- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 18, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Aviation-security conference all day The Israeli Ministry of Transportation and the International Air Transport Association hold an international conference and exhibition on aviation security, "Secured Skies: Confronting International Terrorism." John Magaw, undersecretary of transportation for security, and Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli prime minister, participate. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 516/643-6694.

Award banquet 7 p.m. The Family Foundation holds its third annual Northern Virginia Award Banquet. Donna Rice Hughes, author of "Kids Online: Protecting Your Children in Cyberspace," participates. Location: Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Contact: 804/343-0010.


PRESIDENT BUSH

9:40 a.m. Meets with the president of Senegal, Oval Office of the White House.

10:15 a.m. Makes remarks on homeownership, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh St. SW.

2:45 p.m. Meets with the Disabled American Veterans leadership, Oval Office of the White House.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on new residential construction for May 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for May 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

No schedule available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation consumer affairs, foreign commerce and tourism subcommittee holds a hearing on steroid use in professional baseball and anti-doping issues in amateur sports. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee marks up the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on "Elder Justice: Protecting Seniors form Abuse and Neglect." Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing on the Texas Restoration Act. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing titled "Protecting the Innocent: Proposals to Reform the Death Penalty." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

10 a.m. Select Intelligence Committee and the House Select Intelligence Committee hold a closed joint hearing to investigate the events surrounding September 11. Location: Capitol, Room S-407. Contact: 202/224-1700 or 202/225-4121.

2:30 p.m. Environment and Public Works Committeeholds a hearing on water resources development programs within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.


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

10 a.m. Government Reform government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a hearing on the Accountability for Presidential Records Act. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. International Relations Middle East and South Asia subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on recent developments in the Middle East. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Combating Illegal Gambling and Modernization Act. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure highways and transit subcommittee holds an oversight hearing titled "Intermodalism: Moving America's People and Goods." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

1 p.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up the Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act of 2002. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

1:30 p.m. Energy and Commerce Committee marks up the Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act of 2002. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. Financial Services housing and community opportunity subcommittee marks up the Housing Affordability for America Act of 2002. Location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

2 p.m. Resources Committee holds a hearing on the Sound Science for Endangered Species Planning Act of 2002. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.


GENERAL AGENDA

Mental health meeting all day The New Freedom Commission on Mental Health holds its first meeting to lay the groundwork for its comprehensive study of the U.S. mental health services-delivery system. Location: Ritz Carlton Pentagon City Hotel, 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 301/443-8956.

Social Security study release 9:30 a.m. The Century Foundation, and the Center On Budget and Policy Priorities holds a news conference to release a study on the Social Security proposals offered by President Bush's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/408-1080.

International symposium 10 a.m. More than 80 U.N. ambassadors, foreign diplomats, legislators and academics meet to discuss global challenges, including the campaign against terrorism and the HIV/AIDS crisis, during an international symposium sponsored by the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, and The Washington Times Foundation. A news conference is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Location: Main Ballroom, Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE. Contact: 202/651-6025.

Pharmaceutical litigation briefing 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a briefing on "The New Pharmaceutical Litigation: What It Is and Where It Is Going." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Prescription drug proposal news conference 10 a.m. Families USA holds a news conference to express opposition to the Republican prescription drug proposal. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, participates. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/628-3030.

Vincent Chin incident news conference 11 a.m. Rep. David Wu, Oregon Democrat, holds a news conference to commemorate the Vincent Chin incident. Mr. Chin, an Asian-American man, died of his injuries after being beaten by two unemployed auto workers in Detroit in 1982. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-0855.

Army Corps of Engineers news conference noon Sens. Robert C. Smith, New Hampshire Republican, and Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat, hold a news conference to advocate reforming the Army Corps of Engineers. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176 or 202/224-8657.

Kennedy speech 12:30 p.m. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee chairman, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon discussing "America's Forgotten Health Care Agenda: A Call for Action." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

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