- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 19, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH

7 p.m. Attends the National Republican Congressional Committee/National Republican Senatorial Committee President's Dinner fund-raiser, Washington Convention Center.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the small-business industrial innovation advisory committee. Location: Room 1235, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7069.

8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the nurse education and practice national advisory council. Location: The Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-1405.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

10:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Michael Brown to be deputy director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

10:30 a.m. Judiciary crime and drugs subcommittee holds a hearing titled "Penalties for White Collar Offenses: Are We Really Getting Tough on Crime?" Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

1:45 p.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on reauthorization of the National Science Foundation. John Glenn, former senator and astronaut, and Rita Colwell, National Science Foundation director, testify. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

2:30 p.m. Appropriations Treasury and general government subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the effectiveness of the national youth anti-drug media campaign. John Walters, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and narcotics affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on the Bridges to the Cuban People Act of 2001. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on "Social Security: the Long-Term Budget Implications." David Walker, GAO comptroller general, and Dan Crippen, Congressional Budget Office director, testify. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10 a.m. Resources Committee holds an oversight hearing on the Washington Aqueduct and the effects of its discharge on the C&O Canal National Historic Park and the endangered shortnose sturgeon. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing to explore the effect of the proposed Immigration and Naturalization Service tourist visa change on small tourism businesses. James Ziglar, Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner, and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush testify. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee marks up the Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

11 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on "The Status of Research Into Vaccine Safety and Autism." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

1 p.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on "Foreign Government Complicity in Human Trafficking: A Review of the State Department's 2002 G G 'Trafficking in Persons Report.'" Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


GENERAL AGENDA

Save the Children briefing 8:30 a.m. Save the Children holds a briefing to release the findings in a report titled "America's Forgotten Children: Child Poverty in Rural America." Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/833-6023.

International symposium 9 a.m. The Washington Times Foundation and the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations sponsor an international symposium on "The USA and the UN: Governance and the Challenge of Contemporary Crises."

Highlights 10 a.m. State Department briefing, 902 Hart Senate Office Building.

11:30 a.m. Reps. Danny Davis, Illinois Democrat, and Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican; and Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, U.N., congressional reception, 902 Hart Senate Office Building.

Location: Main Ballroom, Kellog Conference Center, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE. Contact: 917/353-4459 or 202/651-6025.

Book forum 9 a.m. The Hudson Institute holds a book forum on "Six Days of War: June 1967" and "Making of the Modern Middle East." Author Michael Oren participates. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, American Enterprise Institute, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Welfare reform discussion 9 a.m. The Center for National Policy holds a discussion on "Welfare Reform: Strengthening U.S. Families." The speaker is Wade Horn, assistant Health and Human Services secretary for children and families. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/264-3484.

Campaign finance reform discussion 9:30 a.m. The New America Foundation hosts a discussion on "Free Air Time: A Broadcast Spectrum Fee for Campaign Finance Reform." Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Kosovo hearing 9:30 a.m. The Helsinki Commission holds a hearing to examine the human rights situation in Kosovo. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

Monetary policy predictions presentation 10 a.m. The American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee presents its monetary policy predictions and economic perspectives for the remainder of 2002. Location: 1120 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5442.

Medicare prescription plans news conference 10 a.m. The House Republican Conference holds a news conference on the release of a Health and Human Services Department analysis of congressional Medicare prescription plans. The participants include Reps. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, and William Thomas, California Republican; and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson. Location: Capitol, Room H-137. Contact: 202/226-9000.

Cancer legislation news conference 10:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce the Cancer Survivorship Research and Quality of Life Act of 2002, and release a national survey on cancer survivorship issues from the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain site: 1310 Longworth House Office Building). Contact: 202/225-4131.


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