- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 20, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Investor protection hearing 10 a.m. The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on "Accounting and Investor Protection Issues Raised by Enron and Other Public Companies." Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
Defense budget hearing 10 a.m. The Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2003 national defense authorization budget request. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

PRESIDENT BUSH
10 a.m. Meets with the National Association of Attorneys General, Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW.

VICE PRESIDENT
Continues his visit to the Middle East.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on new residential construction for February 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement (the "Monthly Budget") for February 2002. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

SUPREME COURT
Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:
Docket Number 01-584: Adams v. Florida Power Corp.; and Docket Number 01-131: Gisbrecht v. Barnhart. 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. Appropriations VA, HUD, and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the Environmental Protection Agency. Christine Todd Whitman, EPA administrator, testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing to examine the collapse of Enron, focusing on credit rating agencies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10 a.m. Budget Committee marks up the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for fiscal 2003. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.
10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee marks up legislation to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
10 a.m. Judiciary technology, terrorism and government information subcommittee holds a hearing to examine identity theft and information protection "Identity Theft: Restoring Your Good Name." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
1:30 p.m. Appropriations Treasury and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the Office of Management and Budget. Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., Office of Management and Budget director, testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

HOUSE
Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Appropriations commerce, justice, state, the judiciary and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Asa Hutchinson DEA administrator, testifies. Location: Capitol, Room H-309. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Appropriations interior and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on appropriations for fiscal 2003 for the Smithsonian Institution. Lawrence Small, Smithsonian Institution secretary, testifies. Location: B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on the Corporate and Auditing Accountability Responsibility and Transparency Act. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m. Science Committee marks up pending legislation, including a bill providing for the establishment of regional plant genome and gene expression research and development centers, and holds a hearing on "The 2001 Presidential Awardees for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching: Views form the Blackboard." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing on "Making the Office of Advocacy More Independent." Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
10:15 a.m. International Relations Committee marks up the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act of 2002 and the Freedom Promotion Act of 2002. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Pension Security Act of 2002 and the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
10:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up the Child Custody Protection Act and the Digital Tech Corps Act of 2002. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
10:30 a.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up the Taxpayer Protection and IRS Accountability Act of 2002. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
11 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marks up pending legislation, including resolutions authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby, and the Maritime Transportation Antiterrorism Act of 2002. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
2 p.m. Appropriations commerce, justice, state, the judiciary and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the U.S. trade representative. U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick testifies. Location: Capitol, Room H-309. Contact: 202/225-2771.
2 p.m. Resources Committee holds a hearing on legislation to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
2 p.m. Veterans' Affairs Committee and the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hold a joint hearing to discuss issues concerning ex-POWs, the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Retired Officers Association and the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527 or 202/224-2074.

GENERAL AGENDA
FOSE trade show all day Post/Newsweek Tech Media presents the 2002 FOSE Government Technology Trade Show. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/237-0300.
Global South security conference 9 a.m. American University's Center for the Global South presents a two-day conference, "Human Security for the Global South: Challenges of Peace and Development in the 21st Century." Jan Eliasson, Swedish ambassador, delivers the luncheon address. Location: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935 or 202/274-4000.
Religion and public life poll briefing 9:30 a.m. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life holds a briefing on its second annual poll on the role of religion in public life. Location: Falk Auditorium, Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/955-5075. Note: RSVP requested.
Dance ceremony 10 a.m. The National Museum of the American Indian hosts a Hopi Indian Pahlikmana Dance Ceremony to celebrate the spring equinox.
Highlights 10 a.m. Outdoor dress rehearsal, Enid A. Haupt Garden.
7 p.m. Performance, Great Hall.
Location: Smithsonian Institution Castle, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/287-2525, Exts. 179 or 155.
Cremation briefing 10 a.m. The National Funeral Directors Association holds a media briefing to announce new cremation and burial practice consumer protection initiatives in response to the Noble, Ga., crematory malpractice scandal and cemetery operators in Florida and California. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/549-9592 or 202/331-0175.
Honor cordon 10:15 a.m. The Defense Department holds a honor cordon to welcome the Armenian minister of defense to the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Armenian Minister of Defense Serzhik Sarkisyan participate. Location: Pentagon River Entrance. Contact: 703/695-0169.
March for Meals news conference 11 a.m. Meals on Wheels holds a news conference to kick off "March for Meals," a campaign to end hunger among senior citizens. Location: Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/224-5364 or 703/548-5558.
Terrorist Admission Prevention Act news conference 11:30 a.m. Rep. Dave Weldon, Florida Republican, holds a news conference to introduce legislation, "The Terrorist Admission Prevention Act," that would place a moratorium on the issuance of visas to aliens from countries that sponsor terrorism or harbor terrorists. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-3671.
National Eye Institute news conference 12:30 p.m. The National Eye Institute holds a news conference to announce publication of the fourth edition of "Vision Problems in the U.S." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/496-1767.
CLEAN-UP Meth Act news conference 1 p.m. The Congressional Meth Caucus holds a news conference on legislation, "The CLEAN-UP Meth Act," which would provide federal help to communities for the costs associated with cleaning up methamphetamine labs. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-3536.


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