- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 13, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Watergate break-in evidence preview 9 a.m. The National Archives hosts a media preview of the Watergate break-in evidence seized by the police 30 years ago. The evidence includes original photos used as exhibits at the trial of the burglars, the address book that proved to link the burglars and the White House, and the contents of a bag found on one of the burglars with bugging devices. Location: Auditorium, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 301/837-1700.

9:30 a.m. The Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing titled "An Inquiry into the ImClone Cancer Drug Story." Note: Hearing will recess for the full committee markup at 9:35 a.m. and reconvene at 10:30 a.m. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.


PRESIDENT BUSH

2:10 p.m. Meets with Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Oval Office of the White House.


VICE PRESIDENT

7 p.m. Addresses a National Federation of Small Business Summit, National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases its report on advance monthly sales for retail and food services for May. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Producer Price Indexes for May. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of its science advisory board to discuss affordability criteria for drinking-water treatment technologies for small systems. Location: Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 625 First St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/564-4533.

9 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the national children's study of environmental effects on health advisory committee. Location: Conference Rooms E1/E2, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/451-6421.


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. Appropriations interior subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the Interior Department. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton testifies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs housing and transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). Kwame Kilpatrick, mayor of Detroit, and Brent Coles, mayor of Boise, Idaho, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on Elementary and Secondary Education Act implementation. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up judicial nominations and pending legislation, including the Safe Explosives Act and the Terrorism Victim's Access to Compensation Act of 2002. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

2:15 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee marks up legislation to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to increase assistance for foreign countries seriously affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Location: Capitol, Room S-116. Contact: 202/224-3953.


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:55 a.m. Judiciary crime, terrorism and homeland security subcommittee marks up the Antiterrorism Explosives Act of 2002 before the full committee marks up pending legislation, including the Homeland Security Information Sharing Act. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Government Reform government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Medicaid Claims: Who's Watching the Money?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing on "John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Access Study and Plaza Authorization." Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure water resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing titled "Water Quality Trading: An Innovative Approach to Achieving Water Quality Goals on a Watershed Basis." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

11 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on "The Developing Food Security Crisis in Southern Africa." Andrew Natsios, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. Agriculture department operations, oversight, nutrition and forestry subcommittee holds a hearing on "National Fire Plan and Outlook for the 2002 Wild Fire Season." Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

2 p.m. Resources fisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee holds a hearing on the Marine Mammal Protection Act Amendments of 2002. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

3 p.m. Veterans' Affairs health subcommittee holds a hearing on the health care of Philippine World War II Veterans within the VA Department. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.


GENERAL AGENDA

Small business summit all day The National Federation of Independent Business holds its small business summit.

Highlights 8 a.m. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans; Karl Rove, senior adviser to President Bush; and Jack Faris, president and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business.

Noon Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican; Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill; and Steve Jacobsen, Mills Corp.

7 p.m. Vice President Richard B. Cheney, special performance by Lee Greenwood, gala dinner; National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW.

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/314-2091 or 703/408-0572.

Nagorno Karabakh conflict briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Resolving the Nagorno Karabakh Conflict." Naira Melkoumian, foreign minister of the Nagoro Karabakh Republic, participates. Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Environmental illnesses briefing 8:30 a.m. Trust for America's Health, Physicians for Social Responsibility and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group host a breakfast briefing in support of a National Health Tracking Network of illnesses resulting from environmental hazards. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/777-3549.

Asbestos litigation discussion 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Legal Center for the Public Interest host a discussion on "Asbestos Litigation and Judicial Leadership." The speaker is Griffin Bell, former attorney general in the Carter administration and former judge in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Paige speech 8:30 a.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige addresses the University of Maryland National History Day competition. Location: Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland at College Park. Contact: 202/401-3026.

401(k) fix briefing 8:45 a.m. The Center for National Policy and the New America Foundation host a briefing on "The 401(k) Fix: Preventing Future Enrons." Sens. Jon Corzine, New Jersey Democrat, and Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, participate. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/682-4117.

Flag preview 9:30 a.m. The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History holds a media preview of a new composite image of the Star-Spangled Banner, showing a side of the flag never before photographed. Location: Third floor, west, Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th streets NW. Contact: 202/357-3129.

HIV/AIDS Task Force meeting 10 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds the first meeting of its HIV/AIDS Task Force and releases the panel's seven-point plan for U.S. leadership in battling the epidemic. Sens. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, and John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, participate. Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Sales tax increase news conference 10 a.m. The National Taxpayers Union, Virginia Club for Growth and the Northern Virginia Coalition to Stop the Sales Tax hold a news conference denouncing Virginia's proposed sales tax increase on the November ballot and what they will do to oppose it. Location: Tysons Corner Marriott Hotel, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Contact: 703/502-0161.

Amanpour luncheon 11:30 a.m. The National Partnership for Women and Families hosts its 2002 annual luncheon, honoring Christiane Amanpour, CNN's chief international correspondent, for her reporting. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-2600.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association holds a brown-bag luncheon program on "Annual Employee Benefits Law Update." Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Budget estimates discussion noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on "Will Changing Budget Estimates Improve Policy?" Dan Crippin, Congressional Budget Office director, participates. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Planet discovery news conference 1 p.m. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a news conference with a space science update on a major extrasolar planet discovery. Location: James E. Webb Auditorium, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-1547.

Small state development discussion 1 p.m. The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference on "The Challenge of Free Market Enterprise to Small State Development." Keith Mitchell, prime minister of Grenada, participates. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Report release 1:30 p.m. ActionAid holds a news conference to release its report that traces the policy cycle and political economy leading to the recent food-related disaster in Malawi. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/321-8923.

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