- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 6, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Nuclear-terrorism hearing 10 a.m. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to examine the terrorist nuclear threat, focusing on so-called "dirty" bombs and "basement nukes." Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
Judicial-activism discussion 6:30 p.m. American University's Washington College of Law presents a panel discussion, "Who's Activist Now? The Rehnquist Court and the Debate Over Judicial Activism." Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.


PRESIDENT BUSH
3:25 p.m. Hosts meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister of Luxembourg.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
10 a.m. Census Bureau releases its report on manufacturers' shipments, inventories, and orders for January 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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 Veterans Affairs Department. VA Secretary Anthony J. Principi testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing on accounting irregularities in the wake of the Enron collapse. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the president's budget proposal for fiscal 2003. Dan Crippen, Congressional Budget Office director, testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.
10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions public health subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the surveillance of chronic health conditions and potential links to environmental exposure. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
10:30 a.m. Judiciary antitrust, competition and business and consumer rights subcommittee holds a hearing on "Dominance in the Sky: Cable Competition and the Echostar-Direct TV Merger." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:45 a.m. Appropriations labor, HHS, and education subcommittee holds a hearing to receive the Health and Human Services budget overview. HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Appropriations commerce, justice, state, judiciary and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the secretary of state. Secretary of State Colin Powell testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Appropriations energy and water development subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the Energy Department. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham testifies. Location: 2362-B Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee holds a hearing on Social Security improvements. Members of Congress, including Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, testify. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
10 a.m. Appropriations interior and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on appropriations for fiscal 2003 for National Endowment for the Humanities. Location: B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds hearing on the Air Force portion of the fiscal 2003 National Defense Authorization budget request. Air Force Secretary James Roche testifies. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce health subcommittee holds a hearing on reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds hearing on reform of the IMF and World Bank. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.
10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce select education subcommittee marks up the Museum and Libraries Services Act of 2002 and the Protection of Children and Families Act. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
Noon Science Committee holds a hearing titled "Learning from 9-11: Understanding the Collapse of the World Trade Center." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
2 p.m. Appropriations commerce, justice, state, judiciary and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the FBI. Robert Mueller, FBI director, testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
2 p.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2003 budget priorities of the Agriculture Department. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds hearing on the National Aviation Capacity Expansion Act for the Chicago area. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA
Legislative conference 8 a.m. The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds its 12th annual legislative conference.
Highlights 7:30 p.m. Sen. Max Cleland, Georgia Democrat, welcoming remarks; Rep. Silvestre Reyes, Texas Democrat, Hispanic Caucus chairman, and first lady Laura Bush, award recipients; and former Rep. Robert Garcia, New York Democrat, invocation, Legislative Awards Dinner.
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/842-1212.
Energy discussion 9 a.m. The Energy Daily and the U.S. Energy Association present an Energy Newsmaker Breakfast featuring Walter Bussells, CEO of the Jacksonville (Fla.) Electric Authority chairman of the Large Public Power Council. Location: Suite 550, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-8561.
Drugs discussion 9:30 a.m. The Organization of American States and the George Washington University Center for Latin American Issues present a discussion, "Combating Drugs in the Hemisphere." Location: Hall of the Americas, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.
Transportation caucus news conference 9:30 a.m. The American Trucking Association hosts a news conference to launch the Congressional Intelligent Transportation System Caucus and high-tech auto demonstration.
Highlights 9:30 a.m. News conference.
10 a.m. High-tech auto demonstration.
5 p.m. Reception and exhibit hosted by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, B-339 Rayburn House Office Building.
Location: Third Floor Conference Room, 430 First St. SE. Contact: 202/225-1880 or 202/225-4872.
Walk news conference 10 a.m. Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, holds a news conference to launch "The UNIFEM/USA Spring Walk Supporting the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Afghanistan." Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5341.
Human rights discussion noon American University presents a discussion on "Human Rights in China." Harry Wu, director, Laogai Research Foundation, participates. Location: School of International Service Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
Anthrax vaccine news conference noon The Institute of Medicine holds a news conference to release its findings and recommendations to the Defense Department on safety and efficacy of licensed anthrax vaccine. Location: Room 104, Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.
Tech Day in D.C. forum noon Presented by TechNet. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans participates. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 650/213-1165.
Global companies discussion 12:15 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presents a discussion, "The Transformation Into a Global Company: Meeting Market and Regulatory Challenges." The speaker is Ron Sommer, chairman and CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Glaucoma campaign briefing 12:30 p.m. The Congressional Glaucoma Caucus, Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus and Pharmacia Corp. present a media briefing to announce a new national education campaign. Location: 2261 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 646/935-4034.
NATO forum 2 p.m. The Brookings Institution, Harvard University's Shorenstein Center and the State Department's Foreign Press Center present a Brookings/Harvard Forum, "NATO Split Over Iraq? From the Journalists Perspective." Location: Suite 800, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW Contact: 202/504-6325.
Contraception bill news conference 2:15 p.m. Members of Congress host a news conference on the introduction of a bill to increase and encourage safe and responsible emergency contraception to help prevent unintended pregnancies. Location: 708 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2834 or 202/225-8415.
Aviation security news conference 3:30 p.m. Members of Congress host a news conference to introduce the Aviation Security Manufacturing Coalition, a new consortium of smaller companies in six states formed to help meet production and installation demand for explosive detection systems at U.S. airports. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7082 or 202/216-2227.


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