- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 25, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Aviation security hearing 9:30 a.m. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on aviation security, focusing on the arming of airline pilots. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

Nuclear weapons hearing 10:45 a.m. The International Relations Committee holds a hearing on "Loose Nukes, Biological Terrorism, and Chemical Warfare: Using Russian Debt to Enhance Security." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.


VICE PRESIDENT

10 a.m. Participates in a Veterans' Affairs ceremony to award overdue service medals to two dozen Korean War veterans, Import-Export Bank, 811 Vermont Ave. NW.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Service releases the weekly Export Sales Report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7115.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Employment Cost Index for June 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases new residential sales for June 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Food Advisory Committee, to discuss FDA's 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.

10 a.m. Justice Department holds a joint meeting with the Environmental Protection Agency on heavy-duty diesel engine consent decrees. Location: 1425 New York Ave. NW, 13th floor Conference Room. Contact: 202/260-4048.


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

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the national security implications of the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld; Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing to examine violence against women in the workplace. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on "Oversight of the Department of Justice." Attorney General John Ashcroft testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

2 p.m. Appropriations Committee holds a markup of the fiscal 2003 VA-HUD appropriations bill; the fiscal 2003 agriculture appropriations bill; the fiscal 2003 transportation appropriations bill, and the fiscal 2003 District of Columbia appropriations bill. Location: S-128, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3471.


HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. 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 holds a hearing on "The U.S. National Climate Change Assessment: Do the Climate Change Models Project a Useful Picture of Regional Climate?" Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure highways and transit subcommittee holds a hearing on "Transportation Solutions in a Community Context: The Need for Better Transportation Systems for Everyone." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Veterans' Affairs benefits subcommittee holds a hearing on the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act and the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Equity Act. (Hearing continued from yesterday.) Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.

1 p.m. Energy and Commerce health subcommittee holds a hearing on "Examining Prescription Drug Reimportation: A Review of a Proposal to Allow Third Parties to Reimport Prescription Drugs." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

1:30 a.m. Financial Services international monetary policy and trade subcommittee holds a hearing on the expected authorization requests on the U.S. participation in the World Bank International Development Association and the African Development Fund. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.


GENERAL AGENDA

Education Technology 2002 conference all day Society for Applied Learning Technology holds its Education Technology 2002 conference. Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 540/347-0055.

Girls Nation conference all day The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the 56th annual Girls Nation.

Highlights: Congressional visits

Location: National 4-H Center, Chevy Chase. Contact: 301/347-3870.

Conference and expo all day The Government Security Expo and Conference

Highlights 7:30 a.m. Panel discussion with Oracle on Security Standards.

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

"Spatial Metadata Training" seminar all day Justice Research and Statistics Association holds the seminar, "Spatial Metadata Training," on the documentation necessary for information sharing and analysis among agencies, states and regions. Location: JRSA, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, Suite 801. Contact: 202/842-9330.

"Reducing Poverty" meeting all day Woodrow Wilson Center holds a meeting on "Reducing Poverty and Strengthening Growth: Promoting Good Governance in the Urban Millennium." Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

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."

Highlights 9 a.m. College fair, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

6:30 p.m. Banquet and presentation of the "Statement of World Leadership," Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

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

Economic recovery news conference 7:45 a.m. National Association of Manufacturers holds a news conference with the Treasury secretary to discuss economic recovery. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, Salons III and IV, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/637-3094.

The American Economy breakfast meeting 7:45 a.m. The Republican Main Street Partnership holds a breakfast meeting on "The American Economy Corporate Trust Global Trade." Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans participates. Location: Capitol Hill Club, fourth floor, Capitol Room, 300 First St. Contact: RSVP to Ron Talley, 888/260-1371.

Afghanistan America Summit 9 a.m. Georgetown University holds the "Afghanistan America Summit on Recovery and Reconstruction."

Highlights 10:45 a.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson.

Location: Georgetown University, Healy Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: Media must contact Doug Shaw, 202/687-4328.

Reducing Poverty and Strengthening Growth meeting 9 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a meeting on "Reducing Poverty and Strengthening Growth: The Urban Perspective." Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

America's Air Transport System symposium 10 a.m. Center for National Policy holds its symposium to discuss "America's Air Transport System in a Time of Accelerated Change: Where Do We Go From Here?" Location: National Guard Memorial Building, 1 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-1800.

"Labor and Employment Law" briefing 10:30 a.m. The Federalist Society and the Labor & Employment Practice Group presents a briefing on "Labor and Employment Law." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/822-8138.

Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon program 11:30 a.m. Woman's National Democratic Club holds its luncheon program on "What's Next for CEDAW (Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women)?" Location: WNDC, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.


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