- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Execution report 9 a.m. Senate Judiciary Constitution subcommittee holds a hearing, "Reducing the Risk of Executing the Innocent: The Report of the Illinois Governor's Commission on Capital Punishment." Illinois Gov. George Ryan testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
Small-exporters hearing 10 a.m. House Small Business Committee holds a hearing, "The Effect of the Overvalued Dollar on Small Exporters." Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

To be announced

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes for May 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

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

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

9:30 a.m. Appropriations labor, health and human services, education subcommittee holds a hearing on Medicare payments for medical supplies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m.
Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing to examine the costs and benefits of multi-pollutant legislation. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.
9:30 a.m.
Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on "Protecting Our Kids: What is Causing the Current Shortage in Childhood Vaccines?" Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
2:30 p.m.
Select Intelligence Committee and the House Select Intelligence Committee hold a joint closed hearing to examine the events surrounding September 11. Location: Capitol, Room S-407. Contact: 202/224-1700 or 202/225-4121.

Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business, and at 11 a.m. in joint session with the Senate to receive Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

10 a.m. Financial Services Committee marks up the Consumer Purchase Agreement Act. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m.
Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on helping U.S. Citizens held against their will in Saudi Arabia. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m.
Resources forests and forest health subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on "Process Gridlock on the National Forests." Dale Bosworth, U.S. Forest Service chief, testifies. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
10 a.m.
Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on the Maritime Disaster Family Assistance Act of 2001. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10:30 a.m.
Education and the Workforce Committee marks up the Citizen Service Act of 2002 and the Fed Up Higher Education Technical Amendments of 2002. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
1 p.m.
Armed Services military procurement subcommittee holds a hearing on the safety, security, reliability and performance of the U.S. nuclear stockpile. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

Energy efficiency forum all day The U.S. Energy Association/Johnson Controls holds its 13th annual energy efficiency forum on "Evolution of the Energy Economy: Ensuring Security and Stability." Christie Whitman, EPA administrator, and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participate. Location: Main Ballroom, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/312-1230.
Corruption in Russia briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Fighting Corruption in Russia: The Role of Transparency International." The speaker is Boris Demidov, Transparency International-Russia. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Hepatitis C conference 8:30 a.m. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) holds the "NIH Consensus Development Conference on Management of Hepatitis C: 2002."
Highlights 1 p.m. News conference.
Location: Natcher Conference Center, NIH, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-3585.
Investors conference 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference titled "Are Fannie and Freddie Adequately Disclosing What Investors Need?" Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Poll release 9:30 a.m. Americans for a Fair Estate Tax holds a news conference to release a new poll, conducted by Greenberg, Quinlan and Rosner, on American's perceptions of estate-tax repeal that shows most voters support reform and not repeal of the estate tax. The participants include: Sen. Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat, and Williams Gates Sr., chairman and CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/326-1815.
Hunting terrorists forum 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club holds a forum on "Is It Acceptable to Hunt Down Terrorists at All Costs?" Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.
Russian political reforms discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov, the leader of the Union of the Right Forces in the Russian State Legislature. He will discuss political and economic reforms in Russia. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Estate tax news conference 10 a.m. The National Federation of Independent Business holds a news conference to call for a permanent end to the estate or death tax. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/554-9000.
National Association of Counties news conference 11 a.m. The National Association of Counties holds a news conference to release new data on the uncompensated expenses of caring for the nation's immigrants and how the increase in health care costs may force public hospitals to close or increase property taxes. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/942-4220.
Digital copy protection forum 11 a.m. The Cato Institute holds a forum on "Digital Copy Protection: Mandate It? Ban It? Or Let the Market Decide?" Location: 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Luncheon awards program 11:30 a.m. The Partnership for Trust in Government holds a luncheon awards program to present 10 women with the Fifth Annual Good Housekeeping Award for Women in Government. The participants include: presenter Sen. Thomas Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Meg Falk, Defense Department, top public-service prizewinner. Location: Montpelier Room, Sixth Floor, James Madison Memorial Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/530-3265.
Web site launch noon Families USA holds a news conference to launch a Web site that will give individuals and businesses the opportunity to voice their concerns about high prescription-drug prices. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4822.
Telecommunications discussion 1 p.m. The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on who will survive the competition in telecommunications. The speaker is Royce Holland, CEO of Allegiance Telecom. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
CONTOUR mission briefing 1 p.m. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a news briefing on the CONTOUR mission to two comets set for launch July 1. Location: 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-1547.
Liberal pluralism discussion 1:30 p.m. The Brookings/Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life holds a panel discussion on "Liberal Pluralism: The Paradoxes of Freedom and the Challenges for Democratic Government." Location: Stein Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/955-5075.
Afghanistan discussion 5 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "America's New Aid Program for Afghanistan: Work of the Central Asia Task Force." The speaker is Leticia Kelly Butler, Agency for International Development. Location: Rome Building Auditorium, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Reception 6 p.m. The Women's Campaign Fund hosts a reception for "Parties of Choice" fund-raisers followed by nine simultaneous dinners at prominent Washingtonians' homes to support pro-choice women candidates. Location: Stewart Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/393-8164.
Dinner 7 p.m. The U.S.-ASEAN Business Council holds its 10th annual U.S. Ambassadors Tour Dinner. The speaker is Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans. Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/416-6706.
Interview 7 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents an interview with the Canadian general who commanded the United Nations Mission in Rwanda in 1994. Gen. Romeo Dallaire and Ted Koppel, host of ABC's "Nightline," participate. Location: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-6133.

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