- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 25, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

"Economic Freedom of the World" news conference 9:30 a.m. Cato Institute holds a news conference to release "Economic Freedom of the World: 2002 Annual Report." Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5263.

"Responsible Choices" luncheon program 11:30 a.m. Women's National Democratic Club holds a luncheon program on "Responsible Choices: Every Child a Wanted Child." Location: WNDC, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363, Ext. 3003.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Alberta, Canada, for the Group of Eight summit


ECONOMIC REPORTS

5 p.m. American Petroleum Institute releases a weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

7:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Gulf War Veterans Illnesses research advisory committee. Location: American Legion Building, 1608 K St. NW. Contact: 202/273- 5031.

9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Program Management Committee. Location: RTCA, 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

Senate in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to authorize funds for the National Transportation Safety Board. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on pending nominations, including Phyllis Fong, to be inspector general, Agriculture Department. Location: 332 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6901.

10:15 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on pending nominations, including James Jeffrey, to be ambassador to Albania. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

10 a.m. Judiciary technology, terrorism and government information subcommittee holds a hearing titled "Protecting the Homeland: The President's Proposal for Reorganizing Our Homeland Defense Infrastructure." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.


HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business to consider the Social Security Program Protection Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Creating the Department of Homeland Security: Consideration of the Administration's Proposal." Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on "The FTC's Franchise Rule: Twenty-Three Years After Its Promulgation." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Government Reform national security, veterans' affairs and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "DOD Procurement Problems Affecting Readiness in the War Against Terrorism." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

1 p.m. Science Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation science, technology and space subcommittee holds a joint hearing on "Making the Nation Safer: Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

4 p.m. Judiciary crime, and immigration and claims subcommittees hold a joint hearing on "The Risk to Homeland Security form Identity Fraud and Identity Theft." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


GENERAL AGENDA

Youth Action Days conference all day Children's Defense Fund holds its Youth Action Days. 200 teens, ages 12 to 18, participate. Location: New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-1918.

Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference all day American Chemical Society holds its 6th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, "Meeting Global Challenges Through Environmental Innovations." Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/452-2138.

World Bank Procurement Seminar all day Greater Washington Board of Trade holds a World Bank Procurement Seminar. Location: World Bank, Building H, 600 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/408-5003.

The Election Law conference all day Election Law Journal presents the Election Law Summit, "Meeting the Challenges of the Coming Elections."

Highlights 9:15 a.m. Daniel Lowenstein of the University of California at Los Angeles and Thomas Mann of Brookings Institution, "Gearing Up for Campaign 2002." Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 914/834-3100, Ext. 673.

Transportation and the U.S. Economy conference all day American Road and Transportation Builder Association Transportation Development Foundation sponsors a National Conference on Transportation and the Economy.

Highlights 12:20 p.m. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta

2 p.m. Rep. Tom Petri, Wisconsin Republican

2:30 p.m. Sen. James M. Jeffords, Vermont independent, chairman, Environment and Public Works Committee. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/289-4434, Ext. 114.

Homeland Security meeting all day E-Gov holds the Homeland Security 2002 Conference, "Evolving the Homeland Defense Infrastructure." Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 703/876-5060.

Computer and Communications meeting all day Computer and Communications Industry Association holds its 2002 Washington Caucus.

Highlights 7:45 a.m. Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat, chairman, Special Committee on Aging

9 a.m. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, minority whip

9:45 a.m. Rep. Howard L. Berman, California Democrat

noon R. Glenn Hubbard, chairman, Council of Economic Advisers

2 p.m. Sen. Max Cleland, Georgia Democrat

2:45 P.m. Marsha MacBride, chief of staff, Federal Communications Commission

3:30 p.m. Benjamin Wu, deputy undersecretary for technology, Technology Administration, Commerce Department

4:15 p.m. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, California Democrat. Location: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/783-0070, Ext. 109.

Federal Homeland Security Policy panel discussion 10 a.m. Heritage Foundation holds a panel discussion on "Federal Homeland Security Policy: A Nine-Month Assessment." Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

European-American Business Council luncheon program noon European-American Business Council holds a luncheon program to discuss the priorities of the Danish presidency as Denmark takes over the presidency of the European Union on July 1. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW, Mount Vernon Room. Contact: 202/728-0777.


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