- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 9, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Supreme Court discussion 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a panel discussion on "Scholars and Scribes Review the Rulings: The Supreme Court's 2001-2002 Term." Participants include Edwin Meese III, Paul Rosenzweig and Todd Gaziano all from Heritage Foundation, former federal Judge and Solicitor General Kenneth W. Starr; Akhil Amar of Yale University's law school, Jeffrey Rosen of the New Republic; Frank J. Murray of The Washington Times and Charles Lane of The Washington Post. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/608-6154.

"Left Behind" discussion 6:30 p.m. National Press Club holds a book discussion on "The Remnant: On the Brink of Armageddon," the latest in the Left Behind series, with authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers an address on corporate responsibility, New York City.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the Fire Safety and Preparedness Commission. Location: Room 1E-245, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 301/903-1114.

9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the aging transport system rulemaking advisory committee. Location: MacCracken Room, 800 Independence Ave. Contact: 202/267-7470.

3 p.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the reactor safeguards advisory committee's planning and procedures subcommittee. Location: Room T-2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7364.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Dr. Richard Carmona to be surgeon general of the United States. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

2:30 p.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on reauthorization of the IDEA program, focusing on the findings of the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2:30 p.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing to examine sections 2015, 2017(a), and (b), 2018, and 2019 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2003. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

2:30 p.m. Judiciary technology, terrorism, and government information subcommittee holds a hearing on the Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act of 2002. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

2:30 p.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing, "Buyer Beware: Public Health Concerns of Counterfeit Medicine." Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.


HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing, "Creating the Department of Homeland Security; Consideration of the Administration's Proposal." (Hearing may adjourn into a closed session.) Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

9 a.m. Judiciary crime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, "The Proposal to Create a Department of Homeland Security." The witnesses include John Magaw, undersecretary of transportation for transportation security; Robert Bonner, commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service; Adm. Thomas Collins, U.S. Coast Guard commandant; and Brian Stafford, U.S. Secret Service director. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Government Reform technology and procurement policy subcommittee holds a hearing, "Helping State and Local Governments Move at New Economy Speed: Adding Flexibility to the Federal IT Grant Process." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

1 p.m. Veterans' Affairs benefits subcommittee marks up the Arlington National Cemetery Burial Eligibility Act and legislation to authorize the placement in Arlington National Cemetery of a memorial honoring the World War II veterans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.

2 p.m. Education and the Workforce employer-employee relations subcommittee holds a hearing, "Expanding Access to Quality Health Care: Solutions for Uninsured Americans." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. Resources national parks, recreation and public lands subcommittee holds a hearing on pending legislation, including a bill to amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to provide adequate funding for the Vancouver National Historic Reserve, and the Flight 93 National Memorial Act. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure highways and transit subcommittee holds a hearing on trucking safety. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.


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