- The Washington Times - Monday, June 17, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Cheney speech 10 a.m. The Interior Department University holds a lecture by Lynne V. Cheney, wife of the vice president, on ideas from her new book, "America: A Patriotic Primer," as part of its author series for federal employees and their families. Location: Sidney R. Yates Auditorium, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-6416.
Korea forum 11 a.m. The Cato Institute holds a forum on "Reducing Tensions on the Korean Peninsula." The participants include Selig Harrison, author of "Korean Endgame: A Strategy for Reunification and U.S. Disengagement," and Ted Carpenter, Cato Institute. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229
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PRESIDENT BUSH
Visits a development project in Atlanta.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
2 p.m. International Trade Commission holds a meeting on steel fence posts from China and structural steel beams from China, Germany, Luxembourg, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Taiwan. Location: Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hand down decisions. No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
11 a.m. Select Intelligence Committee holds a closed hearing on intelligence matters. Location: 219 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
2:30 p.m. Government Reform criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on "Homeland Security Reorganization: What Impact on Federal Law Enforcement and Drug Interdiction?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
5:30 p.m. Rules Committee formulates rules on the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, and a resolution relating to consideration of the Senate amendment to the Andean Trade Preference Act, to grant additional trade benefits. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA
U.S.-India Business Council meeting all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts the U.S.-India Business Council meeting.
Highlights 10 a.m. News conference to discuss the impact of the India-Pakistan conflict and the travel warnings issued by the State Department on the corporate sector. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Lawsuits conference 8 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform and the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute host a conference featuring the discussion of the release of new data and research on class-action lawsuits and aggregations in state courts. Location: Colonial Room, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Competition 9 a.m. Ford Motor Co. and AAA sponsor the Auto Skills National Finals.
Highlights 11 a.m. Awards ceremony.
Location: West Potomac Park, Independence Avenue and Ohio Drive SW. Contact: 202/715-1512.
Nuclear-power security 9 a.m. The National Press Foundation holds a seminar on "Nuclear Power Plants: Are They Secure Against a Terrorist Attack?" Location: Suite 310, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-7297. Note: RSVP required.
Tax reform discussion 10 a.m. The Institute for Policy Innovation and the IPI Center for Tax Analysis hold a discussion on "Tax Reform: Revolution or Evolution."
Highlights 10 a.m. Revolutionary Tax Reform: Presentation and Critique of Current and Alternative Tax Systems, Morning Symposium, Capitol, Room HC-5.
12:15 p.m. Evolutionary Tax Reform: Suggested Strategies for Incremental Tax Reform, Complimentary Luncheon Symposium, Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 214/357-1504.
Watergate discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference on "Watergate: 30 Years Later." Ben Bradlee and Bob Woodward of The Washington Post participate. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/374-6075.
Iraq news conference 10 a.m. Voices in the Wilderness sponsors a news conference on Bert Sacks of Seattle, the first American to be fined for bringing medicines to Iraq. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/421-6858 or 773/447-3964.
Welfare protest noon The National Organization for Women holds a protest demanding that welfare reform have the best interests of poor women and their families in mind. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, First Street and Constitution Avenue NE. Contact: 202/628-8669, Ext. 116.
Aviation terror discussion noon The National Press Club hosts a Noon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "Sharing Techniques and Information on Combating Aviation and Urban Terror." Israeli Minister of Transportation Ephraim Sneh participates. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.


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