its consumer advisory regarding methyl mercury and seafood. Location: Sheraton College Park Hotel, 4095 Powder Mill Road, Salons A, B and C, Beltsville. Contact: 301/436-2397.

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

SENATE
In session to consider S.812, the Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act and the nomination of Richard Carmona to be U.S. surgeon general. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs permanent investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Role of the Financial Institutions in Enron's Collapse (Part One)." Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Cynthia Glassman to be a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Raul Campos to be commissioner of the SEC. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a committee hearing on Strategic Offensive Reductions. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
2 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
5 p.m. Appropriations agriculture subcommittee marks up the fiscal 2003 appropriations bill for agencies under its jurisdiction. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

HOUSE
Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and 10 a.m. for legislative business. For the latest information on the House legislative program, check with the contacts listed below. Location: House Chamber. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. Armed Services special oversight panel on the merchant marine subcommittee hears testimony on shipbuilding in the United States and the Maritime Security Program. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151; recorded schedule, 202/225-2675.
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce health subcommittee holds a hearing on insurance coverage of mental health benefits. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Governmental Reform national security, veterans affairs and international affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on "Homeland Security: Protecting Strategic Ports." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on anti-terrorism aviation-security programs. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta participates. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
2 p.m. Financial Services capital markets, insurance and government-sponsored enterprises subcommittee holds a hearing on the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's risk-based capital stress test for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

GENERAL AGENDA
Girls Nation all day The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the 56th annual Girls Nation.
Highlights 1 p.m. Addresses by Ruth Davis, director general, State Department, and Richard Haass, director of Office of Policy Planning Staff, State Department, at the State Department.
6:30 p.m. Douglas Bailey, founder, Freedom's Answer and Youth-e-Vote Inc., speaker.
Location: National 4-H Center, Chevy Chase. Contact: 301/347-3870.
Nuclear Fuel Supply Forum all day Nuclear Energy Institute holds its "Nuclear Fuel Supply Forum." Location: NEI, 1776 I St. NW, Suite 400. Contact: 202/739-8000.
World Leadership Congress all day Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership holds its World Leadership Congress, "Uniting the World's Youth of Today for a Better Tomorrow," Location: George Washington University, 2121 I St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6467.
European Union breakfast meeting 8 a.m. European-American Business Council holds its breakfast meeting on "Priorities of the Danish Presidency of the European Union." Ulrik Federspiel, Danish ambassador to the United States, participates. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW, Mount Vernon Room. Contact: 202/728-0777.
Tort Law Section program 8:30 a.m. District of Columbia Bar Association holds a tort law section program and tour on "Litigating in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia." Location: District of Columbia Superior Court, 500 Indiana Ave. NW, third floor atrium. Contact: RSVP to 202/626-3463.
"Dirty Bomb" live demonstration 10 a.m. American Science and Engineering holds a live demonstration of its new "Dirty Bomb" Radiation Threat Detection Device. Location: Washington Southwest Waterfront, 550 Water St. SW. Contact: Media should register with Kirk Monroe, 202/331-0175.
InterAction-World Bank relations meeting 10 a.m. Interaction holds its "NGO Meeting on InterAction-World Bank relations." Location: InterAction, Main Conference Room, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 700. Contact: RSVP to 202/667-8227, Ext. 103.
The World's Water discussion 10 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on "The World's Water: Crisis and Opportunity in the New Century." Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.


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