- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 24, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Homeland security markup 9:30 a.m. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee holds a markup of the National Homeland Security and Combating Terrorism Act of 2002. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

Cyber-terrorism hearing 10 a.m. The House Government Reform government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee oversight holds a hearing on "Cyber-terrorism: Is the Nation's Critical Infrastructure Adequately Protected?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

5 p.m. World Agricultural Outlook Board releases weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin. Location: 12th St. & Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting with Canada's Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency to discuss a proposed harmonized pesticide guideline for terrestrial field-dissipation studies. Location: DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/605-0033.

4 p.m. National Council on Disability holds a meeting of the Youth Advisory Committee to discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act. Location: National Council on Disability, 1331 F St. NW, Suite 850. Contact: 202/272-2004.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations Committee holds a markup of the fiscal 2003 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill. Location: S-128, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3471.

10 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on S.1344, to encourage training to Americans Indians interested in commercial vehicle driving centers. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

10:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works and Senate Foreign Relations committees hold a joint hearing on the implementation of environmental treaties. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

2:30 p.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs housing and transportation subcommittee holds an oversight hearing to examine management challenges of the Housing and Urban Development Department. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

3 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds an oversight hearing to examine issues related to development of electricity infrastructure and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing, "Measuring Economic Change." Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans and William Nordhaus, professor of economics at Yale University, participate. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

10:15 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing, "Economic Development and Integration as a Catalyst for Peace: A 'Marshall Plan' for the Middle East." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing, "Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527; recorded schedule, 202/226-2026.

11 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee holds a markup of the Dam Safety and Security Act. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

4 p.m. Energy and Commerce energy and air quality subcommittee holds a markup of a bill to provide a temporary waiver from certain Clean Air Act requirements for areas in New York City where offices and resources were destroyed by acts of terrorism. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-292.


GENERAL AGENDA

Japan-America Student Conference all day "54th Japan-America Student Conference." Location: Howard University, 2397 6th St. NW. Contact: 202/289-4231.

Boys Nation conference all day The American Legion sponsors the American Legion 2002 Boys Nation.

Highlight 3 p.m. Ambassador David Johnson, Afghan coordinator

Location: Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Contact: 703/908-7552.

Security conference all day The Government Security Expo and Conference.

Highlights noon How to participate in GSA Multiple Awards and Schedules Program.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 9th St. NW. Contact: 703/683-8500.

Homeland defense meeting all day National Academies sponsors a meeting of the Committee on Army Science and Technology for Homeland Defense. Location: National Academies, 2101 St. NW, Room 204. Contact: 202/334-318.

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."

Highlight 2:30 p.m. Ratification of the "Statement on World Leadership"

Location: George Washington University, 2121 I St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6467.

Netpreneur's Coffee and DoughNets meeting 7 a.m. Morino Institute Netpreneur holds its Netpreneur's Coffee and DoughNets gathering on "A Question of Scale: Growing (into) Your Customer Base." Location: Mazza Gallery AMC Cinemas, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, third floor. Contact: 703/648-3922.

Marijuana news conference 11 a.m. National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws holds a news conference to discuss bipartisan legislation, the States' Rights to Medical Marijuana Act. Location: HC-9, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/483-5500.

Prescription-drugs news conference 11:30 a.m. Congress holds a news conference on prescription drugs. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, participate. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-5556.

Corporate responsibility news conference 1 p.m. Congress holds a news conference on corporate responsibility. Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, participates. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-0197.

Wreath-laying ceremony 3:30 p.m. Congress holds a wreath-laying ceremony in memory of U.S. Capitol Police Officers J.J. Chestnut and John Gibson.

Highlight 3:40 p.m. Moment of silence.

House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, participates.

Location: Memorial Door entrance, East Front, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-28001.


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