- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 27, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Mideast conflict news conference 9:30 a.m. The Anti-Defamation League holds a news conference to release results of an opinion survey conducted in Europe on Jews, Israel and the conflict in the Middle East. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, 13th Floor, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 212/885-7747.

Awards ceremony 4 p.m. American Foreign Service Association holds its annual AFSA awards ceremony. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell participates. Location: Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room, State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/944-5501.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends the Group of Eight summit, Kananaskis, Alberta.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Service releases the weekly Export Sales Report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7115.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the final estimate of the gross domestic product for the first quarter of 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Rural Utilities Service holds a meeting to discuss rural broadband access. Location: Agriculture Department, South Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 0348. Contact: 202/720-9554.

10 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the clean diesel independent review panel. Location: Radisson Hotel Old Town, 901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Contact: 734/214-4873.

9 a.m. Federal Reserve holds a meeting of the consumer advisory council. Location: The Martin Building, C Street between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-6470.


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.


COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation surface transportation and merchant marine subcommittee and the Senate Appropriations Committee's transportation subcommittee hold a joint hearing on cross-border trucking issues. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Kenneth Mead, inspector general of the Transportation Department, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10 a.m. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on "The Preliminary Findings of the Commission on Affordable Housing and Health Facility Needs for Seniors in the 21st Century." Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Charlotte Lane to be a commissioner of the International Trade Commission. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

1 p.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing to review the relationship between a Department of Homeland Security and the intelligence community. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III and CIA Director George J. Tenet testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.


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

1 p.m. Armed Services military procurement subcommittee and military research and development subcommittee hold a joint hearing on missile defense. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151. Recorded schedule, 202/225-2675.

10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on "Promoting Economic Development in Africa Through Accountability and Good Governance." Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds an oversight hearing on "The Revisions to the Attorney General's Investigative Guidelines." Attorney General John Ashcroft testifies. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Resources Committee's fisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee marks up a resolution asking the president to issue a proclamation to observe the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's highways and transit subcommittee holds a hearing on "Various Approaches to Improving Highway Safety." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.


GENERAL AGENDA

Transportation and Employment for People with Disabilities 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. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/347-3066.

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

Federal Clean Air Act all day American Road and Transportation Builders Association holds a symposium on "2002 National Dialogue on the Federal Clean Air Act: Implications for Transportation Planning and Development." Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1001 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/289-4434.

Vaccine Development and Biodefense all day American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a meeting on "Vaccine Development and Biodefense: How Does Public Policy Affect Research and Development."

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Richard Arnould, University of Illinois; Richard Kingham, Covington and Burling; Walter Orenstein, National Immunization Program; and Robert Rubin, Georgetown University Medical Center; "Current Vaccine Supply and New Developments."

12:30 p.m. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, "Public and Private Partnerships in Vaccine Development."

2:45 p.m. Michael Friedman, PhRMA and Pharmacia; Christine Grant, Aventis; Charles Ludlam, office of Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat; Andrea Meyerhoff, Food and Drug Administration; and John Calfee, AEI; "Vaccine Development: Overcoming the Obstacles."

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5800.

National Youth Summit all day Health and Human Services Department holds its National Youth Summit.

Highlights 1 p.m. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 800/223-2936.

Long-term care and business meeting 7:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a meeting on "Long-term Care and Business: Creating and Paying for Choices."

Highlights 8:50 a.m. Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat, chairman, Special Committee on Aging, congressional outlook.

9 a.m. Kay Coles James, director, Office of Personnel Management.

11:45 a.m. Harley Gordon, Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification; Pam Delaney, MassMutual Financial Group; Michael Cook, Jenkins and Gilchrist; David Durenberger, Citizens for Long-Term Care; and Stephen Moses, Center for Long-Term Care Financing.

Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Building a Digital Workforce briefing 8 a.m. National Policy Association holds a briefing on "Building a Digital Workforce: Confronting the Crisis." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, 13th floor, First Amendment Room. Contact: 202/884-7628.

Retirement Security at Risk news briefing 8:30 a.m. The Older Americans Caucus holds a news briefing on "Retirement Security at Risk: Challenges Facing Low-Income Workers and People of Color." Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/842-1275, Ext. 1275; 202/225-3111.

A Workforce at Risk briefing 9 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a briefing on "A Workforce at Risk: The Troubled State of the Federal Public Service." Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/797-6405.

Join the Voices of Recovery news conference 9:30 a.m. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment holds a news conference to release new public service announcements highlighting September's annual Recovery Month observance, "Join the Voices of Recovery: A Call to Action." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, 13th floor, Lisagor Room. Contact: 301/443-8956.

Equity and Environment in Electricity Reform briefing 9:35 a.m. World Resources Institute holds a briefing to release the report "Power Politics: Equity and Environment in Electricity Reform." Location: WRI, 10 G St. NE. Contact: 202/729-7736.

Yellowstone snowmobile ban news conference noon Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce legislation to ban snowmobiles from Yellowstone National Park. Location: House Triangle, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-5801 or 202/413-5277.

Antitrust Flies High forum noon Cato Institute holds a forum on "Antitrust Flies High: Is the Orbitz Investigation Good News for Consumers?" Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP before noon to 202/789-5229.


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