- The Washington Times - Friday, June 7, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with President Rudolf Schuster of the Slovakia at the White House, travels to Des Moines, Iowa, to address the World Pork Expo, and returns to Camp David to meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on the employment situation for May 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

3 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases report on consumer installment credit for April 2002. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the executive committee of the board of governors of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center. Location: Clinical Center Medical Boardroom, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2897.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

Not immediately available. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202-224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on the May employment and unemployment data. Lois Orr, acting commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, testifies. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

10 a.m. Government Reform technology and procurement policy subcommittee holds a hearing, "Coordinated Information Sharing & Homeland Security Technology." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


GENERAL AGENDA

International symposium all day The House Budget Committee and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) sponsors an international symposium, "Holding the Executive Accountable: New Challenges," for chairmen of parliamentary budget committees of OECD members. Dan Crippen, director of the Congressional Budget Office, participates. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9844.

Homeland security summit all day McGraw-Hill Companies holds its first Homeland Security Summit and Exposition. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta speaks at noon. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 800/240-7645.

Children and the law conference all day The American Bar Association holds its 10th "National Conference on Children and the Law." Location: 740 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/662-1000 or 202/662-1090.

Mental health conference all day The National Mental Health Association holds its 2002 annual conference, "Prevention, Resilience and Recovery: United for Mental Health."

Highlights 8 a.m. "Recovery: Raising the Bar."

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

American-Arabs convention all day The American-Arab Anti-discrimination Committee holds its 19th national convention, "Arab Americans: Mobilizing for Empowerment."

Highlights 9 a.m. "Different Worlds, Different Images: American, Arab and European Perspectives."

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/244-2990.

Drug programs news conference 10 a.m. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a news conference to announce the names of 25 programs found to be effective in preventing and reducing illegal drug and alcohol use. Location: Conference Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/443-8956.

Water-security grants news conference 10 a.m. The Environmental Protection Agency holds a news conference to announce the first round of water-security grants to help drinking-water utilities address their vulnerability to terrorist attacks. EPA Administrator Christie Whitman and Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, participate. Location: Rocky Gorge Reservoir, Supplee Road, Laurel. Contact: 202/564-7841.

Farmers Market opening 10 a.m. The Agriculture Department opens the new season for the USDA Farmers Market. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman participates. Location: Corner of 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-2032.

Award ceremony 11 a.m. The State Department holds a ceremony and luncheon to present the State Department Special Recognition Award. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Rabbi Arthur Scheier, Appeal of Conscience Foundation, award recipient, participate. Location: 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 703/276-1604 or 202/365-0787.

Reception noon The Slovak Embassy holds a reception to honor the president of Slovakia and unveil an art exhibition by Miroslav Cipar. President Rudolf Schuster of Slovakia participates. Location: Slovak Embassy, 3523 International Court NW. Contact: Must RSVP 202/237-1054, Ext. 213.

Bioterrorism briefing noon The Cato Institute holds a news briefing, "Defending Against Bioterrorism: An Ounce of Prevention." The speakers are Charles Pena and Veronique de Rugy of the Cato Institute. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Tax-cut lecture noon The Heritage Foundation hosts a lecture by Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans on "Say It Ain't so, Joe: Getting Right with the Bush Tax Cut." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Media under fire conference noon The National Press Club hosts a conference, "Helmets and Flak Jackets Required: The Challenge to Media When Journalists Work Under Fire." The keynote speaker is Roy Gutman of Newsweek. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/434-7177.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association hosts a luncheon lecture, "Ordered Liberty in the Age of International Terrorism." The speaker is Viet Dinh of the Justice Department. Location: Sixth-floor conference room, Sidley, Austin, Brown and Wood, 1501 K St. NW. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Free-speech discussion 12:15 p.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion, "Free Speech and Human Rights in Kyrgyzstan: Roots of the Current Political Crisis." Zamira Sydykova, editor-in-chief of Res Publica, participates. Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2211.

Housing report forum 12:30 p.m. The National Neighborhood Coalition holds a forum, "Millennial Housing Commission Report: What Does It Mean, How Will It Help and What Happens Next?" Location: Second floor, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-8553.

Slovakia discussion 1:30 p.m. The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring Slovak Minister of Foreign Affairs Eduard Kukan. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540.

Croatia discussion 3 p.m. The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring Prime Minister Ivan Racan and Foreign Minister Tonino Picula of Croatia discussing Croatia's political and economic picture. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540.


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