- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 26, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Nuclear-reactor safety hearing 8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Reactor Safeguards Advisory Committee, thermal-hydraulic phenomena subcommittee. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B3, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-8065.

Intelligence hearing 9:30 a.m. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing to review the relationship between a Department of Homeland Security and the intelligence community. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends the Group of Eight Summit, Kananaskis, Alberta


ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on New Residential Sales for May. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and Food Quality Protection Act scientific advisory panel. Location: Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-8450.

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's sleep disorders research advisory board to discuss sleep research and education priorities and programs. Location: NIH, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Conference Room D, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-0199.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on "Protecting the Homeland: The President's Proposal for Reorganizing Our Homeland Defense Infrastructure." Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Housing and Transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on "Investing in Our Economy and Environment." Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10:45 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the current situation in Afghanistan. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.


HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business to consider the Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act of 2002, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal 2003, and the Military Construction Appropriations Act of fiscal 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Agriculture Committee holds a hearing to review the president's proposed legislation on creating a Homeland Security Department. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the president's proposal for the Homeland Security Department and its impact on the Defense Department and defense-related aspects of the Energy Department. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151. Recorded schedule, 202/225-2675.

11 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marks up the Great Lakes Legacy Act of 2001; the Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act; the National Aviation Capacity Expansion Act of 2002; the Kennedy Center Access Study and Plaza Authorization; the National Aviation Capacity Expansion Act of 2002; General Services Administration fiscal 2003 capital investment and leasing program resolutions; and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers survey resolutions. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

1 p.m. Government Reform Civil Service, Census and agency organization subcommittee holds a hearing on "Homeland Security: Should Consular Affairs be Transferred to the new Department of Homeland Security?" Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the White House's proposal to create a Homeland Security Department. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge testifies. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

2 p.m. Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing to examine the proposal to consolidate the U.S. Customs Service and the Department of Homeland Security. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.


GENERAL AGENDA

Family Caregiving meeting all day National Health Council and the National Quality Caregiving Coalition hold the national conference on "Family Caregiving: Sharing Strategies, Celebrating Progress."

Highlights 9 a.m. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat

12:15 p.m. Rosalynn Carter, former first lady

Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/973-0542.

Transportation and Employment for People with Disabilities summit all day Federal Transit Administration and the Labor Department's Office of Disability Employment Policy sponsor the National Summit on Transportation and Employment for People with Disabilities. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta participate. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/347-3066.

Homeland defense infrastructure meeting all day E-Gov holds the Homeland Security 2002 Conference on "Evolving the Homeland Defense Infrastructure."

Highlight 8:45 a.m. Rudolph W. Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, Washington Convention Center

Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 703/876-5060.

Greener, More Competitive Pastures briefing 8 a.m. Cato Institute holds a briefing on "Greener, More Competitive Pastures: When U.S. Companies Flee the High U.S. Corporate Tax Burden." Location: B-340, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Airport terrorism security breakfast discussion 8:15 a.m. Republican Mainstreet Partnership holds its breakfast discussion on "Airport Terrorism Security: Where Are We Since September 11?" Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta participates. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, fourth floor, Capitol Room. Contact: RSVP to 202/682-3143 or 703/622-6722.

Welfare reform and state flexibility panel discussion 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a panel discussion on "Welfare Reform and State Flexibility." Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

The Workplace Religious Freedom Act news conference 10 a.m. Congress holds a news conference to announce legislation on "The Workplace Religious Freedom Act," which addresses the increasing number of reported cases of religious discrimination in the workplace. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-0610.


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