- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 5, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Hoover Institution conference 8 a.m. The Hoover Institution holds a conference, "Our Brave New World." Experts will discuss political and cultural changes in the aftermath of September 11. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz delivers a keynote address. Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1400 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/308-0608.

Funds news conference 2:30 p.m. The Health and Human Services Department holds a news conference to announce availability of the first federally appropriated funds targeted specifically to assist faith- and community-based organizations. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Darrell Green, Washington Redskins cornerback, participate. Location: Darrell Green Youth Life Learning Center, 119 Franklin St. NE. Contact: 202/690-6343.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Hosts a congressional barbecue, South Lawn of the White House.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics holds a meeting of the labor research advisory council. Location: Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5970.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee marks up legislation approving the site at Yucca Mountain for development of a repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.

10 a.m. Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on the military service academies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

10 a.m. Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and narcotics affairs subcommittee holds a hearing to examine Cuba's pursuit of biological weapons. 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. Energy and Commerce telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the government's spectrum-management process. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Free Market Antitrust Immunity Reform Act of 2001. James P. Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, testifies. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public buildings and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing, "U.S. General Services Administration's Fiscal 2003 Capital Investment and Leasing Program." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:15 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing, "Following the Danforth Report: Defining the Next Step on the Path to Peace in Sudan." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

11 a.m. Resources Committee holds a hearing on pending legislation, including a bill to resolve the claims of Cook Inlet Region Inc., to lands adjacent to the Russian River in the state of Alaska. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

1:30 p.m. Appropriations District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the District of Columbia. Mayor Anthony A. Williams testifies. Location: 2362 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. Energy and Commerce energy and air quality subcommittee holds a hearing on Clean Air Act implementation. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.


GENERAL AGENDA

Global challenges forum all day InterAction opens its annual forum, "Meeting the Global Challenges of Our Age: Are We Up To The Task?"

Highlights 10:30 a.m. James Natsios, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

1 p.m. Congressional awards luncheon.

Location: Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/667-8227.

Performance conference all day National Academy of Public Administration holds its fifth annual performance conference. Kay Coles James, Office of Personnel Management, speaks at 9 a.m. Location: The Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland University College, University Boulevard at Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 703/218-1600.

Mental health conference all day The National Mental Health Association holds its annual conference, "Prevention, Resilience and Recovery: United for Mental Health."

Highlights 4:45 p.m. Charles Curie, administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Dr. Peter Van Dyck, associate administrator of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, "Mental Health Is Public Health."

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/838-7538.

Capitol Hill Oceans Week all day The Senate Commerce Committee's oceans, atmosphere and fisheries subcommittee, the House Oceans Caucus, and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation sponsor Capitol Hill Oceans Week.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. "Creating an Ocean Literate Society," 216 Hart Senate Office Building.

12:30 p.m. Retired Adm. James Watkins, chairman of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, keynote address. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/955-1242 or 703/276-2772, Ext. 21.

Aviation-security symposium all day The Air Traffic Control Association Inc. holds a symposium, "Aviation Security." Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/522-5717.

Associated Builders and Contractors conference all day The Associated Builders and Contractors holds its 30th annual legislative conference. Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, participates in a 7:15 a.m. legislative-issues breakfast. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/812-2062.

Macedonia discussion 8 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker Program news conference featuring a discussion, "Macedonia and NATO: Partnership for Stability in the Balkans." The speaker is Slobodan Casule, minister of foreign affairs of Macedonia. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Sri Lanka briefing 8:30 a.m. The Asia Society Washington Center holds a briefing with E. Ashley Wills, American ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Awards presentation 8:30 a.m. Discover magazine presents its 2002 Innovation Awards to five scientists whose groundbreaking works have revolutionized their fields. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/576-2700, Ext. 222.

Energy-efficiency briefing 9:30 a.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute holds a briefing on new programs that help small businesses profit from energy efficiency. Location: 428A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/236-3388.

Inventor award news conference 9:45 a.m. The Intellectual Property Owners Association holds a news conference to announce the 29th annual Inventor of the Year Award. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/887-0500, Ext. 18.

Exhibition preview 10 a.m. The National Portrait Gallery hosts a media preview of the exhibition "American Women: Selections from the National Portrait Gallery," featuring 65 women from all walks of life who have influenced the history and development of national culture. Location: International Gallery, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/275-1764.

U.S.-Russian partnership discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, discussing "The U.S.-Russian Partnership." Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

National Home Ownership Month kickoff 10:15 a.m. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez holds a news conference to mark National Home Ownership Month. Location: 6119 Clay St. NE. Contact: 202/708-0685.

Student aid legislation news conference 10:30 a.m. Reps. John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, California Republican, hold a news conference to introduce legislation to improve student access to higher education by streamlining federal red tape in the student-aid system. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-4527.

Roadless forest areas bill news conference 11 a.m. Reps. Jay Inslee, Washington Democrat, and Sherwood Boehlert, New York Republican, hold a news conference to introduce legislation, the National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7454.


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